A beautiful trip with just a few concerns: Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Review by lynnmarv1

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A beautiful trip with just a few concerns

Sail Date: January 2013
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
Service in all areas, especially cabin service and Pool Grill, was excellent. The weather was very very windy and the ship did not seem to handle it well. Luckily we had a mid ship cabin on Deck 6 so it was as smooth as possible. Higher decks were very rocky. There was so much spray and motion we were unable to use our balcony except in port. The dinner menus in Compass Rose were a little weird. I had grilled salmon off the "every day available" menu until I was tired of it then ordered plain pasta with a sauce from one of the appetizers. My mom had lamb every night because she did not like any of the odder entrees.

The entertainment from the singers/dancers/specialty acrobatic act was excellent. Too bad they did not perform more often.

We loved the Pool Grill - tropical drinks, delicious white wine, custom burgers, sweet potato fries, salmon and tuna burgers. Our party of six including two 88 year olds, had lunch at Pool Grill every day instead of the more More sedate service at Compass Rose. The buffet area at La Terrazza was very very crowded at both breakfast and lunch. This is another serious concern about this ship compared to other all-inclusive luxury ships.

Thanks to the Navigator and Seven Seas staff for negotiating last minute coverage of the Super Bowl from the satellite provider.

All in all a lovely experience, but the stability of this ship made me very nervous. I have never had a sea sickness episode before in 25 cruises but this ship did not handle the windy weather well at all. Fortunately they were passing out Bonnine at the front desk. There were a couple of things we really appreciated and which set Regent Seven Seas apart from Silversea which we love. One was the free unlimited shore excursions. This was an excellent benefit. The entertainers - not the juggler comedian and the singer they had - but the singers, dancers and specialty act - were truly marvelous. And an evening event called the Block Party, where guests were encouraged to come out of their rooms, wine glass in hand, when the ship's bell blew at 5:00 - was truly fun. Less

Published 02/21/13

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