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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by amailie: Smoking, Food, Late Night Entertainment for the over 40 gang


amailie
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Member Since 2013
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.5
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Smoking, Food, Late Night Entertainment for the over 40 gang

Sail Date: February 2013
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans

Was on the cruise from New Orleans Feb 23rd. The staff is great, very polite, accomodating and service is number one. The ship is fantastic although there are areas of the ship that look a bit tired...

As a non smoker I found it disturbing there was smoking along poolside where we had to walk by to get our towels...couldn't they be located to a less traveled area?? Why would they permit smoking in the casino; especially when there is an open stair case to the promenade deck?? there is food served there...does not go with smoke!

There was no late night dancing/entertainment available for people over 40 - unless you wanted to try the dungeon was open - another smoke infested area....but really set up for the younger crowd...30 ish.

The service in the dining room was excellent, too bad the food did not match level of service. There were 3 or 4 nights where the dinner was excellent and the balance of the cruise, the food was so-so...I cruised with Celebrity - the More food is spectacular - this was a few years ago, so that may have changed as the cruise I took was pre-RCCL's merge.

Two of the three ports were great! Falmouth, Jamaica is not a very nice area. The locals appear to be upset because most of the tourists do not shop outside the port - we were steered to shop within the safety of the port fences.

Georgetown Grand Cayman is beautiful and we found a great glass blowing shop. Visit this store you will not be disappointed!! Many beautiful pieces from $15.00 Island GlassBlowing Studio Ltd 189 North Church Street 345-946-1483 http://www.islandglassblowing.com/ If you're on the cruise ship, when you come off the dock you turn left. Keep on the waterfront side of the road and you will see a big sign for Burger King, we are the building before that. It's about a 10 or 15 minute walk from the dock. Open at 9-15 a.m. and close at 4-00p.m. For more info email: islandglassblowing@gmail.com

Way too much focus on shopping!
We rented a jeep and bombed around the island - covered lots of ground..beach, Tortuga, hell, and blow holes - it's beautiful!

We met several people on board who used this site to book the many excursions your own and are cheaper than the ships' offerings...which are often the same or better! Less


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Cabin review: Navigator of the Seas

Tiny closet, no where to put our suitcases, no need for table in our room, door was heavily marked with 'dings' inside the cabin and outside. Nice balcony, quiet location.

Port and Shore Excursions


Catamaran tour

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Nice port. Busy, lots of shopping, people trying to entice you into their shops - everywhere!! We snorkeled - not too much to see, could be the weather, it was not that sunny when we went out...should have gone in Georgetown...it was fun. Afterwards, we had a stop at the beach...the beach was nice, drinks included and clean bathrooms. Go to Ponchos Backyard for lunch ($8.00 cab ride from the port) - it's located on the main drag down from the ports. Excellent service, food and of course drinks!!

It's ok, a lot of focus on shopping, some of the vendors are a bit pushy, overall clean and has something for everyone. Don't go off on your own...does not have a good feel about it and the police are in force everywhere!
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We used tenders - took a bit longer, but pretty smooth. Very busy, there were 4 ships in that day. We rented a jeep and drove the island - it is very beautiful, will go back to the Caymans!! If you like blow glass, we found a great glass blowing shop. Visit this store you will not be disappointed!! Many beautiful pieces from $15.00 Island GlassBlowing Studio Ltd 189 North Church Street 345-946-1483 http://www.islandglassblowing.com/ If you're on the cruise ship, when you come off the dock you turn left. Keep on the waterfront side of the road and you will see a big sign for Burger King, we are the building before that. It's about a 10 or 15 minute walk from the dock. Open at 9-15 a.m. and close at 4-00p.m. For more info email: islandglassblowing@gmail.com

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