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I vaguely remember reading that Navigator is about to undergo a refit. Is this correct or am I having an increasingly frequent senior moment? We are booked on the 2 July Anchorage-VanQ cruise (RollCall currently 2 - where is everyone??) so I assume this refit will be carried out reasonably soon and we will have a clean and sparkly new ship to enjoy.
I can report that the Navigator is now in the Seaspan drydock facilities in North Vancouver.
I've recently moved to North Vancouver and have a panoramic view of Canada Place and west to the Lions Gate Bridge and have the pleasure (or is it torture by temptation?) of watching the cruise ships leave on their way up to Alaska. It was a bit of a surprise to see a ship leave Canada Place last night and head the "wrong way" - east! I didn't know at that time it was the Navigator, but saw the name this morning as I was heading through Lonsdale Quay. There's not much to see from the outside - there were people moving around on the decks (crew or the shipbuilding personnel?), and cranes moving into place externally.
Just got off theNav yesterday. I was surprised how tired she looked. Horribly stained carpet, broken and worn banisters, severely chipped floors in the elevators. Our suite had broken flooring on our deck that had been repaired with a variety of fasteners.
I hope all of this is addressed in this dry dock.
Eastern Caribbean, Sea Princess, 1999
Alaska, Sea Princess, 2000
Southern Caribbean, Dawn Princess, 2001
Eastern Caribbean, RSSC Mariner, 2002
Alaska, Sea Princess, 2002
NYC - Copenhagen, RSSC Navigator, 2003
Alaska, Dawn Princess, 2004
Alaska, Dawn Princess, 2004
Vancouver - Tokyo, RSSC Mariner, 2005
Western Caribbean, Grand Princess, 2006
Singapore - Sydney, RSSC Mariner, 2007
Ft. Laud - Panama Canal- SF, RSSC Mariner, 2008
LA - Panama Canal - Ft. Laud, RSSC Mariner, 2008/9
Athens - Barcelona, RSSC Voyager, 2010
Eastern Caribbean, RSSC Mariner, 2011
Alaska, SF- Vancouver, RSSC Navigator, 2012
Rome - Southhampton - Stockholm, RSSC Voyager, 2014
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley ON, and Dunedin FL
We walked over to Coal Harbour from our hotel last night, and we think we could see Nav. Over across the bay--pretty far to be sure, and from that angle, but we think so. Half expected to see staff out being tourists in the great weather!
Paul Gauguin, Sept. 2014!
Oceania Riviera, Nov. 2013
Seven Seas Navigator, Dec. 2006, Alaska May 2012
RSSC Paul Gauguin 2000, 2003, 2005, 2008
Radisson Diamond June, 2004
Regent Voyager, June '06, Dec. '07, Dec. '09, Dec. 2010
Here's a couple more photos from this morning. Second one is taken from the Seabus (ferry) - apologies for the quality, they really need to clean the Seabus windows. Not much to see externally. They do seem to be doing something with the funnel - it has scaffolding around it, and earlier this week there appeared to be furniture (possibly, the old beds?) on some of the balconies, but they seem to have been removed now.
If anyone is in Vancouver and wants to take a look, just take the Seabus from Waterfront to North Vancouver, and you get a good view of her.