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Booked this cruise very last minute (about 3 weeks before departure) as a much-needed getaway. Chose to stay on boat at Labadee, as we have been there many times. But thoroughly enjoyed the stops on the ABC islands, as we had never been to any of those. We chose to walk off the ship in Bonaire & Curacao and directly purchase our own tours. Both islands have fairly small ports so it is quite easy to walk off and go to the tourism area and find tour guides, etc. We were very pleased with our choices as we were able to tour each island then be dropped off at a beach to enjoy. On Aruba, we chose to book a snorkeling excursion through the ship and thoroughly enjoyed the day out on the water, although our last dive spot of the day at a shipwreck was so filled with snorkelers, we felt like sardines...too crowded. Very nice mix of sea days vs. port days. Enjoy this size class ship on RC...not too big, not too small. Entertainment in main theatre was not always the best, but thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the Schooner Bar listening to a wonderful pianist/singer named Alex each evening. She was definitely the most talented musician on the ship! Noticed a few slight changes by RC to save/make money (things like now charging on-demand fees to watch movies that used to be free on the TV). Also noticed a few things that needed repair, like missing thresholds or broken tiles. Overall, would do this cruise again.

Much-needed vacation; did not disappoint.

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by CarolinaCruiseFan

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Booked this cruise very last minute (about 3 weeks before departure) as a much-needed getaway. Chose to stay on boat at Labadee, as we have been there many times. But thoroughly enjoyed the stops on the ABC islands, as we had never been to any of those. We chose to walk off the ship in Bonaire & Curacao and directly purchase our own tours. Both islands have fairly small ports so it is quite easy to walk off and go to the tourism area and find tour guides, etc. We were very pleased with our choices as we were able to tour each island then be dropped off at a beach to enjoy. On Aruba, we chose to book a snorkeling excursion through the ship and thoroughly enjoyed the day out on the water, although our last dive spot of the day at a shipwreck was so filled with snorkelers, we felt like sardines...too crowded. Very nice mix of sea days vs. port days. Enjoy this size class ship on RC...not too big, not too small. Entertainment in main theatre was not always the best, but thoroughly enjoyed sitting in the Schooner Bar listening to a wonderful pianist/singer named Alex each evening. She was definitely the most talented musician on the ship! Noticed a few slight changes by RC to save/make money (things like now charging on-demand fees to watch movies that used to be free on the TV). Also noticed a few things that needed repair, like missing thresholds or broken tiles. Overall, would do this cruise again.
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Cabin 8656
Felt like a standard sized room. Very nice cabin attendant. Balcony was a nice size, but tight squeeze because of the size/style of the 2 chairs and table on balcony. Appreciate having the outdoor furniture, just might need to rethink the size/style. Balcony went days w/o being vacuumed and became quite dirty. Also, balcony door was incredibly hard to slide open...had it "fixed," but the fix didn't last long. Nice sized sofa in room. Room location good for proximity to staircase/elevator/pools/dining rooms/restaurants.
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