Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by L Court: Navigator of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean
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Navigator of the Seas - Eastern Caribbean
This was our first cruise with Royal Caribbean and it definitely won't be our last! We joined the cruise in rainy Miami but the rain was soon forgotten when we set eyes on the fantastic Navigator of the Seas, it looked like chaos at the dockside but this was not the case our luggage was whisked away quickly leaving us to complete the embarkation process. The queue moved quickly and efficiently and it was not long before we were crossing the gangway onto Navigator, we were directed to our cabin which was on deck 7 when we walked into our cabin we both stood there open mouthed...as it was at the very front of the ship we had a very spacious cabin with 2 large port holes providing us with an un-interrupted view of the ocean. Our champagne and strawberries were waiting for us and we soon had a gorgeous bouquet of flowers delivered (we has the Grand Romance Package) Our cabin steward came to introduce himself (our cabin was always spotless and had fresh towels) then it was off to explore More
before we set sail. This ship certainly has the 'wow factor' I had to keep reminding myself I was on a ship. The Royal Promenade is fantastic and was decorated with a huge Christmas tree and decorations. We were up on deck when we set sail and everyone on the other ships were waving and cheering as well. We then went back to our cabin to find our luggage had arrived so it was time to unpack and get ready for dinner (we had main dinner seating at 6.00pm) We walked into the 3 tier dining room again with our mouths open, it was more like a 5* restaurant, we had a table for 8 and met our fellow diners..a couple from Switzerland and a family of 4 from Portland we ended up making great friends with all of them and will keep in touch with them all. Our waiter (Hiawatha) was a treasure and would always remember how we had our beef cooked and what our names were, another mention should go to Leroy the drinks waiter..he was a character and a half!! After dinner we would see the show, hit the casino, go to one of the many bars, play golf up on deck or venture into the Dungeon Nightclub. Then it was a ritual to grab a cup of tea to take back to our cabins, falling into bed at 2.00am It was fantastic to wake up with our beautiful ocean view. During our day at sea the ship never felt crowded and there is so much to do. When we visited Puerto Rico where there was a mad rush to get off the ship as this was our first port of call, but if you don't have an excursion booked you are better to wait an hour then get off. Our 2nd port was St Thomas where we had a trip to Magens Bay (beautiful) then on to St Maarten (stunning) then another day at sea before we headed to the Bahamas them back to Miami (it was still raining there) We had fantastic weather, made some new friends, visited some stunning places all aboard an amazing ship. I would definitely recommend Royal Caribbean for their high standards of service, the cleanliness of their ship and making you feel special. You will never be bored as there is something for everyone from the gym, rock climbing, ice skating, golf, quizzes, shows, bars, library, sun deck, kids club, restaurants to doing absolutely nothing! I also will remember this cruise as my boyfriend proposed at dinner during our first formal night!!! We can't wait to book our next cruise, we are missing the ship already. Maybe for our honeymoon..... Less
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