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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by hunnyjuly: Eastern Med cruise on the Navigator of the Seas - lovely!


hunnyjuly
1 Review
Member Since 2010
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Member Rating

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

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Eastern Med cruise on the Navigator of the Seas - lovely!

Sail Date: May 2013
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)

Having done the Western Med last year on the Liberty (our first cruise), my husband and I decided to try the Eastern Med cruise on the Navigator of the Seas. We flew from the UK to Rome where RC staff smoothly sorted us and our luggage to the port, by the time we boarded and had a quick drink, our luggage was waiting for us in the cabin.
In summary-
The ship itself : apparently due a refurb, but we did not notice anything bad, everything was in good order. However, I found the air conditioning slightly too cool around the ship, and sometimes actually quite chilly.
Staff : Mostly very friendly and helpful, especially the staff in the Swan dining room (My time dining).
Entertainment : Some good, some only so-so, not as good as on the Liberty.
There was a duo in the one of the bars which were positively terrible!
Dining room: Food quite good, in fact we thought better than the Liberty.
I don't eat seafood/fish, but always found something I liked. One thing we More thought was a shame was that one the formal nights people were still coming into the dining rooms in T shirts. A lot of people do make the effort to make these nights special, I feel that on these evenings a jacket at least should be enforced for the men - there is always the buffet restaurant if they don't wish to 'dress up'
Drinks : Although a bit pricey they were very strong and we enjoyed them!
We bought a 5 bottle wine package, but probably wouldn't do that again as we also drinking in the bars after our meal.
Excursions :
Taormina with the RC 'on our own' - beautiful little town and we loved it.
Athens with RC to the Acropolis,Museum,Plaka shopping - a very good trip with sufficient time at each.
Kusadasi - Ephesus with RC (with the usual visit to the carpet shop - which luckily was just near the port, so some of us managed to duck out of this!)
Crete - local buses are available just outside the port gates and the cost is 3 Euros return to Chania - again a lovely little town/port with some quaint shops and tiny winding streets.
In summary excellent ports, and a great cruise. Less


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Cabin review: Navigator of the Seas Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom Deck 6

7568 - mid ship port side - reasonably spacious with plenty of storage, usual small bathroom. Balcony door had very good seal, so no wind noise. Would select again.

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