Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Review by Odile1
- Sail Date: November 2018
- Destination: South America
- Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite
The ship is smaller so it took me a while to get adjusted to the ceiling height and general smallness of the ship, it needs refreshing and i heard it was due in the near future.
The smaller ship gives you a more intimacy feeling.
The stewardess were as usual amazing , always smiling and they have the worst job, cleaning up after us.
There was a small decrease in quality of the service especially on the veranda. Maybe a very small decrease in the number of staffs
The food was very good with a few hiccups, soufflé's are basically warm cake, good but not a soufflé , the pastry/croissant were not as flaky as in the other ships, the french baguette was amazing, the selection of cheeses was very limited, every day i saw the blue cheese, there is thousand of cheeses in the world , could have been better, the food was very good in general
The excursions were fine, the buses 70% of them were uncomfortable if you were unlucky on being the last ones on the small bus, you were stuck over the wheel with your knees in your face.
The organization for the excursions , checking in was bad, especially when the others ships have a different system, you come in, checkin, they give you a number then you sit until your number is called, here everybody would line up until they called your excursion number, and you do not want to be the last ones on the bus, so most people are standing to get their buses tickets
Tenders , especially the first one was horrid , they picked up on it and got better.
We missed the meeting of the waters, the negro river and amazon because the ship was late leaving the port by one hour, got too dark, i blame the captain, he should have been more organized or in the morning announce the event by speaker.
Overall, a good trip, what made the difference was the speaker Terry Green, she made this cruise, she was terrific , and reading the river of doubt , which narrates the expedition of Teddy Roosevelt down the amazon was also very helpful.
The cruise director Andy is terrific as are all of the crew, always smiling and greeting you.
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