Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

7+ cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

A lot of people got a respiratory illness

Sail Date: April 24, 2016

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ports were the best. The dining room service - Oliver in particular was awesome. But after the first night's sleep, I had trouble breathing and developed a cough. Over the course of the cruise I noticed a lot of people with the same cough and, at my table of 10, 4 of us were sick by the end of the cruise. I believe there is mold in the cabins or something in the ventilation system that needs to be addressed. I am not allergic or asthmatic but that first morning I had to go to the infirmary to get benadryl to help with breathing. I have been on many cruises with Carnival and Princess but this was my first experience with Royal Caribbean. I would not sail on this ship or another Royal Caribbean ship again. The doctor and the infirmary were not helpful - actually - very unhelpful. They turned me away because it was not "office hours" even though I was having trouble breathing and when I returned later in distress, would not even speak with me unless I would sit in a specific chair and sign an agreement to pay them $300! All I wanted was some Benadryl and I needed quarters to go in their machine. They were simply awful. Finally, a passing staff member helped me get what I needed and after the Benadryl took effect I could breathe again. With a ship of this size, you need to have a medical person on duty at all times - willing to speak to a passenger to find out what they need. Their behavior was simply unacceptable. Thank you for asking for my feedback. All the best! Nancy Zimmerman. By the way, my boyfriend and I are still sick with a respiratory illness. We will both see a doctor this week. Nancy Zimmerman

Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin Air Conditioning is not sufficient. The cabin was not cool. We had it checked the first night. Perhaps with sufficient A/C, the mustiness would be cleansed from the air.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Our head waiter - Oliver - was awesome!!
Food and Dining


I have been on many cruises and have never gotten sick before. Although it is magnificent, I believe it is a "sick ship". By the end of the week, a lot of people had the same cough as me and my boyfriend and several people at our table. I believe it is an airborne illness.

Was this review helpful? 2

1 Comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top