Cruise Ship Law Blog
Regent’s Navigator Cruise Ship Gets A MakeoverNovember 22, 2012
Our cruise lawyers know all too well that new cruise ships can be fun and exciting, but they can also be a breeding grounds for accidents to take place. It is always wise to pack a safety kit when traveling aboard any cruise vessel, but especially when sailing on a newly revamped ship, like Regent Seven Seas’ Navigator.
The newly-refurbished Navigator left the Port of Miami last Thursday on a 10-night Caribbean cruise dubbed “Coral Reefs & Silver Sands.” This marks the second sailing from South Florida for Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 490-passenger ship since it underwent major renovations in May.
The two-week refurbishment included a full redecoration of its eight master suites and grand suites. The vessel was soon back at sea May 30 for a seven-night Alaska itinerary and has now joined its sister company, Oceania Cruises, relocating its ship calls from Port Everglades in Florida to the Port of Miami.
Navigator is one of three luxury ships in Regent’s fleet, offering several perks and nuances. The vessel’s master and grand suites were upgraded to include new, built-in cabinetry and custom-crafted furnishings, balcony furniture, designer accessories, and many more extravagant features. The vessel’s navigator suites were also upgraded with new carpeting, wall coverings, dining tables, and outdoor furniture. Concierge-level suites and above now feature illy coffee makers.
While the exact details of the renovation costs were not discussed, Chief Operating Officer for the cruise line’s parent company, Prestige Cruise Holdings Inc., Kunal Kamlani, said it was a “multimillion-dollar” project, adding that the refurbishment is part of the line’s commitment to delivery all-inclusive luxury travel experiences.
“What sets us apart is the all-inclusive value that we provide our guests,” Kamlani said. “Particularly, this level of customer doesn’t want to be nickeled and dimed.”
Guests sailing aboard Navigator can now also enjoy new culinary experiences at Sette Mari at La Veranda, which offers Italian specialties. The traditional favorite Prime 7 American steakhouse restaurant was also refurbished to accommodate about 20 more guests. Other upgrades include new carpeting in all public areas, a redecorated Galileo’s lounge, updated saunas in its Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and a revamped teak-covered pool area.
Even with all the latest innovations and safety features aboard cruise ships, accidents can still take place. In the event that a passenger or crewmember is injured at sea, they can seek help with a cruise lawyer at our firm to file a case. Our attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience in the field of maritime and admiralty law and will review your options to determine if you qualify for compensation for your pain and suffering. Let us put our experience and expertise to work for you. Call us today to schedule a consultation and protect your rights.
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