10/2014 RC Navigator of the seas
Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: October 26, 2014
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago
Nice ship since renovations. In fact....excellent ship in all respects for the price.
Although we have done this itenerary before, we wanted to try RC. We found the food, entertainment, rooms, casino and staff very nice.
Great value for the price paid. If you go cheaper you will have a very bad experience. You can pay more and the food and entertainment may be a notch above however, all in all the ship and the rooms are very nice. Service is great.
Balcony room floor plan is the best. We have seen other arrangements on other cruise lines but this arrangement is the most comfortable and spacious (sofa and desk are near door and bed near balcony). Dinner attire is a bit much for Caribbean cruise in our opinion. Having "Formal Nights" is not our 'thing' when cruising. We do like to wear slacks and 'Polo' type collared shirts to the dining rooms or upscale outlets however, wearing a tie or coat & tie is a bit much for us. We have noticed the newest improvements to the dining experience on RC is where all ships will eventually have 'anytime dining' with 3 or 4 outlets instead of 1 main dining room (although all are inclusive with the cruise, each has a different theme, and one is more formal every night). This seem to be the trend for most cruise lines except the 'Luxury' brands. The food is above average and variety is good. It was nice to have miniature golf, flowrider, and ice rink. Ice show was entertaining but not spectacular by any means. The casino was nice and the staff very helpful (a little 'smokie' but not overwhelming). The entire layout of the ship including the atrium (Royal Promanade) was well thought out and not congested. Evevator service was a little slow most of the time.
First time cruisers or cruisers from Carnival will be very impressed. Experienced cruisers will find it a great value for the price.