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  • All-inclusive beverages, including wine, cocktails
  • Connoisseur Club for cognac and cigars
  • Prime 7 is the fleet's dedicated steakhouse
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Seven Seas Navigator Dining

Editor Rating
Dining
5.0
As with all of the line's ships, the Navigator features open-seating dining in the Compass Rose, the ship's main dining room. Two alternate restaurants are also available. Prime 7 is the ship's dinner-only steakhouse, recently enlarged to accommodate 70 diners. Prime 7 is by reservation only (no extra charge). La Veranda offers buffet-style regional dishes for breakfast and lunch and in the evening transforms into Sette Mari at La Veranda. Passengers can typically choose to dine on their own or with other passengers.

Guests can enter the elegant Compass Rose from either end, where they'll find tasteful decoration and muted colors. The food and wine reign in this restaurant, rather than the surroundings. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available here. Complimentary red or white wine is available at dinner, with mid-range bottles a surprising norm (for example, Caymus Conundrum and Pouilly Fuisee on a recent sailing). The international staff is quite knowledgeable about the food and wine they serve, with specific opinions showing they've actually sampled what they're serving.

Almost at the top of the ship and featuring nice views and limited outside seating, La Veranda offers a buffet-style breakfast and lunch featuring regional specialties that typically reflect the cuisines of the countries visited. La Veranda also features a pizzeria and a shaded, open-air veranda for dining al fresco. In the evening the space transforms into Sette Mari at La Veranda, an Italian venue with buffet and cooked to order options.

The third dining choice is the Pool Grill on deck 10, which is normally open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. Here, passengers can enjoy a grilled steak, hamburger or hot dog, as well as a nice array of deli-style sandwiches, salad offerings and side dishes (and perfectly prepared French fries to accompany grill orders).

With appropriate weather and itinerary timing, a festive poolside barbecue fish lunch (typically with four or more fish choices) and casual evening barbecue dinner (with many grilled meats) are a gustatory highlight during a cruise.

The menu at the ship's premier alternate restaurant, Prime 7, features steaks and seafood. The entrees are pretty huge. All beef products served are U.S.D.A.-approved, and the menu includes Prime New York Strip, Prime Porterhouse (carved tableside, by the way), Prime Fillet Mignon (6- or 10-ounce) and surf-and-turf. There's also lobster, New Zealand lamb chops, pork, veal and a half chicken (cooked and served on an iron skillet). Sides include baked potatoes, creamed spinach, truffle fries and Lyonaise potatoes.

Room service is available 24 hours a day and is much more extensive than that found on many other ships. Along with made-to-order eggs for breakfast and a range of intriguing entree items for lunch and dinner, guests may order from ship's restaurant menus for all three meals! Given this, in-suite dining is actually quite popular (including memorable meals out on the balcony).

Traditional tea is served in Galileo's (one of several well-located lounges) in the late afternoon. As a further caffeine fix, complimentary specialty coffees are available throughout the ship anytime of day (as well as soft drinks).

The food is well prepared and presented throughout Navigator, with no particular venue rising above the others during a typical cruise. There's certainly enough variety in both the offerings and the settings.
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Seven Seas Navigator Ratings

Editor Rating Member Rating
5.0
4.3
4.0
4.4
4.0
4.3
4.0
3.9
4.0
3.8
2.0
1.6
Shore Excursions
4.0
4.0
Enrichment
4.0
3.8
Service
4.0
4.5
Value-for-Money
4.0
3.8
Rates
5.0
3.8

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Ship Stats
Crew:
325
Launched:
1999
Decks:
12
Tonnage:
30,000
Passengers:
490
Registry:
Italy
CDC Score:
99
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