Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by msk1955
- Sail Date: May 2018
- Destination: Europe
- Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
We initially booked the cheapest inside cabin but were extremely happy to find that, when our documents were emailed to us, we had been given a balcony cabin! Quite a treat. We found our cabin to be of a good size and very well presented and clean. Our stewart did a great job every day and the towel sculptures made us smile!
Embarkiation was relatively smooth, although there were very long queues at Southampton. However, once on board, everything went well. We chose to self disembark and had no problem in that regard.
We absolutely loved everything about this cruise. The ships was great, all staff fantastic, food great too. We took the drinks package and felt it was well worth it. The choice of premium drinks on board is huge.
There were 3 ports of call: Bilbao, Vigo and Lisbon. We had visited Bilbao before, so didn't venture into town on this occasion. Vigo seemed pretty small and we walked around and did our own thing. Lisbon was by far our favourite port, where we had booked a walking tour (independently). This was a fantastic way to the see the city and we plan on returning in the future to spend a few days here.
Although we had freedom dining, we only ever ate in the buffet which served a fantastic choice of well cooked dishes. We were always extremely satisfied with the offering and couldn't find much to complain about. However, we did learn very quickly on the first day not to visit the buffet at 1 p.m. (peak time) as you will struggle for somewhere to sit. I guess this was made worse by the formal dining rooms not serving lunches during this cruise.
As expected, the entertainment was wonderful and the atmosphere on board superb.
We really hope that more cruises of this nature will be scheduled in the future, as we would jump at the chance to do it again.
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