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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 13, 2015
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6250
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We took a cruise on Carnival 2 years ago that visited each of the same locations so we are able to compare apples to apples.  

This cruise felt more like a "shopping cruise" than anything.  We were constantly bombarded with "buy, buy, buy".

The drink packages were ridiculous.  Want a coke? Better buy a drink package or you'll get a heck of a surprise at the end.  My wife upgraded her drink package so she could get fresh-squeezed OJ in the morning.  $150 for the week.

Me being not upgraded got the most watered down OJ and apple juice I've ever seen.  It's like they showed an apple to the water and deemed it apple juice.

The food does not flow so freely either.  Any food choices besides the Windjammer or Sapphire restaurant and you're paying extra.  I really feel like RC took a page from the airlines playbook.  Nickel and dime time.

None of the ship-food was remarkable.  The flavors were bland and we got to where we just did not look forward to eating on the ship.  We did not pay $25/person to eat at the Mexican restaurant so cannot comment on that.

Overall the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
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