Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

A great first cruise!

Sail Date: May 22, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was clean and the rooms were a good size! I was glad we were on the 2nd floor so when the ship was rocking a little more than usual, we didn't feel it as much! There was so much to do on the ship and it was our first cruise.

Pros: The ship, the activities, and our ports of call.

Cons: The unhelpful gentleman who worked at Guest Services.

Recommends Navigator of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship is HUGE! The layout was okay, but we had to keep going up to cross over to the other side because our floor didn't connect to the rear of the ship.
Food and Dining
The only negative about the food was that the 24-hour dining place only served sandwiches, pizza and cookies. I have heard on other ships that there is a full buffet available at all times of night and I would have loved to have gotten a waffle at 2am instead of a slice of pepperoni pizza! :)
Cabin / Stateroom
The room was bigger than we expected and was clean and quiet!
Service and Staff
Overall, yes. The staff was amazing. However, Guest Services was rarely helpful and on multiple occasions, they didn't know the answer to our question (i.e. what is the earliest we can get pool towels?) or took forever to get us the answer. We also had to ask for a few things 3 or 4 times. The dining staff was the BEST and our waiter made our dining experience great!
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
By far, the best port on our trip! Our tour guide was amazing and we did the Ephesus and Sirince tour. Ephesus was so interesting, but the best part was our trip to Sirince. We had a delicious lunch and then had time to walk around this traditional turkish town. I would love to go back to Turkey as a result of this trip.
Don't Miss: Ephesus and Sirince
Messina, Sicily
The weather was terrible- it was cold and raining and we couldn't see Mt. Etna on our tour of Mt. Etna. So disappointing. However, it wasn't Royal Caribbean's fault! The tour to get a canoli was long and boring.
Souda (Chania), Crete
I don't think there is much to do here. The cruise should look to stop somewhere else instead of Crete. We went to the beach, but it was a huge disappointment.
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Our tour guide was FANTASTIC! Everything was great in Athens!
Don't Miss: The Acropolis/Pantheon.

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