8 Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Cruises for the Disabled Cruises to Caribbean - Southern

Overall, the ship was very accommodating. A few bumps in the road but overall, another great cruise. Folks were very helpful as I navigated the elevator, etc. in a scooter. I was traveling with a torn meniscus and didn't want to ... Read More
Overall, the ship was very accommodating. A few bumps in the road but overall, another great cruise. Folks were very helpful as I navigated the elevator, etc. in a scooter. I was traveling with a torn meniscus and didn't want to cancel the cruise. Even though we had an interior cabin, the crew took the scooter for me each evening to charge it since it wouldn't fit adequately in the cabin. We had some issues in the My Time dining with a table next to us that was quite loud and demanding so we had to be moved. It caused our waiter to give us less than stellar service but we brought it to their attention and then things improved. We are going on the ship when it comes out of dry dock to see the improvements. Overall, crew was friendly but some were less than professional - the future cruise desk personnel my husband spoke with was beyond incompetent. The ship looked pretty good for her age. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
This was a group cruise arranged by our community to the ABC islands. We also traveled with my elderly parents who have some mobility issues. We rented a scooter that was in the cabin at check in. That helped tremendously. Just be ... Read More
This was a group cruise arranged by our community to the ABC islands. We also traveled with my elderly parents who have some mobility issues. We rented a scooter that was in the cabin at check in. That helped tremendously. Just be aware that the scooter will not fit in the back of the dining room when it is full. Dining room staff permitted those with mobility issues to be seated before the general public was admitted to be seated. Dining staff was very accommodating and after first night, had deserted beverages on table when we entered. Room cabin attendant was fine. Not exceptional but not horrible either. We arranged tours on our own outside of the cruise line Worth it to mention that on Labadee they have assistants the push the wheelchairs when you get off the ship all the way to the beach. Again extremely helpful. That was a nice relaxing day Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We initially chose this cruise because: 1) We wanted to join friends we hadn't seen in a few years who were already booked on this cruise (we surprised them when they saw us on the ship!) and 2) The ABC ports (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) ... Read More
We initially chose this cruise because: 1) We wanted to join friends we hadn't seen in a few years who were already booked on this cruise (we surprised them when they saw us on the ship!) and 2) The ABC ports (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) were places we had not been to before. Our stateroom attendant, waiter, and assistant waiter were awesome and even joined us in singing "Happy Birthday" to my mother-in-law during the cruise! The ship was beautiful and just the right size to make both my husband and I happy (he likes bigger ships, and I like them smaller). We tried Sabor for the first time and were not crazy about it except for the freshly made chips and guacamole. Chops was great, as always! I can't say enough about the excursions! We don't normally take excursions on Labadee, but we joined our friends for the Sandbar Catamaran Tour, and we had a blast! A couple Haitian crew members joined me in dancing the Cupid Shuffle while onboard! We also took the "best of" of "highlights" excursions in Curacao, Bonaire, and Aruba, which we had chosen due to my mother-in-law's limited mobility. They were all amazing and very informative! The buildings in Curacao are all in bright, cheerful colors, the salt flats in Bonaire is definitely a must-see, as is the natural bridge in Aruba. It is so hard to believe that these three of the six Dutch-owned islands are so different from one another! I managed to catch all the nighttime shows from musical tributes, to comedians, to juggler Aaron Bonk; and I thoroughly enjoyed them all! Our friends were traveling with a five-year-old girl who LOVED the Adventurers Club! During our meals, she kept telling her parents that she wanted to hurry and finish so she could go back! If you have not been to the "ABC" islands, I HIGHLY recommend this cruise and would definitely go again! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We had a really good time on this 9N cruise to the ABC's. I was just disappointed in a few thing with RCCL as they did not give me that "wow" cruise like usual. Embarkation was smooth and easy. We arrived at the dock ... Read More
We had a really good time on this 9N cruise to the ABC's. I was just disappointed in a few thing with RCCL as they did not give me that "wow" cruise like usual. Embarkation was smooth and easy. We arrived at the dock appox. 10:45. Since I use a mobility scooter, we were directed to the line for the suite check in. We were in and out of check in fairly quickly. The ship was in good repair with only a few minor cosmetic issues. Upon arriving in our accessible cabin we noticed the safe was not working properly. We called and they sent some one to repair it with in 30 minutes. Dining in the main dining room was a fairly good experience. We had fairly quick service and attentive waiters. The food was average for RCL. We also went to Chops for the first time. We really enjoyed the food there but I was surprised they asked us all to "share" our side dishes. I thought that was kind of out of place for this type of dining venue. Johnny Rockets was a BIG bust this time. We always enjoy going there but this time - not so much. It took 45 minutes after we ordered to receive our food (2 hot dogs and a burger). Once our food arrived it was also barely warm. We did not go back. The new room service menu's are NOT worth the price they charge. The pizza was horrid with an uncooked crust, unmelted cheese and very few pepperoni's on it. Their Nachos were melted cheese in a cup and a plate of corn chips with salsa and guacamole. on the side. The headliner shows were very good but the production shows lacked something. I also felt the started some of the shows too late. We had early dinner and many shows didn't start until 9 or later. The casino was terribly smoky with only a hand full of non-smoking machines. Although there was nothing really wrong with this cruise we just felt like RCL did not give us a "wow" event. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
we liked the itinerary. food is always great. lots to do or just relax. excursions are expensive so we just walk around when in port.we do not do much shopping but buy a few trinkets in each port.shopping on the ship is also expensive ... Read More
we liked the itinerary. food is always great. lots to do or just relax. excursions are expensive so we just walk around when in port.we do not do much shopping but buy a few trinkets in each port.shopping on the ship is also expensive except for the special sales.we prefer a table for2 for dinner but like to talk to other guests in other venues.entertainment on this cruise was not quite as good as on the bigger ships.loved the ice skating show and the singing and dancing! Not so interested in comedy shows so we skipped them.we like to relax on the non smoking outside deck but it was spoiled one day by a woman smoking.she threw her cigarette overboard.although we reported this , no one came to enforce the no smoking rule.overall we loved the cruise experience this being our 5th cruise. we have booked on board a cruise for 2018 and also for 2019. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
I accompanied a handicapped man for the cruise. The modifications for the handicapped are all right, but essentials such as bed rails must be rented from a separate company. Shore access for the handicapped is difficult if mobility is ... Read More
I accompanied a handicapped man for the cruise. The modifications for the handicapped are all right, but essentials such as bed rails must be rented from a separate company. Shore access for the handicapped is difficult if mobility is an issue. Excursion vehicles do not have the capacity to carry scooters and often the walk to get to taxis or 'town' is too far for a walker user. Within the ship moving about is relatively easy, but the elevators are a definite choke point and the elevators are....whimsical....in their travel patterns. Medical staff is quite good. If your idea of a good time is noise, you will be delighted. All events, bands, celebrations, etc., are done at fullest volume, which, if you are not hearing-impaired, will get you to that state quickly. The shows and bands themselves are pretty good other than that. The staff is definitely the highest quality. Friendly, unobtrusive, helpful, cheerful. Note - they do list a library as one of the ship's enrichments. Apparently, for 5,000 people, they think that 100 books is enough, and those are in various languages, so any particular language probably has a max of 20 books available. The dining is best up on the Windjammer buffet - very good and plentiful. None of the fruit is fully ripe, but that's understandable. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
The ship was mostly great. My wife and I thought that the beds were not up to par for most ships in the fleet. My mother is in a wheelchair. Deck 5 is the most used deck to go front to back. Our staterooms were forward and dining in the ... Read More
The ship was mostly great. My wife and I thought that the beds were not up to par for most ships in the fleet. My mother is in a wheelchair. Deck 5 is the most used deck to go front to back. Our staterooms were forward and dining in the aft. With everything going on and all the stuff that is on display in the center of the walk space really makes it hard to get around. I know RCL wants to separate people from their money, but putting the displays on the sides would make more since. This ship had a large amount of handicapped people onboard, but we see more and more handicapped on cruises. This is wonderful! Running into people with a wheelchair who suddenly stop to look at sale items in not. Escargot at each dinner. My favorite! Always a great menu! If you are lucky enough to have the entertainer David Curtis Mutter on your cruise do not miss him. He plays and sings for 3 hours NON STOP! WOW! The best I have seen in many years. He is a MUST SEE! Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Been on Voyager before on an Atlantic repo. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Tried a virtual balcony interior room. Great experience. would do it again although we prefer "real" balconies. Food quality and presentation was excellent. ... Read More
Been on Voyager before on an Atlantic repo. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Tried a virtual balcony interior room. Great experience. would do it again although we prefer "real" balconies. Food quality and presentation was excellent. Had a group of 9 with Miami Open tennis post cruise. Only thing re the food, was the lobster on last formal night. A bit soft and likely frozen. We preffered Windjammer buffet for breakfast and lunch. Did miss sitting outside at the aft with the meal, but walked back into Deck 11 pool area instead. Pools were busy, but did not have trouble finding a lounge in the shade. Some people still reserve chairs which they shouldn't/ Pool towel exchange was unfortunately on port side Deck 11 which was smoking; Also casino still allows smoking and many non casino guests smoke there. We tried to avoid this area as well as Deck 11 port side smokers Shows and entertainers were very good. The impressionist was average. First cruise as Diamond and loved the quiet of the Diamond Lounge on Deck 14, nice to read, breakfast in the am and cookies/fruit all day as well as a coffee machine with various premium coffees. 4:30 to 8 pm hor d'oeuvres were brought out and drinks flowed. Same for adjacent Viking Crown lounge. Ship staff ensure Diamond cards only. Also having 3 cocktails at any bar at this time was a nice touch. Had a Bailey's after dinner! Movie screen on Deck 11 was nice but showed some flicks late at 10:30 pm, LaLa Land, Moana were playing. CNN/ESPN Caribbean channels, not networks. some comedy channels, movies were available on PPV. Nice HD tv/ Room steward, Sharon was outstanding. Rei and Dexter in dining room also super. Remembered the smallest items. Disembarkation and embarkation went very well. Really enjoy the promenade on these ships and higher classes/ Had a parade on the last night. Disappointed that the 70's promenade party was so late 11:30, we missed it. Cuddy cruise director from UK was fine. First Canadian captain we have encountered. Smooth seas to Aruba/Curacao/Bonaire. nice 9 night itinerary. previous 5 night cruise had 1000 children! Avoid the March/April short spring break cruises if you want a bit of quiet. Overall service was excellent/ Deposited Next Cruise onboard, recommend everyone should do a deposit and not even have to pick a date. You get a nice onboard credit if booked onboard. Lots of activities, we did lots of reading. Disappointing that the library is quite thin. Daily puzzles though and lots of card tables. Should be more card tables on Deck 11 Solarium and pool area. Deck 4 walking deck Starboard side nice place to read and relax and walk aft to forward/ Used gym a lot on Deck 11. First sea day, it was heavily congested with gym posers, then these thinned out as the cruise went along. An older crowd, around 60 average perhaps. elevators were quite busy, so we used a lot of stairs. Ship is excellent for children with Adventure Ocean program. Some minor things like low quality orange juice in the am was disappointing. Also all juices had ice pre-added. Workers served you at beverage stations. Overall would definitely sail Royal again Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Navigator of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.5 4.3
Dining 4.5 3.9
Entertainment 5.0 3.8
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.1
Family 5.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 2.0 3.4
Service 4.5 4.3
Value For Money 4.5 3.8
Rates 4.5 4.2

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