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I had back surgery after the cruise which is why this is so late The Navigator holds 3200 passengers. If you like going to a Las Vegas resort this cruise is for you. Everything is crowded and hectic. If you are used to a traditional cruise this ship is not for you. I was in the military where I had to wait in line with 1000 others to eat and I can't imagine paying to have this service We are veteran cruisers with at least 15 cruises completed have been on RCL, Princess, Crystal This has been over more than 30 years. The embarkation was flawless. The total time it took was 15 or 20 minutes. We elected to board the ship directly after arriving at Heath row. RCL offered an overnight stay for $750. We decided that to ensure arriving on time was too big of a price to pay. We booked a mini suite and it was worth the extra money. The cabin attendant was perfect . He left took care of flawlessly. The room was large and decorated in good taste. The food on board was plentiful. That is the only good thing I can say. Examples are-lamb chops with gravy. Fried chicken with gravy Prime rib which was sliced roast beef. Baked beans over toast. Need I say more. After three days we never used The Windjammer. The lines were huge with people tripping over others. Table had to be shared with others with the usual quest question " is Cleveland near Chicago" Breakfast we ate in the dining room, had room service or at Seattle's Best on deck five where you can get a sweet roll or a croissant. The ice show was excellent. It was hard to get tickets so I recommend getting them as early as possible. The floor shows were above average. I feel that with the large number of passengers it is possible to have better entertainment. The only criticism is that the comedian was for the British passengers as many of the jokes I didn't understand. We took limited number of shore trips so I can't comment on them. The few we took were O.K. The usual surly French who are supposed to help. but don't.

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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by Small

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I had back surgery after the cruise which is why this is so late The Navigator holds 3200 passengers. If you like going to a Las Vegas resort this cruise is for you. Everything is crowded and hectic. If you are used to a traditional cruise this ship is not for you. I was in the military where I had to wait in line with 1000 others to eat and I can't imagine paying to have this service We are veteran cruisers with at least 15 cruises completed have been on RCL, Princess, Crystal This has been over more than 30 years.
The embarkation was flawless. The total time it took was 15 or 20 minutes. We elected to board the ship directly after arriving at Heath row. RCL offered an overnight stay for $750. We decided that to ensure arriving on time was too big of a price to pay. We booked a mini suite and it was worth the extra money. The cabin attendant was perfect . He left took care of flawlessly. The room was large and decorated in good taste. The food on board was plentiful. That is the only good thing I can say. Examples are-lamb chops with gravy. Fried chicken with gravy Prime rib which was sliced roast beef. Baked beans over toast. Need I say more. After three days we never used The Windjammer. The lines were huge with people tripping over others. Table had to be shared with others with the usual quest question " is Cleveland near Chicago" Breakfast we ate in the dining room, had room service or at Seattle's Best on deck five where you can get a sweet roll or a croissant.
The ice show was excellent. It was hard to get tickets so I recommend getting them as early as possible. The floor shows were above average. I feel that with the large number of passengers it is possible to have better entertainment. The only criticism is that the comedian was for the British passengers as many of the jokes I didn't understand. We took limited number of shore trips so I can't comment on them. The few we took were O.K. The usual surly French who are supposed to help. but don't.
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