Not really a family ship, on ship communication expensive

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


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

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 02, 2015
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8670
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The Teen programs were somewhat limited. Although our older teen liked it, it was more of a function of hanging out with other teens than actually "doing stuff". Similar with our other younger teen, but she liked it less.

On the other hand, the Toddler program was terrible.  The 3-5 year old program had some strange restrictions / limitations:  the children couldn't bring in food or drink, the children must be able to use the toilet 100% themselves (no help whatsoever), there was no kiddie pool, and the ratio was something like15 to 1. We basically couldn't leave our 3 year old for more than 1 hour!

On the on communication requires you to buy an expensive per phone internet data plan and / or "Roam" with your carrier (very expensive).  Other ships have cordless phones or inexpensive apps that can be used.   This should be addressed.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Nicer than I expected. Noisy from the balconies. At the beginning we had no hot water. Another time we had no cold.
3 out of 5
5 out of 5
1 out of 5
The one we chose was too far away
5 out of 5
We were the last ones to leave. It was like a Private Island!
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