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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Difficult port to travel through but soooooo convenient to drive to

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by rough_rider

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2015
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Junior Suite

For those of us who live within 6-8 hours drive time this is a no-brainer port to use as opposed to flying and putting up with all those hassles. The downside to going out of Galveston is lousy traffic flow in/out of the cruise pier, inconvenient parking options complete with shuttle buses and inconsiderate traffic people, a poor system of collecting luggage and getting through customs on your return.

On the positive side, Navigator is a great ship, great crew, and is maintained in good shape. And, Liberty is going to be based there later in 2015 and that should be a positive change. However, the scenery doesn't change much when you only have 7 days sailing out of Galveston. Honduras is pitiful, Jamaica is Jamaica (Montego Bay would be a better port than Falmouth but RC owns Falmouth, so....), and you can only visit Cozumel so many times before it gets old. RC needs to find some alternative ports to visit and that may mean increasing the cruises to more than 7 days.

Great cruise for first timers going B-B so you get to see all the poor islands in the Western Caribbean!

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Cabin Review

Junior Suite
Cabin JS 9580

Cabin layout is very functional and very typical RC. We enjoy the walk-in closet much more than the odd closets in the GS cabins and the room in the cabin is not a lot less than the pricier GS. The cabin was in average shape but we still miss the coffee table that RC removed from all the smaller suites. Makes no sense since we now have to drag in balcony table if you want to eat in the cabin. RC needs to change this!

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