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We arrived in Houston from the west coast the day before our sailing of January 18/15. Picked up our rental car and were on our way to Galveston for an overnight at the Comfort Inn. Having never been to Texas before we were looking forward to seeing a little of Galveston prior to the Cruise. The city is quite charming and has much to offer it's visitors. We drove Seawall Blvd, checked out the Strand area and did some shopping both in Galveston and at the Baybrook Mall. We certainly could have spent more time here. Had a wonderful dinner at the Saltgrass Steakhouse and picked up some wine and water at Kroger's for the cruise. The morning of the cruise was spent exploring with our rental car. Our plan was to board as late as possible to maximize our time in Galveston. We dropped the car at the Comfort Inn (where it would stay until we picked it up for our return to the airport). Our cab got us to the port about 2:45pm which was perfect. Skipped all the lines, picked up our Seapass Cards, posed for a quick pic in front of the fake backdrop(which they promptly rolled up as soon as we were done)! We were onto the Ship and able to get into our cabin right away. It was a balcony 6648, great location only one floor down to the Promenade, and we enjoyed being close to the water, hearing the ship cut through the waves. We attended the Mystery Dinner Theatre at Giovanni's and thoroughly enjoyed it. The actors are having so much fun and they take their guests right along with them. The play is done in campy style with New Joisey accents and a lot of ad libbing that plays off the audience. The menu was mostly preset, but there was some choice and food was really good. At a cost of $55.00 it was money well spent. Other specialty restaurants we ate at were Sabor and Chops. Sabor is, as described, modern Mexican. The ambiance, staff and food were wonderful. Chops was a real treat, we indulged in goat cheese salad, Bacon, truffled corn, baked potato and filet. Delicious! Adding to the experience was the attentive staff and manager. To top it off there was a thunderstorm in view out the expansive windows! We always attend the shows and they are a highlight for us. The two shows we saw did not disappoint. The ballroom show was beautifully danced by the lead couple and very well supported by the Royal Caribbean dancers and singers. The second show Now and Forever has a lot of great recognizable music. The singers are fantastic, all four of them. The dancers are energetic and enthusiastic and well trained. They present a polished enjoyable show! Our weather wasn't fabulous especially on the three sea days, We would have enjoyed a little more deck time had the weather cooperated. But the port days were quite lovely and we enjoyed our three stops. Overall, had a really great time. The Navigator is a beautiful ship, with really wonderful crew and entertainment, A truly excellent adventure!

Our excellent adventure on board the Navigator

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by Azure-Seas

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Trip Details
We arrived in Houston from the west coast the day before our sailing of January 18/15. Picked up our rental car and were on our way to Galveston for an overnight at the Comfort Inn. Having never been to Texas before we were looking forward to seeing a little of Galveston prior to the Cruise. The city is quite charming and has much to offer it's visitors. We drove Seawall Blvd, checked out the Strand area and did some shopping both in Galveston and at the Baybrook Mall. We certainly could have spent more time here. Had a wonderful dinner at the Saltgrass Steakhouse and picked up some wine and water at Kroger's for the cruise.
The morning of the cruise was spent exploring with our rental car. Our plan was to board as late as possible to maximize our time in Galveston. We dropped the car at the Comfort Inn (where it would stay until we picked it up for our return to the airport). Our cab got us to the port about 2:45pm which was perfect. Skipped all the lines, picked up our Seapass Cards, posed for a quick pic in front of the fake backdrop(which they promptly rolled up as soon as we were done)!
We were onto the Ship and able to get into our cabin right away. It was a balcony 6648, great location only one floor down to the Promenade, and we enjoyed being close to the water, hearing the ship cut through the waves.
We attended the Mystery Dinner Theatre at Giovanni's and thoroughly enjoyed it. The actors are having so much fun and they take their guests right along with them. The play is done in campy style with New Joisey accents and a lot of ad libbing that plays off the audience. The menu was mostly preset, but there was some choice and food was really good. At a cost of $55.00 it was money well spent.
Other specialty restaurants we ate at were Sabor and Chops. Sabor is, as described, modern Mexican. The ambiance, staff and food were wonderful. Chops was a real treat, we indulged in goat cheese salad, Bacon, truffled corn, baked potato and filet. Delicious! Adding to the experience was the attentive staff and manager. To top it off there was a thunderstorm in view out the expansive windows!
We always attend the shows and they are a highlight for us. The two shows we saw did not disappoint. The ballroom show was beautifully danced by the lead couple and very well supported by the Royal Caribbean dancers and singers. The second show Now and Forever has a lot of great recognizable music. The singers are fantastic, all four of them. The dancers are energetic and enthusiastic and well trained. They present a polished enjoyable show!
Our weather wasn't fabulous especially on the three sea days, We would have enjoyed a little more deck time had the weather cooperated. But the port days were quite lovely and we enjoyed our three stops.
Overall, had a really great time. The Navigator is a beautiful ship, with really wonderful crew and entertainment, A truly excellent adventure!
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Cabin 6648
More than enough space for two people. Clean and well maintained
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