Luxury line Regent’s 700 passenger Seven Seas Mariner, recently emerged from a major makeover in dry dock that brought significant changes to cabins and public areas. The 709 by 93 foot Seven Seas Mariner was the world’s first all-suite, all balcony cruise ship when it debuted in 2001 and still is considered one of the most luxurious vessels afloat. Originally built for Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, which became Regent Seven Seas Cruises in 2006, the Seven Seas Mariner was constructed at the Chantiers de L’Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. The Seven Seas Mariner’s main pool deck received upgrades during the overhaul of the ship that included new mosaic tile work. The teak-lined main pool deck is home to three whirlpools in addition to a salt water main pool. Lounge chairs surround the main pool on three sides. Among luxury touches on the Seven Seas Mariner, lounge chairs are covered in plush towel-like fabric during the day. More lounge chairs are located along the sides of the ship’s top deck. Located at the front of the the Seven Seas Mariner on Deck 12, the Observation Lounge offers sweeping views over the bow of the ship. The Observation Lounge was completely revamped during the recent overhaul of the Seven Seas Mariner with rich ivory, ebony and white tones. The stylish, back-lit bar at the Observation Lounge. Located mid-ship on Deck 5, the Mariner Lounge is one of the vessel’s hubs for nightly entertainment. The Mariner Lounge offers comfortable seating and views of the ocean. The bar at the Mariner Lounge. A grand piano in the Mariner Lounge is the site of nightly live entertainment. Another hot spot on the Seven Seas Mariner is the Stars Lounge, located mid-ship on Deck 6. The Stars Lounge features comfortable seating and ocean views, and at night turns into the ship’s nightclub. This is the bar at the Stars Lounge. Also revamped during the overhaul of the Seven Seas Mariner was the Horizon Lounge, located at the back of the ship on Deck 6. The Seven Seas Mariner has a central Atrium that serves as a interior hub for the ship and is home to reception and destination desks. Glass elevators soar through the eight-deck-high Atrium. The main stairway in the Seven Seas Mariner’s Atrium has a curvy, modern design. The 580 seat Constellation Lounge is the main showroom on Seven Seas Mariner and features plush seating with unobstructed views. The main restaurant on Seven Seas Mariner is Compass Rose, which serves European-inspired Continental cuisine. Like all the restaurants on Seven Seas Mariner, Compass Rose is available at no extra charge. Among several specialty restaurants on the Seven Seas Mariner is Prime 7, an elegant steakhouse serving prime cuts of beef as well as seafood options. Fine wines on display for diners in a glass case are among the allures of Prime 7. Freshly renovated in rich gold and blue tones, Signatures is a reservations-required, 84 seat French specialty dining venue on Deck 6. Coffee and snacks are available around the clock on Deck 6. Located on Deck 4, a small casino offers blackjack, roulette, stud poker, mini-craps and slot machines. The Seven Seas Mariner’s casino opens when the ship is at sea. The small slot machine area in the Seven Seas Mariner’ casino. Every suite on the Seven Seas Mariner was refreshed during the recent makeover with new furnishings, upholstery and custom-milled carpeting. Here, a Deluxe Veranda Suite — the most common of the ship’s 350 rooms. At 301 square feet, including the balcony, the Seven Seas Mariner’s Deluxe Veranda Suites are among the largest standard cabins at sea. In addition to a bed area, they feature a separate sitting area with a sofa, table and desk. Every Seven Seas Mariner suite opens up onto a private balcony. Bathrooms in Deluxe Veranda Suites are lined in marble with stone countertops. Deluxe Veranda Suite bathrooms have large walk-in showers. The toilet area of a Deluxe Veranda Suite bathroom. Deluxe Veranda Suite bathrooms feature L’Occitane toiletries. A built-in vanity desk is located just outside the bathroom in Deluxe Veranda Suites. Even the smallest rooms on the Seven Seas Mariner such as the Deluxe Veranda Suite feature walk-in closets. Walk-in closets in Deluxe Veranda Suites offer a private safe. A small table next to the bed in Deluxe Veranda Suites features a phone. Electrical outlets in Seven Seas Mariner suites accept both U.S. style and Europe style plugs. Miniature refrigerators in every suite are stocked with complimentary sodas, beer and water. All Seven Seas Mariner suites come with DVD players. An outdoor promenade on Deck 6 offers passengers a chance to stroll in the open air. The back third of the Seven Seas Mariner’s top deck area is devoted to activities such as shuffleboard, golf putting and croquet. Deck-top activities include a putting green with artificial turf. Golf clubs and balls are available around-the-clock on deck. Seven Seas Mariner also features a golf driving range station on Deck 12 for practicing swings. A netted-in tennis court is located at the back of the ship. An area for croquet and bocce also is located on the sports deck. Bocce balls are available for play on the Bocce court. Day beds in a shady area atop the Seven Seas Mariner. The Seven Seas Mariner features a stylish, contemporary decor, as can be seen in this view of an elevator hall. The Seven Seas Mariner library is located on Deck 6 and offers a large selection of fiction and non-fiction hardbacks that can be borrowed during sailings. The Seven Seas Mariner library also stocks a wide variety of games. Passengers also will find a large selection of movies on DVD in the library that they can borrow to play in their suites at no cost. Next to the library on Deck 6 are two card rooms that double as a conference space. The unusually large card rooms are used for everything from bridge lectures and tournaments to corporate meetings. Cabin decks feature complimentary, self-serve laundry rooms with washers, dryers and ironing tables. Duty free shops located on Deck 7 of the Seven Seas Mariner offer Regent Seven Seas Cruises logo wear, jewelry, perfumes, swim wear, designer resort wear and precious stones. Among the luxury touches on Seven Seas Mariner are complimentary shore excursions, which can be arrange at the Destination Services desk located on Deck 5. The reception desk is located on Deck 5. A concierge desk located at the bottom of the central Atrium on Deck 5. The Seven Seas Mariner is home to an extensive art collection, including this piece located just outside the Horizon Lounge. The hallway leading to the Horizon Lounge boasts circular windows looking out over the sea. Another small outdoor seating area on the Seven Seas Mariner is located on Deck 6 just outside the Horizon Lounge. The pool grill, located near the main pool, features a buffet area with fruit, salads and other items. A desert table at the outdoor Pool Grill. Fruit salad and other snacks at the open-air Pool Grill, which is located just steps away from the pool. A seating area at the open-air Pool Grill, which serves burgers, fish sandwiches and other made-to-order grill items. A seating area on Seven Seas Mariner. A buoy atop the Seven Seas Mariner.