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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Other Classes are Better

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by PirateDoc

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2017
  • Destination: the Southern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom

Miami is very crowded and chaotic port but it did flow quickly and fairly smoothly. The Voyager class of ships seems to be inherent to certain problems from design. The biggest problem being the crew just seems to not be able to keep up. They all look and sound over worked. There are too many guest for the crew to provide the quality service when the ratio is higher. The Royal Promenade where a lot of activities are held is a poor venue. It is narrow and crowded for the few guest that find standing room to meet the captain, watch the parade etc. then you have shoppers wanting to walk up and down the shops and people trying to hang out and drink at the pub and vintages. It just gets crazy and uncomfortable. Elevators; now there is a sore subject on this class ship. There are few, and they are small in comparison to other ships with similar number of guest. Most elevators are curved glass elevators and only hold six to eight guest or one scooter and 4 people. so during the hours that dinning rooms and shows are running elevators are very full, and you wait as sever full elevators go by. Dinning hours and venues are the worst. On sea days the main dinning rooms are only open 7:30 to 9:00 for Breakfast and 12:00 to 1:30 for lunch. This pushes the majority of guest to the Windjammer which also has shorter hours than other ships. They then close the windjammer down completely and close the doors between each meal so you really have to make sure you are there during the right times or you could have to wait for the next meal. Everything closes up at 9:00 PM except the Promenade café stocked with horrible sandwiches and single slices of pizza. There is a constant encouragement to buy specialty restaurant packages. Anytime dinning is also discourage as every time you arrive to the Host you are ask if you have reservations and explained that there will be difficulty seating you and that you should really make reservations. If you make reservations for every night, it is not anytime dinning is it?

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Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom
Cabin M 7351

The cabin is what you expect. It is a cabin, they are up to date, noise levels depend on those around you and are not too bad. Kids can be heard running in hallways, laying in bunks kicking walls or jumping on floor like any ship. Beds are somwhat hard, I have slept on better on some cruise lines but not in bad condition or anything. Everything is kept clean and in good condition.

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