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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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5 out of 5
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Navigator of the Seas

9 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 03, 2017

Ship: Navigator of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 9390

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

Best part of this cruise was being on the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's 'Navigator of the Seas' ship.

We very much enjoyed the location of our balcony stateroom even though the balcony was somewhat smaller than usual.  Especially pleasing was the quality and and choice of food at the Windjammer Buffet restaurant.  

A couple of minor recommendations would be as follows ....

#1 ...  All elevators have a poorly designed background to the floor level numbers.  Several cruisers getting onto the elevator made the same comment as they strained to find the floor level # marking on the panel.

#2 ...  The service and food were terrific all week in the main 'Sapphire Dining Room' and no fault of the waiters and serving staff but the average time it took for dinners to be served from start to finish was 2 x hours which is somewhat too long - either need more 'Chefs' or need to revise and improve the flow of service as our 2 waiters were handling several tables at once but yet they were excellent, very friendly and helpful.  

Another recommendation was that there was a 'Latin Music' band playing nightly at the 'Bolerao' who were absolutely 'off key' as to their singing to the point that it was very apparent and somewhat annoying - Not sure how RCI approved them to play on this ship.  On the other hand, the musicians for the main shows were absolutely 'outstanding' and we only wished that we could of heard them as a group together play in one of the lounges maybe 2 or 3 nights of the cruise - Phenomenal musicians.  We were not impressed at all with the Australian singer but other shows were terrific in the Metropolis Theater.  The 'Solarium' is a great spot to lounge, sunbathe, read a book as opposed to the main pool were the entertainment/musicians were too loud and semmed to play every song with the same beat and sang unknown songs.  After 10 minutes listening to them, I moved away to the Solarium to find more 'quiet time' and relaxation.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Well attended to by the housekeeping staff - Great location at end of the hall.

Ship tip

Had a medical emergency as my ears plugged up with excess wax that dropped further in the ear canal and could barely hear anything. Went to ship's medical facility. After ear drops for 3 days they removed the wax. Cost me over $400.00 for 'after hours additional fees' Should offer 24 hour service

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Kralendijk, Bonaire

3 out of 5
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