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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Navigator of the Seas

9 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 05, 2018

Ship: Navigator of the Seas

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: 3560

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

First time cruise, didn't know what to expect a little intimidated but that quickly wore off. Found the ship to be pretty cool and exciting, easy to get around once you learn the ship a lot to do. Plenty of food . Get to the pool early to get a chase lounge they fill up quick ,watch them because people put towels on them early to save and don't come back for hours (thirty minutes empty time rule ) means its open Main dinning is the Best way to go for dinner(a lot of people didn't dress up like you'd think they were mostly causal) I wore nice shirts and pants,nothing fancy. Dress up night same thing with a tie. Plenty of time to relax Met a lot of people from everywhere so be open and friendly.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and easy. Waited for the crowd to clear and everything went smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We ate dinner in the main dinning room every night, it was Great. (Part of the package) Never ate at the speciality restaurants because they were an extra charge $$ Breakfast and lunch buffet were Great (Part of the package)

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Used the main pool,hot tub everyday,pools were small, large t.v. and music a plus. Solarium pool was nice except their were no chairs ever available due to older people (70s +) saving places early mornings (6&7am) and then they would camp out all day but not swim. Fitness center was good, could be a couple more bike's and some arm, upper body machine's. People need to be encouraged more about wiping down the equipment after use.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
DJs at the main pool were awesome, high energy. Saw several shows and they were Great. Comedy,game shows,ice skating, all the performers were top notch.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All of the service staff I experienced were awesome, always friendly and helpful, from the person serving water to the person behind the buffet line. My Waiters at the Main Dining were the Best Ever (iiP from Indonesia and Sergei from Russia ) both were Awesome every night. Both Great people. My room steward Dexter was the Greatest! Always had a Smile, very helpful, very courteous, polite, very informative about the ship. He did a great job with our room,plus towel animals (nice) Dexter from St. Vincent was a Great Person and an honor to know

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was easy to get around for being so large. Clean and maintained well for being an older ship,everyday maintenance. The only thing bad for myself was at the aft (back) of the ship I got black diesel soot from the exhaust that was on a railing on my shirt which left oily spots that bled into larger spots before I even noticed, shirt ruined. My own fault.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Size was ok for three, main bed comfortable with a pull down bed from the ceiling it was also comfortable. The shower was tight but manageable. Plenty of storage space As I said before.... Dexter kept our room perfect, always well stocked with towels.

Ship tip

Don't hurry to board let the crowd dwindle. Take some time to explore the ship. Book excursions asap , they fill up quick, maybe only do one excursion so you have time to see the towns and relax. Take your time, relax, slow down and Enjoy

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
Port was crazy busy with everyone trying to leave. Didn't do any excursions.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island) Did not visit port

The ship didn't stop. Captain said bad weather?

Willemstad, Curacao

1 out of 5
Beautiful, Snorkeling was fun Shopping

Kralendijk, Bonaire

1 out of 5
Beautiful Took a trolley tour Shopping

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Beautiful Snorkeling (Great) Bus tour around the area

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Crazy busy People weren't as friendly they were in a hurry to leave, kinda like in airports
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