Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises

Review
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3 out of 5

First time cruising on the Navigator of the Seas for February break

Sail Date: February 14, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Inside

We cruised last February on the Oasis of the Seas and there is no comparison.  Oasis is so much nicer, with more to do and see, classier, better food selections, shopping, entertainment, etc.  

Navigator is a smaller ship so don't have the crowds which is a plus. The cruise was adequate but I wouldn't be a repeat customer.

 

Cabin / Stateroom
The stateroom had plenty of closet space, drawers, etc. for 2 people. My kids had an adjoining room to themselves which was very nice. The bedding was clean and comfortable. The tv service was good. I would recommend the Promenade stateroom if you're looking for save some money since you really don't use the balcony because it's soooooo windy and cool outside.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Arriving at a port that didn't have a dock was difficult as you had to wait in a very long line for a disembarkment ticket early in the morning and then wait in a common area for your number to be called before catching the tendar (Grand Cayman). Embarkment was long and again disembarkment was long and a waste of time because you just sit and wait in a common area until your number is called. There is absolutely nothing to do. It's a real let down after an enjoyable vacation.
Ship Quality
The ship was clean. It could use some upscale detailing.
Destinations and Excursions
We didn't take any Royal Caribbean excursions but booked some private which were great and less expensive. The destinations were fun.
Onboard Activities
Onboard activities were just ok. The onboard shopping is nothing special that couldn't be purchased at home or on-line. Not enough children's shopping or activities. Children's activties are lacking greatly. They are missing on a captive audience here.
Children's Programs
We traveled with a 17 year old, 11 year old and a 9 year old. The 17 year old had fun with the other teenagers but again not enough entertainment. The 9 and 11 year program was just soso. Nothing special with no extra fun activities, arts and crafts, movies, etc. No water park or slide in the pool area which was a great disappointment.
Entertainment
Not enough entertainment. The ice skating show was great. The comedian was entertaining. We had a conflict because our dining time conflicted with some of the other entertainment schedules which couldn't be changed.
Service and Staff
The dining crew is very nice, courteous, and accomodating. The stateroom staff was great also.
Food and Dining
The food is not the greatest including the restaurants that you pay a fee for.

Tip

If you don't want a large ship with huge crowds and long waiting times then this ship is for you. It is clean, friendly, entertaining, fun. You won't lose your kids or your spouse and will see many of the same people over the coarse of your cruise which was nice for conversation.



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