5 Regent Seven Seas Navigator Fitness Cruise Reviews

Upon arrival in Anchorage we were greeted byes the transfer representative.It was very disorganized.to make a long story short it took 1 hour and 20 minutes to get from the Airport to the Hotel.The airport is only 10 minutes and ten ... Read More
Upon arrival in Anchorage we were greeted byes the transfer representative.It was very disorganized.to make a long story short it took 1 hour and 20 minutes to get from the Airport to the Hotel.The airport is only 10 minutes and ten dollars away so all of us were quite frustrated by the time we got to the Hotel.we stayed at the Hilton which is equivalent to a Days Inn.The room was clean but very small.The check in was easy but it was not clear as when we should arrive to leave for departure.That being said if you want to board the ship early you should plan to be at breakfast early.We arrived at 9:00 but our bus did not leave until 12:00 PM,So far we were not impressed with Regent.I do have to say that Anchorage is a very casual town with low key hotels so were not expecting anything fancy but we were definitely disappointed about the lack of organization upon arrival/On a side note we had dinner at Marx Bros cafe in Anchorage and really enjoyed it. The ride to Seward was very nice and we were finally starting to feel like we were on vacation..The check in was easy and the ship was amazing.There was a slight problem with our room so i was offered a lower level room at the same price.This did not make me happy.They were able to solve the problem so all worked out well. The ship is very upscale and so easy to navigate.we stayed mid ship on the 8th floor.The room was well appointed and lives up to the reviews others have posted.. We did hear some vibration but it did not bother us.The service was amazing,.Hats off to Jamie our cruise director for taking care of everyone. Restaurants Compass Rose-We loved this restaurant.it was never busy and the service and food were excellent..Loved lunch and dinner Prime 7-Loved it,Steak,crab legs,lobster etc.we were able to eat here twice by just checking to see if they had room.Be sure to make a reservation prior to departing La Veranda-Excellent breakfast buffet,Dinner was good but the atmosphere was more casual Pool restauranExcellent table service and Buffet. What really makes this ship special is the service.The crew is amazing and there was never a line or wait for anything. The casino was small but fun although we never won.lol There was a lounge area for dancing,and live music,and two piano bars.All upscale and nice. The crowd was older so there were not many people dancing.By mid week there were more people out and about at night..We did not mind having the dance floor to ourselves. The shows were entertaining and we enjoyed them. The pool area was great.There were two jacuzzi's that people enjoyed and it was a great way to meet people.service at the pool area was great too. All the excursion we took were excellent and i was able to switch some of them and add too.They have destination experts on board to help you although I would do your research prior and pre book.Jamie was always waiting outside the cruise ship with helpful hints about each port if needed.There was always time to explore the small towns prior to or after the excursions. To sum it up Regent runs a tight ship.First class in every way once you are on the ship.   Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
We sailed from Seward to Vancouver June 2013. We were pleasantly surprised with our vacation on the Navigator: Fitness - Great Spin Class and decent sized gym for the size of the ship Spa - We each got a massage and I got an oxygen ... Read More
We sailed from Seward to Vancouver June 2013. We were pleasantly surprised with our vacation on the Navigator: Fitness - Great Spin Class and decent sized gym for the size of the ship Spa - We each got a massage and I got an oxygen facial - very pleased with both La Veranda - Ate breakfast there most mornings. Dinner once. The dinner was good but I preferred the atmosphere of Compass Rose Compass Rose - Never had a bad meal and REALLY enjoyed the waitstaff: Olga, Norman and Faustine to name a few Wine selection - We are red wine drinkers and enjoyed Simi Cab, Hess, and Chilensis - Prime 7 - Ate here the last night and LOVED to atmosphere. Shrimp cocktail and crabcakes were great. Chowder outstanding. Steak could have been better. Crew - NEVER had a bad experience!! Entertainment - Very talented dancers and we really enjoyed the crew production on the last night Room Service and Room attendants - Always very attentive Excursions - Sitka - Advanced Bike Tour (free) had fun and it also presented a challenge Juneau - Taku Lodge Flight and Feast - FABULOUS! Saw a black bear and cub! Skagway - White Pass (free) - Loved this beautiful, scenic trip Ketchikan - Chose not to do an excursion and just walked around town (this was our least favorite town) Read Less
Sail Date June 2013
VALUE We love Regent Cruises......no other cruise line gives as much value coupled with casual, Comfortable elegance. It is also generous with discounts if you do not use their Included air or hotel. Everything except spa, laundry ... Read More
VALUE We love Regent Cruises......no other cruise line gives as much value coupled with casual, Comfortable elegance. It is also generous with discounts if you do not use their Included air or hotel. Everything except spa, laundry and shopping is included. They Pour excellent wines...and top shelf liquor. I did enjoy champagne with my breakfast! INTERNET Very expensive on first and second cruises: $.95 to $.50/ min depending on package Since our third cruise we have had unlimited Internet and wifi Throughout the ship, you Can bring your own iPad or they will supply one, good assistance from the net manager And great free copying. ENTERTAINMENT This Thanksiving cruise Nov 15-25'2012. Had the most OUTSTANDING SHOWS 6 Of the nights....4 big broadway theme shows, a more intimate nightclub Beatles night, And the most amazing LE CIRQUE performance in any theater...land or sea of the 10 We have seen including Las Vegas. The 2 comedy nights were disappointing. An operatic Singer one night had a gorgeous voice. There is music and entertainment throughout The ship at other times as well as the usual cruise games and activities. FOOD Ranged from great to disappointing... But service was consistently excellent and there were Always more choices. There is only one fancy specialty restaurant, Prime 7. Service was so Leisurely that we left immediately after the main course to see the show. We were graciously Told we could come back just for dessert any other evening. Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
We were cruise virgins & went on this cruise with some ambivalence. We went with several other couples, all of whom were new to cruising. I was concerned because of a couple of negative reviews that were posted here after we had signed ... Read More
We were cruise virgins & went on this cruise with some ambivalence. We went with several other couples, all of whom were new to cruising. I was concerned because of a couple of negative reviews that were posted here after we had signed on to the cruise. Bottom line: we loved it, as did all our friends!! The level of service was impeccable. The staff on board practically stood on their heads to make us all comfortable & happy. Every person with whom we dealt was pleasant & accommodating. The wine was surprisingly good, the food excellent, the service delightful. Cleanliness was maintained fastidiously. Even the fresh flowers in the room & in the public spaces were a delight. The excursions were fabulous and, without exception, our guides were great fun. We hiked, kayaked, rafted, took float planes, saw bears, seals, whales, eagles, & calving glaciers. It was a fabulous trip. That was the unanimous opinion, and, by the way, this is a group that included oenophiles & gourmet cooks. To the complainers who posted previously, I cannot imagine how hard it is to please you in life & I wish you good luck. To the rest of you, I heartily recommend this cruise. It was worth every penny. Read Less
Sail Date August 2011
Boarding the ship and check-in was a breeze. No lines, no hassles and we got our ID cards along with our champagne. Lunch around the pool area was salads, burgers and dogs. The was open and since this was an cruise without additional cost ... Read More
Boarding the ship and check-in was a breeze. No lines, no hassles and we got our ID cards along with our champagne. Lunch around the pool area was salads, burgers and dogs. The was open and since this was an cruise without additional cost for alcohol, a few people tried and succeeded in drinking multiple days worth of booze in one sitting before being admitted into their suites. The suites are huge. The walk-in closet and the nearly standard sized bathroom were just great. The staff was there to introduce themselves and the orders for the refrigerator stocks were placed - all very efficient. The event of having everyone around the ship go into the hallways and have a ship-wide cocktail and welcome party was a great ice breaker. The captain and principal members of the crew came to us and introduced themselves - a very nice touch. We spent more than an hour getting to know our neighbors, before the dreaded, mandatory safety muster. We were also able to get a load of laundry done and iron all of our clothes that were now unpacked. Departure from Vancouver was on time and the ride out of the harbor afforded many great views of the city and Stanley Park. Exhausted from a day of walking Vancouver and being a bit tipsy, we decided to get a pizza and other snacks delivered to the room. The serviced was prompt and the food well prepared. The days are very long during June and we were off for a cruise day along the Inside Passage. Early in the morning of our first day, we had breakfast delivered to the room (which arrived exactly as advertised and was well prepared) and went to the spa to workout. Noble, the health program manager, was fantastic. We signed up for personal training sessions and multiple workout regimes that were offered. The spa had plenty of equipment and treatment rooms along with steam and sauna rooms proved to be invaluable throughout the cruise. After breakfast and an hour on gym machines, we spotted our first pod of humpback whales and later that morning dolphins riding the wake of the ship. Alaska weather is mostly wet and 60 degrees, so the views from the ship on the cruise day were limited by the cloud cover. Buffet lunch in La Veranda was nice because we were able to sit above the stern and the wind was not an issue on the overcast day. Also, large overhead space heaters kept things nice and cozy on the deck for lunch. The buffet choices were small compared to cruises we have had with Crystal and Azamara, but it met our needs. Service at the tables was impeccable as it was the day before around the pool. We spent a quiet day cruising and playing bingo along the Inside Passage and enjoyed dinner (from the menu) in the Compass Rose main dining room where we met fellow cruisers at our open table. The service, preparation, presentation and quality were comparable to Azamara. Portions were correct and unlimited alcohol was available. The sommelier visited our table more than once to attend to our needs. Our evening meal was capped off with cordials and another display from a pod of humpback whales. We were not interested in the evening activities and were able to review our planned activities for first port, Ketchikan, from the TV and the delivered, printed materials in our room. After our workout in the gym in the morning, the Compass Rose restaurant was the place for a quiet breakfast where they even asked what level of doneness I wanted for my poached eggs. In my 60 years of ordering poached eggs, I have never been asked that question. Needless to say, they came out exactly as I requested. The first "free" excursion we took was the Lumberjack Show. We knew it would be corny and it was. It was fun just to sit and admire their skills, while laughing at their set-up jokes. Sometimes it is just good to let your pretentiousness down and laugh like a loon over corny jokes. Rain is the most abundant item in Ketchikan with over 200 inches having fallen in the season so far, so hiding out in bars and jewelry stores is a favorite pastime of visitors. We had lunch by the pool again with service that was first rate and courteous - burgers, fries and dogs. We can't beat that for simple and good. Our second "free" excursion was a seaplane ride to Misty Fjord. The plane flies low and close to the scenery and then lands in the fjord. We were able to walk on the pontoons of the plane before returning to Ketchikan. It was well narrated by the pilot and a beautiful trip. We departed out of Ketchikan about 4 pm and had dinner delivered to the room where we spent five hours admiring the serene and near glass-like water conditions of the cruise north. Delicious chicken and salad dishes were prepared to our request and a bottle of wine finished off the evening. The rain went away and the sun reflected off the water like a mirrored surface. Picture postcard views from our balcony caused us to skip the evening entertainment for the second night. When Mother Nature is putting on a show, man made entertainment cannot compete. As we travel north to Juneau, we placed our breakfast order for a 6:30 delivery. It was on time and perfect. Our first "paid" excursion was a Wildlife Quest catamaran trip to the Tracy Fjord that met alongside the cruise ship to transfer passengers. The Navigator continued into Juneau while we took the side trip and caught up to the main group in six hours. The Catamaran took us to the North and South Sawyer Glaciers. We saw seals, whales and bald eagles. Many beautiful icebergs were in the Fjord. We got right up the face of the glacier and watched calving. It was one of the highlight excursions of the cruise. Once in Juneau, we took a Mendenhall Glacier and Evening Whale watching (paid) tour. Our guide, Diane, from Gastineau Guiding, was very informative as we did a short wilderness walk at the glacier. Later, we boarded a speedy boat and went looking for whales. The captain found about eight adult Humpbacks and one baby Humpback feeding. We had a wonderful time watching them breach and dive. We also saw seals and bald eagles. We got back on the ship around 9 pm and had room service for dinner on our balcony as we departed Juneau to a wonderful sunset, skipping the evening entertainment in the Lounge. The cruise into Skagway is beautiful and should not be missed. Once again, we ordered breakfast for early delivery after a workout at the gym. We took the "free" White Pass train ride and it was spectacular. Many beautiful vistas along the way and we got to learn about the Yukon gold rush and all the hardships of the men who tried to get rich from the fields (some 500 miles away). We saw a mother bear and two little cubs right next to the tracks near the summit. We even saw the original Yukon trail which is still intact at the pass. We grabbed a quick hamburger lunch in the Compass Rose restaurant and it was delicious. The staff was great. We took an afternoon "free" walking tour through Skagway that explained the bawdy times of the madams and hookers of the gold rush times. Our departure out of Skagway was gorgeous, we spent hours on our balcony with champagne as the weather was warm and we had a late dinner at Compass Rose. Every seat at every table was taken and the staff performed impeccably. Our meal was served perfectly and prepared as we requested. The entire staff from the sommelier, head waiter, busboys and waiter visited our table and exchanged pleasantries, even though the place was packed, they all took time to visit and chat with all the tables. It was a very impressive performance by the professionals of the Compass Rose both in the kitchen and in the room. We chose not to attend the Cirque at the evening show, because we were going strong for about 16-18 each day and needed to catch up on some sleep. We arrived at Sitka. After a workout and steam at the spa, we had breakfast at the pool area. We enjoyed champagne and mimosas for breakfast as a reward for good health practices. We took a "free" sea otter boat trip and saw hundreds of sea otters, a bear along the beach, bald eagles, California Gray whale adults & newborns and a few adult Humpback whales feeding. Overall, this excursion was really very good. We docked at the ship landing at Sitka. We had lunch at an Italian place in Sitka. That afternoon, we took another "free" tour. This was a boat that had viewing windows below deck. It was a total waste of time. The water is green murky and one cannot see anything in the water. We left Sitka and ate in our room with service brought to our balcony. We enjoyed the warm climate until sunset, once again getting rid of two bottles of champagne. The final "port" before disembarking was Glacier Bay where we saw the Hubbard Glacier. It is a very pretty entrance to the bay and we had morning workout and then breakfast in our room with a bottle of champagne. We spun around the Hubbard Glacier and took photos. It is not as impressive as the Sawyer or Mendenhall Glaciers since you can't get close and it does not "calf" large chunks of ice. The day was quite chilly and overcast so we mostly stayed indoors and watched a number of on-demand movies on the TV. In the evening, we ate at the specialty restaurant on board and had a wonderful meal expertly prepared and professionally served. After a few night caps, we slept until we disembarked at Seward at 7am. There are a number of ways to get to Anchorage from Seward. We chose a private taxi service; PJ's Taxi and Renee provided us lots of interesting side trips on our way to the airport. The bus from the ship gets you to the airport around 11:30 am and the train gets there later. The prices are not reasonable for any of the three options, so pricing all the options is a smart thing to do. Read Less
Sail Date June 2011
Seven Seas Navigator Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.3
Dining 4.5 4.1
Entertainment 3.5 3.6
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.6
Family 3.0 3.6
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.8
Enrichment 4.0 3.6
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.5
Rates 4.0 3.8

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