Excellent food, service and entertainment

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Navigator of the Seas

14 Night Mediterranean Beaches (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 08, 2017

Ship: Navigator of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 7375

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Fabulous cruise; friendly, helpful staff, excellent entertainment and beautiful destinations. Only criticism is the short length of stay in Corsica and Sardinia.


5 out of 5
Very smooth and efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was absolutely fantastic! The Windjammer in particular was excellent; for a buffet style restaurant the food was some of the best I've had- where else can you have lobster 3 consecutive nights and it be included in the price of the holiday?! The staff were outstanding, so helpful and friendly.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The pools were always packed but still great. I didn't have a go on the flow rider but it looked out of this world! Fitness centre was well equipped and the staff helpful.


5 out of 5
Cuddy is a legend, so funny and so genuine. The bohemians, the queen tribute act, were astounding as was the rock violinist (Craig?) and Freddie in the schooner bar was consistantly good throughout the cruise. Really, really impressed at the standard of acts with Royal Caribbean.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff we encountered were fabulous, so helpful, friendly, approachable and professional. Really have nothing negative to say about the service we recieved; all excellent.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
It's a large ship, so you have to expect it to take a while to get from A to B sometimes, but our room was a little far from the lifts. Everywhere was spotlessly clean, well maintained and looked after. Slight suggestion; more seating needed in the smoking area as people were constantly stood around.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
For a small-ish cabin it was very comfortable and felt like home! We both slept like babies as tbe bed was fabulous- so comfortable and very large. Cabin was very clean and well maintaine.

Ship tip

Get up early if you want a sunbed! :-) Also, don't expect to have the time in some ports to see everything you want to see.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5
Only passed through really, didn't have chance to explore thanks to the good ole British traffic!

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
Surprisingly beautiful and lovely atmosphere. The monkeys are awesome, the views spectacular and it's rude not to take advantage of the amazing duty free!

Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France

5 out of 5
Stunning little place, wish we'd have explored here more rather than gone into Nice really, although Nice is pretty beautiful too. Piece of advice; the hop on hop off open top bus to Nice has deleted stop number 2, but they don't tell you this! We almost missed the ship as we ended up waiting for an hour for the bus to come and ended up having to get a last minute taxi!

Ajaccio, Corsica

4 out of 5
We didn't do an excursion and wish we had as we felt we didn't have enough time to truly explore this beautiful island. Wish we had had an over night here or Sardinia.

Cagliari, Sardinia

4 out of 5
Similar to Corsica, we felt we didn't have enough time here. There's so much to explore and just not enough time in port. We wish we had done an excursion to get more of a flavour of what seemed like a wonderful Island.

Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands

5 out of 5
Really surprised by how beautiful Palma was. Lovely place, so much to do and see. Also really easy to get around so you don't need to do an excursion.

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
I didn't know what to expect from Malaga and had no preconception of what it might be like. It turned out that it's stunning! The medieval fort is well worth the climb, the views are spectacular!

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

5 out of 5
Gorgeous little place with such a wonderful feel about it. Excellent independent shops. Feels very bohemian and arty- right up my street!


5 out of 5
Very smooth and ordered. Quick and easy process!
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