Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2 out of 5

Private Island Tease

Sail Date: February 25, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

In spite of all the wonderful beautiful photos of the exclusive and private island of Cococay, it seems they are only able to stop there about half the time. They don't mention that the number of places they visit will be reduced by 50% without any reduction in the fare, but that's the way it is. We did have a good time on the boat while we passed by the private island destination. I do understand that since the island has no dock that the seas are often too rough to offload on to the "tender boats" that ferry you to the island, but they should be more clear that you chances of getting to the private island are not great. Otherwise it's kind of like a tease. Other than that it was pretty much like we expected. The included food was good but not so good that you didn't want to pay extra for the specialty restaurants (naturally). There were the expected mandatory gratuities, ...which they should just be honest about and add them to the fare since you can't travel without them. There was the begging for a perfect review from everyone from the Captain to the Porters. However, all in all it was a good time and something I would do again.

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They couldn't get the TV working until the very last night which made it slightly more difficult to know how much money was on your account and what activities were going on when, but we worked around it.
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Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Nassau, Bahamas
I've been to many islands in the Caribbean and this was the dirtiest. You may WANT to stay on the boat.


VERY IMPORTANT for first timers is that even the they list that boat ARRIVES back in port at 5:30 am, you can't leave the boat until about 6:30 at the earliest and THEN you have to go through customs. Why they think we should care when the boat arrives when we can't get off of it is beyond me?

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