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We had the last accessible suite available (1308), which was a good size but very tired pending its' refit this coming winter, with extremely stained mattresses and shower curtain - issues which were resolved after we insisted. Plenty of space in the dressing room too. Once the problems were sorted, service seemed vastly improved, cleaning to a good standard with particular kind attention paid to my invalid partner. Balcony sunbathing depended on route direction and mooring, so check it out if it is important to you, otherwise the pool area has plenty of sunbeds. Plenty to do on board, ice skating show excellent and many good comedians in the theatre. Spa was fine though treatments are pricey, and they always want you to have more! Excursions were good on the whole, and always weather dependent in the Baltics, so be prepared. My main destination to visit was St Petersburg, Peterhof Palace and fountains, and St Catherines Palace the next day (we had visited the Hermitage before). The tour was a poor experience as there were so many other, queueing was continuous everywhere yet we were rushed through the palace making it impossible to view the fine artefacts and designs, whilst wearing protective shoe covers (strangely not worn by any room attendants). The guide could not be heard on our receivers as she had already passed through the rooms we had just reached. The experience was bad enough to make me cancel St Catherine's the following day, so very disappointing. The excursion team was obviously under pressure in St Petersburg which made some of them a tad 'frustrated'. Dining in Windjammer was not good for us, the staff tried their best though, but we like hot food on china plates. Plastic and cold/dry food doesn't do it for us. Sapphire dining room was very good once we explained what we liked to our head waiter, and Gusti, our wine waiter has a smile to die for.

Pending refit

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by 2oaktree2

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We had the last accessible suite available (1308), which was a good size but very tired pending its' refit this coming winter, with extremely stained mattresses and shower curtain - issues which were resolved after we insisted. Plenty of space in the dressing room too.

Once the problems were sorted, service seemed vastly improved, cleaning to a good standard with particular kind attention paid to my invalid partner.

Balcony sunbathing depended on route direction and mooring, so check it out if it is important to you, otherwise the pool area has plenty of sunbeds.

Plenty to do on board, ice skating show excellent and many good comedians in the theatre.

Spa was fine though treatments are pricey, and they always want you to have more!

Excursions were good on the whole, and always weather dependent in the Baltics, so be prepared. My main destination to visit was St Petersburg, Peterhof Palace and fountains, and St Catherines Palace the next day (we had visited the Hermitage before). The tour was a poor experience as there were so many other, queueing was continuous everywhere yet we were rushed through the palace making it impossible to view the fine artefacts and designs, whilst wearing protective shoe covers (strangely not worn by any room attendants). The guide could not be heard on our receivers as she had already passed through the rooms we had just reached. The experience was bad enough to make me cancel St Catherine's the following day, so very disappointing. The excursion team was obviously under pressure in St Petersburg which made some of them a tad 'frustrated'.

Dining in Windjammer was not good for us, the staff tried their best though, but we like hot food on china plates. Plastic and cold/dry food doesn't do it for us.

Sapphire dining room was very good once we explained what we liked to our head waiter, and Gusti, our wine waiter has a smile to die for.
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