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Very nice ship; we had no trouble getting on board 25- 35 minutes from arrival at port to boarding ship. We showed up about 15 minutes before our schedule time so we were ready to go when our boarding time came. Seems a lot of people were not prepared with paperwork or didn't know their scheduled boarding time, but otherwise it was a smooth process. We were able to drop our carry on luggage in the cabin before our our cabin was ready which was nice so we didn't have to lug it around the rest of the morning. Common areas were clean and easy to see. Most of the shops were closed because were still in port, but we wandered around and located all of the ones we planned to visiting later. Show tickets were free, but only distributed a specific times which was a little of a bother, but no big deal. After the mandatory muster drills and departure, we were able to start to enjoy the cruise. The ship was booked to capacity, but we never really felt crowded. We ate at 3 of the specialty restaurants during the week. Sabor, the Mexican restaurant, was nothing special; just OK. Giovanni's was very nice, good menu and the food was prepared well. Chops Grill was a good steak house, my filet was done to perfection. The main dining room was also very nice and the menu had enough variety to meet everyone's taste. The food was very good and service was more than adequate. Table mates were nice and dinner conversation was pleasant, everyone was polite and welcome to share experiences on the ship and on their shore excursions. We had a balcony cabin and enjoyed breakfast out there most mornings and enjoyed toasting the sunsets most evenings. The on board entertainment was good - the ice show was excellent. Just not enough shows in the theaters. The nightclubs offered a venue for all tastes. Hip-hop, folk rock,to 50' & 60s music. Drinks were well made and almost all brands were available. We did port shopping at all 3 locations, nothing special, mostly souvenir stuff, but if you looked hard you could find some nice items. Our shore excursions were all that we expected them to be and the tour operators were nice. The snorkeling trip in Belize was a little too crowded. My mask was knocked off a couple of times by people kicking me in the face. About 1/3 too many people on this one trip. The one negative thing I could say about the entire trip, was the departure. Getting you luggage and going through customs was a real zoo. The port Authority really needs to fix this. All in all it was a very nice trip and we would cruise with Royal Caribbean again.

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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by WDPerdue

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Very nice ship; we had no trouble getting on board 25- 35 minutes from arrival at port to boarding ship. We showed up about 15 minutes before our schedule time so we were ready to go when our boarding time came. Seems a lot of people were not prepared with paperwork or didn't know their scheduled boarding time, but otherwise it was a smooth process. We were able to drop our carry on luggage in the cabin before our our cabin was ready which was nice so we didn't have to lug it around the rest of the morning.

Common areas were clean and easy to see. Most of the shops were closed because were still in port, but we wandered around and located all of the ones we planned to visiting later.

Show tickets were free, but only distributed a specific times which was a little of a bother, but no big deal.

After the mandatory muster drills and departure, we were able to start to enjoy the cruise.

The ship was booked to capacity, but we never really felt crowded.

We ate at 3 of the specialty restaurants during the week. Sabor, the Mexican restaurant, was nothing special; just OK. Giovanni's was very nice, good menu and the food was prepared well. Chops Grill was a good steak house, my filet was done to perfection.

The main dining room was also very nice and the menu had enough variety to meet everyone's taste. The food was very good and service was more than adequate.

Table mates were nice and dinner conversation was pleasant, everyone was polite and welcome to share experiences on the ship and on their shore excursions.

We had a balcony cabin and enjoyed breakfast out there most mornings and enjoyed toasting the sunsets most evenings.

The on board entertainment was good - the ice show was excellent. Just not enough shows in the theaters.

The nightclubs offered a venue for all tastes. Hip-hop, folk rock,to 50' & 60s music.

Drinks were well made and almost all brands were available.

We did port shopping at all 3 locations, nothing special, mostly souvenir stuff, but if you looked hard you could find some nice items.

Our shore excursions were all that we expected them to be and the tour operators were nice. The snorkeling trip in Belize was a little too crowded. My mask was knocked off a couple of times by people kicking me in the face. About 1/3 too many people on this one trip.

The one negative thing I could say about the entire trip, was the departure. Getting you luggage and going through customs was a real zoo. The port Authority really needs to fix this.

All in all it was a very nice trip and we would cruise with Royal Caribbean again.
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Cabin 8316
Easily large enough for us. All the amenities we needed.
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