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Navigator of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Better than expected Spring Break experience

Review for Navigator of the Seas to the Western Caribbean
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EmptyNesting
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2018
Cabin: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

This was our tenth ocean cruise (Seabourn, Cunard, HAL, Celebrity) and first on RCCL. Based on previous reviews, we expected a ship needing some refurbishment, mediocre service and disappointing food in the main dining room. None of this was our reality and we were very pleased, We chose the cruise based on timing and length of cruise (5 nights during my wife's spring break [she works at a college]).

Embarkation went smoothly in Miami and we were surrounded by college students, some families with young children and a few middle age/early retirement couples which met our expectations for a March Caribbean itinerary. We did arrive early in the boarding window which may have helped.

The ship is in great shape and very appealing. Perhaps there is too much glitz, but not as much as one would experience in Las Vegas. Were there a couple things to tidy up on maintenance? Minimal to none that we saw. And the crew did a marvelous job of keeping things clean and tidy. No rumors of significant illness, other than a likely epidemic of hangovers for 18 year olds. The lines at the bars were significant, but fellow cruisers with RCCL experience said that was unusual.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin E1

Well laid out with exceptional storage. Comfortable bed. Nice balcony. Great location for us (3 decks up to pool deck/buffet/fitness center), 3 down to MDR, 4 down to Royal Promenade/favorite dance floor. Small bathroom, as expected. Good lighting. We would gladly stay in this cabin again.

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