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  1. Hubby and I are trying to decide between the four night cruise on navigator and mariner. Are there many differences between the two ships? We are looking at early September and are hoping school will be started so maybe less kids on board? Any advice is appreciated
  2. I am very familiar with the suite perks on Quantum and Oasis class ships. However, what are the perks on Navigator? For instance, with a suite on Oasis/Quantum class you can go to Coastal Kitchen for breakfast through dinner (lunch on embarkation). What are the options...if any for Navigator?
  3. We were looking at the same but have decided on the navigator. This was our first Rccl ship and looking at the pictures since the refurb it looks amazing. We haven’t cruised from port canaveral in a long time. It’s a nice port but far from the airport. The prices for September are amazing but since we will be just back from the Allure on 9/8, I think we will go the end of September.
  4. A friend mentioned that the sauna and steam room on Navigator were removed during dry dock. Anyone have information on this?
  5. We enjoyed the Embarkation lunch for Suites and Pinnacles on Mariner. I wish Navigator had the same thing.
  6. Hi, maybe a bit off topic, but on our last cruise I didn‘t find the MDR breakfast menu in the navigator app. Well I know the menu is the same all days of the cruise, but I could not remember all the items and sometimes felt rushed by the waiters when sitting at the table. I solved the problem by just taking some pictures with my smartphone. What I missed more was the daily When and Where. Did I overlook this in the navigator? Some of the infos were in the app, but opening hours by example I couldn‘t find. Why not just make a navigator option for that. Maybe a When&Where button? Not a real problem I know, but the Navigator app is all about information, thus why not put all available infos there. regards MBerry
  7. We have had these cards in the past , they are great because they can be shared . On the Eastbound TA last year on Navigator I asked on day one if the cards were going to be available and told no only for it to appear with 3 days left of the cruise . I would have bought it at the beginning of the cruise but not with 3 days left .
  8. I saw recently that Navigator got "To Dry For," a new blow dry bar, added when it was amplified this year. My question is about if there are plans for Oasis to get this added as well when it gets amplified in the fall. If so, I know I'd use the service multiple times during my 7 night sailing on Oasis in Jan. It's such a great idea!! Fingers crossed it will also be added to Oasis. Does anyone know any details or where I would find this info?? I figured I could call RCCL but I don't always have the best luck when calling with questions getting answered.
  9. 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."
  10. EXTREMELY disappointed in Navigator of the Seas in respect to Suite guests! We were on Mariner of the Seas (sister ship out of Canaveral) end of May and on embarkation had a lovely lunch in the main dining room. We were just on Navigator out of Miami and went to the main dining room expecting the same. We were told to go to Chops. When we arrived at Chops we were told that there was nothing for suite guests and the offered lunch was only for those who purchased the Key. WOW! So you can book an inside cabin and pay the $20 or whatever the key costs for your sailing and get treated better than suite guests?!?
  11. Only available onboard. On the Eurodam in March, we loved checking out the MDR menus on the Navigator. They are also available on the cabin TV's on the Vista Class ships and larger. Something that is missing is the Lido lunch menu. It is posted on the TV screens as you enter the Lido, so obviously it is in the proper format for posting. But they never have that on the Navigator. Seems like a simple fix. The menu is properly formatted for display on the TV monitors in the Lido, so why not take that one more step and post it on the Navigator ?
  12. On our last trip on the Princendam to Norway, the daily Dining Room Menu was posted on the electronic “Navigator” site which was accessible via my iPhone or iPad. Is this the case for all ships? It also had the detailed schedule of all future events. I thought this was a very useful tool! DD
  13. Hi there. I'm sure when this post has had a few more views, the majority will suggest Harmony, it's newer and larger, but is a very different experience than a regular cruise. I guarantee that at some points while on Harmony, you'll forget that you're on a cruise at all, and feel like you're in a small shopping mall with a park outside, some very nice restaurants, and a crowded waterpark on top. I'm not saying that I don't like the Oasis class (of which Harmony is one) I actually love all four and have sailed them all. BUT, I would never recommend it to an (almost) first time cruiser. Unless you have an Oceanview Balcony on Harmony, you can easily go for days without actually seeing the ocean. Central Park Balconies have no sea view at all, but are beautiful at night while watching the park below beautifully lit up (and hear the cicada/cricket sounds which are actually played through hidden speakers in Central Park and also at night on the Pool Deck. Some Boardwalk Balconies have a very restricted sea view (the further back you are, the better it is.) A lot of people try to watch the Aquashow from their Boardwalk Balcony. Don't do that, you really don't get the full incredible experience, it's all included in the fare so just go to the Aqua-Theater where it is designed to be viewed from. My first cruise was Liberty, a 99% identical twin in almost every way to Freedom. It was absolutely the best time of my life, I'll seriously never forget that cruise. Freedom still is an enormous ship, and there are SO many awesome things for you to do, and for the kids to do, the age specific kids groups are perfect, and many people with kids say goodbye to them in the morning and the next they see them will be bedtime. (Personally, I wouldn't recommend doing that, depending on their ages) but that really shows how much there is to do on Freedom. The main reason I say to do Freedom before Harmony, is that you will experience all of the amazing features of the Freedom Class, and love all of them. Freedom does have a beautiful Royal Promenade, so many awesome other features, the most beautiful main dining room of any RCI ship in my opinion, and all staterooms have recently been refurbished. Don't forget that before Oasis was launched, Freedom was the world's largest cruise ship. Compared to the Sovereign, which was huge for it's time, you will be astounded by the size of Freedom. So trust me, don't start with an Oasis class ship. Slowly work your way up to it. And after all that info, my favorite ship is Navigator! (Just a slightly shortened version of Freedom.) I adore Navigator and in the nine times I've sailed on it (2 Med, when it was homeported in Rome, 1 Northern Europe from Southampton, and 6 back to backs from Miami.) I know I will never get bored. (Although I was terribly disappointed when the beautiful Navigator Diamond Lounge was moved from deck 14, where it had wonderful views and a lovely outdoor seating area, from which we would always sit with a few drinks and watch the sunset before dinner.) So, in answer to your question, and sorry for going off topic slightly, it really has to be Freedom. I promise you'll absolutely love it!
  14. Seattle, Wash., May 2, 2019 — Leveraging technology to further personalize the cruise experience, Holland America Line is expanding the functionality of its popular browser-based Navigator tool into a user-friendly, free app for mobile phones and tablets that can be used on board. iPhone and Android users can download the Navigator app from the iTunes App and Google Play stores, respectively. The app I downloaded looks just like the one my DW used on board during our last cruise. I didn't have a smartphone at the time.
  15. So far with Royal, I have sailed Harmony and Navigator. Having tried Harmony first, Navigator felt like a bit of a downgrade. The Oasis class spoiled me. Interesting advice earlier was to work your way up. That seems like a good idea for someone such as the OP. And if someone wants to see the ocean on an Oasis class ship, it is very easy to see the ocean.
  16. Since you are going on the Navigator, I would just go to Hooked instead since Surf and Turf is on the menu. Also, if you get the unlimited dining package, you can probably get multiple entrees at the same restaurant. Also, when we were on the Navigator this past June, we met a couple who had the unlimited dining and he would stop by Hooked all the time to get a lobster to go. They also would get two steaks from Chops as takeout and go back to their room and eat. The restaurants seemed very accommodating on the Navigator.
  17. This is what we booked for Navigator (same class ship). Our kids are looking forward to having their own room (and their own bed) and we get 2 bathrooms. We like a balcony but decided on the 2 rooms for those reasons. We also like promenade rooms as an alternative to standard inside.
  18. Yeah I don't know why they have you "download" it in advance; nothing should be resident on your phone. But the press release from May (when it went fleetwide) says: "Guests who forget to download the Navigator app prior to embarking can download it once on board free of charge without using internet minutes. "In the coming months, Holland America Line will extend the app offerings for both mobile phones and tablets -- currently only available to use during a guest's cruise -- to offer pre-voyage access so guests can review available services and check out the interactive fleet map at any time before boarding the ship." ETA: Maybe it's slightly different now that it's fleetwide, than when I used it on Zaandam last August or Zuiderdam in April? ETAA: So I found it in Google Play Store and ta-da now it IS an app, with an icon etc. And no URL at the top of the screen (i.e. not open in browser like it was on the above mentioned two cruises). I stand corrected!
  19. It's not really an app -- it is a website tweaked for the ship you are on. Web-app? Onboard you put your phone in Airplane Mode, then turn WiFi back on, navigate to the Navigator. DNK about downloading it from App Store(s) as it's not an app but a website. Maybe you download the "pointer" to it?
  20. I just downloaded 'Navigator' at home on my iPhone from the iPhone app store. Many of the features will not be available until you're on board.
  21. Yesterday I canceled my reservation for a cruise in Navigator of the Seas because I was informed of the changes in the gym and sauna / steam area. For me it is important that on a cruise there are gym and sauna facilities (free or paid) and that they can be used. A ship of 3800 passengers that decides to reduce the size of the gym will only guarantee that there is no availability to use it. I regret having to stop traveling the Royal Caribben
  22. So it was called both things? Mariner, Navigator and Empress shorties seemed to go with the new “Dress to Impress “ verbiage.
  23. I’m thinking this is the case as well. I haven’t been on Symphony, but those pics from the Navigator from a couple of weeks ago included some frozen yumminess from the Lime & Coconut that looked like glass, but their stemware is plastic. I may or may not have personal evidence of this. 😉
  24. Hi guys- We are going on a 3 night Navigator cruise mid August and I was wondering if anybody either has or remembers the entertainment schedule for Fri-Sun nights? I heard the ice skating shows are Sunday night..anything Sat & Sunday nights? Thanks... Big Al
  25. I caught something on a TV programme [bear in mind I'm in the UK] that said that you can find out what ships are due for refits and what what will be redressed during the refit. Now I'm almost certain that they said you could find the info on Cruise Critic, but I can't locate anything like that, but it did start me thinking how often Regent refit their ships. Now I know the Navigator has just had a dry dock refit and it has been announced that she is going back in, but how about the other ships? No real reason for asking apart from sheer nosiness.
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