Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

Terrific time on the Navigator of the Seas

Sail Date: February 02, 2013

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

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.
Ship Quality
Immaculately clean
Food and Dining
New menu and great choices
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean, good steward always accessible
Service and Staff
Always attentive
Needs improvement
Onboard Activities
The regular games and programs
Destinations and Excursions


Visit the Cafe Promenade bar and meet a terrific staff.

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