This cruise was booked for unwinding & forgetting the rest of the world so we did not care much about which ports of call. Had a great time at Cozumel, as always, but that was more secondary. What caused this voyage to exceed our expectations was the ship and crew. The ship's layout is considerably different from most other lines and we have been on 6 different lines and several ships on most of those. We loved the semi-private nooks scattered all about the ship that nearly gave the feel of being on a private yacht more than a huge vessel with thousands of other people. The way the promenade is set up like a street is ingenious and creates an entirely different feel that really played into our goal of relaxation perfectly. We've had great service on other cruises also, so I will simply say that some of them may have been equal, but none were better for overall service everywhere around the ship than here. This was our first try of the "My Time" dining experience (again, wanting to relax and do things at our own pace) and we could not have been more pleased. The waiters and assistants still fawned over our 12 year-old daughter as if they saw her every night and it was nothing like the rather sterile settings you sometimes get during open seating lunches or breakfasts. The entertainment events were extremely well planned so that there was always something fun to do if you wanted, but not all the really fun activities wound up being scheduled at the same time as sometimes happens - forcing you to choose one and miss out on 2 others. As seasoned cruisers we try not to be too hard to please, but we aren't all that easily impressed any longer. This cruise very much impressed us. The bar has once again been raised.
Fantastic, relaxing indulgence
Sail Date: March 01, 2010
Traveled As: Family w/young children
Pros: Ship layout, scheduling of activities so best things did not coincide
Cons: Minor complaint - overall entertainment was wonderful - production stage shows in main theatre a bit weak.
Recommends Navigator of the Seas? Yes!