On the night of our sail-away from Lisbon on Regent Seven Seas Mariner, my husband and I joined a small group of fellow passengers in an intimate lounge for a “first-timers-to-the-line” orientation. Regent cruise consultant, Brian O’Brien, hosted the get-together over cocktails and led off with a weather forecast, of sorts.
“If you are running into foul weather on a Mediterranean cruise, it means the Captain has taken a wrong turn,” said O’Brien.
Everyone chuckled but his comment was spot-on. During peak season—which runs from May through August—cruisers can usually count on near-perfect weather. Each time we’ve sailed the Med, sunshine has been abundant, temperatures hovered around the 70s and 80s, and cool sea breezes made it appealing to relax on the deck.
The luxury 700 passenger cruise ship, Regent Seven Seas Mariner, sounds like it is the perfect size ship to cruise the Mediterranean. I like the port-intensive cruise aspect where you can go to many different locations without packing and unpacking. Also the all inclusive nature with many sight seeing tours included makes budgeting easier.
The Western Mediterranean is on my bucket list and Regent Seven Seas may be the perfect cruise line to satisfy this want