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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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2,315 Reviews

RCCL showing signs of cost cutting

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by susanjperry

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2017
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Stateroom 9300-excellent location.

Chosen for its ports and price, both of which were good.

We had sailed on this ship 1.5 years ago. In that time RCCL seems to be doing some cost cutting. Furnishings in lounge areas were showing extreme wear. Our cabin steward was required to care for 16 cabins on his own which left little time for some extra cleaning that needed to be done in our room.

Capacity on this ship overpowers access to seating in most areas. Having only one small venue for snacks during off-buffet hours resulted in no seating available most of the time. Seating was also impossible during any 'game' event as no lounge was big enough to accommodate participants in these trivia type activities.

Entertainment was a mixture of excellent to poor. When there was a very talented guest entertainer, the ship's band (although excellent themselves) drowned out guest by the volume.

Overcharged for laundry twice and had to go to guest services for adjustments.

Food and food service was excellent! Staff in Windjammer and in Dining room were efficient, friendly and accommodating. No complaints in this area.

Shops offered variety of goods and sales were good as usual.

Excursions had several choices, although we usually do our own thing at ports now.

It seems RCCL may be putting all of their efforts into the newer jumbo ships?

As frequent cruisers we will be hesitant to book RCCL again.

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Cabin E2 9300

Fair. In need of thorough cleaning (eg. carpets, behind bed, walls)

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Beautiful City-great way to see it.

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Not as nice as Lisbon, city coverered in graffitti which takes away from its appeal. City bus is fine to take around.

La Coruna

Don't miss taking city bus to Herculese Tower. City bus can tour around all city as well.

City Tour

We took the cheapest tour, bus just drops off and picks up 4 hours later. Having been there before, we knew our way around well enough.

Would have done D-Day beaches but they do not offer anything to Juno, where the best D-day beaches museum is.

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