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Seven Seas Navigator Review

4.5 / 5.0
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276 reviews

Nowhere near so good as they think they are

Review for Seven Seas Navigator to Africa
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2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2016
Cabin: Window Suite

After two cruises on Seven Seas Navigator we are convinced that Regent are not so good as they think they are, and by no means offer 6 star luxury.

On the positive side, the cabins, the selection of drinks, especially wine, afternoon tea, and the putting green are all very good. The pianist was OK, but we warmed to her and enjoyed her quizzes. Highlight of the cruise was a concert given by a local choir in Namibia (who were then hustled off the ship so that it could sail!).

On the other hand, in our view the following leave a lot to be desired: food quality; food service especially in the overcrowded and noisy Sette Mari/La Veranda ; drinks service at the overcrowded pool bar (best just to go to the bar itself and order it from the staff there who are very helpful); wine service in restaurants, especially after 9pm when most of the wine waiters disappear; some excursions (it appears not to be Regent's policy to send a member of the crew on each excursion to help resolve any problems); entertainment which, apart from being too loud, was of very mixed quality and very much attuned to an American audience - the pits was a concert by so-called 'Opera Girls' which included only two operatic items, one of them composed as a tenor solo.

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