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Seven Seas Navigator Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Seven Seas Navigator

20 Night Ancient Pyramids & Historic Nazareth (Dubai To Rome)

Sail date: April 09, 2019

Ship: Seven Seas Navigator

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 908

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Started with a great flight on Emirates airline. Great Business class seats. Best I have experienced. Spend two days touring Dubai and Abi Dubai. Board the Regency Navigator ship and started our cruise. We had some armed guards on board as we passes Somalia and entered the Red Sea. Took a two tours at Lexor. One was the temples at Karnac. The include a tour of the valley of Kings. Got to enter King Tutus tomb. The sea days were needed to recharge my batteries. Very tired with long bus trips over to Lexor. Israel sites were very crowded. Not much organization at the sites. Push your way through. Crete was okay. Been there before, so say the main site before. Could not get into Sorento as the sea was to choppy to load the tenders. Dock at Naples instead, so we just took a walking tour. Ended in Rome. Spent 5 days there enjoying the sites and food.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Went very smooth and quickly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was very good. Would have liked more Americanized selections.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The sea days were filled with activities. One could participate is some activity at every minute of the day, if wanted.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Really good entertainment. All the entertainers were very friendly and went with us on tours. Many had diner with the passengers.

Children's Programs

No children on board.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. They were very accommodating and eager to help. Service was top notch.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was small and easy to get around. They were constantly cleaning. We did have a problem with brown water which was corrected by changing the filter. The ship will soon go in for a redo and was told they will be redoing the plumbing to clear up the rust issue. L

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved the suite. Plenty of room with big closets. Didn’t really need the tub. Like to see them do away with the tub and have a bigger shower.

Ports of call

Dubai, U.A.E.

5 out of 5
Had two tours, one in Dubai and the other in Abi Dubai. Like the Mosque visit. Very beautiful.

Fujairah, U.A.E.

3 out of 5
Not nearly as progressed as Dubai.

Salalah, Oman

3 out of 5
The sites where not interesting to me.

Aqaba (Petra), Jordan

3 out of 5
It was okay. Nothing really stood out.

Safaga (Luxor), Egypt

5 out of 5
Loved the valley of the kings and King Tutu’s tomb. Long trip over to these sites.

Suez Canal Transit

5 out of 5
It was fun to set on the back deck of the ship and see the sites of the canal.

Ashdod, Israel

4 out of 5
When to Jerusalem, the wailing wall and Bethlehem. We were there the day after Easter and it was Very, Very crowded. Had to push ones way through in places.

HAIFA (JERUSALEM), ISRAEL

4 out of 5
When to Masada and the Dead Sea. Loved Masada. The Dead Sea was okay. Stuck my feet in. The shore had many salt pebbles and had to walk on with bare feet.

Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete

4 out of 5
Interesting, been to Crete before but not to this site.

Sorrento, Italy Did not visit port

Ended up docking at Naples. We just did a walking tour as we have been there before.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
When to Rome and spend 5 days there before returning home. Love Rome.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
No problems and when quickly.
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