Another nice cruise on the Navigator.

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 6
Helpful Votes: 61

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 06, 2014
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 7231
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

This was the third time we had cruised on this ship.  The first was in 2003 when the ship was only a couple years old.  Last year we took a 16 day Transatlantic, and enjoyed both immensely.  This time, we took advantage of last minute pricing.  The ship was just refurbished in December of last year, and looks great with all the new carpet and other fresh touches.  The new Sabor restaurant is outstanding.  On this trip, there seemed to be many crew members in training, and although the service we received was great, there seemed to be something "off" with them.  There seemed to be morale problems...you noticed it when they weren't engaged with a guest.  Not many smiles.  Also, they need to update the mattresses and the pillows...both are too hard for my taste.  I am a big fan of RCCL, and cruise with them pretty much exclusively.  Although this cruise was not the best one I have taken with them, it was still significantly better than those I have taken with other cruise lines.  And I would still recommend them highly.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Nice selection

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Good cruise director

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great Caribbean band

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Did not use

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
But not up to RCCL standards

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Newly refurbished

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Mattresses and pillows need replacing...too hard.

Ship Tip

The cafe on deck 5 is great fora quick cup of coffee, great sandwiches, pizza, and cookies/pastries. And, they remain open when the buffet and dining room is closed.

3 out of 5
Did a beach excursion
5 out of 5
Cave tubing excursion was great.
5 out of 5
Free wifi at a beachfront bar close to the ship.
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