Our first time on Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas. Embarcation was a breeze. We were on the ship in 15 minutes. Our Grand Suite was impressive and spotless. The entire ship was clean. The entire staff on board were very helpful and eger to please.
The food was good. We ate at the Windjammer only once for breakfast and spent the rest of the cruise eating breakfast in the Nutcracker resturant on deck 3. The eggs benidict were good. We didnt eat lunch much of the time as we were out on shore excursions. We had a 6pm dinner seating each night and the food was excellent except for the prime rib dinner night. It was a poor cut of beef. We ate a Portifinos and Chops once also. Chops was the best. Get the 18 oz Porter house steak. We did not eat at Johnny Rockets. There were 2 formal nights. Some people dressed up while most just wore a sport coat and no tie.
The royal promenade had numerous specialty shops such as Ben and Jerry's, and an Irish pub for a wide selection of beers but at additional cost. What saved our liquor bill was the Concierge lounge and its happy hour from 5-8:30 daily. Free drinks. Normally a glass of wine was $10 (including the 15% tip added in) and the cheapest beers were about $7 each. But with the grand suite we got came the free happy hour.
Internet access is expensive. $.65 cents a minute.
The entertainment was OK. Nothing special. The ice show was good as was the Motown singers and the rock group, The Zoots.
Since the cruise was in the med there were not a lot of kids on board. Mostly mid to upper aged individuals. Lots of non-Americans. There is an adult only pool and hot tub as well as the regular pool and 4 hot tubs for the rest of the world to use. I didn't see any topless women as I expected since this was a European cruise. Chairs were hard to come by on days at sea, except if you had a suite, there was reserved seating.
Getting off the boat was a breeze. We docked at 5 am and walked off the ship at 6:45 with our bags in hand. No crowds. We had a private limo take us to the airport for about a 45 minute drive and for 100 euros. We didn't feel like waiting on a bus to take us and 50 other people.
Overall an excellent vacation. The only bad part was the long flight home to the states.