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​The good old obligatory muster drill took over 30 min in the hot sun. One of the older guests collapsed onto the railing and had to be assisted.We were ordered out at 16:00 even though the Cruise Compass said 16:30. We had to wait for the last cabin to show up before they started the rehearsal. Not fair to those of us who got there on time or early. The fridge in the room was not very cold. We did ask for it to be looked at but that never happened. The staff were very slow clearing the tables in the Windjammer during supper hours. Sometimes we did not see a crew member near the front side port eating area during our entire meal. Meanwhile, the lines were getting longer and tables were a mess.Food though, was very good in the Windjammer. Service was slow and the food ordinary in the main dining room. On the first night, it took over an hour to get the main course. We never did return to the main dining room as the food in the Windjammer (buffet) was so good. We also found the constant flash of the camera from the ship's photographer ruined the ambiance of a relaxing meal in the main dining room. The selling of bottled water along the exit line to disembark the ship caused a bottleneck and greatly increased the time it took to get onto the island. Confused cruisers would grab a bottle thinking it was free and then either put it back or tried to find their seapasses. Meanwhile, no one else could get by and people were not even able to get off the elevators. Thankfully, this only happened at one port. It's as if Royal Caribbean is now prioritizing the opportunity to make a few extra bucks over the positive experience of guests.

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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by FarShores

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​The good old obligatory muster drill took over 30 min in the hot sun. One of the older guests collapsed onto the railing and had to be assisted.We were ordered out at 16:00 even though the Cruise Compass said 16:30. We had to wait for the last cabin to show up before they started the rehearsal. Not fair to those of us who got there on time or early.

The fridge in the room was not very cold. We did ask for it to be looked at but that never happened.

The staff were very slow clearing the tables in the Windjammer during supper hours. Sometimes we did not see a crew member near the front side port eating area during our entire meal. Meanwhile, the lines were getting longer and tables were a mess.Food though, was very good in the Windjammer.

Service was slow and the food ordinary in the main dining room. On the first night, it took over an hour to get the main course. We never did return to the main dining room as the food in the Windjammer (buffet) was so good. We also found the constant flash of the camera from the ship's photographer ruined the ambiance of a relaxing meal in the main dining room.

The selling of bottled water along the exit line to disembark the ship caused a bottleneck and greatly increased the time it took to get onto the island. Confused cruisers would grab a bottle thinking it was free and then either put it back or tried to find their seapasses. Meanwhile, no one else could get by and people were not even able to get off the elevators. Thankfully, this only happened at one port.

It's as if Royal Caribbean is now prioritizing the opportunity to make a few extra bucks over the positive experience of guests.
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Cabin 8435
Nothing special. Rooms are getting tired, debris from deteriorating plumbing gaskets are present in most toilets (RC posted a notice about this) and the finish is wearing off of the hardware.
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