Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Going out of Galveston

Sail Date: February 23, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The port of Galveston is probably one of the worst ports in the US. There is always a chance of fog (which we had) that can screw up your trip royally. Also the terminal is way to small to handle 3500 people trying to embark on a ship. There are double doors for all these people to get through. It was not a pretty site. Once underway, the trip is fine. The ship is clean and the food is OK. We are seniors, Diamond Plus, and we think Royal Caribbean for the last few years has become a "family oriented" cruise line, which is fine. However as seniors we prefer less children, young parents bring infants and babies on a cruise which we wonder about. and now that even being Diamond Plus doesnt mean alot we feel its time to more on and up to Celebrity. For instance, they have done away with the discount books we used to get in the room when we would embark. Now those 60 pages of coupons have turned into around 20 discounts placed on the seacard which most staff dont know how to use the card for the discount. It was a joke. In the windjammer we could get our food and go into Chopes to eat in peace but now Chopes is reserved for Suite members only. I dont think even Pinnacles can get in now. They just seem to be taking more and more goodies away, worried about the bottom line. Hey, I am a stockholder in RCL, so profit is good, but be careful of taking too much away from people who cruise alot. It can jump up and bite you right in your corporate pocket book.

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Galveston, Texas
way to small a terminal
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Belize City, Belize
looked like third world country
Cozumel, Mexico


The Viking Crown lounge is now the Cosmopolitan Lounge and the nice music has been replaced with loud, DJ music sometimes. Not like it used to be. Again, catering to younger people and that's fine, but it is a change.

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