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Navigator of the Seas Review

Had a good time but there were issues

Review for the Western Mediterranean Cruise on Navigator of the Seas
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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Feb 2013
Cabin: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

First of all, the best part of this cruise was New Orleans. It was the first time in NOLA for my daughter and I. We got in a day before the cruise and instantly fell in love with New Orleans.

The Navigator looks good, most aspects are the same that we experienced on Carnival Victory and Princess. They did not have an outdoor movie screen which limited outdoor interest for me. I read that they will do a rehab of this ship by next year.

I had read several reviews of this ship before and noticed that a smell in the hallways was included on most. Our room was on the 6th floor, it was a balcony room and we did not notice a sight but noticeable mildew smell in the hallways. The thing that bothered me most about this cruise was the habit of walking to your cabin during the day or night and finding large bags that may have contained laundry in the hallway. There were also vacuum cleaners left in the hallway and a machine that looked like some sort of fan. I know that the room stewards have to get rid of dirty laundry and clean the rooms, but I have never seen up to twelve or more huge red bags lined up against the wall for hours a day. Everyone has seen the little carts that are used to replenish toilet paper, soap, clean towels etc..., but these items were frequently in the hallway and it looked so tacky and low class.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

The cabin was o.k. There was a leaking at the back of the toilet for two days. The soap was only replaced once. There was only a small bar of soap and not the shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and body lotion found on Princess for the same price of this cruise.

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