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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Disappointing New Year's Cruise on RCCL Navigator

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by Lynn Giordano

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Dec 2017
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Royal Suite

We were a group of 13 people, traveling together for the New Year's cruise on RCCL Navigator of the Seas. From the moment we checked in, we were disappointed in the service we received. While our cabin was beautiful, and our concierge was very accommodating, the whole cruise experience was disappointing and stressful. From dinner on the first night (our dinner table was occupied by other passengers, and the cruise line had a hard time finding a place for us to eat dinner,) to the poor quality of food in the main dining room (NY strip steak was inedible, not even sure it was beef.)

This was our second RCCL cruise in 2017. We had cruised in July to Alaska with our kids and grandkids. The cruise line did not confirm our return flight with the airline, and it was cancelled, leaving us stranded in Anchorage, AK. Repeated calls to the cruise line did NOTHING -- the recording stated to contact the airline. The airline said they could not do anything, as the cruise line purchased the ticket and needed to confirm. BOTTOM LINE: DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR AIRFARE FROM RCCL. We ended up buying ANOTHER plane ticket to return home, at a premium price, of course. We have called and emailed the cruise line multiple times, but still have not had a response or a refund for the unused flights.

We will not cruise on Royal Caribbean again. Ten years ago, they were wonderful, but poor management, probably starting at the top, has brought this cruise line down.

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Cabin Review

Royal Suite
Cabin RS 1620

Our suite was beautiful and spacious. And sparkling clean.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


As we live near Miami, we did not take an excursion.


Another fun shopping port. Also great bargains.

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