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Seven Seas Navigator
Owner/Operator:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Year built:1999
Builder:Mariotti, Italy
Former names:-
Gross Tonnage:28,803
Length:170.6 m (559.7 ft)
Beam:24.8 m (71.5 ft)
Passengers (normal):504
Passengers (maximum):542
Crew:325
Service speed:19.5 kn
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ShipParade ShipTour: Seven Seas Navigator
Text & Photos © 2018 Bart de Boer - Amenities, decor, charges and services might have changed since this article was written

She is small, but not too small. She is luxurious, but not over the top. She is Regent's Seven Seas Navigator, carrying only 490 guests in spacious suites. With open seating dining and an unprecedented all-inclusive policy that includes even shore excursions, she is in the running for the title of ultimate floating boutique hotel.

Seven Seas Navigator started her life as a Sovjet research vessel with an intriguing name: Akademik Nikolay Pilyugin. Construction of the vessel started as early as 1990 at the Admirality Yard in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), but when the Soviet Union collapsed a year later work was halted. After 8 years the incomplete hull was sold to Radisson (yes, the hotel chain) and towed to Italy. In 1999, work resumed at the Mariotti yard in Genoa and by June, 2001 Seven Seas Navigator was ready to conquer the world. By 2007, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises had changed their name to Regent Seven Seas Cruises and was sold to a private equity firm. Now completely overhauled and in the loving hands of the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Seven Seas Navigator is happily sailing the globe. Her high guest to staff ratio, her spacious suites and cozy ambiance have made the ship very popular. Let's have a look on board!
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Seven Seas Navigator at Amsterdam Seven Seas Navigator at Amsterdam View over Amsterdam from the top deck
The last thing you would expect on a ship that carries only 490 guests is an eight-deck high Atrium with twin glass elevators. Still, this is exactly what you will see when you board Seven Seas Navigator. With wide and bright corridors, spacious stairwells and a beautiful marble-clad Reception Hall, there is an immediate feeling of space.

The smallest of Seven Seas Navigator's 245 suites measures a very generous 301 square feet and 90% of all suites on board have a private balcony. And even if you don't occupy a balcony suite, you will still be able to enjoy a complimentary in-room bar, spacious marble bathroom, plus a walk-in closet. Top of the line are the four Master Suites, two of which have stunning wrap-around balconies.
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Deluxe Veranda Suite Master Suite living room Master Suite bedroom
After a morning chat with the Reception staff in the beautiful Reception Hall on deck 6, you might want to stroll down the central passageway leading aft. On the port side you first stumble across the cozy Navigator Lounge. This attractive bar has a wall of windows on one side, cozy seating groups and a small bar. Directly opposite on the starboard side is the ever-popular Coffee Connection, Seven Seas Navigator's in-house coffee cafe where specialty coffees are readily made - and of course included in the fare. Walking further aft, we pass the intimate and window-walled Library that is stacked with reading material and is the perfect place to read a book. Or two.
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Atrium with glass elevators Navigator Lounge Library
While not large, the ship's Spa up on deck 12 has all the facilities you would expect on a much bigger ship. It has separate hairdressing salon, steam rooms, gym and aerobics suites. Seven Seas Navigator also has an outdoor swimming pool of impressive size, perfect for some mid-morning laps. And once you've worked out to heart's content, all you have to do is get out of the pool and order some burgers and fries at the Pool Grill.
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Pool Deck Pool Grill Pool Deck
Food is a very important aspect of any Regent Seven Seas Cruise. The main Compass Rose restaurant on deck 5 is contemporary, large, airy and operates in an open seating for all meals so you can enjoy your meal when and with whom you want. It is really a very pretty, edgy restaurant, being completely rebuilt in 2016 and looking nothing like its rather dull original. Alternatively, you can head up to deck 10 and choose between two additional restaurants. Prime 7 is Seven Seas Navigator's steakhouse with a country house look and a menu that impresses even the most critical gourmets. Alternatively, have an informal meal at the pretty La Veranda. With its warm decor, tasteful artwork and teak outdoor terrace, this is a really neat buffet restaurant. Breakfast and lunch are served here but at night, La Veranda transforms into the casual Sette Mari ("Seven Seas" in Italian) specialty restaurant. Unlike Prime 7 which usually is packed nightly, reservations are not essential at Sette Mari so just show up and don't hesitate to ask for a table outside.
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Compass Rose Restaurant Prime 7 Specialty Restaurant La Veranda / Sette Mari Restaurant
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Compass Rose Restaurant La Veranda / Sette Mari Restaurant Lobster and melon in Compass Rose Restaurant
Nightlife on Seven Seas Navigator is not limited to one single venue. There's the full casino on deck 7 or the elegant look and feel of Galileo's Lounge, a window-walled nightclub up on deck 11. But most guests will head for the late-night hub on deck 6 aft. First, there is the attractive Stars Lounge which looks and feel like a proper theater bar and is perfect for a drink before or after the show. Double doors lead to the ship's piece de resistance: the bi-level Seven Seas Lounge, a genuine seagoing theater that is far larger than you would expect on a ship the size of Seven Seas Navigator.
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Galileo's Lounge Stars Bar Seven Seas Lounge
At first glance, Seven Seas Navigator might not be the most glamorous cruise ship afloat. But a stem-to-stern transformation in 2016 gave this ship a new lease of life. She might not be as opulent as the line's Seven Seas Explorer but she offers a much more intimate cruise experience. Still, she offers an impressive variety of public rooms for a small ship that carries only 490 guests. With a soaring atrium, large pool, two-deck show lounge and multiple dining and entertainment venues, Seven Seas Navigator provides large-ship amenities with small-ship intimacy.
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Compass Rose Restaurant Galileo Outdoor Lounge La Veranda Navigator Lounge
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Prime 7 Steakhouse Stars Bar Stars Bar and Lounge Stars Bar and Lounge
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