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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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2,315 Reviews

Old ship in bad need of an upgrade

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by pvido

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

The ship is in bad need of any refresh. The decor is very old.

Broken railings, Lights not working, elevator buttons not working on several decks.

Having been on several HAL, NCL and Disney cruises, the food overall on this RC sailing was by far the worst. Daily menu only rotated three dishes each night with most of the appetizers and deserts staying the same night over night.

Simply lacked creativity.

Insulting to have additional dishes listed on the menu but with a charge. Filet Mignon $20 charge in the main dining room. In what fine dining restaurant do they list Tilapia (farmed) as the catch of the day (on two of the 9 nights). Even our servers shook their heads and were embarrassed.

No wine packages on RC. They have a sign that you can purchase sets of wine at their vintages shop which will be brought to your table. Discounts offered with the more wine purchased. After three attempts to get it worked out - gave up.

Dining staff has no idea how it worked. Vintages staff admitted that it's better to go to their shop on the way to dinner to pick up your selection and take it with you to dinner.

So, select the wine before seeing the menu?

Didn't try the specialty restaurants. Based on the poor quality of the food in the main dining room along with the classless up sell to get a good dish, we decided not reward RC for that tactic. Although the quality of the food was comparable to a hospital cafeteria, the service was good. Nice people with great stories and conversations.

The windjammer was simply terrible. 80% repeated menu day over day.

You guessed it Tilapia every day.

The activities were fun. The kids enjoyed the wave runner. No waterslides, but the pools were nice.

Movies out on the deck would have been nice except the layout is very odd and only a locations have good views of the screen. Odd that they offer no snacks like popcorn and sodas during the night movies like they do on other lines.

Not a big deal for us but something to note is the onboard shopping was weak.

You know your duty free selection is bad when Disney has a better liquor selection than you.


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Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Cabin E2 1390

The cabin of dated and in much need of repair. Cabinet doors were missing hinges. Drapers were spoiled. Divider screen broken off. Decor is in bad need of an upgrade. 80's peach with a really musty smell. Not pleasant. On the plus side the balcony is large. Room for two loungers and two chairs.


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