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My husband and I cruised on the Navigator to Cozumel from 12/27-12/31. We had an outside cabin on the 10th floor. The room was lovely as was the woman who was our attendant. The bed and shower were excellent! The room was immaculate as was the ship in general. As the other reviewer said this is not the week for couples cruising. Many families, lots and lots of kids, crowded. The boat is too big with not enough to do. Interestingly, (this was our 4th cruise. We have done Disney, NCL and RC before)we cruised with Kieran, the cruise director on NCL to Alaska and the whole experience on NCL seemed nicer and more personal. The Navigator experience was just too impersonal and a bit boring. There is just not enough to do for middle aged cruisers. This will be our last cruise unless we do the med and I am not sure I will even cruise then. I guess this is the challenge of the cruise industry, trying to keep it new and interesting. The comedian was terrible however the ice show was first rate. The food at Windjammer was so-so. The bacon and the eggs at breakfast were inedible. The main dining room for dinner was much better. And what's with the drinks? After the Windjammer closed at 10 or so, there was a cafe where you could get food 24/7 but you had to pay to get a drink and I'm not even much of a drinker. That was weird and chintzy. We took a day trip snorkeling on Cozumel which included lunch and beach activities at a local beach club. The beach club lunch was ok but not what I expected particularly by american standards. The crew of the snorkel boat was wonderful as was the snorkeling. Iridescent blue fish! The water is sooo beautiful and the sun was shiny even though the forecast had called for rain. There were a few little oddities such as having to tip the people taking your luggage at the port. There also were not enough lounge chairs by the adult pool and people tried reserving them despite signs saying not to. But the point is that the boat was just too crowded and I hate being herded or crowded on vacation. I get enough of that back in NY. There were also no little tables between loungers to hold a book or drink or food. What's that about? They just crowded as many loungers as humanly possible into the space so I was lounging as close to strangers as to my husband. Only the loungers by the railings were sort of off to themselves but never available and still no tables.

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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by Mayflower57

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My husband and I cruised on the Navigator to Cozumel from 12/27-12/31. We had an outside cabin on the 10th floor. The room was lovely as was the woman who was our attendant. The bed and shower were excellent! The room was immaculate as was the ship in general. As the other reviewer said this is not the week for couples cruising. Many families, lots and lots of kids, crowded. The boat is too big with not enough to do. Interestingly, (this was our 4th cruise. We have done Disney, NCL and RC before)we cruised with Kieran, the cruise director on NCL to Alaska and the whole experience on NCL seemed nicer and more personal. The Navigator experience was just too impersonal and a bit boring. There is just not enough to do for middle aged cruisers. This will be our last cruise unless we do the med and I am not sure I will even cruise then. I guess this is the challenge of the cruise industry, trying to keep it new and interesting. The comedian was terrible however the ice show was first rate. The food at Windjammer was so-so. The bacon and the eggs at breakfast were inedible. The main dining room for dinner was much better. And what's with the drinks? After the Windjammer closed at 10 or so, there was a cafe where you could get food 24/7 but you had to pay to get a drink and I'm not even much of a drinker. That was weird and chintzy. We took a day trip snorkeling on Cozumel which included lunch and beach activities at a local beach club. The beach club lunch was ok but not what I expected particularly by american standards. The crew of the snorkel boat was wonderful as was the snorkeling. Iridescent blue fish! The water is sooo beautiful and the sun was shiny even though the forecast had called for rain. There were a few little oddities such as having to tip the people taking your luggage at the port. There also were not enough lounge chairs by the adult pool and people tried reserving them despite signs saying not to. But the point is that the boat was just too crowded and I hate being herded or crowded on vacation. I get enough of that back in NY. There were also no little tables between loungers to hold a book or drink or food. What's that about? They just crowded as many loungers as humanly possible into the space so I was lounging as close to strangers as to my husband. Only the loungers by the railings were sort of off to themselves but never available and still no tables.
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