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My family and I just got back from a 6 day cruise on Navigator of the Seas. Overall it was a wonderful experience. We had a junior suite which is about 50% larger than a balcony room. It was a perfect size for our family. The room also has a walk in closet that would envy many in their home. We also had several other cabins including the connector to ours. We were hoping we could be able to open the balconies between the two rooms like we have done on Freedom of the Seas however we were told no. This was a bit disappointing since it was so great to have the whole family congregate on the balcony and the kids slept inside. We found out that the Captain makes this decision so it is different per ship. Though the room was a great size the bed needs something to make it more comfortable. It needs a pillow or foam top. We found it hard to fall asleep since it was so hard. Our daughter was enrolled in Aquanauts which was perfect for her. We were surprised she would like it since we just went on a Disney Cruise last month and she wanted nothing to do with their kids club. Since it was Thanksgiving week there were many children on the cruise but though that was the case Aquanauts wasn't too overwhelmed with children that the counselors could not attend to each child. All meals were great. We attended dinner each night in the main dining room. Once the server (Falcoa)realized what our likes and dislikes were he adjusted his service to accommodate us. I highly recommend to see Nicolae in Boleros (bar on deck 4)! His service was impeccable and really tried to exceed any guests needs he encountered. One guest in particular was our 4 year old daughter. Nicolae realized how much she loved Maraschino Cherries so each night when we stopped to listen to the music he made her a special drink. In addition anytime we saw Nicolae on the ship or in port we greeted us and always asked how we were doing. By the end of the cruise we exchanged emails to keep in touch with him. We had 3 ports, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Jamaica and Labadee. Labadee was a pleasant surprise for us. We were anticipating something like Coco Cay in the Bahamas and it wasn't. It looks newly contructed with so much to do. You can ride the new roller coaster or hang in a hammock under a palm tree. Also there are many merchants however a bit pushy to buy their goods. Overall it was a great cruise. We have become a Royal Caribbean loyal customer and will be going on many more cruises with them.

Thanksgiving Cruise on Navigator of the Seas

Navigator of the Seas Cruise Review by cwilsey

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My family and I just got back from a 6 day cruise on Navigator of the Seas. Overall it was a wonderful experience. We had a junior suite which is about 50% larger than a balcony room. It was a perfect size for our family.

The room also has a walk in closet that would envy many in their home. We also had several other cabins including the connector to ours. We were hoping we could be able to open the balconies between the two rooms like we have done on Freedom of the Seas however we were told no. This was a bit disappointing since it was so great to have the whole family congregate on the balcony and the kids slept inside. We found out that the Captain makes this decision so it is different per ship.

Though the room was a great size the bed needs something to make it more comfortable. It needs a pillow or foam top. We found it hard to fall asleep since it was so hard.

Our daughter was enrolled in Aquanauts which was perfect for her. We were surprised she would like it since we just went on a Disney Cruise last month and she wanted nothing to do with their kids club. Since it was Thanksgiving week there were many children on the cruise but though that was the case Aquanauts wasn't too overwhelmed with children that the counselors could not attend to each child.

All meals were great. We attended dinner each night in the main dining room. Once the server (Falcoa)realized what our likes and dislikes were he adjusted his service to accommodate us.

I highly recommend to see Nicolae in Boleros (bar on deck 4)! His service was impeccable and really tried to exceed any guests needs he encountered. One guest in particular was our 4 year old daughter. Nicolae realized how much she loved Maraschino Cherries so each night when we stopped to listen to the music he made her a special drink. In addition anytime we saw Nicolae on the ship or in port we greeted us and always asked how we were doing. By the end of the cruise we exchanged emails to keep in touch with him.

We had 3 ports, Grand Cayman, Falmouth, Jamaica and Labadee.

Labadee was a pleasant surprise for us. We were anticipating something like Coco Cay in the Bahamas and it wasn't. It looks newly contructed with so much to do. You can ride the new roller coaster or hang in a hammock under a palm tree. Also there are many merchants however a bit pushy to buy their goods.

Overall it was a great cruise. We have become a Royal Caribbean loyal customer and will be going on many more cruises with them.
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Cabin 1352
Our cabin was great with a walk in closet. Also had a bath tub that worked great for my little one. The room is about 50% larger than a regular cabin. Only thing we wish we could have opened the balcony up between our room and the room next to ours (which was occupied by a family member) like we did on Freedom of the Seas. We were told no and it's the Captain's decision so the rule varies by ship. Also bed is hard.
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