Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Review by Isako: First Time On Regent Mostly Good
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First Time On Regent Mostly Good
Some negatives but mostly a great time. Negatives out of the way first. The Navigator does have some mild to moderate vibration issues, particularly near the stern. Fifth deck suites also experience some mild vibration issues. The air conditioning was not working in our cabin on the day of embarkation, but maintenance came right away, checked it, and assured us it would cool the room by evening, and it did. No HVAC issues for the remainder of the cruise. We allowed Regent to book us on American Airlines, and that was a huge mistake. American Airlines was the worst airline we ever flew on. Lounge chairs around the pool are a huge problem. There are not enough, and selfish fellow cruisers rush to reserve three and four at a time in the early morning. We nearly had an ugly altercation with one woman who was reserving four lounge chairs for over two hours, with no one ever showing up. This is a problem that Regent needs to address. Final night dress requirements are not clear. The ship's More
bulletin says relaxed casual clothing, but as it turns out, they expect you to come in the usual country club elegant attire, which includes the final night on board. Watch the unionized porters on the pier, who aggressively hustle tips. Internet fees are outrageous, costing over $200 for a seven day cruise. Positives include outstanding personalized service and never any tipping. Free 24/7 room service, outstanding cuisine in all dining areas. Shore excursions were good and free, with a large variety to pick from. Wonderful high quality on board entertainment. Ship's personnel are gracious at all times and make you feel like you are royalty. Information is communicated very well, via in cabin TV and via a ship's newspaper delivered daily to your cabin. Our cabin attendant Christine went above and beyond to do anything we requested, and she kept our cabin spotless. In cabin refrigerator is kept well stocked, and all items are free. One food service worker, a young woman from South Africa, named Joy, always made us feel so special. There are no children or teen activities whatsoever, which was ok with us. This is a cruise ship for adults who enjoy the finer things in life and cultural activities. This is an exceptionally clean ship, throughout. Disembarkation was quick and efficient. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
Long hot bumpy ride on an old American Bluebird school bus. Not much to see, very small.
Run down city. Washboard roads.
Pretty beaches. Tequila factory was interesting. Roads are in good condition.
City Trolley / Conch Train Tour
Open air cars bounced hard. No opportunity to get off train and take photos. Too rushed.
Glass Bottom Boat
Long ride out to a reef where there is little to see. Greatly appreciated the free ice water and free sun block.
Iguana park was small but fun. Nothing to do at the beach. Island scenery is pretty.
Not for families with children...
Disappointed, but glad we did ...