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This was my first cruise & I was very impressed. The people on the ship & everyone there is very polite,friendly & helpful. The food was very good overall, there is a lot of variety and there are several restaurants that you ... Read More
This was my first cruise & I was very impressed. The people on the ship & everyone there is very polite,friendly & helpful. The food was very good overall, there is a lot of variety and there are several restaurants that you can enjoy but that you will have to pay but prices aren’t bad. The rooms are very clean & spacious. Also they have a lot of thing to do for lots of different ages. I think you should definitely go. It was well worth it. There is lots of variety in music & there is a few adults only places which is good if you would not like to be around kids & also lots of ways to win free items & money. The process of getting on & off the ship is awesome & good thing is that I was able to travel without a passport just with my drivers license & my birth certificate. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
NCL Sky Pros 1. Movie selections were good 2. Steak and flounder in the main dining room were very good 3. There is a real Starbucks! 4. No dress codes for dinner. Even specialty restaurants so you can be as casual or ... Read More
NCL Sky Pros 1. Movie selections were good 2. Steak and flounder in the main dining room were very good 3. There is a real Starbucks! 4. No dress codes for dinner. Even specialty restaurants so you can be as casual or dressed up as you’d like. Speaking of dressed up, there are no formal nights but there is a GLOW party one night where you can where all white or neon. 5. The late night snack options are more expansive than pizza like on Carnival Cons 1. Restaurants and bar hours listed as a start time to “close” but what time “close” is was not defined 2. Food selections were repetitive. Dining rooms and buffet had the same menu pretty much every day/night. Burgers, hot dogs, and chicken was the normal lunch menu and the burgers were not well done 3. Italian restaurant did not have Chicken Parmesan which seems like a basic entree. When I asked if they could make it, the Server said they didn’t have mozzarella cheese to melt. However, they had pizza on the menu so not having mozzarella made no sense 4. My husband got an extreme case of sunburn on the private island. Just a consultation with the doctor, not including treatment was $199 and they don’t take insurance. 5. Breakfast hours in the dining room end at 9:30 am. Other cruises I’ve been on serve until 10:30 or 11 6. Hair seemed to be on most towels and cloth napkins...long strands. I’m guessing this is a laundering issue but it is a noticeable problem, especially because the silverware is wrapped in a cloth napkin 7. The staff did not put on shows during dinner like you may be used to from other cruise lines 8. It was difficult to hear most of the announcements in the room. When volume wasn’t an issue, it was sometimes a challenge to understand what the person was saying 9. The Stardust theater was so cold, we could not stay to enjoy the show 10. One line for disembarkation was extremely long and staff didn’t bother to divert people to the other kind with hardly nobody in it 11. The process to take the tender to Grand Stirrup Cay was long and confusing. A lot of time was wasted waiting. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
I live close to the port, and have taken NCL cruises at least 8 times, both from SC and Fla. I did the 2018 Sun cruise to the Bahamas last year, same as this year for 2019. It wasn't as good a cruise as the last one due to some ... Read More
I live close to the port, and have taken NCL cruises at least 8 times, both from SC and Fla. I did the 2018 Sun cruise to the Bahamas last year, same as this year for 2019. It wasn't as good a cruise as the last one due to some obvious changes on board. Le Bistro was so good in 2018, we used all our specialty restaurant credits at that fabulous French place. However, this year, it's obvious they changed chefs. Last year, they had wonderful cone appetizers filled with amazing delights & this year they were not on the menu. Last year, the Steak Au Poivre was awesome. This year, the meat was good, but I've never seen a green peppercorn sauce that was brown with no green peppercorns at all and it tasted like burnt buerre. VERY much changed and went from 5 stars to 2, and I wasn't the only one onboard to also observe the changes. Even the staff knew about it. Now my favorite is Cagneys. Cheese plates that once were available were not found anywhere, as I used to love blue cheese, brie and mixed of cheeses for dessert. Last year, had them all. This year, it was cubed cheddar and another cubed white cheese. Another downhill thing from 2018 to 2019 is the live music. Last year, the bands at the pool were amazing and you could find music most anywhere during the late afternoons or evenings/nights. This year, I could only find the piano player once, and there was never live music at the Atrium bar nor the Champagne bar, except maybe once that I missed? I was forever missing the musicians's very short 30-45 minute venues whereas last year, you could find them and actually listen to music several places within a time frame. The cabin was clean and comfortable, and loved the location mid-front 4th deck. Loved Mark, the funniest and best bartender on the entire ship, who primarily worked at the Atrium bar and kept us all laughing. Met some great people, as always. This is what I call the "relaxing" cruise, but could have enjoyed the more fun ambiance from 2018 (and better food). Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
we were in key west i was not feeling good so my wife called the doctor for tylenol the next thing i knew i was on my way to doctors office they told me i was having a heart attack and need to go to hospital the emt came and tried to tell ... Read More
we were in key west i was not feeling good so my wife called the doctor for tylenol the next thing i knew i was on my way to doctors office they told me i was having a heart attack and need to go to hospital the emt came and tried to tell them i was not having a heart attack an i did not need to go to the hospital. the doctor said i needed to leave the ship. they made us pack and get off at 8:30 at night. they would not let my wife take her flowers i bought her for are silver anniversary.they took us to the gate and left us we had to call a cab go to the airport rent a car an drive back to port canaveral and get are car not bad for a man having a heart attack the next day i went to my doctor i had a virus that i caught on the ship no heart attack Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I got an amazing deal last minute so expectations were not high. we were previously on the all inclusive as a group of 25 in June for graduation. This time maybe because we spent more time on the boat . Buffet: Food was ok never fresh. ... Read More
I got an amazing deal last minute so expectations were not high. we were previously on the all inclusive as a group of 25 in June for graduation. This time maybe because we spent more time on the boat . Buffet: Food was ok never fresh. Variety did not exist. one plus- Ice cream always available and they never ran out of cones. Sports bar food you ordered was good warmer but still not hot to be made to order food. Main Dining: we had an amazing server Raul and food was good. Desserts were best! Carrot cake and banana split my favs. Entertainment: was good always get a good laugh out of the game shows. Live band was good too. Pools are small and overcrowded on sea days but we waited til later afternoon and enjoyed a little time. I was presently surprised with the inside cabin 9129. Definitely more spacious than oceanview that we had in June. Room was always clean and fresh I think she knew when we were gone because I only saw her the last two days. ***completely upsetting was "free offer of bev package" was not really free service charge of 20$ a day on top of the regular gratuity charges of $15.00. Add those together and you are paying 35$ a day for services that can be good at times but majority of servers don't deserve tips because they have attitude because you have the drink package. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
When the night of your cruise is how well the bar staff and your room steward is that should tell you a lot. Twice while dinning inmain formal dinning room our order was lost. We spent over hour 15 minute both times. The menu basically ... Read More
When the night of your cruise is how well the bar staff and your room steward is that should tell you a lot. Twice while dinning inmain formal dinning room our order was lost. We spent over hour 15 minute both times. The menu basically change between 2 different ones.so unless you opt for paying extra for meals dont expect any thing of quality. The back buffet serves hot dog and hamburger till midnight. The main attraction for breakfast was runny egg omelets. Forget getting an ice tea before noon. After 5 you can only get ice tea in dinning room. My room steward answer my question correctly customer service did not. Bar service was excellent. Prepaying tip is not recommended. Dinner staff in main room dies not care even had one hostess tell us they know we already tip so why care. Bhilly and aileen gave great service in midshipmen dinning room. The food quality was okay. By the why has anyone ever heard of walleye cod? On the menu one night questioned it was oh yes tasty fish. Not one single shrimp dish was served for 5 day cruise. Not worth the money spend it somewhere else. Go on a cruise with good food and service. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I saw a negative review, i believe they sailed the same cruise we did. I did not have the same experience and felt it worthy of a positive review. We have cruised Royal Caribbean since the 90's and have never been disappointed. ... Read More
I saw a negative review, i believe they sailed the same cruise we did. I did not have the same experience and felt it worthy of a positive review. We have cruised Royal Caribbean since the 90's and have never been disappointed. This cruise to the Bahamas was perfect for 2 kids under 11. The water slides on deck 13 entertained them all day. The food was what i expected, decent and ample choices. The dining room was nice and service was fantastic. We had a balcony room and the space was tight for 4 people, but who stays in their room... Coco Cay was amazing, the kids thought this was the coolest. I have sailed many other lines and some were comparable to RCL, one was slightly better and one was absolutely horrible. While it didn't impact my trip nor was the service i received affected, several of the staff members complained about not getting time off and being overworked. We look forward to our next cruise on RCL. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Wanted to try the Mariner again after 11 years. Booked an Owners Suite # 1628. Overall found the ship in fair condition. The balcony for our room was not in good shape. Furniture in our room was very old. Looks like the only thing ... Read More
Wanted to try the Mariner again after 11 years. Booked an Owners Suite # 1628. Overall found the ship in fair condition. The balcony for our room was not in good shape. Furniture in our room was very old. Looks like the only thing replaced during the refurb was the carpet. As we send a lot of time in our room, will stick to sailing in full suites on an Oasis Class ship. Room attendant had a total of 15 Suites and Balcony Cabins. Our cabin was never completely straightened or cleaned. Royal needs to cut back on the number of cabins for their attendants. Suite Lounge was very nice and never over crowded. As we were in port everyday, 2 days at COCOCAY, had to eat lunch in the windjammer as the dining room was never open. Breakfast in Chops was nice. However, the room was drab and windows were very dirty. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Great price on a 5 night cruise with all perks! Truly unbeatable value. REALLY low crowds too!! We booked this only two weeks out for the cost if a value cruise line with NO perks like drink package or specialty dining. The crew is one of ... Read More
Great price on a 5 night cruise with all perks! Truly unbeatable value. REALLY low crowds too!! We booked this only two weeks out for the cost if a value cruise line with NO perks like drink package or specialty dining. The crew is one of the best I've seen across the board. Bar service was outstanding...no premises drinks except at the pool with frozen ones...which were great anyway! Restaurant service and food quality was, in my opinion, a step up from NCL's already high standards. Our room steward was AWESOME....very fast and efficient...room pretty much stayed perfectly made. Low crowds made the cruise feel more like a luxury cruise! I can't recommend doing these 5 night cruises. before they go away enough....DO IT. Was originally supposed to be a Cuba itinerary, but no more Cuba cruises. We took advantage of the situation....FANTASTIC cruise. Only disappointment was missing GSC due to rough seas....we are 0 for 2 on GSC....trying again In January on the Breakaway... Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We took this one cause it was cheap my wife found last minute tickets. We had to drive from Minnesota to Miami in 2 days. I have cruised before so I was really looking forward to this. It was also my wife and mine 21 wedding anniversary. ... Read More
We took this one cause it was cheap my wife found last minute tickets. We had to drive from Minnesota to Miami in 2 days. I have cruised before so I was really looking forward to this. It was also my wife and mine 21 wedding anniversary. We got one the ship with no problem after about a 1/2 mile walk. Once on board we looked around and went to find something to eat. First place food wasn't good. We ended up going to every place that had the free food almost every meal every day. It was the only way to get full. My wife was like I thought you said the food was good. I could only say it always has been in the past. Then they didn't even go to there private island. Said they couldn't cause of winds. But I find it strange that we sail all the way to the island lets us see it, let us go and get the tickets to be taken to and from the island just to say we arn't going not only that but Princess has an island right beside NCL's island and they had no problem going to there island matter of fact they had not one but two ships at there island. I've always heard Carnival was the worst but i've been on Carnival and this was by far worse. I would never cruise on this ship or one as old as this again. To keep it simple the trip was bad. I would give the food a 0 stars maybe 1. entertainment a 1 no more. Ports a 2 only really cause Nassau. overall I would never cruise with Ncl again period. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Needed more to do! 2 days of excursions dropped, one last min, day of, which meant 2 days at sea; too much on a small ship. Food was average and entertainment seemed to be new or just thrown together. Bartenders were nice and great ... Read More
Needed more to do! 2 days of excursions dropped, one last min, day of, which meant 2 days at sea; too much on a small ship. Food was average and entertainment seemed to be new or just thrown together. Bartenders were nice and great steward. UBP does include bottle water but not Starbucks. It also includes wine with dinner, but only a select few. Captain did a good job of keeping the ship in the sun most of the trip. Key West was fun but we only had 5 hours there....even though we had a day at sea before and after?? We were really looking forward to great stirrup cay but it was cancelled. Nassau was ok but the guides on our tour did not seem to know much and our return boat was late because one of the motors stopped working. Market area is hectic and full of rude people who seemed to not like visitors. Overall, will go with a different cruise line next time. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
It was a last minute decision. We booked like 9 days before take off. We got a really good deal. The ship was a lot smaller than I had been on in the past, but I really liked the staff. They were Great. The food was great the whole ... Read More
It was a last minute decision. We booked like 9 days before take off. We got a really good deal. The ship was a lot smaller than I had been on in the past, but I really liked the staff. They were Great. The food was great the whole time. I really liked the fact that at supper time, we could sit where we wanted, it wasn't assigned. I would diffently try Norwegian again on a little bigger boat. We had a blast. We had a Great time playing Bingo. Again, The staff on this ship were Amazing. And I loved the washy washy, happy, happy. It was great. I got to hang with my grown daughter for 5 days that were truly amazing. And we had 2 specialty suppers. I was not a big fan of the Italian restaurant, but the Streak restaurant was Delicious. That was one of the Best steaks I've ever had, and the staff was Great in the also. We had never been on Norwegian before, and didn't know what to expect, but the staff was great for helping us right from the get go. I would return to Norwegian ship again. I did not exercise( I suck at that. Lol) Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
A weekend get away cruise for my Husband and I kid free! My husband pre checked in which you must do! We were on the ship in 5 minutes! We had an interior room which was great, I like the class shower doors, slept well with No windows and ... Read More
A weekend get away cruise for my Husband and I kid free! My husband pre checked in which you must do! We were on the ship in 5 minutes! We had an interior room which was great, I like the class shower doors, slept well with No windows and the room stayed cool. Plenty to do! Do not miss the Love and Marriage game show and comedy show if no kids. We did the sushi class, made 3 rolls! But have to eat there was stuffed! I hear a lot of complaints about the food not being good in the main dining room but we enjoyed it. Not a fan of Nassau just went and got a drink and souvenir and got back on ship. Did not pay for anything at Coca Cay enjoyed the beach and new pool, food was great, a lot of choices get the cheese sticks! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I seem to be one of the only people left in this world that have not been on a cruise and it was time for me to get away and enjoy some grown up time with my love. I had to get away from town so I would not think about work and I always ... Read More
I seem to be one of the only people left in this world that have not been on a cruise and it was time for me to get away and enjoy some grown up time with my love. I had to get away from town so I would not think about work and I always wanted to see the crystal clear water. This ship was like a mini city on the inside! Absolutely beautiful with a team of crew members that worked together like a well oiled machine. I think I only encountered two that were not in a good mood, but I don’t know what’s going on in their lives right now so I can’t judge. Vincent took care of our room and made sure I had my extra pillows. He always had everything ready for us and would greet us with the most amazing smile. He will be going places some day. That is an amazing and kind soul. The wait staff at dinner was superb! We had the same table each night so we got to know our servers. The meals were more delicious then expected. The marriage show was funny followed by a an interesting comedy show. Great job Mariner Crew. I will definitely be back some day.... when I can afford the tickets. I have to be a good mom and bring my daughter (17 yr old) on the next one. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this cruise because it was close to my birthday and my daughter and I decided to have a special holiday together. We left our husbands home and had a really terrific time. I would recommend this to any one. Our schedules, her ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was close to my birthday and my daughter and I decided to have a special holiday together. We left our husbands home and had a really terrific time. I would recommend this to any one. Our schedules, her work and my time was taking care of my elderly father did not allow us to have time for each other, so this was truly a very special time. It was a great love and joy bonding cruise. The embarkation and disembarkation were effortless. So much smoother than I ever imagined. Our cabin exceeded our expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed the balcony. We experienced the Teppanyaki Hibachi the first night and it was OUTSTANDING! Our Chef was hilarious and very experienced. We enjoyed the food in all the restaurants and cafe's and the desserts and breads were exquisite. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Manuel our room steward was so on top of things. We have booked our next cruise with Norwegian Sun for Thanksgiving to Mexico. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
The service any of the bars to get a drink was horrible. From the time we got on the ship until the day we left, it took forever to get a drink. Our first night in formal dining room...it took 4 of us, 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete ... Read More
The service any of the bars to get a drink was horrible. From the time we got on the ship until the day we left, it took forever to get a drink. Our first night in formal dining room...it took 4 of us, 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete our dinner. We decided to try the formal dining room again for breakfast and from the time we were seated until the time we got our food it was 50 minutes. Food was luke warm even. From the day we got there until the day we left we only saw our room steward 1 time. our tissue box in the bathroom was empty for two days until i asked guest services for more klenix. I could go on but it not even worth my time to type it....very unhappy with the over all cruise, will not go back to Norwegian, unless we hear of major changes...back to Royal Carribbean we go for now. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I will start by saying we have cruised 5 different cruise lines, this was our first Carnival cruise. Yes we have heard a lot of negatives so we were prepared for the worst! However I must say the Elation is in very nice condition, ... Read More
I will start by saying we have cruised 5 different cruise lines, this was our first Carnival cruise. Yes we have heard a lot of negatives so we were prepared for the worst! However I must say the Elation is in very nice condition, refurbished and quite nicely done. The cabins are plain, yet served there purpose. Staff was nice, however the ship is understaffed and service suffered. Food was much better than expected and was very good in the dining room, good to average at the buffet. Guys burgers and the Cantina were excellent. There was plenty to do for evening entertainment, and the Rock show was outstanding. The problem for us was not the ship at all. However be prepared for the crowd a low cost 4 day cruise gets. The quality of the people did not match the quality of the ship. Perhaps I just cannot adjust to the younger under 40 crowd.(I am in my 60's, took my kids and grandkids for this cruise) My grandkids felt it was a great cruise, so it is a matter of perspective. If you like loud, and I mean really loud music on the pool deck, kids taking over the jaccuzi ALL DAY, Kids and adults walking the hallways all night talking loudly and waking up everyone who actually tried to sleep, parents who take absolutely no action to control their children, than this is the cruise for you. I will stick with Celebrity or Royal Caribbean which gets a better crowd. Will I try a 7 day Carnival cruise in the future? Will the crowd be different? I'm not sure yet. As for now I need to recover from this one! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Had a wonderful 4 day cruise with perfect weather, ship and crew/staff were excellent. What brings the whole rating down was the technical issues we experienced with our stateroom. The embarking was a very pleasant and positive ... Read More
Had a wonderful 4 day cruise with perfect weather, ship and crew/staff were excellent. What brings the whole rating down was the technical issues we experienced with our stateroom. The embarking was a very pleasant and positive experience, very well done. Rooms ready when promised and plenty to do while waiting for the room. Key West was well done given the short amount of time you have there, we did a bike tour and enjoyed the history and sense of humor our guide shared with us. The private island was wonderful with plenty of room to spread out ( we were the only ship on the island, so lots of extra room and no waiting -except at the bar). Specialty dinning was very tasty and service was excellent. Pros: Public areas of ship are in great shape Specialty dinning was a winner, both service and food Arrival and departure was very well done Shore excursions (Key West bike tour and private island beaches both great) Butler and steward both excellent Indoor bars/lounges well done and good service Cons; Technical issues with the room Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this cruise for what was supposed to be a honeymoon. NEVER again will we cruise with carnival. We met ONE nice bartender on this ship. The food was crappy as well as the people serving it. They were rude and acted like they hated ... Read More
We chose this cruise for what was supposed to be a honeymoon. NEVER again will we cruise with carnival. We met ONE nice bartender on this ship. The food was crappy as well as the people serving it. They were rude and acted like they hated their jobs. This line allows underaged kids to get plastered and start arguments with adults. When security is called, "it doesn't matter that they are underage and drunk." Security was an absolute joke. If you have an issue, you're better of handling it yourself. You smell weed everywhere on the boat, even in the family areas, therefore I'm super glad we did not bring our child with us. I guess some people don't understand we have decent jobs and get drug tested and do not care to smell that 24/7. It was just an overall bad expierience. I do not recommend booking with them and if you do, Elation is not a line you want to take your littler ones! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We book this cruise last minute. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary. Embarkation was smooth. We had a balcony cabin 0225 which was nice, but the location wasn't the greatest because we were under the pool deck and could ... Read More
We book this cruise last minute. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary. Embarkation was smooth. We had a balcony cabin 0225 which was nice, but the location wasn't the greatest because we were under the pool deck and could hear the party at night and them setting up chairs early in the morning. Our room steward didn't talk much but was helpful and kind. The food was "ok" . We had a meal at Cagney's which was our best meal. We had had breakfast one morning in MDR and enjoyed the experience . The staff in the MDR were awesome!! We stopped in the Keys, Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau. We really enjoyed Great Stirrup Cay. When we stopped in Nassau we booked an excursion for Blue Lagoon. We really enjoyed our day there! Beautiful water and being able to see dolphins up close without having to pay extra. Disembarking was interesting. We did self assist and were some of the first in line. But they had a completely new process with passports. It was a facial recognition and it started messing up soon after a few people went through. Thankfully we were at the front of the line and were able to get off quickly. Not sure how it was going to go for others, cause it was SLOW. All in all a wonderful time! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This was my first cruise with Norwegian, probably the last as well. It was a truly average experience. Nothing was fabulous and wowed us, on the other hand nothing truly terrible happened. Embarkation went very smoothly, didn't ... Read More
This was my first cruise with Norwegian, probably the last as well. It was a truly average experience. Nothing was fabulous and wowed us, on the other hand nothing truly terrible happened. Embarkation went very smoothly, didn't take long to get on the ship. The Entertainment on the ship was not great. One night there was a magician from France and he did a really nice job. The ship performers and singers are hit and miss. Some could sing and some definitely could not. The Dining was strange, I personally do not like the come as you are dress code. I don't want to sit in the dining room with people in their shorts/ tube tops/ flip flops. The dining room was almost completely empty every night, I'm not sure where people were eating. The buffet was very small and didn't have many options. Our cabin attendant was not thorough. Our room was dirty when we arrived, we removed hair from the shower and the bed. And the carpet had not been vacuumed. Some of the workers on the ship were not very friendly or hospitable, I did witness a couple of interactions where I thought they were quite rude. Shore excursions were not plentiful, we booked everything outside the cruise line because we couldn't find enough options. Visited the spa once for a massage, the person doing the massage was very pushy and aggressive with the sales pitch to buy products. I was so uncomfortable I never went back and I had a 50.00 coupon, it just wasn't worth it. Overall, it was all "okay" but I want to have a great experiences on vacation...not just okay. I probably would not cruise with them again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This was our first cruise, definitely not the last! This was not the original itinerary, we were supposed to go to Cuba. Which that said, we got this trip. It turned out to be absolutely amazing! From the time we got on board it was great! ... Read More
This was our first cruise, definitely not the last! This was not the original itinerary, we were supposed to go to Cuba. Which that said, we got this trip. It turned out to be absolutely amazing! From the time we got on board it was great! The crew did an amazing job with everything! Our stateroom was very clean and stayed perfect the entire trip. This was our 20th anniversary and were taken aback with the fact so many of the crew knew this. The food was great, with exception of one dinner. The service was impeccable! We did have a few favorite crew members that made this a perfect cruise! I would recommend Norwegian for anyone has never been for their first time. Our favorite excursion, by far, was the cabana on Great Stirrup Cay. The view took our breath away! The service continued to be amazing. The food was outstanding! We were taken care of every step of the way. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Embarkation: We completed all our paperwork using the app prior to arrival which was really easy and took less than five minutes. The ship left out of Terminal A (Royal’s new terminal in Miami). We arrived at the port around 10:30 and ... Read More
Embarkation: We completed all our paperwork using the app prior to arrival which was really easy and took less than five minutes. The ship left out of Terminal A (Royal’s new terminal in Miami). We arrived at the port around 10:30 and were on the ship literally as fast as we could walk from curbside to the boat. Ship: This was our first time on a Navigator-class ship. We were very impressed. The facilities provided lots of variety in terms of both atmosphere and food options. The outdoor decks were nicely designed and included chairs, day beds, cabanas, and hammocks. It was really a nice change from the field of lounge chairs you see on Radiance class ships. We did notice some food service items which were left in the hallways throughout the cruise which was a little unsettling but other than that, the common areas were kept very clean. Dining: We did My Time Dining but enjoyed our waitstaff so much that we basically went at the time the Maitre’d assigned us so that we could keep the same table each night. The food was good and we felt like they had a better selection than our cruise a year ago. As I mentioned, our waitstaff Neftali and Ardvint) were amazing. They were the perfect combination of efficiency and hospitality. We were also travelling with our toddler so it was great to have some of the other staff like Jose (not sure what his job was, maybe an Assistant Head Waiter?) stop by each night to entertain the kid. Cabin: We had a great cabin. The Panoramic Oceanview room has a spectacular view and a good amount of space. Our cabin attendant, Georgiana was awesome. She would always make it a point to stop what she was doing and talk to us every morning and night, and by the end of our trip our daughter wanted to look for her every time we went out of the cabin. She really went out of her way to make us feel special. Entertainment: We didn’t go to a lot of the shows but we did go to iSkate the first night and it was amazing. The whole family enjoyed it and it’s definitely a can’t miss event. We also had several appearances by the Stowaway Piano Player. That’s a great addition and alway made for a surprise when the elevator doors opened and he was on there. As many other have said, the slides were available most of the week but the lines were ridiculously long so we never took the time to ride them. Ports: We stayed on the ship in Nassau and really don’t feel like we missed much. CoCo Cay really exceeded our expectations. We started out at the kids play area but decided mid-morning to go into the water park. They were charging $44 pp at the entrance and it was well worth it. We found that lines weren’t that bad in the morning or later in the afternoon. Seating around the wave pool, especially shaded seating, was at a premium. The slides were really fun and fast. Service: So, as the saying goes, “I’ve saved the best for last!” From Captain Angel all the way to the crew that goes around cleaning the ship, we found that just about everyone on board to be friendly and happy. Many went out of their way to interact with our toddler as well. The ship was nice but the crew is what made it special. Final Thoughts: We spent the last day (Sea Day) trying to figure out how to take another trip on Navigator before the crew turnover begins later this year. Need I say more? Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this Cruise through Becky's Travel which is an awesome travel agency in Beverly Hills, Fl. We sailed out of Port Canaveral, Fl, There were 14 of us and had a great time, we celebrated a friends 70th Birthday which turned out ... Read More
We chose this Cruise through Becky's Travel which is an awesome travel agency in Beverly Hills, Fl. We sailed out of Port Canaveral, Fl, There were 14 of us and had a great time, we celebrated a friends 70th Birthday which turned out great. The ship was recently refurbished and nicely appointed. The dining room food on RCCL has diminished over the years and I believe its in order to entice people to buy a "Dining Package" The individual drink price is astronomical and I also believe its so people buy the Drink package, a normal Vodka and Tonic with lime is $14.99 which includes an automatic 18% gratuity, this gratuity is also applied at the Specialty Restaurants. We chose Chops and Izumi as Specialty meals, Chops left a lot to be desired compared to our Chops visit on the Radiance in February 2019 which was awesome. The Izumi Teppanyaki experience was exceptional, we would do it again. I am somewhat frustrated with RCCL's Crown and Anchor society, With this Cruise we reached 54 points only 1 away from Emerald status which increases perks and discounts, we signed up at Nextcruise for a 10 day European cruise in June 2020 and RCCL wouldn't give us that 1 extra point even after our first night of the new cruise, other cruise lines do. I met with the C&A director "Marcos" on the Mariner and he basically just shut me down and said, You only get the points after completing the entire cruise, he tried around and ignored me after that and left me hanging, Sad but true. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We have cruised with RC several times and always had a good experience. Recently we cruised on Harmony and loved it. When an opportunity came to sail on Navigator at a bargain price we said lets take a chance. When you cruise in Sept or ... Read More
We have cruised with RC several times and always had a good experience. Recently we cruised on Harmony and loved it. When an opportunity came to sail on Navigator at a bargain price we said lets take a chance. When you cruise in Sept or October you get the best rates since school is in session and its hurricane season. As far as the weather, you take you chances but we were lucky and had great weather. Navigator is an older ship but she is well maintained overall. The pool area just received most of a 100 million dollar refurbishment. The pool deck on Navigator is as nice as anything I've experienced and is comparable with the newest and largest RC ships. Food was very good. The restaurant servers were great and very accommodating. We actually preferred the food in the Windjammer by the pool because of the variety. We didn't do the specialty restaurants since this was intended to be a bargain cruise. Our cabin was an interior and overlooked the promenade. We loved it and actually preferred it to the balcony we had on the Harmony. The room was spacious and very clean with a great cabin steward. The cruise director was fantastic. Maybe the best we ever had and we've been on 15-20 cruises. The entertainment was good, but not up to the standards you get on the 7 day ships like Allure or Harmony. Overall it was good. The Quest game is X rated and if your not easily offended it's hilarious. Embarkation at the new Miami RC terminal was a breeze. You park in their garage and drop your luggage there. Disembarkation was the fastest and most efficient ever. We literally just walked off the ship without stopping except to have a screen shot of our faces at the kiosk. The RC Coco Cay island is the finest island resort stop ever. RC has turned it into a Disney style water park. It was a major highlight. I loved it and I'm not a beach person. The swim up bar is too cool, and the island buffet was great. Overall this was an excellent get away at a very good price. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019

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