The suites are definitely one of the highlights of the Navigator experience, with passengers probably spending as much time in their accommodations as on any ship afloat.
There are five basic configurations, with a total of 11 categories. All of the suites feature: individual temperature control; European king-size beds (twin bed configuration is possible); huge walk-in closets with more than enough storage space; marble-appointed bathrooms with a full-size bathtub and a separate shower; rosemary- and mint-scented Aveda toiletries; terry cloth bathrobes; hairdryer; vanity unit; TV/VCR (with a large selection of movies and programming, but not interactivity); refrigerator stocked with complimentary soft drinks and water; an in-suite bar setup upon embarkation; complimentary bottle of champagne; personal safe; telephone; a large wall unit with writing desk; and a sitting area with a sofa, two armchairs, and a table (which is perfect for in-suite meals). The balcony offers two sturdy plastic chairs, with blue and white cushions, plus a table (not suited for dining, but it's simple to bring the inside table out on the balcony for this). European stewardesses, along with international stewards, attend to the suites by team effort.
A large majority of the suites are called Balcony Suites, with 301 square ft. of space and an additional 55 square ft. on the balcony. A Window Suite is exactly the same as the Balcony Suite, except there's no balcony.
An appealing separate category, called Penthouse Suite, is the same as the Balcony Suite, but includes the services of a butler. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is a member of the Guild of English Butlers, a company created for the recruitment and training of butlers around the world. The ship's butlers (for categories B and higher) provide everything from the initial in-suite bar setup to afternoon canapes, packing and unpacking, laundry pressing (for a fee) or any special requests.
As of 2015, passengers who book a Master, Grand, Seven Seas, Horizon, Mariner, Navigator or Voyager suite will receive unlimited free Internet for the duration of their cruise.
Navigator Suites are the next category, with 448 square ft. of space and a 47-square ft. balcony. These suites feature a separate bedroom, with large sitting and dining areas taking up a majority of the suite's space. In May 2012 the Navigator Suites were updated with new carpeting, wall coverings, dining tables and outdoor furniture.
Next, Grand Suites feature 539 square ft. of space, as well as a huge 200-square ft. balcony and separate bedroom, sitting, and dining space. Finally, the Master Suite features an immense 1,067 square ft. of space and an additional 106-square ft. balcony. Along with the separate bedroom, there's a large amount of space for relaxation or entertainment. During the 2012 dry-dock, the ship's Grand and Master Suites were renovated to include new built-in cabinetry, furnishings and bedding, balcony furniture and new caparting.
Guests choosing Navigator, Grand, or Master Suites also enjoy the services of a butler.
"Navigator's" suites were just as comfortable and well-equipped as "Voyager's." The walk-in closets were a bit smaller, but so is the ship. The HUGE bathtub was lovely. (We had a Handicapped" suite on "Voyager," so there was no tub. The ship is eminently ready for a...continue
The cabin was kept clean,but the woodwork, carpets and upholstery were stained, worn and tired. THIS SHIP NEEDS A REFIT! Even being on the highest passenger deck did not insulate us from the lengthy, severe vibration that sometimes occurred. That deck may well have...continue