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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 24

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Navigator of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 20, 2018

Ship: Navigator of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6282

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall, highly recommend Royal Caribbean and Navigator of the Seas. Excellent staff and food. Great for first-time cruisers!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Very easy to get on the boat - from check in, to entry, to getting into the stateroom. Well done!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very clean and well maintained restaurants and dining rooms. Buffets were always "managed" to be sure things were clean and tidy. Decor could be updated to be more 21st century.

Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Big shout out to Gusti and Alex. Exceptional wait staff!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Adult pool was in great shape. Hard to find a chair at times but well maintained and fantastic (quiet) environment. Fitness area also exceptional. Well managed and plenty of equipment and towels.

Day Spa and Fitness Center

4 out of 5

Spa experience was average. Not a "quiet" environment during our visit.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Ice dancing show was awesome. Could be better management of getting people into the venue (no saving seats, etc.)

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service professionals of the highest level! Wait staff was fantastic. Remembered our names each day, customized our orders as requested. Always smiled and thanked us for our patronage.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great ship. Navigator was the right size ship for our first cruise experience. Quite clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabins are decent sized (for 2 people). Bath is very small (not good for 2 people at a time) and outlets are at a minimum. Bed was not very comfortable (hard bed and pillows lacked support). Room was always clean (thanks to Julio!) and well kept. Plenty of space for clothing, etc. Balcony was not very well maintained or clean.

Ship tip

Do your research on shore excursions up front. Follow the times on your excursion tickets; not the daily Compass times.

Ports of call

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

3 out of 5
Not a great port. Small and dirty. Excursion left before we made it to the location.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Fantastic excursion! Highly recommend Salsa, Salsa, Margarita. Lots of fun making salsa and margaritas (and drinking them!). Great shopping and snorkeling on this gem of an island!

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Total bust! Lack of planning and staff to get us off the boat. No help with lines, directions or implementing their plan. They need to work on this for sure.
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