Most mornings I wake up and ring our awesome butler, Dhiraj to please bring me a pot of coffee. He always did with a big smile
Once fully awake, I’d hit the gym and use the bike. I eat a lot on these cruises so I have to move a lot!
Breakfast for me is usually at the Coffee Connection coffee bar. I like to grab a yogurt and some nuts/seeds and berries but there’s quite a few other options for a quick breakfast and a full coffee menu.
On one day they did a nice brunch in the main dining room, Compass Rose
And every Sunday morning, Regent does a Champagne and Caviar Breakfast in La Veranda where the daily breakfast and lunch buffets are served
Noon on sea days means Bingo, which is held in the Horizon Lounge
I don’t usually play Bingo but wait for my friends who play on the back deck right off the Horizon Lounge
Lunch is either a sit down in Compass Rose or a buffet at La Veranda and the Pool Grill. Today was a liquid lunch in the form of this glorious and refreshing frozen margarita and this gorgeous blueberry tartlet because… I’m on vacation!
I then lounged around for a while and took a dip in the pool and hot tub.
While not very exciting, I like to pack light and take advantage of the free laundry on Regent
Mind you, I’d rather be here but my knickers weren’t going to wash themselves
4pm begins my favorite hour on board. It starts with daily afternoon tea, many with themes. The two best on this cruise were donut and brownie. In addition to the themes, every afternoon tea also included fruit, cookies, finger sandwiches and scones The pastry chef was great and creative.
Trivia is immediately following in the observation lounge
Regent passengers take their trivia VERY seriously and to place is hotly contended. Mensa follows and you can earn points for both to win prizes like T-shirt’s and hats at the end of the cruise. Sample Mensa quiz below. You can pick these up in the morning in the Library to work on them throughout the day.
After trivia I get a quick walk in on the top deck. Deck 12 is sports deck. There is a jogging track (7 times around is a mile), shuffle board, croquet, tennis courts and a putting range.
And a little time relaxing on our private balcony before getting ready for dinner
Because we haven’t eaten in 10 seconds, our butler also brings us daily canapés before dinner. They ranged from prosciutto wrapped melon to cheese plates. We requested potato chips and mixed nuts daily.
This evening was an exciting one for us because we were asked to dine with the ship’s chief engineer and hotel engineer, whom it turned out couldn’t not have been lovelier or more engaging.
The service, food and company could not have been better and the Chef even came out to meet us
We really made some great memories that dinner
There is nighttime activity on board but we usually just go back to our room. There is a casino on board we occasionally hit and every now and then we’ll go to a lounge for an after dinner drink and some music or occasionally shop at the stores on “Main Street” (the main corridor on deck 5. The full days activities available are listed in the Passages. We are not show people but some on board love them.
Overall, I love a nice mix of sea days and ports. I love to see the world but I don’t want to come home exhausted