Good wholesome fun for the family

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 14, 2014
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 6502
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

-Room was spacious (we had the large Oceanview room towards the front of the ship)!
-Our room attendant, Wesly, was very warm and accommodating!
-The servers at the Cafe Promenade were very friendly!
-Our servers at the Sapphire Room, Erdal & Sylvia were great!
-One particular server at the Windjammer Cafe, Jeffrey, was great!
-The entertainment most nights were very well put together and kept us entertained.  Our kids' favorite was the ice show.  The Cruise Entertainment Director and Manager were both excellent.
-Fitness center had a good variety of cardio machines and weights.  
-Sports activities were great- consider having a 3 on 3 basketball and soccer tournaments for kids 12 and under.  

-All 4 Sea passes would not open the door to our room.  We had to go and stand in line with Guest Services 4 different times and they were less than accommodating and even looked annoyed that we kept coming back.
-The Shore Excursion to Escape to Bacab in Belize had misleading information about a Butterfly Pavillion.  Our tour guide told us during the ride there that the pavillion had been closed for renovation and should take that off of the excursion description.  We were also told that we can book horseback riding when we got to the location.  This was not the case as by the time we got to the location, the horseback riding tour had already left.  We were told by the Guest Services desk that we would be refunded for this only to have the Shore Excursion desk call us in our room to let us know that they had not approved this refund.  After a few back and forth calls, we expected this excursion to be credited to our account.  However, it still showed up on our final bill.  We had to, again, stand in line at Guest Services for 30 minutes during the last day of our cruise to get this settled.  
-At the Sapphire Room for breakfast, my husband requested for steamed rice and was told there was not rice available anywhere on the ship.  We realize that this is not a common breakfast item but we were told by staff that we can make special requests.
-Update your karaoke list!  :)  Common songs like Rolling in the Deep by Adele was not on the list.
-Add a sign on the running track to indicate that walkers need to stay on the right lane so that runners/joggers don't run into them.  Left lane should be for the faster runners or for overtaking.



Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
My kids were ages 11 and 7 and did not want to be in separate rooms

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room attendant Wesly, Sapphire Room waiters Erdal & Sylvia, Windjammer Cafe server Jerffrey, the Filipino server at Cafe Promenade

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Bring raincoats or ponchos in case of rain
Bring Bonine or Dremamine in case of sea sickness
Bring buy spray and sunblock
In ports like Cozumel, book excursions off the ship- you will save about 50%
Bring smaller dollar bills for tips

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Gumbalimba and interacting with the Capuchin monkeys
1 out of 5
5 out of 5
Paradise Beach was great for the kids. If you try snorkeling, the boats you go on are smaller so if you tend to get seasick, consider taking some pills before the excursion
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