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

Small ship and too many passengers!

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by Rajeshwari

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

I booked 2 rooms one for us and another couple friend. This was their 1st time on a cruise so they loved it however it was our 5th but 1st time with Royal C. I found ship very small compare to others and very crowded on a sea day. Always struggling to find space to sit near the bar area when there is nothing else going on. Also hard work finding seats up in the Windjammer at anytime.

Food in the dinning hall was very poor quality and tasteless though the head person who was looking after our table was trying his best but the chef's compare to WindJammers were not good with our requests and 3 of us were vegetarians. Finally we decided to just eat in Windjammer. Also they closed at 9pm which was too early as lots of people use to get there after the 1 show and people who want to see the 2 show were also trying to eat there as it would close before the 2nd show finished.

Some waiters were friendly and others not, as they struggled with speaking English.

Our room was on the 9th floor 9660 which was right opposite the stairs for service and so bringing luggage or taking luggage or any other time we use to hear lots of noises at odd hours. Entertainment was good but then other cruise liners were also good. We had all inclusive drinks package so that was good but even then from 4th day they did not have mint or sometimes lemon or certain beers and asked us to go to another bar which kept our choice.

Oh and on the 10th day we found out from another passenger that we could order special request food at Windjammer which was really nice but this should have been told by the dinning hall people from the 1st day when they knew 3 out of 4 in our party were vegetarian.

Immigration for St Petersburg was very long and took forever. We left our ship at 11.30 since we were queuing from 8.30am !! But it was worth it and our guide was very good English speaking and recovered the lost time and finished late.

I would go on this cruise again only if there is a very good deal otherwise if I had to pay the same money then I would go on other cruise liner.

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Cabin Review

Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Cabin D3 9660

It was clean however did not have good choice of shampoo soap or creams like some other cruises we have travelled before. Also we had to put a chair in front of the cupboard doors at night as it rattled all the time. Felt more juddering may be because we were more at the rear side !!

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Lovely place to visit for a day but sadly it rained all the time we were there.


We loved it and perfect place for cyclist lovers. I would go back for the long weekend.


Nothing much to see or do. Just great to get out of the ship !

Private Tour

Amazing place and if you can go for longer time its got so much to see.

Immigrations was nightmare as it took so so long but our guide was amazing and made up the hours as our ship was there for 2 days.

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Lovely place and very original. Loved our walk though at times it was hill.

Brugge (Bruges)

This was my 2nd visit and every time it looks more beautiful. We had lovely sunny day so walking was fun round the town.

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