By Michael Coleman
A stem-to-stern, multi-million-dollar refurbishment is in store for the luxurious, all-suite Regent Seven Seas Navigator.
The ship will enter dry dock next month and according to company officials will emerge “radiating elegance and sophistication, resplendent with rich fabrics, textures and elegant furnishings.’’
“Navigator is beloved by our loyal repeat guests because it feels like you are cruising aboard a world-class luxury yacht,” said Regent President Mark Conroy. “After her makeover she will sport a stunning new look and feel, two new dining venues and a spa operated by the renowned Canyon Ranch.”
New Dining Options
Regent will build a steakhouse aboard Navigator. Dubbed Prime 7, it will feature stylish dÃ©cor and fine, prime-aged steaks and chops along with fresh seafood and poultry. Rivaling elegant restaurants ashore, a rich palette of green and golden hues will create an ambiance of glamour and intimacy. Supple leather, polished granite and burnished woods will set an impressive stage accented by custom-designed china, flatware and crystal.
Compass Rose, the ship’s main dining room, will appear dramatically different. New and sumptuous armchairs in rich jewel tones of cranberry and opal atop plush carpets of russet and cocoa will create a regal setting for gourmet dining. New draperies, china, silver and glassware will complete the redesign.
La Veranda, meanwhile, will offer indoor and outdoor seating, replacing the ship’s current Portofino’s restaurant. New furniture, carpeting and window treatments will be complemented by signature table settings. The new restaurant will serve breakfast and lunch in a casually elegant atmosphere and, in the evening, feature regionally-themed specialty dinners.
High atop the ship on Deck 10, a new Pool Grill will be added featuring a barbeque grill, hot and cold buffet, panini sandwich station plus a coffee and dessert area. The casual, al fresco dining option will be open throughout the day.
The ship’s bars and lounges will also be transformed.
A mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings with complementary upholstery, carpeting and curtains will give Stars Lounge an eclectic ambiance reminiscent of a chic designer estate home.
Galileo’s will sport bold new interiors of burgundy and gold offset with accents of soft lavender, sky and moss while a sleek new bar area is awash with rich, tufted textiles and polished stone flooring. A new al fresco lounge will be created on the terrace featuring comfortable seating areas with plump sofas and chaises overlooking the sea.
The Navigator Lounge will also feature a new dÃ©cor with rich hues of cappuccino, camel and navy accented by bold apple-green and lemon to create a vibrant, urbane feel. The ship’s card room and library plus public spaces will also be redecorated and refreshed.
Look also for the debut on Navigator of The Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
It will feature a state-of-the-art spa, wellness and fitness facility, plus a luxurious full-service beauty salon. SpaClub will offer massage, body and skin-care treatment rooms, a gym and weight room with cardio and weight training equipment, a juice bar, men’s and women’s locker rooms, thalassotherapy, sauna and steam rooms.
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