Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by latty17
- Sail Date: October 2018
- Destination: Western Mediterranean
- Cabin Type: Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom
This one was a nightmare where do i start?
Sailed from Southampton on Friday night 26/10/18, entering the bay of biscay the seas were rough and it was very windy slight movement felt onboard, during Saturday seas still rough and still windy during late night Saturday early Sunday a loud bang was heard and the Bravo emergency call for the crew was heard with crew members running from bars etc, somewhat panic!
Ship diverted to Vigo and docked there Saturday night early Sunday morning whilst assessment of damage was carried out, it appears that one of the stablisers had damage causing the ship to take water onboard flooding lower areas.
The ship stayed in Vigo all day Sunday and left Monday at 4pm after having water pumped out of ship for hours, from Vigo it went to Gran Canaria which was ok then onto Tenerife which was a saints day celebration so hardly any shops were open, from Tenerife we sailed for three days back to Southampton. with seas a lot calmer but could still feel movement of the ship.
Out of five ports of call originally planned we visited only three ports missing Maderia and Lanzarote lots of passengers very dissapointed. Worst of all was the lack of clear information from the captain it all seemed to be hushed up and rumours of the problems running rife and scaring some first time cruisers who many said they would not cruise again and therefore losing out on the 25% furture cruise discount.
Very dissapointed with RCCL only offering a measly 25% refund of original cruise fare and 25% off future cruise, i think 40% minimum should be offered as refund and still 25% off future cruise.
Basically out of a 10 day cruise 6 days were at sea with outdoor pools hardly in use and passengers bored out of their heads.
My thoughts are that the Navigator is due refurbishment i think in March or April next year and RCCL is hoping it will last till it goes for refurbishment, ship looking very tired and shabby in places, menu's in dining room falling well short of pervious standards and entertainment poor apart from Perry Grant.
We are Diamond Plus members and seeing recently that standards are dropping although the staff as always are terrific.
Come on RCCL we've spent thousands of pounds with your company give us some decent discount on what was a dissasterous cruise!
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