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Navigator 2nd refurbishment in a year?

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Booked on Navigator Sept 26 2020. Does anyone know the details of why this second gap in service when she was just refurbished for June 2019 and now will we in "dry dock" so soon again Aug 2020.

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1 minute ago, PHOENIXfire said:

Booked on Navigator Sept 26 2020. Does anyone know the details of why this second gap in service when she was just refurbished for June 2019 and now will we in "dry dock" so soon again Aug 2020.

Could be another charter and not a dry dock.

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Yes, wondered about a private charter too. Regent rearranged their originally published schedule,  to an unpublished time gap. The shipyard was scheduled but the port excapes me right now. Regards.

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No big mystery.  Just wondered the details of the work involved. Love sailing on a ship just redone. Especially Navigator.

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I seem to remember reading - from someone who was on the Navigator - that there was work left unfinished (or not started) during the last, recent, dry dock and this is why the second one...

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5 hours ago, Hambagahle said:

I seem to remember reading - from someone who was on the Navigator - that there was work left unfinished (or not started) during the last, recent, dry dock and this is why the second one...

That's what we hear also, happy they are doing it.  We're booked early 2021 on the Navigator and looking forward to the cruise.

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8 hours ago, Hambagahle said:

I seem to remember reading - from someone who was on the Navigator - that there was work left unfinished (or not started) during the last, recent, dry dock and this is why the second one...

 

I seem to remember someone mentioning it had to do with the outdoor decking.

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36 minutes ago, RJ2002 said:

 

I seem to remember someone mentioning it had to do with the outdoor decking.

Was told it was the teak outside decking being replaced when on board this August.

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I can assure everyone that everything looked "fantastic" when we on board last week.  So, it will only "be better" when you come on board after the additional work.  The only "down side" that we noticed was that there is no longer any brown water being "served" in the showers or basins anywhere on the ship (it was eliminated during the last refit), so if you had grown to "like" that special feature on previous Navigator cruises, you'll have to bring your own in the future.  😉  Regards.

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47 minutes ago, pingpong1 said:

I can assure everyone that everything looked "fantastic" when we on board last week.  So, it will only "be better" when you come on board after the additional work.  The only "down side" that we noticed was that there is no longer any brown water being "served" in the showers or basins anywhere on the ship (it was eliminated during the last refit), so if you had grown to "like" that special feature on previous Navigator cruises, you'll have to bring your own in the future.  😉  Regards.

I must echo Pingpong's comments. Ship looks fantastic! I guess they know what they're doing, but I never saw any teak decking that looked less than beautiful. Our cabin was impeccable as was the rest of the ship. Spotless and fresh...lovely sense of design.

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Here is a copy of a letter we rec'd from Regent, which resulted in our re-booking the following open date. Sounds like a legit refurb. to me.

 

We and our travelling companions received a notice from Regent CEO informing us that our cruise to Canada on Sep 14-26, 2020 has been cancelled for additional unscheduled dry dock work. They offered to rebook for the reverse itinerary departing Montreal on Sep 26, which we have taken them up on. Same deal applied to our travelling companions who have also re-booked to this subsequent sailing. Looks like from the excerpt of the letter received  below that they really are trying to tidy this ship up. Maybe they replanting to create a "stretch' version?

 

Seven Seas Navigator has been scheduled for a dry dock at the end of August 2020 to further enhance the guest experience. The schedule adjustment affects the Canada and New England voyage you are confirmed on as the ship will now arrive to Montréal at the conclusion of the Transatlantic crossing 12 days later than originally planned. As a result, your cruise has been canceled. 
While we recently completed several upgrades to the ship in June 2019 including the refurbishment of Navigator Lounge, Stars Lounge, Spa, and Prime 7; our onsite team identified additional opportunities for enhancement next year. At Regent Seven Seas Cruises, we pride ourselves in maintaining the highest standard for our entire fleet and with the anticipated arrival of  Seven Seas Splendor early next year, our efforts are focused on delivering a consistent experience across all of our ships.

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Sounds like a good idea. We can coordinate a way to find each other as we get closer. We are really looking forward to this cruise, our first with Regent.

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