Just come back from another Agents’ Briefing… and always ready to be less than impressed – but this was informative and probably quite timely. Regent Seven Seas Cruises have just 3 vessels – the Mariner, the Navigator and the Voyager. Regular readers of this blog will know that last year I took a very enjoyable trip aboard Mariner (see slide show at side of blog) and, since then have been happy to recommend her to clients. What I didn’t know was how important it is to specify what kind of bathroom you like when booking Mariner! I shall explain. Apparently, when Mariner was designed, it was thought more attractive to have a full bath in every suite. But the passengers disagree: many find it uncomfortable to shower while standing in a bathtub and they have voiced their discontent. Regent have taken note and are in a continuing process of refurbishment, removing the bathtubs and installing large shower enclosures – except where there is room for both, and then the passenger has the choice. So bathe at will, but tell your agent (hopefully us!) whether you prefer bath or shower! Mariner arrives into Sydney November 17th, staying over two nights before departing to New Zealand (14 nights) then to Los Angeles (19 nights), after which she prepares for her Circle South America voyage, Fort Lauderdale and return from January 10. What a fabulous voyage that will be! Just contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org – for more info.