Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

2 out of 5

Not really a family ship, on ship communication expensive

Sail Date: August 02, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

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
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Make sure you understand how far your excursion is from the ship. there is a ~25 minute tender and our excursion was 75 minute bus ride each way. That was omitted from any explanation. The excursion itself (zipline and cave float) was OK but might have chosen something different if i knew we were traveling for 3+ hours.
Ship Quality
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Immigration / Customs in Galveston took ~1 hour.
Cabin / Stateroom
Nicer than I expected. Noisy from the balconies. At the beginning we had no hot water. Another time we had no cold.
Galveston, Texas
Cozumel, Mexico
Belize City, Belize
The one we chose was too far away
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
We were the last ones to leave. It was like a Private Island!

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