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  1. Hi all, we were on the May 15-30, 2019 Navigator sailing, a crossing from NYC to Amsterdam. I posted a review on CC, entitled (with an attempt at humour) "A Regent's Crossing". While you can read the review if interested (I am not technically savvy enough to link it here; it is the second one on the Navigator list of reviews), overall we thought the cruise was very good, and our first time on Regent thus a success. Of course that the ship has since been refurbished may make some of our comments, for example regarding the somewhat limited storage space, irrelevant as the refurb seemed to address that concern. While we felt some vibration, given we were on deck 10, forward, it was not at all bothersome. We would return to Regent, given the right itinerary and pricing.
  2. Here is a quick guide to the suites on Regent Seven Seas Cruises fleet of ships. It is populated with user's comments and impressions of the suites they've sailed in. Similar to the site "SeatGuru", it lets people know benefits and potential drawbacks to cabins on Regent's current fleet of ships. Regent Seven Seas Explorer Regent Seven Seas Mariner Regent Seven Seas Navigator Regent Seven Seas Splendor Regent Seven Seas Voyager I cannot guarantee the accuracy or currency of the data contained on these spreadsheets. Reviews will be posted unedited (within reason). Any entry that states "Not yet reviewed" was taken directly from the Regent Seven Seas website. Directions on how to submit your ratings will appear in a subsequent post.
  3. Cue the lights! Strike up the band! Set the table! Get out my girdle! It’s time for another “Live From” from Roberto (Z) and Pam (The Boss). Please join us and feel free to comment/insult as we head out on our latest adventure. This time we are going to London for two days, followed by an 11 day cruise of the British Isles onboard the diminutive Navigator (she’s small but mighty). We will finish up with three days in Dublin where I plan to sneak into the Guinness plant and dive into one of the vats and drink my weight. We leave today at 1540 from MIA to JFK, then depart at 2240 for London. We scored business class seats using FF miles onboard American Airlines 777-300. The Boss started packing last week and finally finished last night. I came home from work yesterday and knocked it out in less than 30 minutes. Of course, I only had one suitcase and a backpack: Meanwhile: I will need some help to get TB’s luggage to the airport: I am also stuck with having to hump TB’s carry on bag: Since I’m an early riser, I indulged in one of my passion by watching “The Way.” This is a simple movie about Spain’s Camino De Santiago something that I am extremely interested in and would hope to do one day. I love the quienes of our house on Saturday mornings where I enjoy a cup of coffee and listen to the house waking up. We are heading out soon for brunch before heading out to the airport. I can’t wait to share our adventures with everyone. Z and TB
  4. Food looks great, looking forward to our cruise coming up on the Splendor b2b, followed on the Navigator. Keep up having so much fun--great reporting.
  5. The topic is not if you like coco cay better.. The point is that the cruise line offered for sale a ininerary, that some people wanted and now they are changing course. If customers wanted to go to Bahamas they could have purchased Mariner/Navigator or perhaps another ship that offers stops in Nassau and or Coca Cay.
  6. he Sat next to me yesterday as we setting sail from Miami. He is a nice guy, and it was a nice chat. He stated that he is staying on Navigator for another 4 months.
  7. Updated 6/25/19 --- My hope is to put update this thread every few days or at least once week. To do that, I need cruisers (or others that somehow have 'insider information') to let me know who they come across on sailings. HAPPY CRUISING! What Activity Manager have you come across? Post the name, ship and sailing date to help keep this thread as accurate as possible. ****Adventure OTS – Kelly Leuch, her first assignment as AM. She was GREAT said a cruiser on board with her….how terrific! ****Allure OTS – Flavio Maeda will be onboard until July 14 when Assata Young-Mayers takes over. ****Anthem OTS – Tresha Robb has posted that she is onboard. I am trying to find out more on this. ****Brilliance OTS – TT has been reported as onboard on the completed sailing 4/20/19 and still onboard for the May 4 – 19 transatlantic sailing. No information on when he started to guess how long he might be onboard. ****Empress OTS –Eric Lopez has been spotted doing the morning show with Elvis the CD. ****Enchantment OTS – Saini has been onboard, but could be completing a contract and departing the ship. Who is currently onboard? Gemma Frances will report to EN after the completion of her vacation at the end of July. ****Explorer OTS – Aysy Sadrislamova is onboard from information by a cruiser who sailed on Explorer in early March 2019. Based on what people have uncovered Daniel Edwards will be taking over in June. ****Freedom OTS – Jerry Kubli is currently onboard. No timeline for contract period. ****Grandeur OTS – Mike (unknown last name) took over from Katrina Blair on 6/13. She is returning to Grandeur on 8/13 after her vacation. *****Harmony – Mosese Vatuloka is onboard since May 19. Then on July 21, Chris Turdo takes over from Mosese. ****Independence OTS – Katie Turner should have taken over from Allison Hasler when she went on vacation recently in June. Alison Hasler will return in August after vacation. *****Jewel OTS – Luana from Brazil should have returned to Jewel in mid May. Looking for confirmation. *****Liberty OTS – Kim is now on Liberty, unsure of start date… ****Majesty OTS – Tornado Tanya has taken over from Mauricio Diaz who departed the ship on 6/15 for vacation. I have asked Mauricio if he is going to return to MJ when he returns from vacation. *****Mariner OTS – Alex Paul signed on to the ship on 3/25/19 for a 4 month contract. *****Navigator OTS – Looking to find out who is onboard now? *****Oasis OTS – Nick is onboard and probably took over mid March. ***** Ovation – Angelle took over from Christopher Turdo on 5/13 when Chris left for vacation. *****Quantum – Who is currently onboard. *****Radiance OTS – Emma from the UK (unknown last name) has been spotted in Early February 2019. No information on when she started….just that she and her CD Cuddy worked well together. **** Rhapsody OTS – Gemma Frances left Rhapsody on 5/25 for vacation. Who replaced her? **** Serenade OTS – Elizabeth Hackett was on the March 25th sailing. She may have arrived in mid February, and could be on a 4 month contract until June. I do know she is still onboard as of 5/30. **** Symphony OTS – Katy McCullagh returned on 2/23 for a 4 month contract. ***** Vision OTS – Palo has been identified as onboard, unsure when his contract began. *****Voyager OTS – Kitty should have taken over on May 3, 2019…..looking for confirmation on this, please.
  8. Below is a list of the ships in the fleet. Cruise Directors play an important role in the entertainment onboard, and their assistant is the Activity Manager. If you know the name of the Activity Manager onboard one of the ships, please reply. Adventure OTS – Allure OTS - Anthem OTS – Brilliance OTS – Enchantment OTS – Explorer OTS – Freedom OTS - Grandeur OTS – Independence OTS - Jewel OTS - Legend OTS - Liberty OTS - Majesty OTS - Mariner OTS - Navigator OTS - Oasis OTS - Quantum OTS - Radiance OTS - Rhapsody OTS - Serenade OTS – Splendour OTS – Vision OTS - Voyager OTS -
  9. As I currently understand ship assignments for this summer... Adventure OTS - Capt Shawn McDuff (started rotation 5-11-19) Adventure OTS - Capt Krzyszthof Szymkarczuk Allure OTS - Capt Ron Holmes (started rotation 6-9-19) Allure OTS - Capt Tore Grimstad Anthem OTS - Capt Henrik Loft Sørensen (started rotation 6-10-19) Anthem OTS - Capt Felix Srecko Ban Brilliance OTS - Capt Ole-Johan Gronhaug (started rotation 6-19-19) Brilliance OTS - Capt Ante Cavala Empress OTS - Capt Diego Lombardic (started rotation 6-3-19) Empress OTS - Capt Carl Graucob Enchantment OTS - Capt Nils-Petter Hoeydal (started rotation 5-24-19) Enchantment OTS - Capt Toni Tomljanovic Explorer OTS - Capt Malvin Bardsnes (started rotation 6-22-19) Explorer OTS - Capt Kjetil Gjerstad Freedom OTS - Capt Frank Martinsen (started rotation 6-2-19) Freedom OTS - Capt Thomas Busto Grandeur OTS - Capt Patrik Jukes (started rotation 4-20-19) Grandeur OTS - Capt Thordur Thorsson Harmony OTS - Capt Gus Andersson (started rotation 6-2-19) Harmony OTS - Capt Johnny Faevelen Independence OTS - Capt Iv Vidos (started rotation 6-6-19) Independence OTS - Capt Teo Strazicic Jewel OTS - Capt Dustin Castelsky (started rotation 6-7-19) Jewel OTS - Capt Trym Selvag Liberty OTS - Capt Anders Ingebrigtsen (started rotation 5-26-19) Liberty OTS - Capt James MacDonald Majesty OTS - Capt Daniel Budzelewskiis (started rotation 4-27-19) Majesty OTS - Capt Per Kristoffersen Mariner OTS - Capt Toni Calne (started rotation 6-3-19) Mariner OTS - Capt Tobias Oster Navigator OTS - Capt Mattias Persson (started rotation 5-31-19) Navigator OTS - Capt Angel Oviol Oasis OTS - Capt Claus Andersen (started rotation 5-26-19) Oasis OTS - Capt Göran Peterson Ovation OTS - Capt Henrik W Loy (started rotation 5-3-19) Ovation OTS - Capt Sverre Ryan Quantum OTS - Capt Sindre Borsheim (started rotation 4-19-19) Quantum OTS - Capt Erik Standahl Radiance OTS - Capt Marek Slaby (started rotation 5-31-19) Radiance OTS - Capt Espen Been Rhapsody OTS - Capt Kjell Nordmo (started rotation 6-1-19) Rhapsody OTS - Capt Trond Holm Serenade OTS - Capt Aris Medina (started rotation 6-2-19) Serenade OTS - Capt Stig Nilsen Spectrum OTS - Capt Charles Teige (started rotation 4-18-19) Spectrum OTS - Capt Flemming Nielsen Symphony OTS - Capt Rick Sullivan (started rotation 5-11-19) Symphony OTS - Capt Rob Hempstead Vision OTS - Capt Juan Luis Caranti (started rotation 6-15-19) Vision OTS - Capt Michael Lindberg Voyager OTS - Capt Huimin Wu (started rotation 5-19-19) Voyager OTS - Capt Pehr Pehrsson
  10. My 23 year old son and I sailed on the Navigator to celebrate his cum laude graduation. We had a fantastic time! DAY 1 Embarkation in Miami We flew in to Fort Lauderdale the night before and stayed at the Rodeway Inn. (great hotel for a great price!). In the morning, Jiffy Jeff Shuttle picked us up and drove us to POM. We were through the terminal and on the ship before noon. Easy process! We enjoyed lunch in the Windjammer then headed to our cabin. We had an inside on deck 8 aft (8669). Surprise...our luggage was already waiting for us! The cabin was very spacious for an inside, although the bathroom was tiny. Lots of storage. Very quiet most of the time but for our neighbor who was a habitual door slammer. We chose MTD and had the same waitstaff each night. Malcin and Mark took very good care of us! We enjoyed our meals very much. The first night headliner comedy show was funny. We loved the 70's Disco Party as well. DAY 2 CocoCay So amazing! We had a clamshell reserved on South Beach. Very glad for the shade as the sun was intense. Fantastic weather the day we visited. We enjoyed literally sitting in the water and relaxing for hours. Food was good...loved the grilled vegetable salad. Of course we had the famous CocoLoco! Yummy. I wanted to stay longer! It was a "perfect day!" We saw the Ballroom Fever production show, which was fairly good. Loved the progression of dance styles throughout the show. Capped our day off with a movie on deck. DAY 3 Nassau We walked up to the Watlings Distillery for a tour and tasting. Nice way to kill some time. Then we went to the Graycliff Hotel for afternoon tea. Did some shopping on Bay Street then headed back to the ship. A nice nap that day! The headliner show that night, The Company Men, was THE BEST show I have ever seen on any ship. Every song was fantastic and their energy was amazing. DAY 4 At Sea This was the only day we had trouble finding seats on deck. The weather was gorgeous, so everyone wanted to be outside. We had lunch at Jamie's Italian. THe pasta was so good! We ordered the eggplant parm, which was good, but not a traditional presentation. The desserts were amazing...DS loved his tiramisu. THE GOOD: Solarium area, Cafe Promenade had great snacks, food was very good in all venues we tried, ship was clean and staff friendly. Musicians were incredible...house band and the piano bar especially. Cabin was well cared for by Martin. THE SO SO: Cruise director and staff were virtually invisible. We only heard from the CD at the start of shows or through announcements...never saw him out and about. Staff were only around during events. The RC app is good, but many time the events listed didn't match up with the Compass. THE BAD: only one negative...as we were disembarking, we were made to go back in to Guest Services because our bill hadn't been settled. What? I set up our onboard accounts with a credit card. Apparently, they never added my son to my account, so they had him listed as a cash account. This wasn't evident from the statement we received in our cabin that morning. We were never asked to come to Guest Services the night before to take care of this. Being pulled out of line was embarrassing, and the GS staff treated me like I was a criminal. Inexcusable when it was THEIR mistake. Happy to answer any questions! Margie
  11. We were on Navigator enjoying the Super Bowl in the Viking Crown Lounge.....wonderful time had by all.....great job done by Royal i will agree.
  12. Just completed a 3 day sailing on the Navigator and want to chime on the Key benefits. Embarkation was nice we got our own special line in Miami and were on the ship in perhaps 2 minutes. But the lines for regular embarkation at noon were not too bad, we probably saved ourselves 15 minutes. Chops lunch was delicious, probably my favorite part of the Key program. As for priority seating and access to activities, the Key didn't seem to add much of value for us! Every show we went to did not fill up until well after it started. We did not try to go to the ice show, where it may have made a difference. We went to the waterslides during special "Key" hours and had it all to ourselves but the reserved time was when everybody was off the ship (CocoCay). So it didn't seem that special. Breakfast on last day was very nice but we still had to be off of the ship by 9 AM so it wasn't as relaxed as i would have liked. Bottom line: for a 3 day cruise it seemed worth it but on a seven day cruise I would look carefully at the difference between internet packages and key. Basically for us it was internet + a nice first day lunch + a nice last day breakfast. I would say RCI already does a nice job of making everybody feel like a VIP so the other aspects of the program are marginally valuable.
  13. MIAMI (Jun. 21, 2019) – Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, the leading luxury ocean cruise line, this week celebrates the inaugural voyage of Seven Seas Navigator® following her two-week refurbishment in Brest, France. The first guests to experience her stunning improvements are currently sailing aboard an 11-night London to Dublin voyage. Notable enhancements to the intimate, 490-guest, all-suite ship include: Restaurants Guest favorite, Prime 7, a Contemporary American steakhouse, is completely reimagined with dramatic new appeal. Dark imperial blue walls accented with gold, light leather chairs and rich wood finishes provide a refined and elegant backdrop for prime steaks and seafood. Large artwork, marble sculptures and intricately patterned floors were added to enhance the décor. Public Areas The welcoming Navigator Lounge was refreshed with new furnishings enabling more space for guests to sit and enjoy coffee during the day and cocktails around the piano in the afternoon and evenings. Navigator Lounge Stars Lounge was completely reimagined with new carpet, new furniture and new wall coverings in light dusty rose and champagne tones highlighted with gold. Marble tables glimmer under evening dance floor lights where guests can enjoy cocktails and dancing before dinner or after the evening performance in the Constellation Theater. Stars Lounge Seven Seas Navigator was upgraded with new carpeting, modern wall coverings and sleek metal for a distinctive contemporary design on the staircases and in the Atrium to welcome guests with a light, airy and modern feel. New Italian marble floors were installed on elevators, and carpeting and wall coverings were installed in all guest hallways. New artwork is featured in guest corridors. Spa The spa is now a relaxing haven of tranquility. The entrance features pebble-stone tiles that lead to an inviting light wood spa desk where attentive staff will assist guests with the treatments of their choice. Treatment rooms have been updated to provide soothing environments for a variety of services. The relaxation area has been updated with light tones, making it a perfect retreat before or after a spa visit. The beauty salon has been enlarged, now featuring a dedicated pedicure and manicure area that has floor-to-ceiling ocean views. Stations for hair treatments and make-up round out the array of services available in the top deck spa. Guest Suites Suite entrances are warm and inviting with dark wood doors and new signage. The in-suite closets now feature more chests and drawers for additional storage space to benefit guests sailing on extended voyages. New plush carpeting was added to all suites as well as fresh upholstery and the private balconies boast refinished teak wood for a refined cruising experience. Additional enhancements guests may not notice include a new infrared barbeque grill at the Pool Grill that extracts and wisps away smoke, making for a more comfortable outdoor guest dining experience. New air conditioning and water pipes were installed throughout the entire vessel. Seven Seas Navigator’s refurbishment is her first since 2016, and with this latest drydock, she has been completely refurbished from bow-to-stern over the past three years. Since 2016, Regent Seven Seas Cruises has invested more than $150 million refurbishing and modernizing its best-in-class fleet, so its four ships remain the leader in luxury cruising and offer guests an unrivaled experience. "When guests step on board Seven Seas Navigator, they will find she continues to reflect Regent’s elegant style and famous attention to detail that fashionably honors her heritage as a beloved, intimate luxury ship," said Jason Montague, Regent Seven Seas Cruises president and chief executive officer. "Seven Seas Navigator now reflects the consistent look and feel of our fleet, but with special touches that make her distinctly unique."
  14. Navigator had all cabins touched, Adventure had most cabins touched. Mariner and Indy did not. Explorer has already had cabin refreshes not associated with an AMP. Not sure if all cabins but my 4U interior with virtual balcony did in 2018.
  15. We were on the Navigator for the same dates and found it to be one of our better cruises. Clive in the Navigator Lounge was a lot of fun and the passengers some of the friendliest. We love the Navigator. We'll be doing another transatlantic in April on the Splendor.
  16. I’m interested to hear the opinions on people who have sailed both on the 3/4 night itineraries post refurb. We did the Mariner in December and the Navigator this month. We would pick Mariner hands down. Mariner- feels like a Voyager class ship brought into 2019. Refreshed, new amenities without sacrificing its character. Would have been better if the cabins were all refreshed. But we loved it. Navigator- between replacing the old fantastic gym and spa facilities with cabins and the moving of venues around on decks 12, 13, and 14, the new cabana type things and overall layout of deck 12, the ship feels so chopped up and chaotic. You can no longer walk along deck 12 to the back of the ship, they moved the DL to a dungeon on deck 5, the whirlpools take away valuable deck space on 12 and cause a weird zigzag. The actual pool is beautiful, but they just overdid it and squeezed way too much in. Curious what other think.
  17. This info is not new. The point is that her sister ships have been updated differently. The question is if Explorer will be treated like Navigator or more similar to Mariner or Adventure.
  18. I'll ask this question in a new thread. On another Regent thread it was mentioned by one poster that Navigator would be going into dry dock sometime in 2019. I have searched almost everywhere for additional info on this with no success. Would anyone have more details about this, as to the probable date for that dry dock/refurbishment period? Thanks much.
  19. Now that the Navigator has been refurbished, wondering if they now have the drink fill kiosks. I did a search and googled could not find the answer.
  20. You will find best entertainment on the Oasis class ships (Oasis, Allure, Harmony, or Symphony), and they will offer about everything anyone could need - and in January you are likely to find better rates than in Feb as you start to run into winter breaks. That being said, if you are looking for more bang for your buck, I would look at the 9-day Southern Caribbean cruise on RCI Explorer of the Seas. It is fantastic itinerary, and the ship does offer lots of activities. We did this same cruise over Christmas on Navigator in 2017, and was one our favorite Caribbean cruises - better than Harmony.
  21. According to the casino host they have, and ships are moving toward table games to RFID chip systems. He shared with me a screen showing the raw data on his laptop from the casino’s server reflecting every round’s bet, split, and double. So contrary to what others tell me on this website, the casino hosts on both the Quantum OTS (April sailing out of Shanghai) and the Navigator OTS (Miami sailing) have told me that they track players’ bets through RFID chips. PS - $100 rough average per hour (actually laptop indicated it was around $92+/hour) was about right for nights 1 and 2. On night 3, alternating bets from $100 min up to $500 mac, sometimes playing 2 or 3 spots at $150/$200/$250/$300, my average bet was around $145/hour. Although I understand your reasoning, and appreciate your thoughts, it does not explain how my roughly 2500 points that the casino host shared with me after night 2, went down after night 3 (when my days’ average bet increased by approximately $50).
  22. I would be very annoyed since that was not what was booked. I will say, however, that I have been going to Cococay every year or so since 2000 and after seeing last week on Navigator, I was blown away. It is so much nicer and I would honestly like to go back every cruise (as long as you can still find a quiet place on the beach after plans are finished). I never cared for it before.
  23. We have only done one Regent cruise. Suites, food and service on the ship were all comparable. We didn't miss having a butler. The suite attendant and the room service waiters provided everything we needed. We were on the Navigator and didn't like the ship. But I know they have much nicer, newer ships now. Regent prices are usually more expensive because they include all the excursions. But we found that the tours were disorganized, many were low quality and we couldn't book all of the ones we wanted. You had to sit in the theater every day waiting for your tour, and group, to be called. The tours never left on time. We were always sitting there for at least half an hour. Felt like it, anyway. We will never book another Regent cruise. Unless I can be assured that they have fixed the above.
  24. Whats the current status on Navigator, setting sail in few weeks
  25. Hello Out there. My partner and I will be sailing with a larger extended family group. We are from Houston and this will be our second RCCL cruise out of Galveston. Had a great time on our last cruise (Navigator of the Seas, 10/2015). Some fun guys onboard then. Anyway...say hello. -John & Konrad
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