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Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
Seven Seas Navigator

24 Night West African Expedition (Lisbon To Cape Town)

Sail Date: October 23, 2016

Ship: Seven Seas Navigator

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: 953

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

This cruise, although pricey, was a wonderful way to see Africa.  It was worth every penny for the trip of a lifetime.  An all-inclusive cruise may be on the horizon again in my future.  It was so nice not having to be charged for anything outside of going to the shops or the spa.  The room was spacious with a sitting room and a balcony.  Our cabin stewardess was the best.  and the food...filet mignon and lobster tail every night of the week if you wanted it.  The only frown I would bestow would be the entertainment.  It was so-so, but they did have wonderful lecturers on board from the Smithsonian.  They also had free laundromats on board to be able to wash your clothes for such a long trip.  Would I cruise with Regent again - absolutely.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had booked a guarantee room with a window and lucked out with this room and wonderful attendants. I just did this again for another cruise, but wasn't so lucky this second time.

Ship Tip

The all-inclusive feature was wonderful and I would definitely do it again. Regent also offered a land package that was included in the price. You could either have a 3 day stay in Lisbon before the cruise, or a 3 day safari at the end of the cruise. We did the safari. It was breakthaking!

Ports Of Call

Lisbon, Portugal

3 out of 5

Porto Grande, Cape Verde Islands

1 out of 5
On a so-so excursion here, tour guide was not good. We decided to go back to explore the city. Got off the shuttle and immediately felt uncomfortable when approached and asked when our ship left. Neither the shuttle driver or his assistant came to our aid.

Dakar, Senegal

5 out of 5
Unable to stop for pictures at a lot of the places, but tour guide was good and took us to a sand painting craft market.

Banjul, Gambia

5 out of 5
Great excursion here. Went to a school where the kids were the best. Also toured a typical family compound.

Abidjan, (Ivory Coast) Cote D'Ivoire

3 out of 5
8 hour excursion with armed guards and an ambulance escort. This was the first time the ship had stopped here. City infrastructure has to change before they come back. We would go down a road and take out the electric wires as the bus was too tall.

Takoradi, Ghana

3 out of 5
Little dicey at the fishing village where we stopped. Swarmed by children asking for money. Good entertainment where we stopped for lunch at the African Beach hotel. Went out on the shuttle again - scary place to be roaming around.

Lome, Togo

1 out of 5
Opposite school experience here. Children very undisciplined and allowed to roam free. Went to village and the poverty was devastating, but the tribal chief had on gold threaded robes.

Sao Tome, Sao Tome And Principe

5 out of 5
Got to see how the African women do their wash - in a creek. We are so lucky in America. Experienced a cocoa plant. Not something you might want to see then eat or drink cocoa. Went to a former plantation for lunch, had great food and entertainment and were able to roam the grounds.

Walvis Bay, Namibia

5 out of 5
Great harbor trip to see the seals.
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