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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

3.6 out of 5
Navigator of the Seas

9 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 12, 2019

Ship: Navigator of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Nice clean ship, helpful staff, good itinerary but lackluster food and tours. Loved our stateroom 9564. Still a fun and relaxing cruise. We won’t purchase The Key next time.


2 out of 5
Purchased The Key, but somebody forgot to tell the staff about the early embarkation for Key holders. No-one seemed to know about it and we had to wait with everyone else.and we

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Hooked, Chops and Jamies Italian were all very good but the main dining room had mediocre food. Hot foods were not always hot and the taste was disappointing so many times. Windjammer seemed to have very limited dishes and temperatures were also off.

Viking Crown Lounge

4 out of 5

Hidden gem. Best view on the ship.

Main Dining Room

2 out of 5

Wait staff are awesome but what has happened to the food. I wonder if the focus is now on the Pay dining venues. My husband had steaks that were tender but tasteless.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Plenty to do but some of the best times were doing nothing. Pool chairs were nearly impossible as people’s saved chairs evidently before the sun came up yet were not to be seem.


3 out of 5
Hugo was repetitive and annoying with his announcements. Worst cruise director on the dozen cruises I’ve taken. Shows were ok and it was something to do but again, not the best I’ve seen.

Studio B

2 out of 5

Went to the Crazy Quest which is adult entertainment. There was a young man there who looked to be underage.(Yes, it’s sometimes hard to tell). However, too much emphasis on the men dressing in women’s undies.. Also one man kept baring his butt and undulating around the floor. Disgusting behavior. This will probably make some people want to go. We have done this in the past and it was much more fun- not just vulgar.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Room steward was great as was assistant waiter and waiter. Other staff were better than some previous cruises yet not everyone seemed to have answers about The Key benefits.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very nice ship. Loved our Junior Suite. Predictable shops and bars all of which were kept clean and shiny.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Best cabin ever even though the bathroom needed an upgrade.

Ship tip

Get to know the barmen, they’ll take great care of you.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

On my own.

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5
Rented a cabana at a ridiculously high rate and our cabana steward was not very helpful. Too many people tried to crowd the beach directly in front of the cabanas so we had difficulty getting to the water.

Kralendijk, Bonaire

3 out of 5
Nice port with very colorful buildings. Great tour guide for the Highlights. Limited in what we saw.

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5
Loved this port. Tour was pretty informative with a decent guide. Beautiful..

Oranjestad, Aruba

3 out of 5
Disappointing tour. Guide pointed out all the fast food joints talking about how much she liked them. Our taste of Aruba was a lukewarm cheese “pastry “. Long drive with repetitive scenery. 15 minutes on a crowded beach and a drive past all the resorts.


5 out of 5
Self assist. We had the cruiseline deliver our luggage to the airport. This was the best move we made. Fantastic!

Traveler Photos

Hooked View from Viking Lounge.
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