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We chose this cruise for the itinerary & pricing. We stopped in Amsterdam in advance & stayed overnight in Southampton.Embarkation went smoothly. We boarded the ship & went straight to The Windjammer. We had access to our cabins at 1:00 pm. The ship was amazing, the size & the layout.We were new to the inside promenade with shops and entertainment areas. 4 of us were in two virtual balcony cabins on the 9th deck. The 5th was in an inside cabin on deck 8.The cabins were a decent size and it was fun having the virtual balcony.Great service from our room attendant, Alexandre was always smiling and very helpful.We ate most breakfasts in the buffet and most dinners in the dining room with my time dining. The food was good, even in the promenade cafe.Our wait staff in the dining room were very attentive & always smiling. The seating areas were very overcrowded making it very difficult to maneuver through the chairs.Both in the dining room & the buffet. In the buffet there was a constant call to move out & let others in, one could not even enjoy an extra cup of coffee in peace. The din from the clatter of things was loud.The shows and entertainment were good. Amazing to watch the ice show on a moving ship. Again at the various bar areas there was little seating and they were jammed as well. Especially on the promenade deck.The ports were amazing, we took some RC shore excursions & did some on our own. The port experts/lecturers showed little or no enthusiasm & even had trouble pronouncing port names.RC needs to improve the organization of the gathering prior to shore excursions leaving the ship Quite chaotic and mixed up misinformation on the part of the staff. There was quite an upset on the beach transfer buses in Lanzarote. Problems in Agadir, although some were port problems. As well directions on leaving the ship in a group was very confusing due to poor communication between the staff members. For this itinerary I might suggest doing more ports on your own We had a great time on this cruise and as it was a busy itinerary we enjoyed the sea days. Again, the loungers on deck were jammed together to provide more seating making it difficult to get on and off them. Only on one sea day were most of the loungers used. Would highly recommend this itinerary, Just some minor ship updates as she is starting to look tired in areas. My guess with the tight seating areas they are trying to please the complaints of lack of seating, but now things are too crowded together. Had a wonderful cruise.

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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by Dexie

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We chose this cruise for the itinerary & pricing. We stopped in Amsterdam in advance & stayed overnight in Southampton.Embarkation went smoothly. We boarded the ship & went straight to The Windjammer. We had access to our cabins at 1:00 pm. The ship was amazing, the size & the layout.We were new to the inside promenade with shops and entertainment areas. 4 of us were in two virtual balcony cabins on the 9th deck. The 5th was in an inside cabin on deck 8.The cabins were a decent size and it was fun having the virtual balcony.Great service from our room attendant, Alexandre was always smiling and very helpful.We ate most breakfasts in the buffet and most dinners in the dining room with my time dining. The food was good, even in the promenade cafe.Our wait staff in the dining room were very attentive & always smiling. The seating areas were very overcrowded making it very difficult to maneuver through the chairs.Both in the dining room & the buffet. In the buffet there was a constant call to move out & let others in, one could not even enjoy an extra cup of coffee in peace. The din from the clatter of things was loud.The shows and entertainment were good. Amazing to watch the ice show on a moving ship. Again at the various bar areas there was little seating and they were jammed as well. Especially on the promenade deck.The ports were amazing, we took some RC shore excursions & did some on our own. The port experts/lecturers showed little or no enthusiasm & even had trouble pronouncing port names.RC needs to improve the organization of the gathering prior to shore excursions leaving the ship Quite chaotic and mixed up misinformation on the part of the staff. There was quite an upset on the beach transfer buses in Lanzarote. Problems in Agadir, although some were port problems. As well directions on leaving the ship in a group was very confusing due to poor communication between the staff members. For this itinerary I might suggest doing more ports on your own We had a great time on this cruise and as it was a busy itinerary

we enjoyed the sea days. Again, the loungers on deck were jammed together to provide more seating making it difficult to get on and off them. Only on one sea day were most of the loungers used.

Would highly recommend this itinerary, Just some minor ship updates as she is starting to look tired in areas. My guess with the tight seating areas they are trying to please the complaints of lack of seating, but now things are too crowded together. Had a wonderful cruise.
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Cabin 9305
Great size for an interior stateroom. We enjoyed the virtual balcony and would book one again.
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