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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Short trip on our winter vacation during spring break.

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by Kayalene

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2018
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

My hubby and I each needed 4 more points till D+ so booked a 5 day to Mexico (but stayed on the ship). We arrived at the port of Miami at 11:30am and were on board by noon. This was our first time on Navigator which was pretty much the same as Explorer.

This cruise was during spring break so there were over 1,000 children on board which was 25% of the passengers. However they were involved in age appropriate activities so we were never bothered by them.

We never ate in the dining room. I purchased the Specialty Dining BOGO for the first two nights. First night was Chop’s Grille where we both had steak medium rare. It was done perfectly. Second night at Giovanni’s and again the filet was perfect. Third night at Izumi’s where we cooked filet on hot rocks. Yum! We ate all breakfasts and lunches in the Windjammer as well as the last two nights. I especially like the Asian food on the buffet at lunch. The Windjammer was very crowded except for the port days, so we always got there when they first opened for lunch to make sure we could get a table.

We never went to any of the production shows as they are pretty much the same on all cruises and hold no fascination for us. However we did go to the Ice Skating Show the first night. It was very good. What talent those skaters have! We also went to a couple of movies since we don’t go to many at home. Every evening we went to the Diamond Club where we made new friends. The concierge was very friendly and attentive and the service of the staff was superb!

We were in balcony cabin 8334. It isn’t as large as the junior suites that we normally book, but was still roomy enough for the two of us. Our cabin steward Henrique Took good care of us.

As far as debarkation, everything went very smoothly. We were off the ship by 8am, went through customs in a flash and were on our way. We have Global Entry cards so were able to go through customs in a very short line.

All in all, a very nice cruise! We love Royal.

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Cabin E2 8334

The cabin was very ample for two people. It had a queen size bed, sofa, vanity and nice size closet. There was enough room under the bed to store our suitcases. The bathroom had a small medicine cabinet and a stand up shower with doors on it. I prefer that to a tub so we liked it. The balcony was large enough for two chairs and a small round table.

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