We have just come back from our cruise on the Navigator. We have previously sailed on the Mariner which is a super ship. We have sailed on other ships the size of the Navigator but found this ship rather cramped for in the public areas. There is an unacceptable amount of vibration on the ship especially when the ship is coming into port. No way could you sleep through the noise & vibration. We felt the service was not quite as good as we had experienced before & wondered if staff numbers had been reduced. Hardly ever was our suite serviced before lunch however the standard of cleaning was extreemly high. The food was very good but around the pool area the bar service was very slow. On the whole the excursions were good. Fortunately there was plenty to do when at sea as our first port of call was cancelled due to engine problems so we had 4 days at sea. There was plenty of different entertainment in the evenings but unfortunately it was not surprisingly aimed at the American passengers. The evening highlights for us were the guitarist Vincenzo Martinelli &the cruise director Ray Sinclair when gave 2 fantastic one man shows. We do like the Regent 'all inclusive' cruises but I don't think we'll be rushing back to the Navigator.
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Times cruised before: 6-10 Sailed: September, 2011
Occasion: Annual/regular holiday
Quality of Food
Breakfast & lunch La Veranda. Evening meal Compass Rose
Best -Ray Sinclair - cruise director's one man show. Also excellent Vincenzo Martinelli guistarist. Very pooor American comedian
New York the best because guide was super. Fort Lauderdale was ok till the end of the excursion when we were supposed to have 45 mins shopping time, instead we were left in an area of bars & restuarants. It was very hot & we were standing around for till the coach came for us.