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World Navigator Review

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13 reviews

New ship, great crew

Review for World Navigator to the Eastern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2021

Originally planned as a 13 day cruise ending with two hotel nights in Barbados for christening of the ship and appropriate celebrations, the itinerary had to be changed due to stringent entry requirements imposed by Barbados. So we spent another two days on-board and disembarked at St Martin. The ship is new, designed primarily for expedition cruising in Antarctica. With a capacity of less than 200 guests it is more like a large luxury yacht than cruise ship. The staff were young, sometimes a little green, but enthusiastic and always helpful. Food was very varied and well prepared. Room service breakfasts were delivered at the requested time and perfectly prepared. Dinner featured a national menu from a different country/region daily, plus a backup menu of standard dishes. In the warm weather dining on the patio behind the main dining room was delightful. The somewhat over-advertised all-inclusive nature of the cruise was watered down, limited wi-fi free then very expensive, one bag of laundry per week, and a small choice of included wines, others to purchase. Head office seems a little disorganized, communication could be significantly improved, there were some glitches at embarkation and with the Lisbon port staff, but hopefully things will gel with time. None of these minor startup issues would stop us from cruising with Atlas again.

Cabin Review

Not very large but efficient. Great shower with rain shower and side jets. Forget about dining in the cabin, there is no table and chairs, just a small coffee table. Nice long (but narrow) balcony. No lounge chairs.

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