Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Review by Vandi: SEVEN SEAS NAVIGATOR - BEWARE!
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SEVEN SEAS NAVIGATOR - BEWARE!
We booked the Navigator Alaska tour Anchorage to Vancouver July2-9,2014. We were assigned Suite 870, last cabin at the end of the ship. We discovered SEVERE VIBRATION and noise immediately departing the pier, which lasted the entire trip. We discussed the problem with Executive Concierge and told "they were full" and we couldn't be moved.
Total cost of our trip was $16,751.00.
We were unable to sleep throughout the ENTIRE cruise. The bed never stopped vibrating and the loud banging under the bed was continuous. We discovered, after an Engineer friend met with the ship's engineer, that THE NAVIGATOR was never built as a luxury ship. It was a Russian Icebreaker or research ship that was gutted and given a makeover. Unfortunately, no attempt was made to refit motors or their placement with consideration for the paying passengers.
We also found out that if you booked a cabin at the Concierge location (midship), the vibration was reduced but not entirely More unnoticeable. It wasn't as if the midship location was better and worth extra money, it was clearly the ONLY place that was mildly acceptable.
Regent knew this ship was problematic compared to the others in the line, and there were definite loud noise and vibration issues and never disclosed this information.
Food was mediocre for the price. Entertainment was good.
All land excursions are passengers responsible to book and prepay. We found there wasn't enough time in port for more than one activity for the day before having to re-board. Less
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Cabin review: Seven Seas Navigator 870
SEVERE VIBRATION AND NOISE in the cabin and under the bed throughout the ship except mid-ship (extra cost, Concierge level). Ship was originally a Russian Icebreaker and given a makeover. They should have refitted the motors so they were not under the beds. We didn't sleep for the entire week.
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