May 2016 - Navigator of the Seas to Transatlantic
The May 8 transatlantic trip on Navigator of the Seas was thoroughly enjoyable. Our balcony stateroom was comfortable, with ample storage for two women who over-pack on a regular basis.
Our Room Steward, Alesia, was always smiling, cheerful, and helpful. The condition of our room was impeccable.
In the Dining Room, Bernadeth and Charlie provided attentive service and plenty of personality to entertain us. The food was mostly mediocre, but Bernadeth was spot-on with her recommendations.
The Cruise Director, Jeffrey, was fantastic. He was funny and personable, without being over-done as so many cruise directors tend to be. He got a lot of undeserved criticism for challenges encountered during the trip. The participation for several events (trivia for instance!) was so much larger than expected the events had to be moved to larger rooms. Since the Compass had already been printed, many people were upset that the information on the Compass was incorrect. They would have been equally upset if the room had not been changed, and they were unable to get in to participate because of overcrowding.
The crossing itself was as smooth as a Caribbean cruise! We were extremely fortunate to have perfect weather most of the time. That changed once we got to Europe, but nothing to be done about that - it's spring.