Seven Seas Navigator did not start out to be a cruise ship.
When she was begun in a shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russia in
the 1990s, the intent was to build an exploration ship for the
Ukraine. However, by the time the hull was finished, the
prospective purchaser was no longer interested in the project.
The hull was instead purchased by V-ships who towed the
incomplete ship to Italy, where she was transformed into a
The ship was transformed not just into any cruise ship but into
a luxury cruise ship - - one that has competed successfully in
the luxury/ultra-luxury segment of the cruise industry for more
than a decade. She also competes with the upper cabin
categories on the large premium segment ships.
Her style is traditional luxury. There has been extensive use of
dark wood paneling, leather and quality furnishings. Overall,
the decor is understated richness - - there is no shock and awe,
Regent prides itself on its service. The food quality and
presentation are excellent. In addition, Navigator offers a
choice of a number of dining venues as on much larger ships.
The cruise fare on Seven Seas Navigator includes not just a
selection of wines and premium spirits but also such things as
shore excursions, round-trip airfare, a hotel stay, ground
transfers and onboard gratuities.
TONNAGE: 28,550 gross tons
LENGTH: 560 feet
BEAM: 81 feet
DRAFT: 24 feet
SPEED: 20 knots
POWER PLANT: Diesel
PROPULSION: Two propellers
LINE: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
BUILDER: Mariotti (Italy)
CAPACITY: 490 (double occupancy)
530 (all berths)
ENTERED SERVICE: 1999
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