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After driving to Miami, we made it through the port quickly. We had a little wait as they were still waiting on a few folks to disembark, but RCCL kept us in the loop as we waited in a comfortable waiting area. Once we were on board Navigator, we started to become familiarized with the beautiful ship. We were able to find Windjammer Cafe very easily because of the digital navigation boards and friendly staff. I was apprehensive about the cafe after a subpar experience in September on Enchantment of the Seas, but this was a completely different, entirely enjoyable experience. Our party of 6 was missing two people who slept in and traveled separately, but waiter Dennis greeted us, put together a table, and made us feel comfortable. Holding two extra seats wasn't an issue as the space in Windjammer on Navigator was ample for everyone boarding to dine. Dennis kept the drinks flowing and service was outstanding. The food was a typical Windjammer selection of classic favorites and some unique dishes that ensured anyone can find something- often too much- of what they enjoy. When our Junior Suite (JS) was ready, we opened the door to find a huge interior space and ample balcony area for the two of us. The other four with us had Oceanview Balcony staterooms that were very nice as well, but the JS was amazing. Note, we did book at the right time to get a JS upgrade at a great rate.The full size shower/tub combination and having extra space to stretch out in the room were worth the extra cost, but if I had to pay the full cost of a JS, I think we would have just kept an Oceanview Balcony since we pack light and don't hibernate in the room much- so a lot of the space went unused. We reserved the Chef's Table for our first night's dinner. When we learned that it would be in the Windjammer Cafe, everyone was on edge regarding what was to come. We totally underestimated what they would put together for us. The food and wine pairing was perfect and the unique cuisine was unimaginably awesome. If there could be a downside, it was that everything after that meal can't compare! However, subsequent nights' dining in the Sapphire main dining room included delicious food and generally excellent service (after a brief discussion with the assistant waiter on the first night). Bar service missed the mark a couple of times with incorrect or forgotten cocktails, but seemed to improve as well. Shows on board Navigator were great. Late night festivities were fun. The itinerary was a perfect mix of ports and sea days. Overall, our Navigator of the Seas cruise was an amazing experience with exceptional service with a price tag that didn't break the bank. It restored our faith in RCCL so much that we booked another cruise for next year!

Amazing experience with exceptional service!

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by Medic9701

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After driving to Miami, we made it through the port quickly. We had a little wait as they were still waiting on a few folks to disembark, but RCCL kept us in the loop as we waited in a comfortable waiting area.

Once we were on board Navigator, we started to become familiarized with the beautiful ship. We were able to find Windjammer Cafe very easily because of the digital navigation boards and friendly staff. I was apprehensive about the cafe after a subpar experience in September on Enchantment of the Seas, but this was a completely different, entirely enjoyable experience. Our party of 6 was missing two people who slept in and traveled separately, but waiter Dennis greeted us, put together a table, and made us feel comfortable. Holding two extra seats wasn't an issue as the space in Windjammer on Navigator was ample for everyone boarding to dine. Dennis kept the drinks flowing and service was outstanding. The food was a typical Windjammer selection of classic favorites and some unique dishes that ensured anyone can find something- often too much- of what they enjoy.

When our Junior Suite (JS) was ready, we opened the door to find a huge interior space and ample balcony area for the two of us. The other four with us had Oceanview Balcony staterooms that were very nice as well, but the JS was amazing. Note, we did book at the right time to get a JS upgrade at a great rate.The full size shower/tub combination and having extra space to stretch out in the room were worth the extra cost, but if I had to pay the full cost of a JS, I think we would have just kept an Oceanview Balcony since we pack light and don't hibernate in the room much- so a lot of the space went unused.

We reserved the Chef's Table for our first night's dinner. When we learned that it would be in the Windjammer Cafe, everyone was on edge regarding what was to come. We totally underestimated what they would put together for us. The food and wine pairing was perfect and the unique cuisine was unimaginably awesome. If there could be a downside, it was that everything after that meal can't compare! However, subsequent nights' dining in the Sapphire main dining room included delicious food and generally excellent service (after a brief discussion with the assistant waiter on the first night). Bar service missed the mark a couple of times with incorrect or forgotten cocktails, but seemed to improve as well.

Shows on board Navigator were great. Late night festivities were fun. The itinerary was a perfect mix of ports and sea days. Overall, our Navigator of the Seas cruise was an amazing experience with exceptional service with a price tag that didn't break the bank. It restored our faith in RCCL so much that we booked another cruise for next year!
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Cabin 9298
When our Junior Suite (JS) was ready, we opened the door to find a huge interior space and ample balcony area for the two of us. The other four with us had Oceanview Balcony staterooms that were very nice as well, but the JS was amazing. Note, we did book at the right time to get a JS upgrade at a great rate.The full size shower/tub combination and having extra space to stretch out in the room were worth the extra cost, but if I had to pay the full cost of a JS, I think we would have just kept an Oceanview Balcony since we pack light and don't hibernate in the room much- so a lot of the space went unused.
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