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Seven Seas Navigator

Seven Seas Navigator

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Ship Specifications
Year Built: 1999 Age Restrictions: At least one person in
Year Refurbished: 2003 each room must be 18 years of age or older.
Previous Name: N/A Seating Assignments: Open
Guest Occupancy: 490 Assigned Dining Hours: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Crew: 340 Internet Access: Yes
Tonnage: 33,000 tons Bars/Lounges: 5
Length: 565 feet Spa: Yes
Beam: 81 feet Fitness Center : Yes
Cruising Speed: 20 knots Swimming Pools: 1
Passenger Decks: 8 Hot Tubs: 2
Ship Registry: Bermuda Bowling Alley: No
Casino: Yes (not in Hawaii) Rock Climbing Wall: No
Show Room: Yes Ice Skating Rink: No
Disco/Night Club: Yes 24-Hour Room Service: Yes
Library: Yes Hair Dryer in Room: Yes
 

Overview
The all-suite (490-guest) Seven Seas Navigator, of Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC), is an excellent option in the luxury cruising world. Gratuities, soft drinks, hot beverages and most alcoholic beverages are included in the cruise fare, so that in combination with Regent's very casual onboard atmosphere creates an almost carefree luxury cruising product. If you're looking for an award-winning cruise line with destination-rich itineraries, spacious ships, fabulous service, luxurious accommodations and gourmet cuisine, then a cruise onboard Regent's Seven Seas Navigator is an excellent option for your next vacation.


Destinations & Itineraries
Seven Seas Navigator will be featuring cruises in the following regions (subject to change, based on the cruise line's discretion):

2012: Canada & New England, Caribbean


2013: Alaska, Canada & New England, Caribbean

2014: Alaska, Caribbean

Staterooms
90% of the suites onboard Seven Seas Navigator have a private balcony. All of Seven Seas Navigator's accommodations are suites. All of the suites have marble-appointed private bathrooms (with a full bathtub and separate shower), European king-size beds (that can be converted into two twin beds), luxury European linens, a separate sitting area, a walk-in closet with safe, luxury European robes, cotton slippers, telephone, hair dryer, an interactive flat screen TV with large media selection, and a refrigerator that's refilled daily with soft drinks, beer and bottled water. Category B suites and above will also have an in-suite bar setup upon embarkation and Butler service. There are a few wheelchair-accessible and triple suites available onboard this ship, and a few of the suites are interconnecting.

Window Suites: The most basic suites onboard Seven Seas Navigator are her Window Suites. These suites are all the same size (301 square feet), but are differentiated based on their location. A category H is located on deck five, while a category G is on deck six.

Deluxe Suites: The next most premium suites onboard Seven Seas Navigator are her Deluxe Suites. These suites are all the same size (356 square feet in total - the room is 301 square feet, while the balcony is 55 square feet), but are differentiated based on their onboard locations. Category F suites are located on decks six, eight and nine; E's are on decks six and seven; D's are on decks six and eight; and C's are on decks deck nine.

Penthouse Suites: There are two categories of Penthouse Suites onboard Seven Seas Navigator (B and A). They are actually the same size as the Deluxe Suites, but have Butler service and an in-suite bar setup (see above for more details). Category B's are on deck ten, while category A's are on deck eleven.

All of the following suites have Butler service and an in-suite bar setup:

Navigator Suites: Such a suite (category NS) is 495 square feet (the room is 448 square feet and the balcony is 47 square feet), and is located on deck nine.

Grand Suites: A category GS is 739 square feet (the room is 539 square feet and the balcony is 200 square feet), and is located on decks seven and eight.

Master Suites: The most premium accommodations onboard Seven Seas Navigator are her (category MS) Master Suites, which are a spacious 1,173 square feet. The rooms themselves are 1,067 square feet, while the balconies are 106 square feet. A couple of these suites have full wrap-around balconies (room #'s 1000 and 1001). All of the Master Suites are located on decks nine and ten.


Dining
The gourmet cuisine onboard all Regent Seven Seas cruise ships is definitely present onboard Seven Seas Navigator. There's an open-seating format on this ship, meaning that you can eat where you want, when you want and with whomever you want. This ship has two open-seating restaurants onboard, as well as the Pool Grill (during the day). Select house wines and bar drinks are included in the cruise fare, so that's a major plus.

Compass Rose Restaurant is Seven Seas Navigator's main restaurant, serving fine continental cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's the largest restaurant onboard and has its tables arranged so that all guests have a picture window. Aside from the continental specialties available on its gourmet menu, there is also vegetarian and spa cuisine available. Examples of main courses served there are grilled grouper filet, grilled venison medallions and Chinese tangerine shrimp.

Portofino Il Ristorante is a venue that serves a more casual breakfast and lunch during the day. At night dinner is available, with regional Italian specialties available. Live music is often playing at this casual restaurant. There's a set menu that's served by seven singing Italian waiters. Reservations are required for dinner at this intimate (80-guest) venue.

Don't forget that 24 hour room service is available for all passengers. During normal dining hours, you can order from the chef's nightly menu and eat their food in your suite. There are a few items on the menu that you can order at an additional cost, such as premium wines. Another nice feature onboard each Regent cruise is that High Tea is served each afternoon (in the Navigator Lounge), along with fresh scones and other snacks.


Onboard Features
A great space ratios gives guests sailing onboard Seven Seas Navigator an excellent onboard atmosphere. Besides the spacious surroundings, there's a nice variety of things to do while onboard this ship, from watching entertaining shows to participating in various enrichment programs and activities.

Seven Seas Navigator's onboard enrichment program is wonderful, featuring a wide variety of guest lecturers and classes. Lecturers are drawn from a bunch of different fields, giving informal talks or slide show presentations on their area of expertise. There will also be computer classes (on the ten computers in the library) and bridge lessons available (on select sailings) onboard. Internet browsing is available at a small charge.

The Seven Seas Lounge is a beautiful two-tiered show lounge, featuring a nine-piece orchestra playing concert-quality music. A nice variety of shows will be performed at this venue during each of Seven Seas Navigator's cruises, which may include cabaret revues, singing and dancing. The casino (featuring a nice decent of gaming tables and slot machines) is another popular place to be while onboard Seven Seas Navigator, especially during the evening (after a show ends in the lounge).

Carita of Paris is an award-winning upscale spa onboard Seven Seas Navigator. Treatments available onboard include Pro-Lift skin care therapies, Renovateur exfoliating process, massage, thalassotherapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, body wraps, facials and beauty treatments. There is also a fitness center onboard, featuring an aerobics room (with exercise classes), free weights, lifecycles, stairmasters, treadmills and more.

There are a few bars and lounges onboard this ship, some of which feature late-night dancing and a DJ (the Stars Lounge). The Navigator Lounge is a great spot for a pre-dinner cocktail. There is usually live piano music playing at Galileo's Lounge (on deck eleven), which also might feature an occasional cabaret and jazz set. The Connoisseur Club is a cigar bar that has English club chairs.

On deck ten you'll find a teak pool deck that has a swimming pool, two whirlpools, two golf driving cages, as well as a Pool Grill & Bar.

Other onboard features include art auctions during the cruise, a well-stocked library (with many books, DVDs and games to borrow while on the cruise), duty-free boutiques and a photo shop. Onboard laundry and dry cleaning services are available at a charge, but there are also self-serve laundries on a few of the ship's decks. Guests whose accommodations have Butler service get complimentary pressing of any items that are worn during the first evening onboard.

In the case that any guests need medical attention while onboard, there is a medical center onboard Seven Seas Navigator that is staffed by a doctor and nurse. Please be aware that you'll be charged by Regent for any medical attention you may require while onboard, which is why traveler's insurance is highly recommended for a travelers.

The Regent Travel Concierge is available to arrange special shore excursions, personalized to your interests and desires. The concierge is also able to make special pre- and/or post-cruise programs for you.


Dress Code and Attire
Evenings onboard a Regent Seven Seas cruise are elegant, yet not formal. Regent recommends their guests dress "Country Club Casual" or in resort wear during the evenings. For men, this means slacks and a button-down shirt. No ties are required, although some men may wear a blazer and tie on the evenings of the Captain's Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner (both of which are called "Informal" nights). Women should wear pantsuits or informal cocktail attire. Jeans, shorts and t-shirts are not appropriate for evening wear while onboard.


Children Programs
Club Navigator Youth Program is a complimentary program that is for travelers ages 5 through 17. The program is broken up into three age-based groups (5-8, 9-12 and 13-17) and is supervised by an experienced staff of youth counselors. This program operates on select sailings during the summer and on holiday sailings. Activities may include games, craft projects, movies, and "food fun" to make sure each child has a memorable experience. Teens help the counselor select the activities they prefer to do on their cruise.

Regent's policy regarding children isn't the most family-friendly one around. In fact, in their terms and conditions they state that "RSSC is unable to accommodate children under one year of age and reserves the right to restrict the number of those under three years of age."


Tipping and Gratuities
All gratuities are included for the onboard staff in the cruise fare charged by Regent.


Alcohol Policy
The minimum drinking age on all Regent cruise ships is 18 years of age.


Gambling Policy
The minimum age to gamble onboard a Regent Seven Seas cruise ship is 18 years of age.


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