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10/03/2011 06:05 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Seven Seas Navigator: A Huffington Post Travel Cruise Ship Guide

Regent's Seven Seas Navigator is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work for a cruise vacation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on cruise ships, here is a tip sheet offering all the key information one could ever need to know about the Seven Seas Navigator.

Destinations

Regent's Seven Seas Navigator cruises to Alaska, Canada, New England and the tropics. Journeys range from seven-night excursions from Anchorage to Vancouver, with stops in Sitka and Juneau, Alaska, to 17-night trips from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to San Francisco, with ports of call in Cartagena, Colombia, Puntarenas, Costa Rica and Acapulco, Mexico. Ten-night trips to and from Fort Lauderdale stop in Cozumel, the Cayman Islands, Belize City and Roatan, Honduras.

Grand Ship

The Seven Seas Navigator is a smaller luxury liner with a passenger capacity of 490. With 345 staff and crew on hand, the ship boasts having some of the roomiest cabins and best service ratios at sea.

Special Features

The Seven Seas Navigator has a Canyon Ranch spa and fitness club, casino and a cigar bar in the Connoisseur Club. The pool deck features a swimming pool, two hot tubs and a pool grill and bar. Guests can attend lectures and workshops or watch cabaret revues and feature productions in the show lounge.

Accommodations

The Seven Seas Navigator's accommodations are unique in that they are all suites with a view of the ocean. To top it off, 90 percent of these suites have private balconies. Suites range in size from 301 square feet to 1,173 square feet and have luxurious marble bathrooms, an iPod and iPod docking station, flat-screen TVs, Hèrmes and L'Occitane amenities and walk-in closets.

Cost

Seven-night cruises from Anchorage to Vancouver start at a special promotional price of $6,049, with master suites costing as much as $35,998. Ten-night journeys to and from Fort Lauderdale to the tropics start at $4,099 and can cost as much as $24,998 for the most luxurious accommodations.

Shore Excursions

Seven Seas Navigator cruise fares include free unlimited shore excursions. According to one CruiseCritic.com reviewer, an excursion to Prince Wales Island to scout out bears was a highlight of an Alaska trip.

Dining Experience

There are four gourmet restaurants on the Seven Seas Navigator. Compass Rose is the ship's main dining room and has open seating for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other options include Steakhouse Prime 7, the al fresco Portofino Grill and Signatures, which features Le Cordon Bleu-inspired cuisine. Beverages, including wine and cocktails, are included in cruise fares. Guests can also request in-suite dining, served course by course during restaurant hours.

Maiden Voyage

The Seven Seas Navigator first debuted in the fall of 1999. According to Fodor's, the Navigator was meant to be a Soviet research vessel. Regent purchased, stripped and converted the vessel into the luxury cruise ship it is today, making it the first all-suite ship in the cruise line's fleet.

In The News

According to a 2007 article in the Telegraph newspaper, an outbreak of norovirus affected passengers on the Seven Seas Navigator. Aside from this, though, our research revealed no notable news stories or safety concerns regarding the Navigator.

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