Navigator of the Seas – March 5th 2016 Sailing
My wife and I are seasoned cruisers and I have completed Cruise Critic entries of our past voyages, I certainly do not use this forum to criticize at least that is not my intent. I do however share my thoughts and experiences based on previous cruises and comparable voyages. With that being said this is my review of the MS Navigator of the Seas from Cruise Port to Embarking to disembarkation.
Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port Embarkation
Deck 3 AFT three doors from the Elevators – Awesome area, great for immediate access to dining rooms, elevators, casino etc. We liked it so much we are booked next year on the same ship same room. As I mentioned before there was a slight room problem that RCCL failed to alert us of. They have staterooms that are POWER EFFICIENT meaning there is a trigger Pocket below the light switch that when activated it allows your lights to turn on and off. If you don’t place the cards into the slot the correct way your lights will not work. Well it took us a few days before someone finally explained it to us (Guest Services) although we felt silly we laughed quite hard about it because we were sure there was an issue with our room’s electric. So check with your State Room Attendant and ask if you have such a room – I think they are retrofitting these rooms a little at a time.
We were docked at the South East most Available Dock and it was filled with Disorganization throughout that area of the Port -
Labadee is a Cruise Ship Port - There are some things to do but honestly we feel bad knowing that the locals can barely survive while there is BBQ's water etc happening over the Wall .
We took the time to experience San Juan and walk through the town - It is very enjoyable - unless you want to venture out further there is really no need to take an excursion - everything is right in front of you
Always book with the Cruise Line - The beach break was awesome except the drive to the beach is about 40 Minutes but well worth it if you have the time
Much Like San Juan most of the St Maarten is shopping so unless you have an excursion planned most of the shopping can be done right at the pier or downtown. Its a short ride and worth the trip to Downtown if you decide to go