It was a pretty bad experience overall
Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Review summaryI do not recommend it. My experience was pretty bad. I got to the cruise first, thinking that non alcoholic beverages were included as I was traveling with my 8 and 10 year old boys and I don't drink alcohol. I booked my cruise through cheapcaribean.com, They did not tell me about that I had to buy a package and I was under the impression that everything *non alcoholic beverages were included*. What really shocked me is that when I bought a pina colada, the gratuity was included in 1 drink. I have never heard that ordering a drink they need to include gratuity and on top of that they add a line to add more gratuity. Service was not great. Food was aweful Except dinner. Staff at the dinning place (saffire was great) - expecially out waiter Pratik and Amado. Overall, staff was very unexperienced and the amount of staff considering how many people were on the cruise was super limited, being them overworked and unhappy. The most unfriendly staff was working in the small coffee shop at level 5. They were rude, and with no patience. Being on the cruise, you feel like being in a time share. They were all the time trying to sell you stuff. The excursions off shore were sooo expensive and we were not given local options for people who do not want to pay more. You would think that paying 5000 dollars on the cruise , you should have options to pay less for off shore activities , specially if the island belongs to RC like the island from Haiti. For example: zip line was 82 or $83, for 3 minutes, In virginia, where i live, for 4 people, 1 hour of zip line is $200. This tells you how overpriced this off shore activities are. There was only 2 swimming pools which one is not for smaller kids (3 year old). So there was no water activity for my nephew to play. The last 2 days of the cruise where everybody was on the ship, only 1 swimming pool was working. Honestly, I will not recommend this cruise to anybody. After this experience, I will not longer want to be on a cruise again.
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Do not book it - save your money for punta cana all inclusive resorts- much better