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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4.6 out of 5
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Navigator of the Seas

4 Night Bahamas & Perfect Day (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 13, 2020

Ship: Navigator of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 1530

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 night cruise on Navigator. Even though it was a short duration, I felt that I got the whole cruise experience. My opinion is that Royal Caribbean really has their act together and knows how to make things run smoothly and help everyone to have a good time.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Royal Caribbean has streamlined the process and it was very quick!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I enjoyed all the dining options. Enjoyed the food very much. The Windjammer buffet food items changed daily, so it was not repetitive. Lots of options to choose from.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Spent most of my time in the adult Solarium pool. Good selection of onboard activities daily.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The dancers were seriously talented and put on great shows.

Children's Programs

I don't have kids.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Every single staff member I came across was friendly and welcoming. Really, top notch.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
I watched the crew go to great lengths to keep the ship clean. I even saw crew members going around the deck at night with flashlights looking for any traces of garbage left behind! The best of all is the sinks they installed at the entrance to the buffet so people can wash their hands before entering! This greatly cuts down on germs being passed from one person to another.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Overall I was happy with the room. It was larger than most balcony rooms I have been in. Plenty of room to walk around the bed to get to the balcony. My cabin steward, Patrick, was great. Overall, it was clean, though the couch had some stains on it, so I had the attendant put a sheet on it for the duration of my stay. No big deal. My room was in the very front of the ship, but this worked out well since I was just a short walk from the Solarium and a short elevator ride to the morning coffee station. I probably would not want to be so far forward if th e seas were rough, but fortunately they were pretty calm.

Ship tip

Don't miss walking out to the very front of the ship. You get on deck 4 (by the life boats) then walk forward until you see a stairway. Walk up the stairway and continue forward until you reach the bow (front) of the ship. This is where the helicopter pad is. There are bench there, you can see the bridge, and it is a great spot to watch the sunrise or do the classic "I'm the King of the world!" routine like in that famous cruise liner movie.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5
South Beach is awsome to visit. Go a day early before the cruise and stay in a hotel on South Beach. You will love it.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
Unless, you take an excursion, it's just a couple of shopping streets which have a somewhat dangerous feel. Not my favorite place. So, it's a great day to have the ship to yourself if you just stay onboard.

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

5 out of 5
Absolutely awesome. It really was a perfect day. I felt very happy about being able to enjoy this amazing island. I imagined all the money that was spent to build it and was grateful for the chance to enjoy it as part of my cruise. I would definitely want to go back. I did not go to the water park, but I did split my time up between the pool, the beach, and the lagoon areas. Each was beautiful and fun. The swim-up bar and DJ at the pool made the time there more fun. My only complaint is that the pool was really cold. It would be nice if it was warmed up a bit. Bartenders were friendly and made excellent drinks. I enjoyed the food on the island, though maybe some seafood for non-meat eaters would be a good addition.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
The best disembark I have ever had! I was off the ship in 7 minutes. If you can carry your own bags and make your way down to the Royal Theater on deck 4 you'll be off in no time. Those who carry their own bags get out first!

Traveler Photos

Sunrise on bow of ship Lunch on day at sea Giant cake
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