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We had no problems getting onto the ship we had already printed off our sea pass on-line. Our luggage arrived by 2pm. The cabin was inside deck 6 & was very good there was loads of cupboard space and wardrobe space which really surprised us. The bed was massive I was expecting a small bed! The ship itself was larger than I expected and very well appointed the dining rooms and public rooms were lovely. All the staff were helpful and polite. The food in the dining room was only okay it was obviously pre-prepared you could only have steak medium or well done! Everything came with mash potato. We ate one night at Portofino paying $25 each extra it was well worth it. We paid for the wine package and thought that was a good deal at 25% off normal prices. The only show we did was the ice show (which was excellent)as we were on late dining, when we booked we were told that this was at 8.15pm but it was at 9.15pm which was too late for us, the people on our table of eight must have also thought that because none of them turned up all week! if we go again we would do MY time or Early dining. The windjammer was okay but we were lucky to get a table at breakfast and there was only two of us. We enjoyed the crazy golf and the pool but the water was cold. The organised excursions were expensive so we did our own thing. We also paid our own tips in Euros at the rate that we felt was appropriate. Liked the fact that you could review your bill on the TV in your room, good idea if you are on a budget. Overall we enjoyed our first cruise, thought that it was good value for money. Enjoyed all of the ports of call.

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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by susan

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We had no problems getting onto the ship we had already printed off our sea pass on-line. Our luggage arrived by 2pm. The cabin was inside deck 6 & was very good there was loads of cupboard space and wardrobe space which really surprised us. The bed was massive I was expecting a small bed! The ship itself was larger than I expected and very well appointed the dining rooms and public rooms were lovely. All the staff were helpful and polite. The food in the dining room was only okay it was obviously pre-prepared you could only have steak medium or well done! Everything came with mash potato. We ate one night at Portofino paying $25 each extra it was well worth it. We paid for the wine package and thought that was a good deal at 25% off normal prices. The only show we did was the ice show (which was excellent)as we were on late dining, when we booked we were told that this was at 8.15pm but it was at 9.15pm which was too late for us, the people on our table of eight must have also thought that because none of them turned up all week! if we go again we would do MY time or Early dining. The windjammer was okay but we were lucky to get a table at breakfast and there was only two of us. We enjoyed the crazy golf and the pool but the water was cold. The organised excursions were expensive so we did our own thing. We also paid our own tips in Euros at the rate that we felt was appropriate. Liked the fact that you could review your bill on the TV in your room, good idea if you are on a budget. Overall we enjoyed our first cruise, thought that it was good value for money. Enjoyed all of the ports of call.
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