My friend Julie and I left Atlanta for the flight to Nice and the Seven Seas Voyager pre-inaugural "shakedown" cruise. We got our first glimpse of the new Seven Seas Voyager late the next afternoon. Julie and I settled into our suite and enjoyed some champagne and snacks while we unwound from the long trip. The Seven Seas Voyager embarked from Nice about sunset, and we had our first dinner at sea.
Our first day on the new ship was at sea. The sea day on the Seven Seas Voyager gave us plenty of time to explore the new ship and to visit the spa for some rejuvenation. I sailed on the Seven Seas Mariner in December 2001 and was interested to see the differences between the two sister ships. Radisson (now Regent Seven Seas) seems to have taken the best features of its other ships and incorporated them into the Seven Seas Voyager. Future passengers are in for a real treat! The full day at sea gave everyone a chance to recover from their jet lag, and the crew further opportunities to hone their service skills as a team. We arrived in Mallorca early the next morning.