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The ship is large, but that means that there are additional activities and amenities. The cabin was in very good condition and we appreciated that it was more spacious than some inside cabins. The seas were smooth, so no insight into ship stability, but given the size of the ship, it should be good. We had the early dining at a table for 8. The service was excellent and the food very good at a minimum. Can't say as much for the buffet, which was off and on. The food was bad on boarding, it seemed to have been left out too long and was hard and tasteless. Subsequent meals were good standard cruise fare with good service. There are a wide range of entertainment and activities including recent release films, ice dancing (particularly good), various entertainers, a production cast and more activities than you can count. We enjoyed the ice skating but didn't try the rock wall or wave rider. In my opinion, the singers were pushing too hard on songs to test their talents and not focusing enough on pleasant, familiar songs that they do justice to the original. A couple did a series on Pirates that had potential, but was poorly delivered. However, there was an excellent series on positive aging put on by one of the staff with a psychology background. The fitness area had many aerobic machines, but unfortunately, more than a few were in need of repair. Still enough machines, but you had to look for one that worked. There were some good trivia events put on by the staff, who were adaptable to the size of the group. However, they might want to move some of the popular ones to a different venue. Cabin attendant was excellent with the room being made up frequently, but never disturbing us. The embarkation and disembarkation were very good, but then we carried our luggage so didn't have to wait for anything. Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao were all pleasant to walk around. Felt safe and comfortable even venturing outside the touristy part of the towns. Labadee was okay, but hardly Haiti. I know that there are challenges in Haiti, but I really would have preferred to see the country than an artificial playground peninsula. Certainly enjoyed it, but no need to return to any of the destinations. If I were heading in that direction (especially Bonaire) I would taken advantage of the snorkelling opportunities.

Pleasant relaxing cruise

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by Dancefloor

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The ship is large, but that means that there are additional activities and amenities.

The cabin was in very good condition and we appreciated that it was more spacious than some inside cabins. The seas were smooth, so no insight into ship stability, but given the size of the ship, it should be good.

We had the early dining at a table for 8. The service was excellent and the food very good at a minimum. Can't say as much for the buffet, which was off and on. The food was bad on boarding, it seemed to have been left out too long and was hard and tasteless. Subsequent meals were good standard cruise fare with good service.

There are a wide range of entertainment and activities including recent release films, ice dancing (particularly good), various entertainers, a production cast and more activities than you can count. We enjoyed the ice skating but didn't try the rock wall or wave rider. In my opinion, the singers were pushing too hard on songs to test their talents and not focusing enough on pleasant, familiar songs that they do justice to the original. A couple did a series on Pirates that had potential, but was poorly delivered. However, there was an excellent series on positive aging put on by one of the staff with a psychology background. The fitness area had many aerobic machines, but unfortunately, more than a few were in need of repair. Still enough machines, but you had to look for one that worked. There were some good trivia events put on by the staff, who were adaptable to the size of the group. However, they might want to move some of the popular ones to a different venue.

Cabin attendant was excellent with the room being made up frequently, but never disturbing us.

The embarkation and disembarkation were very good, but then we carried our luggage so didn't have to wait for anything.

Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao were all pleasant to walk around. Felt safe and comfortable even venturing outside the touristy part of the towns. Labadee was okay, but hardly Haiti. I know that there are challenges in Haiti, but I really would have preferred to see the country than an artificial playground peninsula.

Certainly enjoyed it, but no need to return to any of the destinations. If I were heading in that direction (especially Bonaire) I would taken advantage of the snorkelling opportunities.
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