Review In Brief
The Penthouse Suite is like a junior suite in a deluxe hotel. It is a luxurious haven at sea with a unique design that maximises the sense of space. However, as this Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite review explains there are some important points to note before choosing your suite.
Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite Review
The Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite blends living area and bedroom with a genuine teak veranda and a spacious marble bathroom. There is also butler service and priority online reservations for dining and shore excursions. I detail it all in this Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite review.
Penthouse Suite guests enjoy a welcome bottle of champagne and a floral arrangement as well as a personalised mini-bar. In fact, guests in this premium suite get a range of extra perks as well.
In addition to the services of a personal Butler, there is an illy Espresso machine and a Bose Bluetooth speaker. Each evening there is an in-suite canapé service. And Penthouse Suite guests also receive free laundry and pressing.
However, it is important to note that not all Penthouse Suites are the same. Indeed, there are three Penthouse Suite categories and one of them has an entirely different floor plan.
Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite floor plan
Most Penthouse Suites share a unique floor plan, however those located at the back of the cruise ship have the same floor plan as the more common Concierge Suite. There are pros and cons with each.
Those at the back of the ship (category C) are smaller, but have a double-sized veranda. While the other Penthouse Suites (categories A and B) have a slightly larger internal space and unique floor plan, but a standard-sized veranda.
This Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite review covers those A and B category suites. These have 30 sq. m. / 323 sq. ft. of internal space, as well as a teak veranda measuring 5 sq. m. / 54 sq. ft.
There is a blended bedroom and sitting area with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead on to the veranda. In addition, the Penthouse Suite has a spacious marble bathroom and a walk-in closet.
A comfortable living space
The living space in the Penthouse Suite has a unique design. As you can see from the pictures in this Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite review, it cleverly maximises the not-so-large space.
In 2016 the living space was redecorated in the style of Seven Seas Explorer in a palette of cream, teal and gold as well as white marble and wood grain highlights. Also, the suite is filled with natural light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling glass doors as well as a large picture window.
The suite has a European king or twin bed setup – the choice is yours. There are fine linens and a selection of pillow styles. There is also a hand-crafted leather bedhead and on either side there are nightstands with deep drawers for storing books and other personal items. However, there are no bedside USB slots for charging your mobile devices.
Next to the bed is a marble-topped writing desk with panoramic ocean views, as well as a book shelf and a make-up table with a cosmetics drawer and power points for U.S. and European appliances.
At the other end of the Penthouse Suite is a sitting area. It has a plush sofa as well as a coffee table and a comfortable armchair.
There is a heavy curtain to separate the bedroom from the sitting area, but it’s worth noting that when drawn back this curtain makes it difficult to access one side of the bed.
It is also worth noting that the flat screen TV in the Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite is rather small for a premium suite. In addition, it is mounted in an awkward position on the wall.
A gracious teak veranda
The Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite has a gracious teak veranda. I think it is the perfect place to relax and watch the ever changing view.
It has to be said that the veranda is not quite as large as you might expect in a premium suite. However, there is enough room for two luxurious recliners and a cocktail table.
Also, the Penthouse Suite veranda is extremely private. Indeed some have no verandas next-door.
The bathroom in the Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite is spacious and has a full-size tub (although not a Jacuzzi) and a separate shower. Also, there is plenty of storage space for your personal effects on the marble vanity and the shelving on either side.
Unfortunately these bathrooms did not receive much attention during the 2016 refurbishment. This shows in the somewhat dated pink marble as well as the timber cupboards under the vanity which can best be described as functional.
That said, the bathroom is bursting with luxurious spa products including both Guerlain and L’Occitane Mer & Mistral soaps, shampoos and lotions. There is also a men’s unscented shaving kit, facial wipes and an emory board.
The Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite has ample storage space. In fact, each suite has a large walk-in closet with hanging space for three cases full of luggage. There are also drawers and shelving for delicate items.
Once unpacked you can easily store your luggage under the bed.
Positions of the Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suites
There are 91 Penthouse Suites on Seven Seas Voyager. These are spread across five decks from deck 6 to 10.
The entry-level category C Penthouse Suites are all found at the back of the cruise ship. They have extra deep verandas and wake views. It’s worth noting these verandas will experience some degree of noise while the ship is underway.
The category A and B suites (featured in this Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite review) have more centrally located positions.
The cost difference between the Penthouse Suite categories is not significant, so your choice will probably depend on which floor plan you prefer.
Seven Seas Voyager Penthouse Suite inclusions
- Free 1-night pre-cruise hotel package including:
- ground transfers
- Free unlimited WiFi with up to four logins, four devices, per suite
- Free 15 minutes of ship-to-shore phone time
- Both Guerlain and L’occitane Mer & Mistral soaps, shampoos & lotions
- Personal butler
- Welcome bottle of champagne with fresh fruit arrangement
- Complimentary laundry
- In-suite mini-bar set-up and refill
- 24-hour room service
- Priority online shore excursions and dining reservations
- 10% discount on premium wine and liquor
- 5% savings on pre- or post-cruise hotel or land programs
- 5% savings on regent choice shore excursions
- Selection of bed pillow styles
- Regent plush bathrobes and slippers
- Daily canapés
- Personalized stationery
- Bose soundlink mini ii bluetooth speaker
- Binoculars and cashmere blankets, as well as illy espresso maker
- Vanity and hair dryer
- Interactive flat-screen television with extensive media library, complimentary movies-on-demand
- Direct dial satellite phone
- Shoe shine service
- Essentials including men’s unscented shaving kit, facial wipes, sewing kit, emory board in addition to stain remover and hand sanitizer
- Complimentary tote bag