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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by RCIMeg

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2019
  • Destination: the Bahamas

We love cruising. We stay loyal to Royal. We have been on Oasis class, freedom class and now voyager class ships.

This trip was a four night trip from Miami to the Bahamas. It included a stop at CocoCay, Nassau, and one sea day.

Embarkation - The ship left from Port of Miami Terminal A. The process was incredibly smooth. When you walk in there is two options.

1) If you have your set sail pass you go to a tablet and scan it. Then you have your picture taken and are on your way. The process takes a couple minutes

2) If you do not have your set sail pass then you go to the counter. We did not in this case because we booked the cruise after the three day check in window. Therefore we had to go to a clerk to complete the check in process. This process took about 6 minutes.

Either option you get your room keys once you get on the ship. That was strange to us but apparently it’s becoming a more common practice. Once you finish the check in you go through security and then into a holding room. We didn’t have to wait long and were on the ship by 10:30

Ship - Wow! It is a beautiful ship. We were a little nervous since this is the oldest/smallest ship we had been on yet but we thought it was wonderful. The ship recently went through the AMPED upgrades and it looked great!

Food - Overall the food was amazing. We ate all of our dinners in the MDR. We didn’t have a bad meal. It was delicious. We split our breakfasts between cafe promenade and the windjammer. The windjammer was good but it is still buffet food. Cafe Promenade has delicious sandwiches and is a good option if you just need something small. El Loco Fresh is where we had lunch on sea days- all I can say is YUM!! We loved it.

Stateroom - We stayed in an interior room. It was fine for what we needed. The room was not the cleanest we’ve had but it was fine.

Entertainment- It isn’t the best on this trip. The ice show is AMAZING. It’s the best I have ever seen. However the productions shows were awful! We also felt like there was less options of activities on this trip compared to normal.

disembarkment - Smooth! We were able to walk off and go right through customs. The port at Miami has been upgraded and makes it easy to get on and off.

Overall we had a great trip and would jump at the chance to cruise on Navigator again.

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