Terrific time on the Navigator of the Seas

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 02, 2013
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 4 years ago
I loved cruising on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas out of New Orleans. Despite traffic from Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl, we arrived early enough to park in the "whale" lot and got on the ship before noon. The Navigator of the Seas is decorated Mardi Gras style with life-sized statues of revelers greeting you at the casino entrance and glass bottomed floors filled with N.O. memorabilia. On the Royal Promenade are themed bars and shops, and service desk, as well as 3 levels of inside cabins whose rooms overlook the promenade. Quite a lovely site. At night on the Royal Promenade we were treated to "shows" of 70's music and a parade. Dining was plentiful and delicious. We were treated to the new menu and it was hard to choose among the offerings. In the 3 level formal dining room, you can't help but notice the huge chandelier. The ship was immaculate and the crew was very attentive. This ship had one of the best crews I have ever had the pleasure to know. Nighttime shows were the least interesting, except for the singer Kenny James.
Many cruisers mentioned that they missed the Las Vegas style shows, and the "crew" shows have only computer generated background instead of sets.The pool deck is divided into a Solarium for adults only and a family pool area. In the Solarium are a pool, 2 hot tubs, a bar and plenty of seating. In the other pool area are 2 good sized pools, hot tubs and plenty of seating. For the athletically inclined you will find a rock -climbing wall, mini-golf and basketball court as well as a gym and spa. Personally, I can recommend the bamboo massage. For improvements, i would suggest having flat-screen televisions in the rooms, pool towels in the rooms and reclining chairs on the verandas. All in all, I loved this ship and will be sailing again soon.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
New menu and great choices

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The regular games and programs

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Needs improvement

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Always attentive

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Immaculately clean

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean, good steward always accessible

Ship Tip

Visit the Cafe Promenade bar and meet a terrific staff.

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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