Navigator of the Seas 4

“Great trip on the Navigator”
Cruise review of Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas

Auburn84
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Drove to New Orleans from Birmingham for a seven-day cruise with six friends from around the country. All of us enjoyed it.

A few notes:

Embarkation: Very easy; we arrived Saturday at about noon and walked right onto the ship. By 1 p.m., all the staterooms were available for occupancy.

The rooms: The cabin was great, particularly because this time I was sailing alone. Plenty of room for two, though, and the storage (in the closet mainly) is more than I remember on any other ship. Next time,I'll choose a cabin nearer the stairs or elevator, but other than long walks to get somewhere, it was nice.

The ports: The ports were pretty standard -- Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica. We chose a fun shore excursion in Cozumel, Salsa and Salsa, which had us making our own salsas and margaritas and then later learning to dance the salsa. In Grand Cayman, I swam with the stingrays; in Jamaica, just a terrible port, had a nice trip to GOod Hope, a historic plantation More home.

The entertainment: The singers and dancers were no better than what I'd find in Birmingham, but the ice show was well worth waiting in line to get tickets.

The food: Not great, but I've come not to expect great things from cruise ship food. The kitchen is feeding a lot of people, so the food isn't going to be top-notch. The two specialty restaurants, Chops and Portofina, were well worth the up charge.

The service: Great service from start to finish. Some of the friendliest workers I've encountered anywhere. Less

Navigator of the Seas Cruises to the Western Caribbean


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Sail Date: March 2013
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: New Orleans
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Cabin review: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

E16670
6670 ... Beautiful view from the balcony, lots of storage space, comfortable bed. Only problem? A little bit of a walk to get there -- not near elevators or stairs.

Port and Shore Excursions


Salsa & Salsa
A fun day from start to finish. Bottomles margaritas and some fun making our own salsas at the table.

Didn't appear to be a port where you'd want to get off the beaten path. Shopping was OK, but vendors were too aggressive.
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Beach Break
The beach was nice as long as you sat at a beach-side table with your drink. Other than that, it was pretty small.

Stingray Swim
A long ride out, but worth it to swim with the stingrays.

Published 03/28/13

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Navigator of the Seas Cruises to the Western Caribbean

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