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We sailed from Southampton which is always convenient for us and we don't mind the Bay of Biscay crossing. After calling at Gibraltar the itinerary was around the Italian Mediterranean and had a pleasing balance of ports of call with days at sea. On some of the ports we had pre-booked Royal Caribbean excursions; the choice of these remains good and although expensive they are competitive and worth paying for to remove some of the stress which can come with "self-led" excursions. Navigator of the Seas is a superb ship with a great choice of bars, restaurants and cafes. Looking at other cruise ships in port I'm still of the view that Royal Caribbean ships are among the best-looking afloat. There were a couple of negatives; the onboard prices for bar drinks and dinner wine are now very expensive with Royal Caribbean and the theatre shows have got a bit "samey" (some repeats of shows we saw two years ago) with adequate rather than outstanding acts. The staff and crew on Navigator were all superb and seemed genuinely happy and committed to their work. The quality of food in all restaurants (other than one specialty experience) remains excellent. This was our 8th cruise with Royal Caribbean and we will definitely be back.

Another great cruise with Royal Caribbean

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by donald.johnstone

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We sailed from Southampton which is always convenient for us and we don't mind the Bay of Biscay crossing. After calling at Gibraltar the itinerary was around the Italian Mediterranean and had a pleasing balance of ports of call with days at sea. On some of the ports we had pre-booked Royal Caribbean excursions; the choice of these remains good and although expensive they are competitive and worth paying for to remove some of the stress which can come with "self-led" excursions. Navigator of the Seas is a superb ship with a great choice of bars, restaurants and cafes. Looking at other cruise ships in port I'm still of the view that Royal Caribbean ships are among the best-looking afloat. There were a couple of negatives; the onboard prices for bar drinks and dinner wine are now very expensive with Royal Caribbean and the theatre shows have got a bit "samey" (some repeats of shows we saw two years ago) with adequate rather than outstanding acts. The staff and crew on Navigator were all superb and seemed genuinely happy and committed to their work. The quality of food in all restaurants (other than one specialty experience) remains excellent. This was our 8th cruise with Royal Caribbean and we will definitely be back.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 1664
Up to usual standard, large bed and plenty of other room in the cabin, good sized balcony. Clean and well-maintained. Very pleased.
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