Navigator of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 3114 passengers and 1181 crew, and sails from Southampton (London), England and Miami, Florida.

Price: $$     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    

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math35427453 reviewed 7 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"Spacious stateroom, gorgeous dining room." in 214 reviews.

"We enjoyed the entertainment especially the ice show." in 70 reviews.

"I will certainly go with Royal Carribean cruises lines again." in 43 reviews.


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Purser
3 out of 5

Flawed but fun.

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Dining service and selection was the best part of the cruise.  We chose MyTime dining and enjoyed the flexibility it provided. Our waiter, Ivo, and his assistant, Jakob, were pleasant and efficient. 

 

Our cabin steward, Miguel, was helpful.

 

The internet connection, sold by day rather than minutes as with other cruise lines, worked well.

 

In Bergan we chose the RC Bergan On Your Own tour.  Materials were passed out last minute.  The map had no street names.  I was under the impression, obviously wrong, that there would be some way to ask questions about Bergan (like where are the shops?) before we left the ship.  We went to the tour director's presentation the day before, but he didn't say anything about the specifics of the city.  He just repeated the online shore excursion info.

 

Departure of shore excursions in the theater was confusing at the beginning of the week and improved over time.  However, having only one person checking out (clicking the bar code on our Sea Passes) at the stop in Flam was ridiculous. 

 

Also, in Skjolden there was only one door open for returns.  People stood in line in the rain for anywhere from half an hour to a full hour.  Pitiful. When the buses dropped off those of us who booked shore excursions at the front of the line, those standing there got nasty and made ugly comments as we merged into the lines. I blame RC for not providing more entries into the ship and for having no personnel there to direct the returning bus traffic.  This failure in returning to the ship is the prime reason I only rated the cruise as good.

 

We enjoyed the "16 feet, 4 fiddles" show immensely. 

 

The last day's production number was a disappointment.  You could see that the cast was prepared and talented, but the choice of music was deficient...loud...no subtlety, no sweet melodies, just loud. "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries" distorted the original version in a weird way. Even with the Momma Mia selection it was hard to hear familiar refrains; loud and flashy.  No class.  Costuming was strange and tacky.  It was a loud and gross show.  Yuk. 

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5 out of 5

Second leg of a back to back cruises

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 The right mix of sea days and excursion days that met our demand.  We did not make the stop in 

Nice France because of incident on the beach the night before our arrival.  This cruise was the second leg of a back to back with different cabins.  The crew very efficiently moved our luggage for us by 8:30 am which allowed us to tour South Hamption.  Excursions were great and the reason for our cruise.  Be aware that restrooms are limited and not available on the tour buses.  Bus drivers keep the restrooms locked and won't open them, so NEVER miss an oppournity to go.  I would gladly pay a little more for the excursion ticket knowing the restroom would be available for an emergency.  The RCL transfers to/from the airport were excellent way to go.

 

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Third Mate
3 out of 5

Good if your a Brit only.

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we thought the cruise was catered to the British mostly. The second week on the cruise they ran out of American bacon. The food was kind of bland and overcooked. The entertainment was only British headlines and extremely hard to understand as a Canadian. The ports were nice but paying for a bus transport to the end of the pier for 5 or 9 euros was a little nickel and diming. A taxi was cheaper. Also , you sold us Hop on hop off bus tours that were cheaper on site. We bought one for $21US and $25US and both were 12 euros there. Didn't appreciate being ripped off by you. Also, rust was dripping off to our balcony and ruined two pairs of shorts I had out on our balcony. The last days out was falling on our balcony chairs and all.i have pictures of this. The railings are all chipped up and need repair badly. Poor ship maintenance in my opinion.

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Third Mate
5 out of 5

Wonderful Time

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Hard to pick a favorite thing about the cruise. Everyone was great and there was always something fun to do! We enjoyed the piano bar sing alongs and the wonderful staff all over the ship.

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4 out of 5

Great itinerary

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What an interesting itinerary to an area of the world I never thought I would go to.

Royal Caribbean made it easy and enjoyable to visit all the exciting ports of call.

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Third Mate
3 out of 5

Great ports, mediocre cruise

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The shore excursions to St Petersburg, Russia is a must. 

Most of the staff very average, breakfast, lunch and dinner the Windjammer was unimaginative. Really disappointing in quality, taste etc. The better food was in the specialty restaurants. The entertainment also fell short. There was maybe one headliner worth attending his performance. 

I was expecting more from Royal Caribbean, I like the cruise line. 

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Purser
4 out of 5

cruise 6/6 to Canary Islands

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I enjoy the gym, the healthful food options, and the enrichment lectures.  Nice as Diamond member to get free drinks between 5-8:30 pm.

 

lectures are important.  they are a major draw for me on a cruise.  would never take a repositioning cruise if no lectures.

 

noticed your cutting back on some things, eg chocolate on pillows.  that's not crucial.  the things above are.

 

would recommend the cruise to others.

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5 out of 5

Chabela

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Everything was very good, except the food that could be better. The personal in the dinning room were excellent. The staff who was in charge of our cabin was very good too.

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5 out of 5

Norway cruise

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This is the best way to see Norway.We have sailed on the Navigator of the Seas

before and liked the ship very much.The crew was very good.The food in the buffet

was the best we ever had on a cruise.

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3 out of 5

9 Night Atlantic Europe

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My favorite stop for the cruise would have been LeHavre, France and a tour of the D-Day beaches but this was cancelled because of a French dock workers strike. As a result, I feel like we spent too many days at sea. Ship provided plenty to do but still too many days at sea for me. I saw little too do in Gijon, Spain - a different stop might be considered in the future. Other stops were nice.

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wkeener
Third Mate

I lost a diamond necklace on the next to last night and the cleaning service people found it and turned it in that says something for the honesty of the ships staff

Pinman
Purser

Take advantage of the free on-board activities such as trivia, the quest, and late night comedy.

Bring a few extension cords. The room had only a few outlets.

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