Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Navigator of the Seas, 7 day to Honduras, Belize, and Cozumel

Sail Date: November 02, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Our November 2014, 7-day western Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas to Honduras, Belize, and Cozumel was a fun event.  We have cruised previously on Princess in Alaska, and Carnival in eastern Caribbean, and the Baltic. We didn't really notice much difference between Royal Caribbean and Carnival (last two cruises). We just decided to go one week before we left so we were able to get an awesome price on a last minute vacation which was also incentive for friends to also book the same cruise.  We loved the directory boards near elevators that gave the current time, what was going on at that point in time, maps of how to get to your next destination, and the upcoming schedule.  We look forward to when they integrate that into an app for your phone.

The staff, servers, cabin attendants, entertainment staff, etc. were all pleasant and great at their business of hospitality.  The waiters kept us well fed in the dining room.  Of three excursions, we most enjoyed the cave tubing and zipline in Belize (it was unBelizeable!) and the "Save-a-Turtle" in Cozumel which was an amazing experience (lucky to be there when they were still hatching).

No complaints, but there is always room for improvement.  1) The at-sea schedule for less popular events seem to change fairly often from what was published.  2) It would be really nice to be able to easily be able to get a cup of ice 24/7 without bothering your cabin attendant. 3) It seemed like the Windjammer (buffet) was closed several times when we wanted to eat and we would have liked at least one ice cream machine and self-serve drinks to be available 24/7 like on Carnival.  4) Some of the products at the on-board sales seemed to be of a lower quality than we would have expected but it was always fun to shop nevertheless. 5) The elevators don't seem to be synchronized in any way so that we often had long waits.  Again, these are small things which would never hinder us from going on another trip like this one.  

It was great for us as Texans to be able to cruise out of Galveston to save time and airfare.  We look forward to the next trip although we are running out of destinations from Galveston.  Our service through was great as well!  Bon voyage on your next trip!

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Ship Quality
Typical cruise ship. Promenade was pretty. Decorated nicely.
Food and Dining
Our wait staff, Gediz and Cristito took great care of us!
Service and Staff
Everyone was pleasant, friendly, and seemed to enjoy being there.
Especially liked the commedian and the ice show
Onboard Activities
There are always plenty of options to stay as busy or laid back as you choose.
Destinations and Excursions
Loved the Save-a-Turtle excursion in Cozumel and Roy DeLeon, our guide in Belize for cave tubing and ziplines kept us thoroughly entertained and educated about Belize.
Cabin / Stateroom
Galveston, Texas
Great location for a middle-America departure
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Enjoyed Tabyana Beach
Belize City, Belize
Cave tubing and zipline were "UnBelizeable"!
Cozumel, Mexico
The Save-a-Turtle excursion was an amazing experience. Loved shopping in port area.


Be sure to choose your preferred dining time ASAP. We couldn't get early dining since we booked right before departure, but we went to the maitre d just as soon as we boarded and were able to get an assigned dining time to match our preferred time.

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