River Navigator Review

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River Navigator Overview

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.

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Member Since 2014
2 reviews
622 forum posts
6 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Vantage Cruise from Constantina to Bonn: On the plus side of things, it was all it was billed to be and everything was as promised. Th shore excursions were generally quite good and the tour director did her best ot accommodate ... Read more
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
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