River Dance: Cruising The Blue Danube

The most popular region for river cruising in Continental Europe — and a good choice for first-time river cruisers — is the Danube. Immortalized in Strauss’s Blue Danube Waltz, the Danube winds from Germany’s Black Forest through Austria into the Balkans before dumping into the Black Sea.

Most Danube river cruises span seven to 10 nights [...]

One Perfect Day In Port: Stockholm


Time, unfortunately, is not standing still as it is on the clock above in Gamla Stan, so get ready for a full day of touring at a respectable pace. You’ll see a lot, but you’ll only skim Stockholm’s surface if you’re visiting for the day on a cruise that calls on the Swedish capital. You’ll… [Read More]

Ship Inspection: Wind Surf

Marigot, Saint Marten, 6 a.m. — The engines are quietly rumbling as Wind Surf makes her way into the snug harbor on the French side of St. Martin. Rising from my bed, I pull back the curtains to peer out of the portholes, only a few feet above the waterline. Across the rippling water are… [Read More]

Signature Dishes


When Mariner launched in March 2001, she introduced a new dining concept, Signatures, which was upgraded during the January 2009 drydock. Signatures is the only restaurant at sea to operate under the auspices of “Le Cordon Bleu,” staffed by chefs trained at France’s pre-eminent culinary academy.

Mariner’s Suites


Regent Seven Seas Mariner features all oceanview suites with private balconies. Suites range from 301 square feet to 2,002 square feet (the totals include the balconies). The two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom master suite, pictured above, measures 2,002 square feet and features two balconies, a side balcony measuring 71 square feet and a forward balcony measuring 727 square… [Read More]