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Seven Seas Navigator

Seven Seas Navigator Review and Specifications

Specifications of Seven Seas Navigator

Year built1999  /  Age : 20
Flag state Bermuda
BuilderAdmiralty Shipyard (St Petersburg, Russia /hull), T.Mariotti (Genoa, Italy /superstructure)
Classice-strengthened expedition ship
Building costUSD 200 million
Owner(NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd
Operator(RSSC) Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)170 m / 558 ft
Beam (width)24 m / 79 ft
Gross Tonnage28803 gt
Passengers506 - 557
Crew315
Passengers-to-space ratio51
Decks12
Cabins253
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2016
Christened byMarilyn Carlson Nelson

Current itinerary / position of Seven Seas Navigator

Seven Seas Navigator current cruise is 15 days, one-way from New York to Miami. The itinerary starts on 04 Nov, 2019 and ends on 19 Nov, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
04 Nov 17:00    Departing from New York, Cape Liberty Bayonne NJ-NYC hotels
06 Nov 12:00 - 07 Nov 16:00    St George, Bermuda
10 Nov 08:00 - 19:00    Basseterre, Port Zante, St Kitts Island
11 Nov 07:00 - 17:00    St Johns, Antigua
12 Nov 09:00 - 20:00    Castries, St Lucia Island
13 Nov 07:00 - 14:00    St Georges, Grenada
14 Nov 13:00 - 20:00    Kralendijk, Bonaire Island, Dutch Antilles
15 Nov 08:00 - 16:00    Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles
16 Nov 09:00 - 17:00    Santa Marta, Colombia
19 Nov 07:00    Arriving in Miami, Florida hotels

Review of Seven Seas Navigator

Launched in 1999, Seven Seas Navigator is the smallest and oldest of the Regent Seven Seas Cruises ships, together with the new Explorer (2016) and Splendor (2020) and the old Mariner and Voyager.

History - construction and ownership

Regent Cruises (officially Regent Seven Seas Cruises / RSSC) is an all-inclusive, top-luxury cruise brand fka "Radisson Seven Seas". Until 2014, the company (as part of "Prestige Cruise Holdings") was owned by Apollo Management LP - one of the world's largest private investment equity funds. Since September 2014, RSSC and the sister company Oceania Cruises are owned by NCL Norwegian (shipowner), acquired at the total cost of USD 3 billion. Regent cruise ships are medium-sized, with capacity up to 800 passengers. The fleet consists of 6-star rated all-suite and all-balcony vessels with a space-to-guest ratio around 70 and staff-to-guest ratio 1-to-1,6 (some of industry's best). As building cost per berth, RSSC liners are among the world's most expensive ships.

Regent Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship

The 28,803-ton, 490-passenger cruise ship Seven Seas Navigator was once a Soviet research ship that the line purchased, stripped, and converted into a contemporary luxurious cruise liner. It was the first all-suite vessel for Regent Seven Seas Cruises company. The Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship experience is really personal for most of the cruisers, with a majority of the personnel (at each level) quickly learning passengers' names and preferences.

In January 2016, a $125 million refurbishment plan was revealed for three ships in the Regent Seven Seas fleet. The aim is to bring the cruise vessels in line with the new Seven Seas Explorer, due to enter service in 2016 summer. The 2-year upgrade starts with the smallest 490-passenger Seven Seas Navigator. Seven Seas Voyager is next in line in late 2016; Seven Seas Mariner in 2017 spring.

Cruise itinerary program

Seven Seas Navigator itinerary program is based on Caribbean cruises from Miami, and to Alaska from Vancouver BC. Regent Navigator cruises to New England with departures from New York and Montreal, and also in Europe on Mediterranean itineraries from Rome, Venice, Barcelona, with Transatlantic repositioning crossings.

Seven Seas Navigator will spend summer 2016 in the Mediterranean, late autumn in South Africa, and then embark from Miami in 2017 on the first world voyage for the line in 6 years, a 128-night cruise covering 31 countries on 6 continents.

Starting on Jan 8, 2018, Regent Navigator offers a 137-night long "World Cruise" round-trip from Los Angeles (California, USA).

Cabins

Like all Regent cruise ships, Seven Seas Navigator is an all-suite ship. The number of suite categories is 11. Seven Seas Navigator has a total of 354 suites, of which 37 are Oceanview Suites and 85% have private balconies. The largest ones are the Master Suites (1065 ft2).

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Compass Rose restaurant is the main dining room on Seven Seas Navigator. It functions on an open seating basis and offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner without set dining assignments. La Veranda is ship's daytime buffet, serving breakfast and lunch. In the evening it is transformed into a bistro serving Mediterranean cuisine. The speciality steak house Prime 7 is free of charge but requires reservations for dinner. Dinner is served alfresco on Navigator's pool deck at least once during each cruise. Another choice for casual lunch is the poolside grill. Dinner can be ordered from the MDR menu during restaurant hours to be served en suite.

Regent Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Seven Seas Navigator restaurants and food bars.

  • Compass Rose (main dining room restaurant, open-seating breakfast, lunch and dinner; features European Continental dishes and alternative choices - vegetarian, specialities from the Spa menu, select dishes from Regent's Chartreuse menu with gourmet French cuisine)
  • Pool Grill (fast food bar, poolside; serves the pool deck area)
  • Prime 7 (reservations-only dinner restaurant with American Steakhouse menu)
  • La Veranda / Sette Mari (casual dining venue; operates as ship’s self-service buffet restaurant; in the evenings, the buffet transforms into “Sette Mari” Italian dinner restaurant, complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Highlights of the Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship experience include: large, roomy suite accommodations (301 to 1,173 square feet); luxury en-suite facilities; perfect service throughout; a great space-per-passenger ratio (67.3 ft. of public space per passenger); diverse dining venues (which include a steakhouse and Italian alternative restaurants); an upscale Canyon Ranch SpaClub (formerly Carita Spa); and ten Internet-ready computers.

Follows the complete list of Seven Seas Navigator lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Navigator Lounge (signature cocktails bar with grand piano; serves casual early Continental Breakfast with fresh pastries and speciality coffees/teas)
  • Library (combined Library and Internet computers room)
  • Coffee Connection (speciality coffee bar)
  • Connoisseur Club (smoking lounge with comfortable leather armchairs; offers hand-rolled Cuban cigars)
  • Card Room / Conference Room (hosts bridge tournaments and lectures)
  • Stars Lounge (disco nightclub with its own bar, live music entertainment, karaoke, dance parties)
  • Seven Seas Lounge (2-tiered main show lounge for cabaret-style evening entertainment)
  • The Boutique (duty-free shopping arcade: luxury jewellery, precious stones, brand perfumes, watches, designer clothes, accessories, gifts, souvenirs, Regent-logo wear)
  • Casino (with 2 sections: for the slot machines, and for the gaming tables)
  • Navigator Pool area (with a large swimming pool, two Whirlpools, sunbathing area with loungers, tennis tables, seating area; served by the Pool Bar)
  • Galileo’s Lounge (with indoor/outdoor seating areas, dance floor, a grand piano for live performances; hosts daily trivia shows, Afternoon Tea and live music events)
  • Canyon Ranch SpaClub and Wellness Center (Treatment Rooms, Saunas, Steam Rooms, Relaxation Room. The Centre includes ship’s Beauty Salon, Gym and Aerobics Studio)
  • Fitness Center (with floor-ceiling windows, modern equipment)
  • The Top Deck (Power Walking/Jogging Track; sports court: mini-golf putting green; Golf Net).

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The Regent Navigator ship was built in Genoa Italy and is the line's oldest and smallest in comparison to the fleet mates Mariner and Voyager, and especially to the fleet's largest Explorer (2016). Just like her sisters, the Navigator provides an all-inclusive "big yacht" luxury cruising vacation experience.

A curious fact is, that the Seven Seas Navigator ship was partially built in Russia (the former USSR). The vessel's hull was constructed in Leningrad (now St Petersburg), then purchased by the RSSC line and finished in Italy (by the shipbuilding company T. Mariotti (Genoa). Another "fun fact" is that the ship was a movie star - playing a major role in the film "After the Sunset" (2004).

On September 2, 2014, the NCL Norwegian company purchased the company "Prestige Cruise Holdings" (owner of Oceania Cruises and RSSC) for USD 3,025 billion, thus becoming the official owner of all vessels in both fleets.

Regent Navigator's itinerary calendar features as operational regions Alaska, Caribbean, South America (Brazil Amazon cruises from Florida), Canada (New England Fall Foliage cruises) and Panama Canal transits (on repositioning).

Regent Seven Seas Navigator is among the top-luxury World Cruise ships offering each year an Around The World itinerary. It includes up to 30 different countries and numerous exotic ports of call in Asia, Australia, South America, Caribbean, Africa, also Transatlantic crossings, Panama Canal and/or Suez Canal transits.

In mid-April 2016, RSSC announced upgraded fares adding free international flights to all 2017-2018 cruise itineraries. These are round-trip air travel deals (business class) added to the company's signature (standard) all-inclusive package - wines, spirits, soda, water, unlimited internet, free shore excursions, prepaid gratuities, pre-post cruise hotel stays and transfers. The air-inclusive cruise deals involve international flights leaving from 26 cities (the USA and Canada), regardless of the suite category booked.

The Apollo Group company provides all RSSC ships with the entire onboard hotel product and services. This includes administration, food staff (preparation and serving), housekeeping staff, also the vessel's provisioning and crewing. Other cruise lines served by Apollo are Thomson UK (Marella Cruises) and Oceania.

In Summer 2017, the ship was supposed to sail on a Northwest Passage Cruise transiting the Canadian Arctic Ocean territories. However, due to the bad weather forecast (too much sea ice on the route in July), the voyage was cancelled at the end of August 2016. Booked passengers were refunded and additionally received USD $1,000 onboard credit applicable to any other 2016 or 2017 Regent cruises. Travel partners who had guests booked on the trip received USD 250 per booking. The Navigator's 63-days long one-way itinerary was from Miami Florida to Montreal Quebec (scheduled June 17 to August 18, 2017). The list of "Arctic" ports of call included Seward Alaska (Jul 19), Homer Alaska (July 21), Kodiak Island Alaska (July 22), Dutch Harbor Unalaska (July 24), Nome Alaska (July 26), Herschel Island Yukon Canada (July 29), Tuktoyaktuk NT Canada (July 30), Victoria Island (Aug 2), King William Island (Aug 3), Upernavik Greenland (Aug 5), Uummannaq Greenland (Aug 7), Nuuk Greenland (Aug 9), Paamiut Greenland (Aug 10), Qaqortoq Greenland (Aug 11), Corner Brook Newfoundland (Aug 14), Saguenay Quebec (Aug 16) and Quebec City (Aug 17).

In 2018, the ship offers an Around the World cruise (round-trip from USA (Los Angeles CA departure on January 8th). The 137-day long itinerary (Jan 8 - May 25, 2018) includes 64 ports in 28 countries on 5 continents. Signature destinations include Hawaii (USA), South Pacific islands, Australia and New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Indian Ocean (Bay of Bengal), South Africa, Transatlantic crossing, South America, Caribbean, Panama Canal transit. The Regent's World Cruise 2018 deals are price-inclusive of shore excursions/tours (in all ports of call), first-class airfare, visa package, luggage and unlimited laundry services, shipboard medical services, satellite phone time. Pricing starts from USD 60,000 pp (Deluxe Window Suite cabin).

Seven Seas Navigator Itineraries

The below listed Seven Seas Navigator cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Regent Seven Seas fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Oct 25 10 days, round-trip New York To New York - Leaf Peeps & Fall Treats New York
2019 Nov 04 15 days, one-way from New York to Miami New York
2019 Nov 19 16 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles Miami $6799
2019 Dec 05 18 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Papeete Los Angeles $10499
2019 Dec 23 11 days, round-trip Papeete (Tahiti) To Papeete (Tahiti) - South Pacific Sunsets Papeete $12799
2019 Dec 23 31 days, one-way from Papeete to Sydney Papeete $20999
2020 Jan 03 20 days, one-way from Papeete to Sydney Papeete $17999
2020 Jan 23 36 days, round-trip Sydney To Sydney - Circle Australia Sydney $30899
2020 Jan 23 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Benoa Sydney $19599
2020 Feb 08 20 days, one-way from Benoa to Sydney Benoa $21899
2020 Feb 28 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $17299
2020 Feb 28 29 days, one-way from Sydney to Papeete Sydney $25299
2020 Mar 13 15 days, one-way from Auckland to Papeete Auckland $16599
2020 Mar 28 10 days, round-trip Papeete (Tahiti) To Papeete (Tahiti) - Beyond The Blue Lagoon Papeete $12399
2020 Apr 07 34 days, one-way from Papeete to Miami Papeete $19499
2020 Apr 07 18 days, one-way from Papeete to Callao Papeete $13399
2020 Apr 25 16 days, one-way from Callao to Miami Callao $10799
2020 May 11 11 days, round-trip Miami To Miami - Sun Kissed Spring Miami $5299
2020 May 22 14 days, one-way from Miami to Montreal Miami $5099
2020 Jun 05 10 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal $4099
2020 Jun 15 15 days, one-way from New York to Reykjavik New York $9599
2020 Jun 15 29 days, one-way from New York to Dublin New York $17799
2020 Jun 15 74 days, one-way from New York to Barcelona New York $37299
2020 Jun 30 14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Dublin Reykjavik $11099
2020 Jun 30 28 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Copenhagen Reykjavik $18199
2020 Jul 14 14 days, one-way from Dublin to Copenhagen Dublin $10499
2020 Jul 14 34 days, one-way from Dublin to Amsterdam Dublin $21699
2020 Jul 28 20 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Copenhagen $14799
2020 Aug 17 11 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Barcelona Amsterdam $8899
2020 Sep 11 15 days, one-way from Barcelona to Montreal Barcelona $4499
2020 Sep 26 12 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal $8799
2020 Oct 08 10 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York $7599
2020 Oct 18 12 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal $6199
2020 Oct 30 16 days, one-way from New York to Miami New York $5299
2020 Nov 15 25 days, round-trip Miami To Miami - Glories Of The Amazon Miami $9799
2020 Dec 10 12 days, round-trip Miami To Miami - Spices & Sandy Beaches Miami $4499
2020 Dec 22 24 days, one-way from Miami to Honolulu Miami $9699
2021 Jan 15 15 days, one-way from Honolulu to Papeete Honolulu $10799
2021 Jan 30 10 days, round-trip Papeete (Tahiti) To Papeete (Tahiti) - Cruising The South Pacific Papeete $11199
2021 Feb 09 10 days, round-trip Papeete (Tahiti) To Papeete (Tahiti) - Romance Of Paradise Papeete $11199
2021 Feb 19 10 days, round-trip Papeete (Tahiti) To Papeete (Tahiti) - Lagoons & Lush Peaks Papeete $11199
2021 Mar 01 18 days, one-way from Papeete to Callao Papeete $11999
2021 Mar 19 14 days, one-way from Callao to Miami Callao $9299
2021 Apr 02 25 days, round-trip Miami To Miami - Amazon Celebration Miami $9499
2021 Apr 27 12 days, round-trip Miami To Miami - Awe Of Aruba Miami $5199
2021 May 09 7 days, round-trip Miami To Miami - Caribbean Serenity Miami $3199
2021 May 16 15 days, one-way from Miami to New York Miami $4699
2021 May 31 16 days, one-way from New York to Reykjavik New York $9999
2021 May 31 94 days, round-trip New York To New York - Grand Arctic Adventure New York $46999
2021 May 31 30 days, one-way from New York to Southampton New York $18199
2021 Oct 04 10 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal $7699
2021 Oct 14 10 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York $7499
2021 Oct 24 12 days, one-way from Montreal to Miami Montreal $6299
2021 Nov 05 18 days, one-way from Miami to Rio de Janeiro Miami $9299
2021 Nov 05 62 days, round-trip Miami To Miami - Circle South America Miami $28999
2021 Nov 05 28 days, one-way from Miami to Buenos Aires Miami $14199
2021 Nov 23 10 days, one-way from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro $8399
2021 Dec 03 16 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to San Antonio Buenos Aires $12499
2021 Dec 03 34 days, one-way from Buenos Aires to Miami Buenos Aires $19199
2021 Dec 19 18 days, one-way from San Antonio to Miami San Antonio $10399
2022 Jan 06 7 days, one-way from Miami to San Juan Miami $3499
2022 Jan 06 30 days, round-trip Miami To Miami - The Complete Caribbean Miami $13699
2022 Jan 13 12 days, one-way from San Juan to Cartagena San Juan $6499
2022 Jan 25 11 days, one-way from Cartagena to Miami Cartagena $5999
2022 Feb 05 10 days, one-way from Miami to Bridgetown Miami $4699
2022 Feb 15 10 days, round-trip Bridgetown To Bridgetown - Barbados In Bliss Bridgetown $4799
2022 Feb 25 10 days, one-way from Bridgetown to Miami Bridgetown $4499
2022 Mar 07 10 days, round-trip Miami To Miami - Welcome To Paradise Miami $4799
2022 Mar 17 15 days, one-way from Miami to New York Miami $4799
2022 Apr 01 12 days, one-way from New York to Southampton New York $5499

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