Navigator of the Seas Review

This Thanksgiving Day Cruise Was A 100% Improvement From February

Review for the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Navigator of the Seas
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2014
Cabin: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

We love Royal Caribbean and cruised on Navigator of the Seas on February 23rd after 4 weeks out of drydock. After a few minor problems and a few comments on the comment card, we decided to give Navigator of the Seas another try and booked onboard for turkey week. To us, a vacation is a cruise vacation!

Had a beautiful day leaving our home in Cypress Texas for the 1 hour and 15 minute drive to Galveston. We decided that Royal has a reason for asking you to come at a certain check-in time so we decided instead of getting there real early we would abide by our 11:45 AM check-in. In the past, we have always arrived at 10 AM. The first problem we had was 1-45 South to Galveston construction closure. We were not the only ones in this major traffic jam, saw many shuttles, busses, and cars with luggage all in the same bumper to bumper traffic. Couldn't wait to get there. Once past Nasa Road 1, we were anxious to get there. Got to the pier, unloaded luggage, hubby went to parking lot, came back quick, and we immediately went inside. We arrived about 12:20 and were on the ship when the rooms were cleared. Really smooth compared to back in February. We were in room 9610 balcony. The one we picked back at Next Cruise in February so we knew what our room looked liked. One perk about booking on board, find the cabin you want and reserve it. Ronald Holt was our steward. Met us, greeted us in the hall, opened our door, we had ice twice a day, and reminded us about our excursion the night before. Room was always clean. Greatest steward ever. We also WOW ed him.

Changes that we found 100% better than February 2014......(1) Bartenders walked around the pool more and took your order. No need to have to go to the Sky Bar all the time. Of course the Skybar was a great hangout. Bartenders there were great and after 1st day they knew your name . (2) Food in the diningroom was fantastic and hot. Recommendations given by our Royal Hostess were fantastic. Big improvement from February. Bar staff took our orders so we always had wine. We had late seating and we always out of diningroom by 9:45 PM. We also gave our waitstaff extra money on the last night because she was so sweet, corgial, and just the best ever. Back in February I did not care for the green sauce on the lobster so this time they brought me the lobster without it. As a matter of fact they gave me 3. All of the food in the diningroom was good and the beef tenderloin and the fish was very appetizing.

Cabin Review

Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin D2

Loved our cabin on the port side. Two cabins before the hump. Bathroom is a little small but aren't they all? We had plenty of room for our suitcases. Put the garment bag under the bed but all 3 others went in the closet. Bed was very comfy and slept good. Plenty of room for our toiletries. Closet large enough for our suitcases and all hanging clothes and had shelves in closet for our shoes, and anything else. The drawer space was big enough for personals, shorts, bathing suits, etc plus there were cabinets above for more stuff. Loved our balcony with the two chairs and tables. Bring you a bungy cord if you want to keep your door open at night time. We did find out that if you are doing the Jamaica itinerary you need to book on the starboard side so you can see the ports. If you book the Belize itinerary, you book the port side.

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