March 2015 - Navigator of the Seas to Caribbean - Western
We had an amazing week aboard the Navigator of the Seas! It is an absolutely beautiful ship and we explored just about every inch of it! We were extremely pleased with just about every detail of the ship: our room was comfortable; the entertainment was enjoyable (except for Ed Alonzo, who was not funny at all, just stupid); the food was good (but not exceptional as we had experienced before); ship staff were very friendly; and the available activities on board were numerous (we especially enjoyed watching people try the Flowrider).
A cruise like this, with 3 full days at sea, gives an opportunity to do as much or as little as you choose. We often enjoyed pulling up a chair at the edge of the deck and just listening to the ocean, but we also enjoyed some of the trivia games, a shuffleboard tournament and watching a dodge ball tournament.
Shore excursion choices were numerous as well. For Jamaica, we chose the "Heart of Jamaica" tour, which became the highlight of the whole cruise. As part of the tour we stopped at a school where we got to visit with the children and then they sang for us. They were precious!
As mentioned before, we were a little disappointed in the food on this cruise. We were expecting it to be outstanding as we have experienced before (athough it was quite some time ago) but it was nothing special - very good, for the most part, but not outstanding. The Windjammer is a buffet and was as would be expected, but the main dining room did not meet our expectations. Perhaps it was that the food choices - we are midwesterners who love food for the common man, but many of the choices were more formal than that to which we are accustomed. We had room service for one meal and that was the best meal on the cruise!
While not perfect, this cruise was exactly the get-away we needed and we would go again in a heartbeat!