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My family and I just returned from a trip from Vancouver to Seward on the Seven Seas Navigator. The landscape was beautiful. The excursions were great. The staff was friendly and attentive with the exception of some of the servers around the pool. The ship was clean. The food was excellent in the Compass Rose and Prime 7 and ok in other venues. The house wines (included) served in the Compass Rose were very good. Sometimes the service in the Compass Rose was slow. It was nice to have all gratuities included (even in the spa). The ship overall is well run and friendly. My main criticism is the fact that I was led to believe that the ship is renovated. This is far from the truth. Our cabin did have what appeared to be newly upholstered furniture, drapery, and carpet. However, the bathroom although spacious was original, and it looked it. The fixtures were accented in brass and were dated and worn. The granite was old and definitely not resurfaced. The cabinets were old just as tub and flooring as well! The wall paper throughout the ship looked dingy. The lighting in our cabin was brass (very 1980's). The furniture looked like it was from the 1980's as well. So, Regent's claim of refurbishment is greatly overstated! For the money we spent we expected real renovation--especially since we had two rooms! One good thing is that the beds were comfortable and the linens were decent. On the passaged from Sitka to Seward the seas were very rough. For the first time on a cruise, I experienced debilitating sea sickness that lasted from mid day until well after midnight. I don't know if the fact that the ship is older and/or smaller contributed toward it, but it was quite miserable.

Alaska is a beautiful place, but Regent's refurbished ship really wasn't.

Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Review by Pat1961

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2015
  • Destination: Alaska
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Suite
My family and I just returned from a trip from Vancouver to Seward on the Seven Seas Navigator. The landscape was beautiful. The excursions were great. The staff was friendly and attentive with the exception of some of the servers around the pool. The ship was clean. The food was excellent in the Compass Rose and Prime 7 and ok in other venues. The house wines (included) served in the Compass Rose were very good. Sometimes the service in the Compass Rose was slow. It was nice to have all gratuities included (even in the spa). The ship overall is well run and friendly.

My main criticism is the fact that I was led to believe that the ship is renovated. This is far from the truth. Our cabin did have what appeared to be newly upholstered furniture, drapery, and carpet. However, the bathroom although spacious was original, and it looked it. The fixtures were accented in brass and were dated and worn. The granite was old and definitely not resurfaced. The cabinets were old just as tub and flooring as well! The wall paper throughout the ship looked dingy. The lighting in our cabin was brass (very 1980's). The furniture looked like it was from the 1980's as well. So, Regent's claim of refurbishment is greatly overstated! For the money we spent we expected real renovation--especially since we had two rooms! One good thing is that the beds were comfortable and the linens were decent.

On the passaged from Sitka to Seward the seas were very rough. For the first time on a cruise, I experienced debilitating sea sickness that lasted from mid day until well after midnight. I don't know if the fact that the ship is older and/or smaller contributed toward it, but it was quite miserable.
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Our cabin appeared to have newly upholstered furniture, drapery, and carpet. However, the bathroom although spacious was original, and it looked it. The fixtures were accented in brass and were dated and worn. The granite was old and definitely not resurfaced. The cabinets were old just as the tub and flooring as well! The wallpaper throughout the ship looked dingy. The lighting in our cabin was brass (very 1980's). The furniture looked as though it was from the 1980's as well. So, Regent's claim of refurbishment is greatly overstated! For the money we spent we expected real renovation--especially since we had two rooms! On the positive side, the beds were comfortable and the linens were decent.
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