Great first time cruise experience!

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Navigator of the Seas

5 Night Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 16, 2018

Ship: Navigator of the Seas

Cabin number: 9204

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This was our first cruise, but definitely won't be the last. We're hooked. RC does a great job of taking your vacation to the next level. Thank you!


5 out of 5
Emarkation was very smooth. All embarkation staff was super cordial and helpful.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Dining services were absolutely above and beyond. Evening dining was an incredible experience; credit goes to Malcin and Sati, whose services can only be rated as A+. Buffets offered amazing variety.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Onboard activities were plenty and fun, but some activities could not be enjoyed as they were always taken by others (eg. basketball, ping-pong tables).


5 out of 5
We watched the Ice Dancing spectacular and the Circus parade. Both were great fun.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
My child was part of 'Voyager' club and enjoyed it immensely.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Malcin and Sati did an incredible job of serving us every evening at dinner. Most other waiters and ship personnel were also great. Our room steward was good, but could improve on her customer service. We're pretty sure we saw black mold in the back of bathroom shower doors.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great layout and design. Common areas were very clean and well-maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We loved our cabin. It was on the 9th deck facing the front of the ship. We had an excellent view of where the ship was heading at all times. It was a good size and provided ample comfort. The only point of improvement is cleanliness. As mentioned earlier, the bathroom shower door had what looked like black mold behind it.

Ship tip

Definitely book a room that provides a view of the ocean.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

4 out of 5
We arrived a day before the ship departed from Miami. We visited the Bayside mall. It was good.

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Loved visiting Atlantis. Had signed up for Dolphin Cay and all day Aquaventure. The excursions were really great and memorable.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
Labadee was fun too. Had signed up for 'Dragon's fire line' - zip line experience across the ocean. It was the longest zip line we've done. It was great fun. The lunch experience was not the best. Limited food choices.


5 out of 5
Very smooth process.
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