December 2013 - Navigator of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
We have been on numerous RCI cruises and ships and this is the 1st time we have been disappointed.
Bad: -Very strong sewer odor in bathroom entire trip even though maintenance tried flushing the system. Time spent in bathroom has to be short and you didn't want to forget to keep the door shut at all times.
-Entertainment was very below par, RCI singers and dancers were very good but the material and shows not entertaining. Live music in clubs (Bubba Feathersomething was little more than a cheap Wednesday night beer joint band who invited cruisers up on stage to sing when he ran out of material. No wonder everyone was in bed by 10:00 pm every night.
-Cruise director needs a personality. He is not funny, doesn't connect with guests and talks so fast that it is hard understand a lot of what he is saying. His try at the Marrige Game, which is usually one of the best shows, was a complete flop. It was like it was his 1st time to ever hear of the show.
- Checkin and boarding were like it was the 1st time a RCI ship had left this port, pretty much mass confusion.
- They had a supposely 1 hour tee shirt sale ($10.00 each, big deal) that nearly caused a riot with people shoving and grabbing. As it turned out the sale lasted all the rest of the day. Very poor thinking and planning.
Good:- As usual food was very good, Chops Grille was excellent, both food and service, and all of the food service staff were excellent.
-All ship staff were friendly and helpful as usual.
- Good ports except for Belize (great for snorkeling and diving) otherwise not much worth seeing.