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Christmas time plus friends already booked on it propelled us to our first experience with RC. Ship is a little dated / tired. Broken and worn out chairs, etc. Dining room is impressive, with 3 tiers. We treated ourselves to the chef’s table, which was fabulous in terms of food and wine, but host could have done with more personality & noise level was excessive, making it hard to talk to our fellow diners. Staff seemed a bit demotivated but some excellent people such as Cuddy, cruise director & our waitress in the Sapphire, Eglan. Having researched shore excursions beforehand, we didn't think it was worth taking them & did our own thing. Shore excursions guy from Eastern Europe stated that it was ‘illegal’ to leave the private island RC own (Labadee)! We found a couple who had worked in the travel industry who managed to escape, albeit after some effort! I didn’t like being ordered by the unsmiling staff member to “take my hat off” rather than being asked politely when we first arrived at the RC check-in desk. Food was rather bland in the main dining room (Sapphire) & the Windjammer buffet although nicely presented in the former. Drinks took an inordinate amount of time to arrive in the Sapphire, typically 15 minutes for a bottle of wine & even 25 minutes for a beer one day! Took the Global Entry fast-track route off the ship to customs, only to be yelled at very aggressively by the staff who said Global Entry was not available. Cabin had a badly marked sofa in it & only a few inches to squeeze past the bed on either side to get to the bathroom. Shower pressure & cubicle very good. Storage in the cabin excellent. Ice shows & musical shows mostly very good. Comedian was awful. All access musical show was a cacophony which was a shame as 3 or 4 of the lead singers had fabulous voices (especially TJ) and harmonized very well.

Ship bit tired but pleasant experience but could be better. Some very good shows

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by VindenG

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Christmas time plus friends already booked on it propelled us to our first experience with RC. Ship is a little dated / tired. Broken and worn out chairs, etc. Dining room is impressive, with 3 tiers. We treated ourselves to the chef’s table, which was fabulous in terms of food and wine, but host could have done with more personality & noise level was excessive, making it hard to talk to our fellow diners. Staff seemed a bit demotivated but some excellent people such as Cuddy, cruise director & our waitress in the Sapphire, Eglan. Having researched shore excursions beforehand, we didn't think it was worth taking them & did our own thing. Shore excursions guy from Eastern Europe stated that it was ‘illegal’ to leave the private island RC own (Labadee)! We found a couple who had worked in the travel industry who managed to escape, albeit after some effort! I didn’t like being ordered by the unsmiling staff member to “take my hat off” rather than being asked politely when we first arrived at the RC check-in desk. Food was rather bland in the main dining room (Sapphire) & the Windjammer buffet although nicely presented in the former. Drinks took an inordinate amount of time to arrive in the Sapphire, typically 15 minutes for a bottle of wine & even 25 minutes for a beer one day! Took the Global Entry fast-track route off the ship to customs, only to be yelled at very aggressively by the staff who said Global Entry was not available. Cabin had a badly marked sofa in it & only a few inches to squeeze past the bed on either side to get to the bathroom. Shower pressure & cubicle very good. Storage in the cabin excellent. Ice shows & musical shows mostly very good. Comedian was awful. All access musical show was a cacophony which was a shame as 3 or 4 of the lead singers had fabulous voices (especially TJ) and harmonized very well.
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Cabin 7435
Cabin had a badly marked sofa in it & only a few inches to squeeze past the bed on either side to get to the bathroom. Shower pressure & cubicle very good. Storage in the cabin excellent.
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