Not such a good experience

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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5 Night Western Mediterranean (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 04, 2009
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The cruise director lacked initiative. Maybe because this is our 10th cruise, and we kept comparing him to other cruise directors. We did not feel "involved." The Mardi Gras parade is over rated. The no smoking policy in Royal Caribbean is ridiculous, and makes the smoking guests feel uncomfortable. The small areas allowed for smoking were overcrowded and lacked enough ashtrays. It is our sincere belief that Royal Caribbean did not explore alternatives for the smokers - probably the person in charge of this policy is a former smoker that wants to impose his/her views and not the customer's.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
We took the Panoramic Tour of Rome, and it was worth it. Rome is a lovely city and this tour allowed us to see as much as possible in 5 hours.
3 out of 5
We were too tired because of jet lag, and decided not to book any tour. Decided to walk the city on our own at approx 11 AM. We took a public bus that took us around the city for 2 Euros and took in the views. Very nice.
3 out of 5
The walk from the bus terminal to the leaning tower is much longer than originally depicted. The time spent in the area was very short and did not allow to visit any of the sites properly.

Pros: Food at the Wyndjammer Cafe

Cons: Strict smoking policy

Recommends Navigator of the Seas? No.

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