Alaska is one of the most aspirational destinations on the planet – an ancient glacial landscape sculpted by eons of time and powerful elements. Embark on the ultimate Alaskan adventure in the lap of luxury with Prestige Canada and the renowned vessel, the Seven Seas Mariner.
While cruising is most associated with destinations in sunnier climes, the unique landscape of Alaska provides the perfect backdrop for the laidback pace that this kind of travel affords. Nothing can prepare you for the all-encompassing experience of Alaska, and every superlative falls short when attempting to describe the indescribable scenery.
For our clients interested in cruising around Alaska, I can heartily recommend the magnificent Seven Seas Mariner – keep reading to find out why.
Explore on a Luxury Vessel
This luxurious vessel is outstanding in every way possible; nothing has been spared to ensure guests experience full enjoyment and comfort. The staff-to-guest ratio of 1:1.6 means that each of the 700 guests receives VIP treatment throughout the experience.
The on-board entertainment is designed with a diverse clientele in mind. There are various lounges available, so guests can choose to kick back and listen to music, sample some cocktails, curl up in a corner with a book or socialise with other guests.
For those with the stamina to carry on into the wee hours, Stars Nightclub is the perfect place – there’s even Karaoke. For the showstoppers of the entertainment programme, the Constellation Lounge plays host to a programme of cabaret and other musical revues.
Top Tip: If, like me, you’ve got a penchant for a vintage port or cognac, the Connoisseur Club is sure to put a huge smile on your face. (You can also enjoy a cigar, as smoking is permitted in here).
There’s no chance of going hungry on this vessel – the impeccable quality of food is sure to float the gourmand’s boat. Dining options include:
- Prime 7: Contemporary décor and steaks to die for
- Coffee Connection: Coffees, teas and snacks all day
- Signatures: Exceptional French cuisine (evenings only)
- Pool Grill: Casual dining by the pool
- La Veranda: Breakfast and lunch buffets
- Sette Mari at La Veranda: Authentic Italian dinners
- Compass Rose: The elegant signature dining experience
The Seven Seas Mariner is the world’s first ‘all-balcony’ ship, so every spacious suite enjoys spectacular wide-open ocean views. You can select from a king size or twin bed configuration, and there’s a generous seating area so you can relax and watch the scenery drift by in the privacy of your own suite. I know that even the most discerning of guests will be impressed by the accommodation, with luxury accoutrements that include:
- Flat screen TV
- Media library plus movies on demand
- Plush bathrobe and slippers
- Personalised mini bar
- L’Occitane toiletries
- 24-hour room service
- Welcome bottle of Champagne
Top Tip: This magnificent ship isn’t the only option Prestige Canada offers. No matter where you want to go in Alaska and how you’d like to travel, we can create a bespoke holiday to have you cruising in style.
Health and Beauty
Operating under the banner of the renowned Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, the spa, wellness and beauty services are second to none. I’ve worked my way through numerous treatments, including the therapeutic massages and seaweed treatments. The beauty services include facials, manicures, pedicures and hair care.
You won’t have to relax your fitness regime either, as there’s a range of yoga, Pilates and fitness classes as well as a fully equipped gym. You can also request a personal Fitness Instructor if you so wish.