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Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Navigator, a Real Little Treasure on the Seas

Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Review by Suzez

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2016
  • Destination: the Western Mediterranean

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Having sailed on several 5* lines, we wanted something extra special, so we opted for Regent. We stayed in a concierge suite 836, just above the small lifeboat. This position was perfect.

Navigator is a lovely ships, even better for her recent refurbishment, she looks wonderful.

This ship has everything you would want, lovely theatre, very cozy and comfortable, just one show per night at 9.30pm. They do a crew show at the end of the cruise, which was very entertaining. The crew are amazing, always happy and can't do enough for you, without imposing. Being just 490 passengers, you get to know them quickly. Faces recognised, even when off the ship. We made several friends very quickly too, everyone was so nice, Americans, Canadians, British and others.

Dining was a wonderful experience. The Compass Rose is very light with lights that change colour. One night was blue, the next pink. The food was as we expected, excellent. We even ordered a curry to our taste one night, ready to enjoy the following night, we thoroughly enjoyed this. Prime 7 is off La Veranda in the evening. This is the grill and the steak and lobster is excellent. We managed to eat here twice. On the 2nd night we had a lovely surprise cake for our anniversary, even though the actual day had past. We shared this with our table guests.

The pool area had plenty of loungers with nice toweling covers, plenty of room around you with a small side table for your drink. There is a bar and ice cream available and the pool grill serving food until 4pm. We don't usually sit around the pool on other ships, as this was the only pool we did and felt very relaxed doing so.

One other nice surprise was an invitation to join the cruise director John Barron for dinner in The Compass Rose, which of course, we accepted. What a great character he is, very funny.

Most mornings we ate breakfast in La Veranda as we were on a tour, plenty of choice here. Compass Rose was too slow if you are in a hurry to catch a coach.

The included tours were very good, although an extra hour to some of the places would have be better, like the caves in Bari for example, we missed seeing the white cave. The trip to Muranos' famous glass factory was only 1 hours, I needed much longer, but did manage to buy some glass, although it was rushed.

We really liked this ship and would love to sail on her again, sooner if possible. She really did feel like home from home.


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Cabin Review

Cabin Concierge suite 836

This cabin was very spacious with plenty of storage. There was a nice area with a sofa near the balcony door for seating and watching the tv, which had a great selection of movies free of charge. The large bed was the most comfortable at sea, we have slept in. The bathroom had a bath and shower. L'occitane toiletries which were replaced frequently. Lovely plush bathrobes and towels were provided.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Rome (Civitavecchia)

This was our embarkation port. We stayed in a hotel the night before and enjoyed a walk out in the evening Rome. We ate dinner at the hotel.

Taormina (Messina)

We enjoyed this tour very much. I recommend the ice cream

Corfu

This palace is worth a visit with beautiful views from the garden.

Bari

These caves are amazing. Unfortunately we didn't see the white cave, which was a big disappointments. The tours guide was not very informative, butht e caves were amazing and the guide in the cace was good.

Kotor

Our favourite port of call, excellent tour guide and beautiful scenery.

Dubrovnik

We had to wait until 1 am to walk the walls due to a charity event where locals were running the walls. This worked in our favours as we had refreshments before the walk. I would recommend doing this if able, the views of the city are wonderful

Koper

These horse are simply beautiful. There was a 20 minute show, just wonderful to watch.

Murano Island

We wanted to visit Murano for a while, sadly no where near enough time to look at the glass in the huge shop. With only 1 hour there, with the 20 minute demo, we only had about 1/2 hours to looks at the glass, all rather rushed.

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