Regent Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Review
Itinerary: Alaskan Inside Passage - August 2014
We liked the all inclusive situation with Regent. We looked at Linda's small ships and the Silverseas that she offers. We aren't into heavy activity and kind of like to get lost in a crowd. So we felt the small ships were not our cup of tea and for sure the mega ships were not either. We feel we made the right choice since it was one of our best vacations ever.
We took the Free Air and flew from Miami to Seattle to Vancouver. Annoying that we had to pay for our luggage. Guess the issue of the airline not Regent. Transfers were without a hitch.
Balcony stateroom, as is most of the ship, would never do less. Lovely upon arrival. Concierge level gave us an in-suite refrig and bar stocked with our choice of liquor, sodas and juices. We had a butler, oh boy and wish we could have taken him home. What a sweet quiet gentleman. Was there when you wanted him and invisible when you didn't. Towels and sheets were good quality as were the bath amenities.
The ship is spotless, and well decorated. Many open areas and small nooks and crannies to make you feel like you are on a ship with very few people. Never did figure where all the other 400 people were, it never felt crowed or busy. The open space ratio per passenger must be high. Also the staff to passenger ratio showed in the excellent service received.
We ordered room service many times. Linda gave us this idea. When you go for your life boat drill, call room service just before and ask them to set you up for when you get back. Great idea. We ate in all the speciality restaurants. We made reservations on line prior. Prime 7 Steakhouse was fabulous with good cuts of meet cooked to perfection. We felt the buffets had better than average options for healthy eating. Quite pleased with all food and drink opportunities. the liquor and wine flowed continuously. We were impressed with the waiters knowledge of wines served and done with a professional flair.
Shore excursions included. And yes they were, no problems and all requests were honored and went off without a hitch. We did biking, hiking and kayaking when offered. We did the White Pass Railroad out of Skagway. We stuck to the free options of which someone said there were 42 choices. In conversations we never heard a complaint about any excursion. A few plane and helicopter rides were canceled due to weather. We enjoyed the galley tour and the bridge tour. We enjoyed quiet time in the extensive library all on the honor system. Internet worked throughout the ship. Enjoyed the fresh flowers throughout the ship.
There was little to no night life which was just fine with us. We were also tired at night this being Alaska and one is outside and active all day long. There were many bars scattered throughout the ship, all unique in their decor and ambience. At night they were quiet and after the shows the ship population seemed to retire, us included. Up early for those excursions. We never saw lines for anything on or off the ship.
This was a high expenditure for us, celebration our 40th wedding anniversary was special. We feel we got value to our money. The air, excursions and liquor being included adds up quickly. We felt the small number of passengers and the quality of service was worth every penny. Overall, Alaska itself is a wonder of beauty. Your ship only a vehicle in which to travel through. It is a pleasure to feel special and enjoy every aspect of the all to short week on the Regent Seven Seas Navigator.
—Paul and Ronna , Hollywood Beach, FL