Navigator of the Seas 12/10/11
Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Sail Date: December 10, 2011
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryOverall we had a great cruise as you will have a good time if you chose to. This was our 3rd cruise but not our favorite on RCL. Again I'm not a 100% sure it was all RCL's fault but more of a learning experience for a young couple. We had never cruised out of a Florida port and at least 75% of the boat was over the age of 62. It was just like the stereotype that you hear about. We have cruised out of New Orleans & Norfolk and we may try those again. Just a better crowd for a couple in thier mid 30's with no kids.
The ports were Awesome - St. Kitts, St. Marteen, & San Juan were worth every penny of the cruise. All other comments are listed below.
Food and Dining
For some reason we had to have My Time Dining and we would not recommend it. Although we met some great people due to having new people to eat with we felt the service was well below average. It felt like they just wanted to get you in and out so they could have another table. There were 3 nights that we were never even offered wine - not even a suggestion. The beef seemed to be the best choice most nights but if you were trying to be healthy the other options were subpar. Some of the basics like refilling of water & ice tea were hard to come by.
Note: Dan, Dan, the Party man (Cruise Director) - was so annoying. He was sarcastic to many of the guests at the C&A event.
Service and Staff
Note: As a member of the C&A club you can give WOW cards for service. We gave out 6 to people as they just did such a great job.
As this ship has spent half of the year in Europe you must be prepared that you can smoke in most bars. It seems like they chose to keep some places smoke free and others not. Odd and we heard several comments from people about how strong the smoke smell was.
Cabin / Stateroom
Pros: Ports, Bartenders, Room Size
Cons: Old People & Service Level