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Our overall experience was good, but the cruise was a bit underwhelming. Getting from the airport in Houston to the cruise terminal takes about 1.5 hours and is very expensive ($150-200 one way). This added a lot to our budget unexpectedly. There were long line ups at embarkation even though the cruise line tried to stagger visitor arrival. We had a nice aft balcony cabin (we booked a guarantee room), and a great cabin steward. We had spectacular service in the main dining room. Food overall was good, but we found food at the Windjammer buffet was routine. Overall service was slow there and tables not cleared quickly enough and it closed from 3-5 pm. Coke cards were pretty pricey at $150. The food at the Chophouse and Giovanni's was very good, worth the price. The design of the ship with the central "street" was good for getting everyone together. Music was good with live bands playing somewhere all night. Entertainment was some of the best we have seen, with high quality production shows, a parade, a 70's dance night, an ice spectacular on the skating rink, late-night comedians and The Quest, a hysterical audience participation show you won't believe. The ship has a free Flowrider, rock wall and mini-putt. The ship was clean and never felt crowded. There were always deck chairs available and the adults-only pool area was tranquil and calm. Disembarkation went smoothly as did the transfer back to the airport. In summary, it was a good cruise, but we felt that the cruise line was cutting back a bit (limited dining hours, no toilettries, etc).

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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by Joebig

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Our overall experience was good, but the cruise was a bit underwhelming. Getting from the airport in Houston to the cruise terminal takes about 1.5 hours and is very expensive ($150-200 one way). This added a lot to our budget unexpectedly. There were long line ups at embarkation even though the cruise line tried to stagger visitor arrival. We had a nice aft balcony cabin (we booked a guarantee room), and a great cabin steward. We had spectacular service in the main dining room. Food overall was good, but we found food at the Windjammer buffet was routine. Overall service was slow there and tables not cleared quickly enough and it closed from 3-5 pm. Coke cards were pretty pricey at $150. The food at the Chophouse and Giovanni's was very good, worth the price. The design of the ship with the central "street" was good for getting everyone together. Music was good with live bands playing somewhere all night. Entertainment was some of the best we have seen, with high quality production shows, a parade, a 70's dance night, an ice spectacular on the skating rink, late-night comedians and The Quest, a hysterical audience participation show you won't believe. The ship has a free Flowrider, rock wall and mini-putt. The ship was clean and never felt crowded. There were always deck chairs available and the adults-only pool area was tranquil and calm. Disembarkation went smoothly as did the transfer back to the airport. In summary, it was a good cruise, but we felt that the cruise line was cutting back a bit (limited dining hours, no toilettries, etc).
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Cabin 6390
Aft facing room with a larger balcony looking across a large empty deck to the wake of the ship. Room was clean and well-organized.
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