December 2013 - Navigator of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
The cruise was nice, but there was a real lack of activities. We learned that the ship was being docked and renovated after our cruise, and this is desperately needed. VERY FEW shows - which they blamed on stage issues. Game show themes took the place of entertainment. We picked this boat due to the ice and inline skate rink and even brought our skates. Unfortunately, there were only a few times open for the ice rink (four days into the cruise), and the inline skate area is only big enough for a toddler or small child. There were no pooside movies. The kids club was deemed really boring by my 12 and 16 year old. Our 14 year old made friends early on and had a better time. We were on Carnival Magic the previous summer. I chose Royal Carribean for its reputation but will not do so again. The itinerary both ships followed was the same, and my family repeatedly pointed out the other ship and asked me why they were on Navigator of the Seas. Disembarkation was a ROYAL MESS. As the Carnival ship and passenders had left the port by 11:00 am, we were still waiting to get out at 1:30 PM. Since RC did not have another group going out, we were all left to flounder. BIG MESS!! NEVER AGAIN!!