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We choose this cruise for Aruba port stop and the time of year, when most schools are open. We are trying to book cruises on RCI so we can accumulate points. We took a taxi from Miami airport we appreciated not having to go to a hotel for the night and unpack. Ship departed from Miami at 5pm giving us plenty of time for checking in. The onboard process was smoother and quicker than previous cruise which departing from Fort Lauderdale. More checkin stations and just walk in service at 11:30am. Windjammer opened at 12noon. We hung out in the pool area enjoying the music until 1pm when rooms were ready. NOS was decorated for the holidays and everyone was in a festive spirit. Only a few school age children onboard this 9day cruise and families with infants & toddlers. Ship was full and seniors were the majority. Ship was quiet and deserted after midnight. Shows were enjoyable, especially the late night adult comedy shows. We only did 1 of the 2 formal nights using the my time dining option. We went to the Windjammer for meals. We enjoyed the trivia games and hubby went to casino once. We did RCI sightseeing panoramic excursions at each port. We only layed out on the beach at Labadee. RCI provided a fantastic beach side lunch on their island port of Labadee. Most relaxing cruise and great opportunity to meet people from all over the world. This was the first of two back-to-back cruises for us. Same ship and in same cabin, leaving Miami on 12/17 for 5day Western Carribean Cruise. Big difference in atmosphere from the first cruise. See that cruise review for details.

Great Time to cruise to ABC islands! Fantastic value for number of cruise days.

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by PowerSurge56

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We choose this cruise for Aruba port stop and the time of year, when most schools are open. We are trying to book cruises on RCI so we can accumulate points. We took a taxi from Miami airport we appreciated not having to go to a hotel for the night and unpack. Ship departed from Miami at 5pm giving us plenty of time for checking in. The onboard process was smoother and quicker than previous cruise which departing from Fort Lauderdale. More checkin stations and just walk in service at 11:30am. Windjammer opened at 12noon. We hung out in the pool area enjoying the music until 1pm when rooms were ready.

NOS was decorated for the holidays and everyone was in a festive spirit. Only a few school age children onboard this 9day cruise and families with infants & toddlers. Ship was full and seniors were the majority. Ship was quiet and deserted after midnight. Shows were enjoyable, especially the late night adult comedy shows. We only did 1 of the 2 formal nights using the my time dining option. We went to the Windjammer for meals. We enjoyed the trivia games and hubby went to casino once. We did RCI sightseeing panoramic excursions at each port. We only layed out on the beach at Labadee. RCI provided a fantastic beach side lunch on their island port of Labadee. Most relaxing cruise and great opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

This was the first of two back-to-back cruises for us. Same ship and in same cabin, leaving Miami on 12/17 for 5day Western Carribean Cruise. Big difference in atmosphere from the first cruise. See that cruise review for details.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 9290
Plenty of room for a couple. Attendant kept room clean and accommodated our timing for leaving room. No maintenance issues!
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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    Aruba Sea & See Island Tour was the highlight of this cruise. Motor coach tour made several stops where we could get off bus and spend time sightseeing. Then we transferred to a highspeed ferry which took us out to the glass bottom sub for cruising the corals. We saw several kinds of fish, divers, snorkels and a large shipwreck. Returned to shore and motor coach returned us to ship. We highly recommend this tour. Great value!
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  • Island Tour
    Bonaire Island Tour was a fast paced motor coach excursion. Drive by of several sights with only two stops. We would have enjoyed more picture stops and being able to get off the bus at salt mines.
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  • Island Tour
    Panoramic Curacao Island Tour was a relaxing motor coach excursion. Drive by of several sights with a minimum stops. We would have enjoyed more picture stops.
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  • Labadee
    Relaxed on the beach in free loungers. RCI provided beachside lunch!
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