We booked the Navigator Alaska tour Anchorage to Vancouver July2-9,2014. We were assigned Suite 870, last cabin at the end of the ship. We discovered SEVERE VIBRATION and noise immediately departing the pier, which lasted the entire trip. We discussed the problem with Executive Concierge and told "they were full" and we couldn't be moved.
Total cost of our trip was $16,751.00.
We were unable to sleep throughout the ENTIRE cruise. The bed never stopped vibrating and the loud banging under the bed was continuous. We discovered, after an Engineer friend met with the ship's engineer, that THE NAVIGATOR was never built as a luxury ship. It was a Russian Icebreaker or research ship that was gutted and given a makeover. Unfortunately, no attempt was made to refit motors or their placement with consideration for the paying passengers.
SEVERE VIBRATION AND NOISE in the cabin and under the bed throughout the ship except mid-ship (extra cost, Concierge level). Ship was originally a Russian Icebreaker and given a makeover. They should have refitted the motors so they were not under the beds. We didn't sleep for the entire week.