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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Great ship, but the food times disappoint.

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by sporkov

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2017
  • Destination: the Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Promenade Stateroom

The ship is still beautiful. The staff is great. The only problem we had was the times for food service. When the Windjammer closes before the main dinner second seating ends, that is not right. The Windjammer needs to be open later, at least midnight but closes at 9. It made the trip difficult as my wife was part of a dance fitness group and needed to eat more often, but the only food available most of the day was pizza and sandwiches.

The embarkation was very smooth. Disembarkation was a bit backed up once you left the ship as the hold you in a walkway off the ship so that the luggage retrieval area does not get too full.

The diners in the main dining room were very tasty and had a great selection. I am disappointed with Royal Caribbean allowing the formal dining room to become so casual. There were people wearing jeans, tee shirts, and baseball hats on formal night. If they are going to allow such a lack setting, they should provide a separate area in the formal dining room for those that want to follow the traditional dress code.

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Cabin Review

Promenade Stateroom

The Promenade Stateroom was really nice. We had never stayed in one before and really enjoyed the layout. The only drawback was the one night there was a Disco Party on the Promenade, and it turned out to be the one night we wanted to go to bed early. So, the noise kept me up, but it was ok.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


We booked the Seahorse Sailing and Snorkeling - NSE6, for my wife and I. We have been on a similar excursion in Nassau 14 years ago. It is a standard sail and snorkel trip. The crew was very good. There had been a recent storm so there was a limited number of fish the day we were there. I was able to buy a coconut from a gentleman who collected them and sold them from his boat. That was a special treat.

There was a bit of a disappointment for us this time as on the past excursion the return sail was done on the other side of Paradise Island, allowing us a better view of Atlantis and the area.

After finishing our excursion, we walked towards the John Watling´s Distillery. On our way there we stopped at Exagon Restaurant and Lounge. They have a great drink special on Bahama Mama's (2 for $10, plus two extra double shots. They are strong). They are great people there and were a lot of fun to talk to.

We then made our way to the John Watling´s Distillery. We walked the tour our selves and I got a flight of their rums.

Finally, we walked back to ship taking in the architecture and environment. It only took about 15 minutes.

All in all, it was a great port day.

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We love Cozumel. We have been visiting there since our first trip together in 1998. We did not do an excursion, but took a cab to Carlos 'N Charlies. Yes, it is a chain bar, but the beach was beautiful, the chairs available, and a wonderful and friendly staff. We took this chance to relax on the beach, have a few drinks, and swim. It was the perfect day at the beach for us.

Later, we took a cab back to San Miguel and walked around the plaza and past the shops we had visited many times in the past. It was a great stroll down memory lane.

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