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Chose the itinerary and school holidays unavoidable so got what we expected. Ship slightly old fashioned but no where near as run down as some previous reviews I had read suggested. Staff have been cut back compared to our previous experiences but are all very friendly and working hard to ensure everyone looked after. Only ate in Windjammer as our own choice. Food ok, sometimes not hot enough but a reasonable choice and specials changed nightly. Could get busy at peak times but always able to find a table. Joined in with the daily activities but no other activities appealed. Very family orientated (as expected) and the families we met all had a great time. Did all the ports of call on our own very easily thanks to all the advice from cruise critic reviews before we left. Rome, Florence, Nice and Lisbon all outstanding. Gibraltar was a disappointment as didn't manage to get a minibus to visit the Apes so ended up staying in town which was a bit grotty. Genoa was interesting, we ended up straying into an unsavoury part of town by accident, very near to the port and no warnings picked up in my previous research of from the ship info. Luckily we escaped unscathed. Overall an enjoyable holiday which was pretty much as I expected given the company, school holidays and the family friendly itinerary. Felt rushed in some places, will go back next year and spend a few days enjoying the ambiance and sampling local delicacies.

Good holiday but need to try something else for next year

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by Cook16

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2017
  • Destination: Europe
Chose the itinerary and school holidays unavoidable so got what we expected. Ship slightly old fashioned but no where near as run down as some previous reviews I had read suggested. Staff have been cut back compared to our previous experiences but are all very friendly and working hard to ensure everyone looked after. Only ate in Windjammer as our own choice. Food ok, sometimes not hot enough but a reasonable choice and specials changed nightly. Could get busy at peak times but always able to find a table. Joined in with the daily activities but no other activities appealed. Very family orientated (as expected) and the families we met all had a great time. Did all the ports of call on our own very easily thanks to all the advice from cruise critic reviews before we left. Rome, Florence, Nice and Lisbon all outstanding. Gibraltar was a disappointment as didn't manage to get a minibus to visit the Apes so ended up staying in town which was a bit grotty. Genoa was interesting, we ended up straying into an unsavoury part of town by accident, very near to the port and no warnings picked up in my previous research of from the ship info. Luckily we escaped unscathed. Overall an enjoyable holiday which was pretty much as I expected given the company, school holidays and the family friendly itinerary. Felt rushed in some places, will go back next year and spend a few days enjoying the ambiance and sampling local delicacies.
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Cabin 9295
Very happy with cabin. Attendant was great, cabin kept clean discretely. Quiet with the virtual screen as a little bonus allowing us to check the weather before venturing out.
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