This ship visit formed part of the Inspiring Travel / Regent Seven Seas Cruises ‘Ultimate Ship Visit’ in Venice, where we saw both the Navigator and Splendor. Into Venice a day earlier (and overnighting in Venice – or should we say Fusina, near Venice), the Navigator was the first of the two visits. Navigator is the oldest in Regent’s small fleet of ships, although you can certainly see the hallmarks of what Regent offer, just on a smaller scale.
Built in 1991, the Navigator is also the smallest ship in Regent’s fleet – carrying up to 496 guests, and with 365 crew has one of the highest crew-to-passenger ratios at sea. It also differs from the newer ships by not being all-balcony, with a small number of ocean-view ‘deluxe window suites’. Of course, in this luxury market, there is no such thing as an ‘inside cabin’!
Onboard, dining remains a big part of the Regent offering. Although it is a smaller ship, it doesn’t have as many restaurants as its larger compatriates, although the key ones are carried across the fleet. It features the Compass Rose, the daytime buffet at La Veranda, where at night-time it turns into the Italian Sette Mare, and the steak restaurant Prime 7.
As far as entertainment goes, there is a huge theatre onboard. Much bigger than you would normally find of a ship of this size (where you could technically fit all the passengers onboard), featuring Broadway-style shows and films throughout the cruise. Adject to the theatre, is a lovely bar – ideal for a pre-show drink.
Although small, you’ll still find everything you would expect from a cruise ship. On deck, there is an excellent swimming pool, with a sun terrace – again with its own adjacent bar. The rain in Venice meant that it wasn’t being used too much – but you can imagine it would be a lovely area when the weather was warmer (and sunnier). Further forward there is a sports deck – complete with its own crazy golf course and shuffleboard.
The suites are just as you would imagine for a luxury cruise line, of this sort of age. They have lovely big beds, with a small sitting area and coffee table (here is a balcony as well). The bathrooms are a very decent size, with a nearly full-length bath (if you wish to have one). There’s also plenty of room for storing clothes as well.
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