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River Navigator Review

River Navigator
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  • Designed to appeal to the American cruiser
  • Free ship-wide Wi-Fi Internet access
  • French balconies in 78 percent of staterooms

River Navigator Overview

By Jodi Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor

The 134-passenger River Navigator was refurbished in 2013, adding 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 were added during a refurb following 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.


River Navigator Member Reviews

This was our first cruise with Vantage, having cruised three times with Viking. Overall we found Vantage to be comparable to Viking with a few significant differences. First, the obvious, wine, beer, and soft drinks are complimentary at lunch and ... Read more
05/15
This was our first river cruise on Vantage. Previous river cruise were on Uniworld River Royale (Rhone and Provence) and Lueftner Amadeus Silver (Belgium & Netherlands). Sailed from May 28 to June 11, 2015. Took this ship because it covered the ... Read more
I was so pleased with this trip. Being a Viking supporter I wasn't sure that Vantage could compare but they surely did. The River Navigator was so comfortable and the beds were like sleeping on marshmallows. French chef, great staff, Captain Sigi ... Read more
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River Navigator Ratings

Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
3.9
Public Rooms
4.6
Cabins
4.2
Entertainment
3.7
Spa & Fitness
3.8
Family & Children
1.7
Shore Excursions
4.0
Enrichment
4.5
Service
4.2
Value-for-Money
4.1

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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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