I'm a huge review and research reader when it comes to booking my next vacation and therefore almost felt as if I had already been on the ship when we first got on. This was our second family cruise (first was Carnival Magic 2 years ago), but a first for my brother's girl friend. We are all 6 adults, youngest was 19, almost 20. The My parent's own a restaurant and my brother and his girl friend both are professional chefs at high end restaurants, so we're food snobs. The food was ok in the Wind Jammer, though every so often there was something I liked, like the lamb curry, bread rolls, real butter, and the always crispy French fries. My brother and his girl friend are huge food snobs, but my sister, parents and I always found something we liked. The specialty restaurants were good and I would recommend trying them if you haven't before. The Main Dining room was also good. I loved my lamb and duck dishes I got. The Promenade always good sandwiches and cookies and pastries. The staff on More
board were all pretty much super nice. Our cruise had 3100 guests on board and I never felt crowded. We didn't get the drink packages and though we also took our own wine and sake, we would get a drink if we wanted one, and definitely didn't drink enough for the packages. We're not heavy drinkers though. For some passengers though, drinking is a large part of their vacation and the package was worth it for them. We lived in Houston, so we only had to drive down that morning. Galveston isn't the best port to sail out of. I think it needs some renovating, but it's fair and ok in my opinion. I wish Galveston's water was as blue and beautiful as the Caribbean, lol. My parents had a balcony and loved it. My sister and I had a Promenade room that had a connecting door to my brother and his girl friend's Promenade room. We all loved our rooms as well, but wish we had gotten balcony rooms in the end, lol. Our first island was Roatan and we wish we hadn't chosen the Gumbalimba (don't remember the name) Park excursion with the monkeys and parrots. It was ok, but I think we should have booked a zip line or snorkeling instead. Belize was the Lamanai New River and Pyramids tour. That was pretty good. Its an all day trip with most of it being the traveling time. I wish we had more time at the ruins, but we realized Belize is meant to be explored and my family needs to go spend a week there. Cozumel has absolutely beautiful water and we did a short snorkeling excursion. I really wish there were longer snorkeling excursions. They are all pretty short in my opinion and we would have loved to be able to snorkel longer. We booked all of our excursions through Royal and this was a pretty popular excursion. There were a lot of people, but my family still had fun and enjoyed ourselves. Overall, we were sad that vacation seemed to end quickly even though we had an entire week. The only other cruise we had been on was the Carnival Magic and we preferred the Navigator of the Seas more. The entertainment shows were also better on the Navigator. Vacation was definitely a big success!! Thank you Royal Caribbean!!! Less
Navigator of the Seas Cruises to the Western Caribbean
Family vacation for six was a big success and we definitely enjoyed ourselves!! We were all sad our week od vacation ended! The rooms fit two people perfectly. Nice flat screen tvs are a good size. Boat rocked more than the Magic, but we loved the Navigator more!!