2 Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Gay & Lesbian Cruises to Caribbean - Western

It's my first time boarding Navigator of the Seas with my parents and siblings. I would say our overall experience was incredible. I am usually not a fan of spending my vacation on the sea but this one had been an awesome experience. ... Read More
It's my first time boarding Navigator of the Seas with my parents and siblings. I would say our overall experience was incredible. I am usually not a fan of spending my vacation on the sea but this one had been an awesome experience. I will rate my experience in detail: Ship: 4.5/5 The ship is so big and there were so many places in the ship where you can find yourself entertained or relax and have a quiet time. It's well equipped and all decks were maintained clean. As far as the decorations, I am beyond impressed (you will really feel you are in a cruise ship, which was great). Cabin: 5/5 I don't really mind having a studio sized stateroom as long as it is well maintained and clean. I mean sheets, linens, and bath towels were changed in a timely manner. Our stateroom attendant Basille (or Basil) - our stateroom was Deck 8, room 8653 - was excellent and very attentive. He was very thorough with his job and made sure that everything was perfect. As for our bathroom, there were so many spaces where I can put my toiletries and personal items. Closet was big enough to keep our clothing (there were 3 of us in the room) tidy. Lighting were excellent, just what I needed in a room. Room temperature was perfect. TV was okay (I have watched shows that I liked, but most of the time I am not really in my room so that's okay) Dining: 4.5/5 VERY EXCELLENT!!! > Windjammer: OMG, lots of food choices although I felt that breakfast was kind of repeated every day. Food was still delicious and hot (for hot foods). I just hope there were more options for fruit juices. Rate: 4/5 > Café Promenade: Best place for snacking 24 hours (well the only place that is open for 24 hours). Their pizza were delicious and freshly made. Service was very fast and they usually let you know how long it will take for the food to be ready. Again, I just wished there were more options for fruit juices. Rate: 4.5/5 > Sapphire Dining: THE BEST PLACE/SERVICE WE'VE EVER GOT. Our waiter Jackson and waiter's assistant Luciana were the best. They provided us excellent food service and great enthusiasm. They have great personality, were very cheerful, and were pretty much COOL! The manager along with Jackson and Luciana welcomed us with a huge smile on their faces. They also made sure that our experience was excellent with great satisfaction. Food was definitely delicious. WE REALLY ENJOYED OUR TIME HERE! Also, we got extra food since the manager prepared specialty food plus extra desserts on our second night at this dining room. THANK YOU SOO MUCH! You are 5/5 or 10/10 :) Entertainment/Activities: 5/5 There were so many activities to choose from (i.e. games, shows, fitness exercises, sports tournament, rock climbing, etc). Some of the things I wanted to do were scheduled at the same time so I had to choose which ones I would enjoy the most. However, those activities you were not able to do on the other day, they were offered in different days as well so you have the option to do them. Live music, dancing, parades, movies, shows were excellent (can't complain about it). Overall great experience. Service: I have mentioned earlier that we received excellent service so that's a 5/5 Ports and Shore excursions: I LOVE THEM ALL! Rating 5/5 in Costa Maya (Chacchoben and beach tour) with Israel (sales - excellent and he accommodated us well, customer service was excellent, and very friendly), Joel (our tour guide - very informative and I learned so much from him; he's great), and Guillermo (tour driver - very good, made sure our trip was smooth and on timely manner). Rating 4/5 in Cozumel for Snorkelling (I think I'm not a fun of snorkelling for long periods of time especially the waves were strong, but experience was still good). I would recommend Navigator of the Seas for family, friends, or couples cruise experience. It's worth it! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Embarkation: While the embarkation process was speedy and efficient, Port Canaveral does not do justice to the ships that sail from there. At least terminal 28, is a warehouse. The Port of Miami is much better looking. In the end what ... Read More
Embarkation: While the embarkation process was speedy and efficient, Port Canaveral does not do justice to the ships that sail from there. At least terminal 28, is a warehouse. The Port of Miami is much better looking. In the end what matters is the process, and it was just great. Food: The food was alright. It was exactly the same menu as our last cruise in October aboard the Majesty of the Seas. The assortment at the Windjammer was good, and at times better then the food at the main dinning room. However both where satisfying. Just don't expect expensive restaurant quality food because that will not happen. Specialty restaurants: Now here is AMAZING dinning. The service and food was excellent at Portofino's. Our friends ate at Chop's Grille and they also said it was amazing. There is a $20 - $25 charge per person, but it is absolutely worth it. Service: The food and beverage service was excellent. We had my time dinning and were sat at different tables, every time we had great service. At The Dungeon, the night club, the beverage service was outstanding. One of the servers knew our drink every night and was always at hand. Entertainment: The parades on the Royal Promenade are fun. The ice show was also good and lasted for about an hour. At the main theater, the dancers did a great job, and they even have a live band. Stateroom: We had an interior on deck 8. It was specious for an inside cabin, suited us just fine. Bars: The English pud "Two Poets" is good for a before or after dinner drink and smoke, if you smoke. The "Vintages" wine bar is great for a glass of wine. They serve free tapas with your glass of wine from 5pm to 1pm. Tip: Don't be afraid to meet people. We met a group of guys at the Dungeon, the club, and it made our vacation. We drank, danced, talked and are planning future vacations together. All from different walks of life and countries. Overall a great ship with friendly service. I am glad we are booked to go on the Navigator again for a Mediterranean cruise in June 2011. Read Less
Sail Date December 2010
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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