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.
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.
Our cabin was spacious and bedding was luxurious and nice. But the bed vibrated throughout cruise as if it was a "magic fingers" massage machine. You better be able to tolerate vibrations if you book this ship....continue
The cabin was excellent. Great location - mid ship, lower deck. This was especially important with the rough seas and heavy winds we had during this trip. I did not think this ship was handling the weather well at all, but at least it was somewhat peaceful in our cabin....continue