December 2014 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Navigator of the Seas
Not impressed with RC - prefer Carnival
After sailing with Carnival we decided to "upgrade" to RC for a more adult cruise experience. We heard RC catered toward a more mature group of people. By that they mean everything closes early. Finding food after 10 pm was horrible. Only one small place had cold sandwiches, leftover desserts and not so great pizza. Even the ice cream machines were turned off as soon as dinner was over. The "guest star" shows were great but the onboard performers were so-so. The employees were great but appeared to be shorthanded all the time. I had heard about RC's midnight buffet with fruit carving - not on this ship. And deportation was horrible! Took over 2 hours once our number was called. I've never waited that long with Carnival. I'm glad we tried it because now we know - back to Carnival.