Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Seven Seas Navigator

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Ship Overview

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Cruise StyleLuxury
Ship SizeMidsize
Sails To

Ala...ean|Europe

Alaska|Caribbean|Europe

With some of the highest space-to-passenger and service ratios at sea, Seven Seas Navigator sails to Alaska in summer months, Canada and New England in autumn’s peak fall foliage season, and spends winters in the Caribbean with an occasional voyage that ventures as far south as the Amazon River.Read More

The first ship outfitted uniquely to Regent Seven Seas’ specifications, the Seven Seas Navigator is a particular favorite of returning passengers for its small-ship intimacy, big-ship features, and comfortable, well-designed accommodations, which are all considered suites.

The generous use of wood and the addition of deep-tone accents to the predominantly blue color palette give even the larger lounges an inviting feel. Artwork and elaborate flower arrangements add a bit of sparkle and interest to the somewhat angular modern decor.

Due to the aft location of the two-deck-high main show room, the only lounges that afford sweeping seascapes are Galileo’s—typically the most popular public space, with nightly entertainment—and the Vista Lounge. Although views from the Vista Lounge are spectacular, there’s no permanent bar, and it’s primarily a quiet spot for reading when there are no lectures or activities scheduled there.

The 1994 merger of Radisson Diamond Cruises and Seven Seas Cruise Line launched Radisson Seven Seas Cruises with an eclectic fleet of vessels that offers a nearly all-inclusive cruise experience in sumptuous, contemporary surroundings. The line was rebranded as Regent Seven Seas Cruises in 2006, and ownership passed to Prestige Cruise Holdings (which also owns Oceania Cruises) in 2008.

Even more inclusive than in the past, the line has maintained its traditional tried-and-true formula—delightful ships offering exquisite service, generous staterooms with abundant amenities, a variety of dining options, and superior lecture and enrichment programs. Guests are greeted with champagne on boarding and find an all-inclusive beverage policy that offers not only soft drinks and bottled water, but also cocktails and select wines at all bars and restaurants throughout the ships. Round-trip air, ground transfers, and shore excursions in every port are included in the cruise fare.

On board, casinos are more akin to Monaco than Las Vegas. All ships display tasteful and varied art collections, including pieces that are for sale.

  • 8 passenger decks
  • Specialty restaurant
  • dining room
  • buffet
  • Wi-Fi
  • safe
  • refrigerator
  • DVD
  • Pool
  • Fitness classes
  • gym
  • hot tub
  • sauna
  • spa
  • steam room
  • 4 bars
  • casino
  • dance club
  • show room
  • Children’s programs
  • Dry-cleaning
  • laundry facilities
  • laundry service
  • Internet terminal
  • No-smoking cabins

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Pros
Cons
Library is excellent and includes a wide selection of both books and DVDs
Fellow passengers might be as wealthy as Midas, but most are unpretentious
When nothing on the menu appeals to you, just ask for what you’d really like to have
Computer room is next to the library and can cause noise and congestion when Internet use is heavy
If you book a suite in the far-aft section of the ship, be prepared for an annoying vibration
Unless you prebook tables in specialty restaurants online, you could find them unavailable after boarding

What to expect on board

Staterooms & Cabins

Layout
Amenities
Accessibility

Attractive textured fabrics and honeyed wood finishes add a touch of coziness to the larger-than-usual suites in all categories, 90% of which have balconies. All have a vanity-desk, walk-in closet, and seating area with a sofa, chairs, and table. Marble bathrooms have a separate tub and shower. Master suites have a separate sitting–dining room, a separate bedroom, and a powder room; only Grand suites also have a powder room. Master suites have a second TV in the bedroom, butler service, and whirlpool tub in the master bathroom. Grand and Navigator suites are similarly outfitted. The top three suite categories feature Bose music systems, an iPad, and an iPod docking station. Penthouse suites, which include butler service, are only distinguished from Deluxe suites by location and do not have a whirlpool bathtub. Few suites have the capacity to accommodate three people, and only 10 far-forward suites adjoin with those adjacent to them.

Every suite has an entertainment center with CD/DVD player, stocked refrigerator, stocked bar, safe, hair dryer, and beds dressed with fine linens and duvets. Bath toiletries include shampoo, lotion, and bath gel. Passengers in Concierge suites and higher receive 15 minutes of free ship-to-shore phone time and 60 minutes of free Internet access.

Four suites are wheelchair accessible.

Food & Drink

Food

Compass Rose restaurant, the main dining room, functions on an open seating basis for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so there are no set dining assignments. La Veranda, the daytime buffet, which serves breakfast and lunch, is transformed into an evening bistro serving Mediterranean cuisine. Prime 7, the specialty steak house, requires reservations for dinner, but there is no charge. At least once during each cruise, dinner is served alfresco on the pool deck. In addition to the buffet, a choice for casual lunch and snacks is the poolside grill. Afternoon tea is served daily, and room service is available 24 hours a day. Dinner can be ordered from the main dining room menu during restaurant hours and served en suite, course by course.

Entertainment

Socializing over dinner is a major evening pursuit, and there’s music for dancing before and after dining, including deck parties when the weather permits. Dance hosts are on hand to partner unaccompanied ladies on the dance floor. The main show lounge features small-scale production shows, and guest entertainers range from classical to modern vocalists and musicians.

Spa & Fitness

Canyon Ranch SpaClub offers an array of treatments, such as massages, facials, and body wraps utilizing organic and natural materials that can be individually customized. Guests can also enjoy complimentary aromatic steam rooms infused with pure plant essences or Finnish-style saunas.

QUICK FACTS

SHIP STATS
Entered Service
1999
Number of Cabins
245
Passenger Capacity
490
Crew Members
340
Passengers to Crew Ratio
1.44
Gross Tons
33000
Width
81 feet
Length
560 feet
CRUISE LINE INFO
877/505–5370

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