Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

RCL's Navigator of the Seas; a worthwhile cruising vacation

Sail Date: April 05, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship is beautiful, the size perfect; you can walk easily from one end to the other without being exhausted. All of the staff provided exemplary service. Food in the Sapphire Dining Room was always delicious. The buffet in Windjammer Cafe was good, but could have been a bit more varied in selections. We did not partake of any of the specialty restaurants. Entertainment was high quality. There were many different activities available. There was an outbreak of Noro Virus on board, but it was quickly contained and dealt with efficiently.

There were a couple of negatives. Boarding took too long, and disembarkation was a disaster. We will avoid the Galveston port for future cruises. It's too small to handle three thousand six hundred people getting off at the same time. We would also avoid going Easter week or spring break. Eleven hundred children were on board. Unruly children, obnoxious teenagers, and oblivious parents were tough to deal with and, at times, were a wet blanket on everyone's fun. 

Our favorite cruise line is Celebrity. RCL came close, but the negatives above leaves them in second place for us. This was my ninth cruise and here is how I would rate them: Celebrity #1, RCL #2, Carnival #3, Norwegian #4, Princess 0 ( never to go on again)

Ship Quality
Beautiful ship
Food and Dining
Sapphire Dining Room
Service and Staff
Excellent service in all areas
We enjoyed all of the entertainment
Children's Programs Not applicable to us
Onboard Activities
Lots of varied activities available
Destinations and Excursions
Did 2 shore excursions thru RCL, both were good
Cabin / Stateroom
Nice room, great closet set up.
Galveston, Texas
Boarding took an hour & was disorganized, disembarkation took 3 hours & was a disaster
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Roatan Trips & Tours found on Trip Advisor/ GREAT tour
Belize City, Belize
Alton Ha & River Wallace/ wear a hat, take water, sunscreen & bug spray
Cozumel, Mexico
Playa Mia; great beach day & left time for shopping


Music trivia in the Schooner Bar nightly @7:30 was a blast
The cafe on Main Street 5th level is great for a light/ quick bite to eat

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