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Cruise review of Seven Seas Navigator

busdriver475 Seven Seas Navigator 4 1st Regent Cruise
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Good and Bad can best describe this cruise A. Suite 1. Master Suite 1000 on Navigator -- high cost but poor value due to forward location 2. Beautiful suite but not enjoyable when underway due to wave motion of ship. Impossible to walk comfortably in cabin. 3. Balcony not useable at all when underway due to unobstructed high winds. Furniture on balcony was strapped down. Used all balcony furniture only one day, while at port. 4. Suggestion: construct wind barrier door, similar to dividers between suites that can be opened when at port. 5. Butler,exceeded expectations. Room stewardess,was also exceptional. 6. Unable to schedule in-suite cocktail party due to wave motion of ship (sometimes extreme motion). I realize that you can't control the seas but this motion was constant when ship was underway, even in calm seas. B. Food 1. Our first meal in Prime 7 was very good the 2nd visit to Prime 7 was fair I ordered a porterhouse that was tough and had to be sent back and replaced with a fillet that was good. Others in our party had well to very good entrees. 2. Sette Mari was very good on our first visit but the meat entrees selected on the second visit were very tough and lacked flavor. 3. Breakfasts were always excellent at La Veranda. 4. Meals at the Pool Grill were consistently very good as were the bar drinks. Suggest they offer pizza. 5. Meals at Compass Rose were consistently good to very good. 6. From all reviews we received, the food was reported to be excellent. However, we found only a few items to be outstanding as compared to other cruise lines. Superb food was one of the reasons we selected Regent. 7. The matre de, Stephano Frattori, was truly excellent no matter where or when we encountered him. We noted that he extended the same superior service to all of his guests. He is a true asset to the Regent family. 8. The Pool Grill bar staff was also truly excellent. They took the time to learn exactly how their guests preferred their drinks. 9. In general, all restaurant staff were excellent. C. Shore Excursions 1. On the whole, the shore excursions were very enjoyable. 2. There is a discrepancy between some of the requirements/limitations on-line versus what is allowed when on the cruise. 3. We were greatly disappointed at an early departure at Turks and Cacos. Our day was cut in half. Many other passengers also felt the same. It appeared that the Navigator lost its dockage to the larger Carnival and Princess Cruise lines. We understand tender limitations but Regent should have known where these other cruise ships were located and where they planned to dock. Other arrangements should have been made for Regent passengers. This was not our problem!! Instead, it was a half day of vacation lost.
Seven Seas Navigator Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean
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Cabin review:

cabin 1000 Master Suite-Large spacious cabin with a fantastic full wrap around balcony. Balcony was not usable underway because the winds were to strong to sit and enjoy the sailing. Forward cabin motion was very noticeable when underway.

Port and Shore Excursions

Stingray Swim
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos -- This is our last day to visit the Islands and we selected an encounter with Sting Rays which we have done before and it was just as exciting as the first time. We also swam in the bay for awhile great time.
St. Barth’s, Gustavia - Our excursion was a trip around the Island on an ATV really a great and beautiful adventure. We saw about 80% of the Island, and we had to walk about 1 ½ miles to the ship and venture through the town (with Sue stopping at every Jewelry store) made for an exciting time.
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City Tour
St. Barth's, Gustavia - Our excursion was a trip around the Island on an ATV really a great and beautiful adventure, and we saw about 80% of the Island.
St. John Tour
Bus tour with excellent guide enjoyable. Beautiful Island would recommend this for a first visit.
Tortola, British Virgin Islands -- We selected a high speed Island hopping tour with snorkeling, but the boat had broken down and no replacement was available, so we opted for a bus tour and beach swim. Really a beautiful Island like most in the Caribbean. The beach was white sand and no rocks we swam for a while because like all tours they are on a time limit.
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Published 12/12/12
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Seven Seas Navigator Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean
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