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After six cruises with P&O we thought we would try Royal Caribbean as they were offering a very good deal at the time we need to go...during the school holidays. Embarkation went very smoothly and we were very excited to depart. The cabin was nice and comfortable although not as clean as it could have been. We were not overly impressed by the ships layout, everything seem to centered around a street in the middle of the ship. Not so many nice places to sit and have a drink or be entertained. If you wanted to see an entertainer you would have to go into the theater. The furniture was very tired looking and reminded me of a retirement home, and the rest of the ship was looking a bit tired. On deck there were numerous sun loungers which were not in the best condition and did not feel very clean. There were no areas where you could sit down and have a drink on deck, no tables and chairs in the sunshine, which makes it difficult to go out on deck and have to try and sit on a sun lounger all the time. The ports of call were great and easily accessible from the ship. The information from the captain was difficult to hear and understand. The atmosphere on deck on sail away days was very disappointing, sometimes we didn't know we had left a port. The food was very good and the service in the dining room was exceptional. Overall it was an enjoyable holiday, but I would have to think hard and really research the ship before embarking with RC again.

First time with Royal Caribbean

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by msmister

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After six cruises with P&O we thought we would try Royal Caribbean as they were offering a very good deal at the time we need to go...during the school holidays.

Embarkation went very smoothly and we were very excited to depart. The cabin was nice and comfortable although not as clean as it could have been.

We were not overly impressed by the ships layout, everything seem to centered around a street in the middle of the ship. Not so many nice places to sit and have a drink or be entertained. If you wanted to see an entertainer you would have to go into the theater. The furniture was very tired looking and reminded me of a retirement home, and the rest of the ship was looking a bit tired.

On deck there were numerous sun loungers which were not in the best condition and did not feel very clean. There were no areas where you could sit down and have a drink on deck, no tables and chairs in the sunshine, which makes it difficult to go out on deck and have to try and sit on a sun lounger all the time.

The ports of call were great and easily accessible from the ship. The information from the captain was difficult to hear and understand. The atmosphere on deck on sail away days was very disappointing, sometimes we didn't know we had left a port.

The food was very good and the service in the dining room was exceptional.

Overall it was an enjoyable holiday, but I would have to think hard and really research the ship before embarking with RC again.
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Cabin 6564
A good sized cabin with plenty of storage space and extra hangers for your clothes. The bathroom with shower was good (especially the shower doors rather than a curtain). It could have been a bit cleaner, such as hoovering under the beds and cleaning down surfaces outside.
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