We have cruised nearly 50 times on a total of 6 lines with over 20 on RCCL. We have cruised many times out of Galveston over the years. The cruise port facilities have historically been below average when compared to other ports not in the third world.
Earlier this year RCCL accomplished a dry dock on the Navigator. This dry dock accomplished many positive changes on this ship. Notable improvements were the specialty restaurants, additions like the flow rider and a relocated and improved diamond lounge.
Passenger capacity was increased from 3114 to 3686. The change in the cruise experience was quite noticeable. Pretty much every venue was significantly more crowded. From dining to all entertainment venues to just walking in the promenade were all affected. Big surprise. Not.
The coffee tables have been removed in all cabins. We missed it when having room service breakfast but otherwise liked the extra room it provided.