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Navigator of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Enjoyed the itinerary but would not go in the school holidays again!

Review for Navigator of the Seas to the Western Mediterranean
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2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2017
Cabin: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

It is a nice ship but I think it does need attention in some areas. The cabin was nice and of a good size, however, the doors to the balcony were very stiff and you had to slam them hard. The balcony itself was in need of a bit of maintenance ie. painting. Outside our cabin the carpet had a musty smell. We did mention it and they did attempt to deal with it and it was better but not solved completely. The food was good in the dining room and the food in the speciality restaurants was excellent, although you do have to pay extra. The entertainment was of a good standard on the whole. Most of the staff were friendly and attentive however there were a few that clearly missed the customer service training. Our biggest problem was the number of children and the fact that there were not enough adult only areas. I have to take my holiday in school holidays now so don't have a choice, but I will not do a cruise again this time of year. Although there was plenty of things for them to do, some thought it was a good game playing in the lifts and running up and down the stairs and along the corridors. Not wishing to sound snobbish but standards do seem to have slipped. Cruising used to be a luxury. We enjoyed the ports of call mainly Barcelona, Valencia and Malaga. We had plenty of time in Barcelona (2 days) however, we had very little time in Valencia which was a real shame.

We don't do the excursions as we feel these are far too expensive.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin E1

Good size, bed a bit firm. En-suite was perfectly adequate. Balcony ok but needed a bit of maintenance.

Port Reviews


Not our favourite port of call but maybe that's because we have been there 3 times before

Cartagena (Spain)

Ok but can't remember much about the place


Love Barcelona, lovely city, plenty to see either walking or tour bus although they are quite expensive.


Loved Valencia although didn't have long enough and it was a Sunday when we arrived and a lot of places were shut. It was lovely walking round with very few people around.


Enjoyed Malaga more than we thought we would. Nice looking place. They had a Fiesta on at the time so had a lovely feel about the place.


Cadiz was nice, lovely looking place. We walked around it stopping off in the odd bar.


Not our favourite of stops. Went for a very long bus ride which could have been done in half the time as there wasn't much to see for most of it. The centre is nice but would stay on board if we ever go back.

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