First Time On Regent Mostly Good: Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Review by Isako

Seven Seas Navigator 5
Member Since 2014

Overall Member Rating

First Time On Regent Mostly Good

Sail Date: February 2014
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
Some negatives but mostly a great time. Negatives out of the way first. The Navigator does have some mild to moderate vibration issues, particularly near the stern. Fifth deck suites also experience some mild vibration issues. The air conditioning was not working in our cabin on the day of embarkation, but maintenance came right away, checked it, and assured us it would cool the room by evening, and it did. No HVAC issues for the remainder of the cruise. We allowed Regent to book us on American Airlines, and that was a huge mistake. American Airlines was the worst airline we ever flew on. Lounge chairs around the pool are a huge problem. There are not enough, and selfish fellow cruisers rush to reserve three and four at a time in the early morning. We nearly had an ugly altercation with one woman who was reserving four lounge chairs for over two hours, with no one ever showing up. This is a problem that Regent needs to address. Final night dress requirements are not clear. The ship's More bulletin says relaxed casual clothing, but as it turns out, they expect you to come in the usual country club elegant attire, which includes the final night on board. Watch the unionized porters on the pier, who aggressively hustle tips. Internet fees are outrageous, costing over $200 for a seven day cruise. Positives include outstanding personalized service and never any tipping. Free 24/7 room service, outstanding cuisine in all dining areas. Shore excursions were good and free, with a large variety to pick from. Wonderful high quality on board entertainment. Ship's personnel are gracious at all times and make you feel like you are royalty. Information is communicated very well, via in cabin TV and via a ship's newspaper delivered daily to your cabin. Our cabin attendant Christine went above and beyond to do anything we requested, and she kept our cabin spotless. In cabin refrigerator is kept well stocked, and all items are free. One food service worker, a young woman from South Africa, named Joy, always made us feel so special. There are no children or teen activities whatsoever, which was ok with us. This is a cruise ship for adults who enjoy the finer things in life and cultural activities. This is an exceptionally clean ship, throughout. Disembarkation was quick and efficient. Less

Published 03/12/14
Helpful? Thank Isako

Cabin review:

Just a bit small but ok. Cabin attendant rendered outstanding service. Sink faucet tended to splash water all over. Shower was great. Plenty of thick fluffy towels replaced daily. Bed was comfortable. Big walk in closet. Security safe in cabin. Plenty of drawer space and hangar space.

Port and Shore Excursions

Altun Ha

Long hot bumpy ride on an old American Bluebird school bus. Not much to see, very small.

Read 121 Altun Ha Reviews

City Tour

Run down city. Washboard roads.

Island Tour

Pretty beaches. Tequila factory was interesting. Roads are in good condition.

City Trolley / Conch Train Tour

Open air cars bounced hard. No opportunity to get off train and take photos. Too rushed.

Glass Bottom Boat

Long ride out to a reef where there is little to see. Greatly appreciated the free ice water and free sun block.

Beach Day

Iguana park was small but fun. Nothing to do at the beach. Island scenery is pretty.

Compare Prices on Seven Seas Navigator Western Caribbean Cruises

Read more Seven Seas Navigator cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic’s Seven Seas Navigator Review >>

Compare Prices on Seven Seas Navigator Western Caribbean Cruises

Member Since 2014
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Seven Seas Navigator deals up to 82% off:

September Deals
Seven Seas Navigator 68% Loved It

13 Night Europe - Northern Cruise
See all Seven Seas Navigator Deals >>