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Seven Seas Navigator Review

4.5 / 5.0
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It was nice but...

Review for Seven Seas Navigator to the Baltic Sea
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2018

We had wanted to try a Regent cruise for a long time and had actually booked one in 2011 but I ended up in the hospital and we had to cancel. So when we decided on a British Islands trip we decided that this was the one to fulfill that long postponed desire. We went with the concierge suite for the extra hotel day in Reykjavik which we did enjoy ( although the excursion we went on was longer than I had anticipated and we ended being up for about 40 hours before hitting the sack that night). The suite was spacious, our steward was very attentive but the bed was higher in the middle than at the edges so sleeping was an adventure every night. For a luxury cruise line the tv entertainment was the most limited that we had on any of our cruises (this was our ninth) and soon got boring.

We were used to larger ships so this was something new to us - a ship that had almost as many crew members as passengers. The service was great from the bar staff to the dining room staff to our room steward. We soon got to know the names of many of them and they remembered us as well.

The food was very tasty but aside from the everyday choices the daily specials were limited - more so than on some other cruise lines. I was particularly disappointed in the lobster. Good lobster has a sweet flavor with a soft texture when prepared well - the two times I had it on this cruise failed on both criteria. It had little flavor and was a little tough - very discouraging. That was balanced out by some different takes on staples like onion soup. A redeeming factor for meals was the buffet - they did have a small but varied selection that was different and, at times, more exotic than on other cruises we had been on. We always enjoyed ourselves there.

Cabin Review

Cabin Concierge Suite

Large - 301 sq. ft., nice sized bathroom but the bed needed work - it had a rise in the middle that sloped to the edges. Had the ability to screen off the bed from the sitting area as well as the bathroom from the bed. Walk in closet but never enough hangers. Wi Fi included for the suite that worked most of the time and was faster than I had experienced on my other cruises.

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