Navigator of the Seas Overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Aug. 23, 2019

Recently overhauled in 2019, Navigator of the Seas boasts an unrivaled suite of Royal Amplified amenities geared toward families and active travelers looking for nonstop fun on board. The latest Navigator of the Seas refurbishments added new dining options, Instagram-worthy nightlife, and a host of family-friendly activities, including miniature golf, an ice-skating rink, and Battle for Planet Z laser tag. And on the top deck, Royal Caribbean transformed the main pool into a resort-style oasis with two completely new water features: Soar over the edge of the deck headfirst on the transparent Riptide mat racer, or set a new personal best on the Blaster aqua coaster.

Royal Caribbean has also upped its dining and nightlife game on Navigator by adding several party zones aimed at young and young-at-heart cruisers. Discover exciting international flavors at El Loco Fresh, or shake up an original cocktail at the poolside Lime and Coconut bar. Other additions include Hooked Seafood with classic New England style dishes and the Bamboo Room, a Polynesian-themed watering hole with a laid back vibe.

Starting in February 2019, Navigator of the Seas departs from Miami to various Caribbean destinations, including Aruba, Grand Cayman, and Mexico. Weekend getaway routes will treat passengers to a stop at Royal Caribbean's private island in the Bahamas as part of its exclusive Perfect Day at CocoCay resort and theme park experience.

Ship Highlights

  • Mini golf and laser tag
  • Adults-only Solarium
  • FlowRider surf simulators
  • Riptide and Blaster water slides
  • Four pools and seven hot tubs
  • Splash pad for toddlers
  • Ocean Adventure kids clubs
  • Ice-skating shows
  • Original stage productions
  • Escape room challenge
  • Duty-free shopping
  • To Dry For hair studio
  • Casino gambling

Before You Book

Why Sail on Navigator of the Seas? Royal Caribbean ships are aimed at families with young children or teens as well as solo travelers and millennials who are interested in high-energy daytime adventures and sizzling nightlife.

You Should Know: Navigator of the Seas’ size and family appeal tend to lead to large, high-energy crowds. It’s not recommended for travelers seeking a more quiet, intimate cruising experience.

Navigator of the Seas Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 3,114
  • Total Crew: 1,181
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.64
  • Built: Jan 2002
  • Refurbished: Feb 2014
  • Number of Decks: 14
  • Total Cabins: 1,644
  • Cabin Categories: 29
  • Gross Tonnage: 138,000
  • Length: 1,020
  • Beam: 158

Ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.4
  • Children's Programs 3.9
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.2
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 3.7
  • Entertainment 4.1
  • Food and Dining 4.2
  • Onboard Activities 4.1
  • Service and Staff 4.6
  • Ship Quality 4.5

Cabins

1644 cabins and 29 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.3
(287 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 151 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $129/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.6
(120 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 230 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $151/night
Balcony Balcony
4.3
(267 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 193 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $177/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.9
(46 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 634 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $254/night

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Dining

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Chop''s Grille Chop''s Grille
5.0
(8 Reviews)
Jade Restaurant Jade Restaurant
5.0
(1 Review)
Cafe Promenade Cafe Promenade
4.8
(8 Reviews)
Windjammer Marketplace Windjammer Marketplace
4.0
(13 Reviews)

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Onboard Activities

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Dunes Mini Golf Dunes Mini Golf
5.0
(1 Review)
Logo Souvenir Shop Logo Souvenir Shop
5.0
(1 Review)
Concierge Club Concierge Club
5.0
(1 Review)
19th Hole 19th Hole
5.0
(1 Review)

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Amazing by ycorrea0227

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

amazing experience, beautiful ship, so many things to do in so little time

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Fun time!!! by KaleyM

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Overall this was a great trip! 3 days were perfect for a quick little getaway. The boat was very nice, clean and the food and drink was great. We enjoyed all of the stops for the most part.

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Watch out for RC extra charges by jingram23

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

RCL profits before passenger satisfaction policies really put a damper on this cruise. I expect to pay extra for alcoholic beverages, spas, etc. and to pay gratuities for actual services performed. Instead, many items are extra and there are duplicated and inappropriate charges. RCL does not permit water bottles to be brought onboard. I have a medical condition that requires me to stay hydrated. From the first moment onboard I was harassed by crew members trying to sell me unwanted items and upgrades. I wanted to find the water stations onboard. Ultimately, I only found one on Deck 5 and one on Deck 11. There is a mandatory $14.50 per person per day gratuities charge even for days when one is off the ship and not using the services onboard. But the premium meals also add an 18% gratuity even though it is being served by the same waiters and staff as the regular meal. This blatant double charging should stop. I never ordered a special meal because of this policy. There is also an 18% automatic charge for buying a water bottle when leaving the ship or at a station at the pool. The only service provided is swiping a card. But the most outrageous hidden pricing occurred on Coco Cay. There are self service beer taps (see photo). There is no pricing information shown. Only after buying an unknown quantity of beer at an unknown price and presumably plus an 18% gratuity charge did I learn what I spent. With more transparent pricing I would have spent more. Sailing with RCL has its' pleasant moments but expect to be overcharged in some way.

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789 Navigator of the Seas Tips

ARCruiser
Apr 08, 2013

Bring a few extension cords. The room had only a few outlets.

wkeener
Apr 22, 2015

I lost a diamond necklace on the next to last night and the cleaning service people found it and turned it in that says something for the honesty of the ships staff

Pinman
May 11, 2014

Take advantage of the free on-board activities such as trivia, the quest, and late night comedy.

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