A rocky ride

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 11, 2008
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The ship was clean with friendly staff. Stabilizer was defective so the ship rocked and lots of people were seasick. On the formal dinner night hardly anyone showed up for dinner because of a combination of bad weather and a rough ride which caused excessive seasickness. At the purser's desk and in the medical facility they handed out free packages of Medi-Meclizine (seasick pills like Dramamine). These pills worked very well to combat queasiness. We picked a bad week to take our cruise, but unfortunately we can't predict the weather and mechanical problems. This was our 6th cruise with Royal Caribbean and it was the worst because of the mechanical problem with the stabilizer. I think this should have been fixed before we left port. They were working on it and were 2 hours late leaving Ft. Lauderdale, but I think it should have been completely fixed. A bad stabilizer equals seasick passengers and less than desirable memories. The ship needs more and better directional arrows to public restrooms.
5 out of 5
We took a cab to Paradise Beach. Cab driver was nice and was there when we asked him to return to pick us up. The weather was overcast and cool so we only stayed an hour but it was fun walking on the beach and picking up sea shells. Luckily we took a sweater and wore long pants.
Don't Miss: A massage on the beach!

Pros: Helpful and friendly attendants and staff, including those at the purser's desk.

Cons: No sanitary hand wipes in the Windjammer like our last cruise had on Majesty of the Seas. Also not enough restrooms on any of the decks and they were not easily located.

Recommends Navigator of the Seas? Yes!

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