mikenabbie

mikenabbie
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Joined: 06/12/2014
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Navigator of the Seas

April 2017 - Navigator of the Seas to Transatlantic

Older Ship Geared towards the 50+ crowd.

The Ship is definitely starting to show its age, and our balcony room did not feel very clean. Our room steward was grood and kept room freshened up during the14 day cruise. There was NOT near enough to do on the 8 sea days, and the entertainment was the worst I have seen in my lifetime of cruising! Evening shows were extremely low budget and were the worst we have ever seen on royal! Ice show was Great but they don't require tickets anymore and it was a Mad rush to get seats! Their are 3,100 people on the ship and studio B holds 400!!, Incredibly poor planning on royals part! Main dining room food was good and our waiters were Great! Food in the windjammer was good for breakfast but seriously lacking for lunch! Lunch menu was almost the same for the entire 14 day cruise and very limited in options! Late night food was non existent as the only place open after 9pm was the pathetic cafe! Everywhere you go you are plegged with crew trying to Up-Sell you something, and by day 2 you are sick of it! Afternoon activities especially with the 8 sea days were all but non existent, they should have at least played some new release movies in the theater like they did in the past. The Cruise was definitely geared towards the 50-80 year old crowd.  All in all the cruise was not on par with what we've seen in the past.

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Carnival Pride

April 2016 - Carnival Pride to Caribbean - Eastern

Liberty of the Seas

May 2015 - Liberty of the Seas to Caribbean

good cruise, bad time allowance at ports.

Cruise was good, time schedule for port stops was pathetic! Especially san juan Puerto! Got there at 7:00 am and nothing opens till 10:30! Had to be back on boat by 12:30! Also food in windjammer repeats WAY to much for a 10 day cruise! Also dining room waiters were not up to par with previous cruises. Also room attendant was slacking, floor was never vacuumed the entire 10 days! Finally ship is showing where and tear especially the carpet threw out the ship, its nasty looking and needs replaced bad!

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Liberty of the Seas

May 2015 - Liberty of the Seas to Caribbean

good cruise, bad time allowance at ports.

Cruise was good, time schedule for port stops was pathetic! Especially san juan Puerto! Got there at 7:00 am and nothing opens till 10:30! Had to be back on boat by 12:30! Also food in windjammer repeats WAY to much for a 10 day cruise! Also dining room waiters were not up to par with previous cruises. Also room attendant was slacking, floor was never vacuumed the entire 10 days! Finally ship is showing where and tear especially the carpet threw out the ship, its nasty looking and needs replaced bad!

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Grandeur of the Seas

May 2014 - Grandeur of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruise was good but not great, Ship is old and doesn't offer much!

I will start with the ship, The ship is Extremely Dated and has Excessive amounts of wear! The ship needs a complete updating or RETIRED!  I would say Retiring it would be best because updating it would not gain you much! The ship has a crack from side to side on deck 10 and also the supports for the viking lounge are cracked at the welds! Also the ship dosnt offer much activity wise compared to newer ships, it only has 2 small pools and dosen't have any water slides or tube runs, etc! Second would be the shore excursion desk help (Vas Francis) is slightly rude and knows Nothing about the excursions, only wants to charge you the extremely high prices and move to the next person in line! Third would be the port shopping guides (Eric+Tara) they are SO full of themselves it isnt funny! They are constantly bragging about the jewelry they have and want you to drool over it, During the talk over half of the people got up and left because they were sick of it! The room attendants were very nice and did a good job keeping new towels and room clean. The Great Gatsby dining room waiters are very nice and are the hardest working people on the ship they go out of their way to make sure you are happy!! One thing I hated was the food was NEVER hot, most times it was barely warm! This is in NO WAY the waiters fault but that of the kitchen! The food quality and slection at the Windjammer was poor, Especally for breakfast! The ship needs more activites/shows since there are so many days at sea! All in All Royal Caribbean could improve this to 100% by giving Baltimore the MUCH needed upgrade to a Newer or NEW Ship!!

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mikenabbie's Tips

Southampton (London), England - Not much to do close the port. We hired a private transport and went to Stonehenge, (Way Overrated!) then got dropped off at train station to go into London. Hop on hop off bus tour around London was ok, but buses were running wayyy behind schedule all day.
Le Havre (Paris), France - There is Nothing within walking distance of port. We took the bus trip to Paris.. MAJOR disappointment, 3 hours each way to get to paris and traffic was bad so we only got 50 minutes at the Eiffel tower!! bus should have left way earlier for this trip!
La Coruna, Spain - This port is a little nicer than vego but still not great. We took the bus tour around town, this tour is Overpriced! The lighthouse was nice, and there was some shopping close port.
Vigo, Spain - Not a nice port to visit! There is Not much to do close by. The town is old and dirty. Not many options for exploration at this port. definitely wouldn't need to visit this place again.
Lisbon, Portugal - Nice place to visit, took the bus tour around town and countryside. The tour guide was very nice and informative. The price of this excersion was good.
Ponta Delgada, Azores - this is a Nice island to visit. the people are nice, and pineapple farm was cool. The scenic drive to crater lakes was nice also, decent tour for the money.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - time schedule for this port was pathetic!! got there at 7:00 Nothing opens till 10:30 had to be on boat by 12.30!
King's Wharf, Bermuda - royal Caribbean needs to do a much better giving customers maps and info on the ports!!
Liberty of the Seas Liberty of the Seas - Ship is still pretty nice and has good options, but is starting to show its age, and sea days need more activities or movies etc.
Nassau, Bahamas - easy on and off, some shopping (straw market) close by, not a nice town at all!, unless youre spending big $$$ to go to atlantis!
Grandeur of the Seas Grandeur of the Seas - The ship is older so if you want more Activites or options like the newer ships I would not recomend you sail on it!

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