BIG CHANGE SINCE THE LAST TIME I WAS ON THE NAVIGATOR!!!

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Navigator of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 04, 2016

Ship: Navigator of the Seas

Cabin number: 8294

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

And the changes were not necessarily for the best! 

 

I love Royal Carribean but they remodeled the ship since the last time I was on.  The Promenade now has display cases showing the items they'll be selling throughout the trip.  Trust me, people know about the sales with the need of the display cases. 

 

They were all about selling dinners at their restaurants.  We had one lady ask us to book a dinner at the Japanese restaurant.  We said, very politely, no thank you.  She said "Why?  Don't you like sushi?"  WHAT?????  I don't think anyone has to explain why or why not they want to eat there. 

 

For the gratuities, it used to be that you handed you waiter, assistant waiter, stateroom attendant a voucher for your gratuities.  That was a very nice way to thank them and to give them a little extra if you would like.  NOW IT IS JUST AUTOMATICALLY ADDED TO YOUR BILL!!!  (which I actually think it's illegal to just automatically charge my card without my permission!)  I do not remember seeing anywhere that the gratuities would be added automatically and I certainly didn't sign anything for them to do that! 

 

The Santa parade...lame!  I've never seen sadder looking elves. 

 

The activities staff...with exception of two (the Scotish girl and a British girl without glasses) were rude and had not excitement.  The one staff member was late for an activity.  You could see that she was sleeping because of the fabric marks on her skin!

 

The best thing I did was not a Royal Caribean  thing.  My first excursion I've ever taken in all of my cruises was to SNUBA!!!!!  Best activity ever! 

 

I love Royal Caribean but  the changes they made to the Navigator are very sad!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We had "my time dining" and we requested the same table every night so that out gratuities would go directly to him.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Activities staff had no enthusiasm and were rude, as if they didn't want to be there.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Love the balcony! Stateroom attendant Moho was excellent!

Ship tip

You can chose to not have the ship automatically add gratuities. That's what I did so that I could hand the staff members an envelope directly and thank them.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

1 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
This is where I did SNUBA. Excellent!
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