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We chose this cruise because of the amazing destinations. Traveling through the Baltic, stopping in Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Finland and finishing up in St.Petersburg in Russia. The destinations did not disappoint...but the food and entertainment were abysmal. The ice show was spectacular...but if all went downhill from there. It was similar to a 70’s holiday camp type entertainment with British themes almost every night...think Butlins....not what you’d associate with international entertainment. Quizzes about British tv programmes...one night the entire main promenade was decked with Union Jack flags and the English national anthem blasted out....then came the entertainment staff similarly decked out in Union Jack clothes singing...it’s nice to be proud of your nationality....but on a Baltic cruise to St. Petersburg amid people from ALL different nationalities it was quite odd and inappropriate. We hadn’t booked a British knees-up for a holiday....or so we thought! The first day I got a hair in my food in the main dining room...they replaced the food quickly but it was very off putting. The windjammer had chips, a new type of meat pie every day, burgers, hot dogs, curry and rice and one roast meat option every day...same all cruise. Pie and chips...again, not what we thought we had booked a cruise for. Our cabin was grubby and had a little hole in the wall through to the next door cabin. We stuffed it with tissue paper. The whole ship could do with an upgrade with regards to decor. Disappointing all in all. The destinations were beautiful but what a shame about the time-deaf entertainment choices and uncreative food offerings. On a positive note, the shore excursions in St. Petersburg were brilliant...and the staff onshore on our way to the ship were great....super helpful. Would recommend the destinations...but maybe think twice about this ship. Didn’t have ONE complaint about the Brilliance of the seas last year...but the Navigator was very different...and not in a good way.

Grubby ship, British themed entertainment and luke warm food.

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by sineadlemonade

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
We chose this cruise because of the amazing destinations. Traveling through the Baltic, stopping in Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Finland and finishing up in St.Petersburg in Russia.

The destinations did not disappoint...but the food and entertainment were abysmal. The ice show was spectacular...but if all went downhill from there.

It was similar to a 70’s holiday camp type entertainment with British themes almost every night...think Butlins....not what you’d associate with international entertainment. Quizzes about British tv programmes...one night the entire main promenade was decked with Union Jack flags and the English national anthem blasted out....then came the entertainment staff similarly decked out in Union Jack clothes singing...it’s nice to be proud of your nationality....but on a Baltic cruise to St. Petersburg amid people from ALL different nationalities it was quite odd and inappropriate. We hadn’t booked a British knees-up for a holiday....or so we thought!

The first day I got a hair in my food in the main dining room...they replaced the food quickly but it was very off putting.

The windjammer had chips, a new type of meat pie every day, burgers, hot dogs, curry and rice and one roast meat option every day...same all cruise. Pie and chips...again, not what we thought we had booked a cruise for.

Our cabin was grubby and had a little hole in the wall through to the next door cabin. We stuffed it with tissue paper.

The whole ship could do with an upgrade with regards to decor.

Disappointing all in all. The destinations were beautiful but what a shame about the time-deaf entertainment choices and uncreative food offerings.

On a positive note, the shore excursions in St. Petersburg were brilliant...and the staff onshore on our way to the ship were great....super helpful.

Would recommend the destinations...but maybe think twice about this ship. Didn’t have ONE complaint about the Brilliance of the seas last year...but the Navigator was very different...and not in a good way.
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Ocean View
Cabin 1N 2304
Grubby. Small. Shabby. There was a little hole through the wall to next cabin and also, as it was an adjoining cabin there was a door...which was not really sealed at all...you could see all the light coming in from the next cabin. We stuffed it with tussue.
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