My husband and I are experienced cruisers, (from NJ, a'reddy) and we are always skeptical of photos and blurbs in cruise brochures. This trip, post-op for me, we were seeking a small, relaxed ship with congenial passengers, gracious crew, a minimum of in-your-face "fun-fun-fun!" and a variety of intelligent shore excursions. The Regent Navigator experience offered all of this and so much more that we can home enthusiastic outspoken fans.
Suites are not only large, they are quietly elegant, comfortable, and intelligently designed. (The bedding was the most comfortable we've found at sea.) And your balcony will comfortably seat two, with a handy table for a (free) drink from your in-suite mini-bar (stocked with your personal favorites), and/or the fresh fruits brought to your room each morning.
Navigator is the smallest Regent ship, but it nonetheless carries some 490 guests. Indoor spaces were so airy and well-designed, and there were so many relaxation/entertainment options available at all times, that you never felt part of a crowd. We always found a seat where we wished to be, and had a short wait only at Castries (St. Barts) where even our small ship had to tender a short distance to the pier.
This is a lovely, spacious starboard cabin, conveniently located on the deck with reception, the library, the navigator lounge, etc. and only one deck up from the main dining room. It is also quiet, and Gedde, our steward on this sailing, was great. The bath is huge, with both a shower and separate tub, and storage throughout the cabin is excellent. Reading lights, curtains to separate the TV/sitting area from the sleeping area, and plenty of good outlets--to say nothing of the well-lit vanity--are all lovely to have. My one caution about this cabin is its forward location: If anyone in your party is motion-sensitive, and seas reach a fairly moderate six-feet or more (unusual where we were in the Caribbean) a suite located more mid-ship will rock less.