Day 7 – Arctic Ocean

Day 7 on the Arctic Ocean was a milestone day for me. I have now sailed upon, sometimes under, all of the oceans in the world.

OceanYear
South Pacific1976 or 1977
Southern1987
Indian1987
North Pacific1989
North Atlantic2013
South Atlantic2014
Arctic2022
Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg

Another calm day at sea

Seven Seas Society Cocktail Party

Today was also the day that the Seven Seas Society cocktail party was held. The Seven Seas Society is Regent’s loyalty programme, you get signed up for it from the first day you set sail on one of Regent’s ships. There are a few perks with it as you sail more, but a number of the perks that you used to get as you sailed more are now being provided as a part of the standard package. Laundry is now included for everyone, excludes dry cleaning, but that was a nice find when I boarded.

Not that exciting a party, a few speeches about how we are “family” and that this cruise was the designated Annual Reunion Cruise. The why this was the case is easy, the big boss has never been to Greenland and Iceland. Nice to be in charge! To be honest I would do the same if I had the chance!

Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg

A nice touch was caviar….

Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg

Iceberg!

Another milestone for me was the sighting of my first iceberg. No one believed me until I showed them the pictures. I didn’t have my camera with me at the time, so had to use my phone… Not bad Mr Samsung…

  • Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg
  • Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg
  • Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg
  • Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg
  • Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg
  • Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg
  • Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg

Prime 7

Dinner tonight was in Prime 7, the hardest place to get a table on the ship. Time to find out why.. On previous cruises on Regent I have not had as much of a challenge getting a table in Prime 7 as this time, usually I just ask the Maître d for a table and end up with a table towards the end of their service. Not so on this cruise, which is more surprising considering it was not a full ship.

Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg

Red Wine 1

Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg

2019 Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel, Contra Costa County, California, USA

Appearance:Medium Deep Crimson
Nose:Subtle, with spice, black pepper and mocha aromas
Palate:Cherry / fruit flavours, though still savoury with soft tannins
Finish:Medium-long
Oz’s Rating:3.5 out of 5
A nice quaffer that a number of people onboard had chosen as their go to red

Chef’s Starter

Tomato and cheese shooter
Enjoyed this, had nice bit of spice to it

Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg

Appetiser

Black Angus Tartare
Nicely presented, great flavours and textures. Really enjoyed the hint of wasabi.
Excellent!

Red Wine 2

2022 Sterling Vinter’s Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast, California, USA

Appearance:Deep ruby red
Nose:An intense earthy mix of dark fruit and mocha aromas
Palate:Medium-full bodied with grippy tannins
Finish:Medium length with a bit of heat on the tail
Oz’s Travels:2.5 out of 5 (verging on a 3)
A better wine than the previous wine.
Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg

Main Course

Bone in Ribeye, with twice baked potatoes and sauted mushrooms
The steak looked awesome and tasted even better, cooked to perfection, medium-rare.
Another bonus is that they have REAL hot English mustard onboard, been a struggle on previous cruises to find it. The horseradish was good as well.

Red Wine 3

Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg

2019 J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah, Paso Robles, California, USA

Appearance:Deep ruby red
Nose:An intense earthy mix of dark fruit and mocha aromas
Palate:Medium-full bodied with grippy tannins
Finish:Medium length with a bit of heat on the tail
Oz’s Travels:2.5 out of 5 (verging on a 3)
A better wine than the previous wine.

Petit Fours

Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg

Chocolate brownie with blueberry jelly petite fours.
These came out a bit earlier that I would have expected, quite good

Red Wine 4

2019 Gerard Bertrand Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel ‘An 560’, Grenache Carignan Syrah, Cotes du Roussillon Villages, France

Appearance:Deep ruby red
Nose:An intense earthy mix of dark fruit and mocha aromas
Palate:Medium-full bodied with grippy tannins
Finish:Medium length with a bit of heat on the tail
Oz’s Travels:2.5 out of 5 (verging on a 3)
A better wine than the previous wine.

Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg

Dessert

Rocky Road Bread Pudding, with marshmallows, pecan and salted butterscotch sauce
This dish smelt amazing and tasted great.. Happy!

Dessert Wine

Oz's 2022 North Atlantic Adventure, Sea Day,  Regent Seven Seas Voyager,  Regent Seven Seas, Prime 7, Iceberg

2015 Poesie Recioto di Soave Classico DOCG, Garganega, Tregnago, Italy

Appearance:Deep ruby red
Nose:An intense earthy mix of dark fruit and mocha aromas
Palate:Medium-full bodied with grippy tannins
Finish:Medium length with a bit of heat on the tail
Oz’s Travels:2.5 out of 5 (verging on a 3)
A better wine than the previous wine.

Prime 7 – The Real Deal

If you excuse the two very average wines and focus on the great service and the excellent food you can understand why Prime 7 is the popular. I would not say it is any better than Chartreuse, the service and quality of the food are very similar, the wine in Chartreuse was definitely better overall, so I think a lot of people are missing out by not dining there more often.

That being said, I will definitely be back in Prime 7 as often as I can, have a couple of decent reds of my own that will be very good with the steak.

Day 7 – Arctic Ocean

A day of two milestones, sailing all of the Oceans of the World and seeing my first Iceberg. It was another enjoyable relaxing day at sea.

Tomorrow we arrive at our first port of call in Greenland, Paamiut. Some of the passengers onboard are getting a bit restless after only 3 days at sea…

Next up Paamiut..

Wine Reviews

Cheers!

6 thoughts on “Day 7 – Arctic Ocean

  • October 15, 2022 at 1:13 pm
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    Tricky name that dessert wine. (I still reckon the iceberg is a piece of Amazon.com packaging…)

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    • October 15, 2022 at 1:17 pm
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      The wine tasted good. Your reckoning has not been known to be that good previously…

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    • October 16, 2022 at 10:21 am
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      Thanks, the Arctic has a lot of great places to visit, so worth the effort!

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  • October 16, 2022 at 9:57 am
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    wow. amazing food and all. And I’m yet to be on a single cruise

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    • October 16, 2022 at 10:20 am
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      Lots of cruises to chose from in the US, or just hop on a plane.. There are even winery cruises to chose from. Recommend finding one which will allow you to bring a few bottles of your own as well.

      Reply

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