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This was our first cruise. Navigator was a really well-designed ship, with lots of intimate spaces for such a large vessel. It also has a first-class fitness facility and a great adults-only Solarium. Our balcony cabin was spacious and well appointed, although the toilet periodically would not flush. The staff was friendly and helpful--especially the dining room staff. The singing-and-dancing shows were lackluster and not particularly polished; the cruise director, Simeon, was annoyingly self-promoting, and the shows not well thought-out ("Dreamgirls" sung by 3 white women who sounded like lounge singers? Come on!). On the other hand, the ice skating show was surprisingly terrific and cleverly done. Although we really liked the service in our dining room (Coppelia), the food was mediocre at best. Prime rib was on the menu but not available, the shrimp cocktail had 4 small shrimp, and there was no lobster to be seen anywhere on board. We were very pleased with the 5-bottle wine package we bought and thought it was a good value. We also liked the Champagne Bar (complete with free caviar and accompaniments). As others have noted, avoid the dining room for breakfast. I had three small rubbery blueberry pancakes and never went back. We did like the Prominade Cafe for breakfast pastries/fruit and even small sandwiches. The best-kept secret, however, was afternoon tea in the WIndjammer, which starts at 3. Great salads, light sandiches, and excellent desserts (including great challah bread pudding). As far as the Cozumel excursions go, I was very pleased with the 3-reef snorkeling package; we had a great guide, and the snorkeling was great for both first-timers and more advanced people. At the end, we highly recommend using the valet luggage check service--they took our bags the night before, checked them into the airline for us, and we next saw them upon arrival at our home airport. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience

Nice Ship, Disappointing Food

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by CMHfitguy

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This was our first cruise. Navigator was a really well-designed ship, with lots of intimate spaces for such a large vessel. It also has a first-class fitness facility and a great adults-only Solarium. Our balcony cabin was spacious and well appointed, although the toilet periodically would not flush. The staff was friendly and helpful--especially the dining room staff. The singing-and-dancing shows were lackluster and not particularly polished; the cruise director, Simeon, was annoyingly self-promoting, and the shows not well thought-out ("Dreamgirls" sung by 3 white women who sounded like lounge singers? Come on!). On the other hand, the ice skating show was surprisingly terrific and cleverly done. Although we really liked the service in our dining room (Coppelia), the food was mediocre at best. Prime rib was on the menu but not available, the shrimp cocktail had 4 small shrimp, and there was no lobster to be seen anywhere on board. We were very pleased with the 5-bottle wine package we bought and thought it was a good value. We also liked the Champagne Bar (complete with free caviar and accompaniments). As others have noted, avoid the dining room for breakfast. I had three small rubbery blueberry pancakes and never went back. We did like the Prominade Cafe for breakfast pastries/fruit and even small sandwiches. The best-kept secret, however, was afternoon tea in the WIndjammer, which starts at 3. Great salads, light sandiches, and excellent desserts (including great challah bread pudding). As far as the Cozumel excursions go, I was very pleased with the 3-reef snorkeling package; we had a great guide, and the snorkeling was great for both first-timers and more advanced people. At the end, we highly recommend using the valet luggage check service--they took our bags the night before, checked them into the airline for us, and we next saw them upon arrival at our home airport. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience
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Cabin 9302
Nice size, lots of storage space, comfortable bed, good sitting area, great balcony, tiny bathroom with toilet that on occasion would not flush for a couple of hours.
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