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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 09, 2009
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

The Navigator of the Seas is absolutely huge! For its size it was remarkably smooth even when we hit some high winds there was minimal noticable affect. The posted signs were easy to understand and for its size made everything quite easy to find. Beautifully designed public areas including the promenade, casino, various clubs and bars and pool areas.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The Windjammer buffet always provided a great variety of foods for all tastes. The main dining room meals were beautifully presented and the food was always delicious.


3 out of 5
Many activities for all ages and skill levels. The entertainment was generic to appeal to a large group but not to our taste.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our stateroom staff was always cleaning... at least twice a day they made sure everything was in order and cleaned in our room. Our stateroom assistant was very friendly and always greeted us with a smile and responded to anything we required quickly and efficiently. The added touch was that every day he left us a little surprise with towels shaped like some type of animal: a swan, a dog, a monkey. It was just a little bit of fun added to the trip.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very clean, easy to understand layout, beautiful decor.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The stateroom we had was large with a small but very comfortable balcony. Everything was clean and maintained beautifully.
5 out of 5
We booked an excursion to swim with the Dolphins which was fantastic! Very responsive staff to direct us and transport us back/forth from venue. The Dolphin site was well maintained and even had a very nice restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious mexican meal. We did not have time to explore other parts of the city.
1 out of 5
We booked an excursion with Reef Rocket for a trip to an island and snorkeling. The island was beautiful and the snorkel instructors were excellent however there was no "service boat" available as promised with showers and a restaurant. There were some locals selling barbeque and drinks which was okay. The major dissappointment was that our Reef Rocket boat transportation never returned and we were all stranded for over an hour not knowing how or if we would make it back to the ship. Luckily, they comandeered another boat that had to take us directly back to the ship to make it in time. That ruined our experience for the day.

Pros: Beautiful ship, wonderful food, clean/comfortable room, nice people

Cons: Entertainment was generic and not our taste but most others liked it.

Recommends Navigator of the Seas? Yes!

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