Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Second Mate

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4 out of 5

Another nice cruise on the Navigator.

Sail Date: April 06, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Inside

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 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.

Ship Quality
Newly refurbished
Food and Dining
Nice selection
Cabin / Stateroom
Mattresses and pillows need replacing...too hard.
Service and Staff
But not up to RCCL standards
Great Caribbean band
Children's Programs
Did not use
Onboard Activities
Good cruise director
Destinations and Excursions
Not our favorite
Galveston, Texas
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras Did a beach excursion
Belize City, Belize
Cave tubing excursion was great.
Cozumel, Mexico
Free wifi at a beachfront bar close to the ship.


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.

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