Eastern Med cruise on the Navigator of the Seas - lovely!: Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by hunnyjuly
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Eastern Med cruise on the Navigator of the Seas - lovely!
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
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 More found something I liked. One thing we 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.
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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