Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by ejmred
- Sail Date: February 2018
- Destination: Southern Caribbean
Our stateroom attendant, waiter, and assistant waiter were awesome and even joined us in singing "Happy Birthday" to my mother-in-law during the cruise!
The ship was beautiful and just the right size to make both my husband and I happy (he likes bigger ships, and I like them smaller). We tried Sabor for the first time and were not crazy about it except for the freshly made chips and guacamole. Chops was great, as always!
I can't say enough about the excursions! We don't normally take excursions on Labadee, but we joined our friends for the Sandbar Catamaran Tour, and we had a blast! A couple Haitian crew members joined me in dancing the Cupid Shuffle while onboard!
We also took the "best of" of "highlights" excursions in Curacao, Bonaire, and Aruba, which we had chosen due to my mother-in-law's limited mobility. They were all amazing and very informative! The buildings in Curacao are all in bright, cheerful colors, the salt flats in Bonaire is definitely a must-see, as is the natural bridge in Aruba. It is so hard to believe that these three of the six Dutch-owned islands are so different from one another!
I managed to catch all the nighttime shows from musical tributes, to comedians, to juggler Aaron Bonk; and I thoroughly enjoyed them all!
Our friends were traveling with a five-year-old girl who LOVED the Adventurers Club! During our meals, she kept telling her parents that she wanted to hurry and finish so she could go back!
If you have not been to the "ABC" islands, I HIGHLY recommend this cruise and would definitely go again!
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