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So what, you want to know, is a ‘room’ like on Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ SS Splendor?  Well, for a start it does not have BEDrooms.  It has 373 suites, smallest size  21sq m with an eight sq m balcony. Girlahead was in Suite 818, about 50sq m with separate bedroom, sitting room with work area – see above – walk-through closet with enough space for a month’s supply of Red Carpet gowns, and a beautiful bathroom with two washbasins – Hollywood mirrors over – and big shower. Choice of toiletries, say Acqua di Parma, Guerlain or L’Occitane.

It was all very comfortable and, unlike earlier ships, the three-year old Splendor has superb sound-proofing and you do not hear anything from those in #s 816 and #820 (they are there – the ship is full).  #818 is handy, mid-ship and equidistant from breakfast and lunch venues, both at Veranda, and daily trivia, in the Observation Lounge. Oh dear, Girlahead was missing her trivia king, though of course she knew Sherlock Homes lived in Baker Street, not Wimpole Street.

Being at sea for 16 days is really good for the mental mind. A great night’s sleep.  Superb mattress. Sleeping with the drapes open and wearing an eye mask means it is easier to look out at the ocean early morning, a joy of cruising. Make your own ILLY espresso. Pouring Vero water into the eatertainment centre’s Riedel stemware says Style.

Yes, SS Splendor symbolises style.

Yes, SS Splendor symbolises style.