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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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."
  5. I booked the galley brunch for my sister and I for our 4 night Navigator cruise in Feb.and was also looking at that vs the ship tour for my husband and i on HOTS in 11/2020. Now there is a huge difference in price between the two- $119 for the ship tour vs $32 for the galley tour and brunch. They both indicate 2 hours. If it were only $20 difference or so I'd do the ship tour but that's a big difference. Has anyone done both and care to comment opinions on each?
  6. Adventure OTS - Clo O'Connor July 6 for 2 months. Then who? Allure OTS - Jimmy Rhodes March 11 for 4 months, then Mitch Merucciis scheduled to return August 12 for 2 months. Anthem OTS - Dennis Charles May 12 until September 6, then Chris Brown starts September 6 for 4 months. Brilliance OTS - Mike Szwajkowski July 3 (for 2 or 4 months?) Empress OTS - WHO is the current CD? Enchantment OTS - Bobby Broughton April 6 until early-September. Then who? Explorer OTS - Topi Ylönen returns June 8 until July 27. Then who? (Graham Seymour may return as regular CD again for the rest of 2018, or Dennis Charles is also rumored to be joining Explorer). Freedom OTS - Drew Devine March 17 until July 28, then Topi Ylönen returns July 28 until September 29, followed by Drew September 29 for 4 months. Grandeur OTS - Bob Leininger June 2 until October 6. Bobreturns December 1 for another 4 month contract. (Mitch Merucci is unsure if he is joining GR in October as planned. It may be Mike Szwajkowski instead.) Harmony OTS - Dru Pavlov April 21 until early-September (need handover date) then Abe Hughes returns early-September for 4 months. Independence OTS - Joff EatonMay 28 until September 22, then Tim Connor returns September 22. Jewel OTS - Simona Ferraiuolo June 16 until August 19, then Andrea Olivieri returns (for 4 months?) Liberty OTS - Jeff Arpin May 27 until July 22, then Marc Walker starts July 22 for 4 months. Majesty OTS - Patricio Honores late-June (for 2 months). Mariner OTS - Ricky Matthewsuntil July 9, then Carlos Torres joins July 9 for 2 months, then Ricky returns in September for 4 months. Navigator OTS - Rob McNally May 6 until late-August, then Cuddy Cudworth returns in late-August. (need handover date) Oasis OTS - Dan Whitney early May for 4 months. Then who? Ovation OTS - Mike Hunnerup March 23 (until late-July? then who?) Joff Eaton returns November 28 for the Australian season. Quantum OTS - Is Fang Lixin is the current CD? Paul Rutter returns in the Fall (Sept/Oct) for a few months. Radiance OTS - Cuddy CudworthJune 15 for 2 months followed by John Blairin August until January. (need handover date) Rhapsody OTS - Tim Connor June 23 for 2 months, then Elvis Pinto returns mid-August for 4 months. (need handover date) Serenade OTS - Jamie Fentiman May 13 for 4 months. Then Who? Symphony OTS - Michele Scarpato March 11 until late-July (need handover date) then Bobby Brown returns through the TA November 9 Vision OTS - Steve Davis April 6 until August 6, followed by Ken Jones for 2 months. Voyager OTS - Michelle Oliveira began late-May (for 4 months?). Jerome Sueur is reportedly joining Carnival and getting married soon. Keith Williams has been cleared to return from medical leave, but does not currently have a ship assignment. Casey Pelterworks shoreside for Celebrity as Manager of Entertainment. Graham Seymour is semi-retired but fills-in from time to time as needed Rich Edwards sadly passed away in June 2017. RIP Rich. John Perry is Operations Manager at Hyatt Hotels (per LinkedIn) Ken Rush works at corporate in Miami as RCI's Director of Entertainment, and occasionally fills-in as CD Amy Fickert-Southgate works shoreside Luke Aerowsmith is working at the corporate office in London Gordon Whatman is retired, but fills-in from time-to-time if needed. Allan Brooks works for Celebrity in their corporate office. Richard Spacey is a CD with Celebrity Becky Thompson works for Celebrity Cruises in their corporate offices in Miami. Dave Chapman is a CD with HAL James Andrews is a real estate agent in Sydney Leo Papa is a Product Manager at Tauck Corp in Connecticut Anna Bass is a make-up artist João Pereira is the Cruise Sales Manager on the Liberty of the Seas. Kirk Detweiler is now CD with Silversea cruises. Simeon Baker- is a sales exec at a Porsche dealer in Saskatchewan Matt Baker - Sim's brother - is a radio presenter. Kieron Buffrey - CD with Viking River Cruises Tom Canosa - teaching 6th grade science in North Carolina Peter Benfield and Johnny Osborne have emigrated to Thailand Anthony Richards is working for Royal Media Partners as Manager Port Revenue Operations Rico du Breil is a CD with SilverSeas out of Italy Paul Lancaster is no longer with RCI, and resides in England Abel Jeney is with The World - Luxury Residence at Sea Parker Cristan is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - staging/choreographing for local theater Ashley Kerr - married and living in Vancouver BC, working as a marketing rep for a PR firm Karen Maybury - has a consultant/pr/entertainment agency Jannie Cloete - leading expeditions on small ships Warren Allen (aka Warren Melhuish) lives in Ontario, Canada. He has retired from ship-life but still works on the stage Thomas DeCell is no longer with RCI Leigh Xuereb and his AM Frankie Portera are CD's for Carnival
  7. We're sailing on the Navigator on 7/8 with our family of 4. Finding information on the dress code has been challenging. I haven't been on a RCL for a handful of years now (took the kids on a Disney cruise the last time). I miss the book they used to send instead of going through a bunch of online documents that I don't feel spell everything out like the old-style stuff! Anyway, what is the dress code for dinner? I keep reading things about no shorts and just want to confirm. I have a 9 year old little guy that hates dressing up and typically wears golf style shorts when we want him to look nice for a dinner out. Just trying to figure out if I really need to go buy him a few pairs of dress pants (he has one or two but mostly winter type material). Also trying to confirm a formal night or not. I just don't want to pack more than necessary (this cruise follows a 4 days stint at the beach in the Miami area and then we hop on a plane to head up north for a family wedding straight from the cruise so packing for a lot of different activities - and I don't want his wedding outfit to have any chance of getting dirty earlier in the vacation!)
  8. 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.
  9. We’re on the Navigator,10/4, and bought the sale pkg at $49pp.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Hi Mario... And oh no....I'll miss Captain Angel on Navigator on 10/21 then. I had asked him and knew it was close, but we may miss him by about a week. Sigh. I really like him!
  13. Agree that the review was nice and also recommend that your next Regent cruise be on Explorer (or Splendor). There is a huge difference between Navigator (Regent's oldest ship) and Explorer (Regent's newest ship - for the moment). rcandkc - agree that Regent food can be bland. So, since we like a little spice, we ask for a small side of Sambal (an Indonesian hot sauce). Just a tiny bit adds a lot of flavor to our dishes.
  14. ADVENTURE: Drew Devine #1027 ALLURE: Jimmy Rhodes, Mike Hunnerup returns in August # 1108 ANTHEM: Mitch Merucci until July 13. Then Dan Whitney #1223. Mitch returns Augugst 29 #1051 to January 5, 2020 BRILLIANCE: Rob McNally #1169 EMPRESS: Elvis Pinto #803 through early July #907 ENCHANTMENT: Bobby Broughton until September #1158 EXPLORER: Graham Seymour until mid July then Cleo July 21. #1204 FREEDOM: Patricio Honores as of February 24 #848 GRANDEUR: Cory Rogers until August 8 then John Blair until November 30 #1194 HARMONY: Marc Walker until July14 (back on 9-29 #1097), then Dennis Charles for 2 months to cover Marc's break. INDEPENDENCE: Mark Rous as of 5-18 due to Jamie taking ill #1126, Cuddy Cudsworth as of June 11 for 4 months #1151 JEWEL: Andrea Oliviri returns March 13 #878 LIBERTY: Brian Leavitt new CD through August 11 #893 MARINER: Marcelo Alvarado #1192 MAJESTY: Mickey Urrutia as of 4-27, #1115 NAVIGATOR: Hugo Arenas #849 OASIS: Mike Whitte as of May 12. #1201 OVATION: Joff last name please as of 6-21 #1217 QUANTUM: Paul Rutter (until when?) RADIANCE: Susan Adams #1053, Cuddy to return approx 6-28 #1114 RHAPSODY: Michele Scarpato #1109 SERENADE: David Bradshawe #1086 SPECTRUM: Fang last name please as of June 13 #1213 any update? SYMPHONY: Mike Szwajkowski until August 17, then Ricky Matthews to cover vacation #1123 VISION: Cecy Del Razo #925 Steve Davis as of May 6 #1147 VOYAGER: Michelle #1141 last name please
  15. We were on same cruise and think the review is very fair and good. Thank you for taking time to write. We have been on Navigator 6 times and felt it was a very good cruise. I totally agree that the service in Compass Rose could have been better, service otherwise was very good. But it is funny how totally personal tastes can be different on other items but I respect the opinion. I overall find Regent food bland. I don’t want more salt. Other spices would be nice and when appropriate garlic. I rarely finish anything onboard. I do know I am not a foodie so it just is what it is. I know this going onboard. Also, we liked the hands on computer/phone guy up in the lounge. I’m not disagreeing with review at all. This was their view on subjective things so just stating another opinion. Not right or wrong.
  16. "Z" - A burning question on everyone's mind....Okay, at least mine! Since you're on the first Navigator cruise after her refurb....Have you noticed any recurrence of the dreaded "brown water" since you've been on board? Inquiring minds want to know?? Tks.
  17. Nice review, thanks for taking the time to write it. We'll be on the Navigator later---sounded like you enjoyed the cruise and Regent. Hope you find another one too you're likely.
  18. Hello all! I’m my last few days of prep before our Navigator Cruise next week. Question: we are traveling using original birth certificates and driver’s License. It’s my understanding, although the information isn’t stated anywhere, that I also need to have our marriage license as my married name does not match my maiden name on my birth certificate. My question is this: do I have to have my ORIGINAL marriage license, or is a photocopy ok? What has been your experience with this? Thanks! 🌴🛳🍹 7 DAYS!!!
  19. Had one last year on the Navigator, loved it!
  20. Thank you Jason for the pictures and information. The Navigator looks wonderful. I am so excited to be boarding this coming October.
  21. Thanks for the comment. We were on Mariner last summer and loved it (and have it booked again). Trying Navigator this summer. I think our kids will really enjoy those slides and I love how it's different from the standard Perfect Storm. And the pool area looks neat. Loved El Loco on Symphony so glad its on Navigator too. Will be interested to seeing how ship for ship it compares as per your comments. I do like how you can walk laps on Mainer, so too bad if its chopped up on Navigator.
  22. i just booked the 9 night southern Caribbean cruise for March 12, 2019. This will be my first time on navigator and to the abc islands. I am very excited. I was looking to see when she will be going into drydock. I looked through the threads and keep getting different answers. Someone said January 2019. For 47 days. Another site said 2018 with oasis features. Whatever that means. Does anybody know? Also I'm booked in September of this year for oasis. And some post said oasis is due this year. Can't seem to find anything.
  23. We were on Majesty last week at Coco Day with Navigator. No problem at all with overcrowding.
  24. Updated 6/23/19 --- 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 – Who has taken over now that Katrina Blair has started vacation on 6/13. She is returning to Grandeur on 8/13. *****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 – Looking to learn who replaced Mauricio Diaz who departed the ship on 6/15 for 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.
  25. 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 -
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