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River Navigator Review

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Why Go?
  • Designed to appeal to the American cruiser
  • Free ship-wide Wi-Fi Internet access
  • French balconies in 78 percent of staterooms
  • Large solo cabins to be added for 2014
  • In-cabin entertainment-on-demand and GPS system
  • Sightseeing tours included in the cruise fare
  • Vantage offers 4-to-1 passenger-to-staff ratio

River Navigator Overview

The 134-passenger River Navigator will receive a refurbishment after the 2013 cruise season that will add new solo cabins and an Owner’s Suite.

Here's what you'll find on a River Navigator cruise:

River Navigator has standard cabins that are 150 square feet, offering satellite TV, bottled water and river views. All cabins are equipped with entertainment-on-demand systems and real-time GPS tracking of the ship’s journey, as well as a U.S.-style electrical outlet. Deluxe Suites measure 225 square feet and come with upgraded amenities, mini-bar and French balcony. Twin beds can be converted to a double. Solo cabins and a 300-square-foot Owner’s Suite will be added during a refurb after the 2013 cruise season.

Meals onboard are one sitting with open seating. An elevator serves the Explorer and Navigator decks, with a hydraulic chair lift to the open-air Solaris Deck. Passengers can access free Wi-Fi from anywhere onboard.

Sightseeing tours are included in the cruise fare. Program directors with local expertise accompany each River Navigator cruise. The Cultural Connections program promises in-depth experiences in each country visited through lectures, special meals, home visits, receptions, performances and participation in local activities. Passengers are given free headphones for each excursion to ensure they can hear the guide clearly.

"Green" cruising features include “smart cabin” lighting that switches on and off with a room key.

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Ship Stats
Crew: 36
Launched: 2002
Decks: 4
Tonnage: NA
Passengers: 134
Registry: Germany
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
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