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Embarkation in Southampton went smoothly and quickly and we had a fair bit of time to explore the ship before sailing. Our inside cabin had the virtual balcony, and felt much larger and brighter for it. We were a bit disappointed with the dining and entertainment, the food was average at best and the menu selection limited. The same menu was offered on formal night without the usual special selections. The menu did offer lobster and decent steaks at an additional exorbitant cost. The nightly entertainment was hit and miss, for me mostly a miss. The public areas on the ship were few and always crowded, and the "High street" with the shops and pubs crammed into the middle forced crowds of people to squeeze single file down the middle. The Windjammer cafe was usually so crowded that finding a seat was next to impossible and to make that worse there is virtually no outdoor seating. Service was not as good as I think it should of been but that could be corrected by increasing staffing levels. The price of extra things on the ship was ridiculous, for the price of one drink aboard you could buy a whole bottle ashore, and what they charge for internet is a crime. The ports and shore excursions offered are very good, be prepared for long lines in St. Petersburg, security is very tight, but worth the wait. I will not sail with Royal Caribbean again unless they stop trying to be the cheapest cruise line and restore the service and reasonable prices that they once had.

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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by semimoist

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Embarkation in Southampton went smoothly and quickly and we had a fair bit of time to explore the ship before sailing. Our inside cabin had the virtual balcony, and felt much larger and brighter for it. We were a bit disappointed with the dining and entertainment, the food was average at best and the menu selection limited. The same menu was offered on formal night without the usual special selections. The menu did offer lobster and decent steaks at an additional exorbitant cost. The nightly entertainment was hit and miss, for me mostly a miss. The public areas on the ship were few and always crowded, and the "High street" with the shops and pubs crammed into the middle forced crowds of people to squeeze single file down the middle. The Windjammer cafe was usually so crowded that finding a seat was next to impossible and to make that worse there is virtually no outdoor seating.

Service was not as good as I think it should of been but that could be corrected by increasing staffing levels. The price of extra things on the ship was ridiculous, for the price of one drink aboard you could buy a whole bottle ashore, and what they charge for internet is a crime.

The ports and shore excursions offered are very good, be prepared for long lines in St. Petersburg, security is very tight, but worth the wait.

I will not sail with Royal Caribbean again unless they stop trying to be the cheapest cruise line and restore the service and reasonable prices that they once had.
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Cabin 1285
Nicest inside cabin I've stayed in. Virtual balcony makes a big difference.
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