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Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean
Navigator of the Seas
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Family Cruises

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Romantic Cruises

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Entertainment Cruises

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First-Time Cruisers

65

65 Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Sheiliss avatar

Sheiliss

1 Review Written

Ship was great, excursions less so

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This was my first cruise, so I don't have a point of comparison other than what I have read here. But my overall impression was good. Galveston is unfortunately pretty far from the nearest airport, so if you are not ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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amkago2008

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time cruise

This was my first cruise and I was pleasantly surprised. Embarkation was simple and there were plenty of staff to guide us in the right direction. It was me and my mom and we are both very afraid of water. Once we ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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tallpaul86

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Excellent Cruise for this First Timer!

Background information This was me and my girlfriends first cruise together and we were majorly excited for this, mainly as this was my 30th Birthday as well so we hoped this would be a special holiday/vacation ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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cruisersaf

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

AMAZING Cruise Vacation!

This was our first cruise & our honeymoon. We booked Royal Caribbean b/c we heard from others that it was the better ship to travel on since the rates were slightly higher there would be less children & people. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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ovayocon

1 Review Written

Was not impressed at all.

First off I would like to say that this was my first cruise and my wifes 11th and I was very excited and looking forward to this trip for months and then this all happened. Check in took 2.5 hours as their ...
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Sail Date November 2015


mdwise avatar

mdwise

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous 1st Cruise Experience!

It was a wonderful bonding time for my 19 yr-old daughter and me. Knowing that we will spend most of our time outside our cabin, we chose an inner stateroom (8237) which served us just fine. Our attendant (Adela ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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PowerSurge56

4 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Why did I wait so long to give cruising a try?

First-time out for me! I had no idea that I would like cruising. I found the initial 'cattle call' to get on the ship overwhelming and I needed the evening to decompress. The ship was impressive and clean. The staff ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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FirstTimers from MD

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Awesome cruise; read this if you're a first timer (like we were).

Let me start off by saying that my boyfriend and I were first timers. I am a big-time researcher and planner when it comes to vacations and family trips and I read everything I could about cruising and I watched ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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bertenstella

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great first cruise

This was our first cruise. When we had to pick the cruise we found out that Royal Caribbean had the best price/quality. So we expected a great holliday, The Cruise turned out to be even greater than we expected. A ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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claytron9

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hopefully a fair, if somewhat negative, review of 'What to Expect' while on RC

Overall: We took the Navigator of the Seas (Royal Caribbean) to the Western Caribbean: Coco Cay, Cozumel, Grand Cayman starting November 22nd, 2015. We had about 25 family members, and I was travelling with my ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Hellohellohello

1 Review Written

Constant Lines and Confusion

This was our first cruise and we were so excited! We arrived on time and had to wait 3 hours (with a baby) to board the ship. We bought a drink package, but didn't realize they were charging us every day for the ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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sabevb

1 Review Written

First timers learn a lesson.

We like cruising. Our room was bigger than expected and the bathroom not surprisingly small but usable. Our room attendant Emmanuel was professional and kept our room very tidy. It was nice to always come back to ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Jaclynlugo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not So Royal Customer Service

Being in hospitality myself, it requires foundational customer service skills that are not reflected in Royal Caribbean's core values. I booked this cruise with two best friends to celebrate our 30th birthday. ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Appydoo

3 Reviews Written

The Food was horrible in the dining room!!!! Photos paid for was not received!!

Our stateroom attendant was Awesome!!! The dining room food was HORRIBLE. The food in the buffet was good but always cold..... We purchased a photo package and got home and our pictures are not on the disk!!! I ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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gchung

2 Reviews Written

Great cruise followed by massive letdown at customs.

My wife and I were first time cruisers and I thought it would be nice to take a cruise to Belize, Roatan and Cozumel through Galveston. Embarkation was easy and I have to say, I was very impressed with Royal ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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mbarnes27

1 Review Written

First Time Cruiser - Honeymoon - Inside Promenade #6297

Just as a quick bit of background about who I am so you understand my perspective. I'm a 27 year old adrenaline junky, foodie who loves sports and performance arts. Despite being what I would describe as a ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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CajunCpl

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

First Timers' In Depth Review/Pointers of Navigator of the Seas

My girlfriend and I had reservations across from the Johnson Space center at the Microtel hotel, some 40mins away from the port. A room there seemed a better cost effective option than anything on the island. So on ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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wdjack

1 Review Written

First Time Cruisers

After years of turning down cruise options for a vacation my husband and me finally gave in and went on this one, we had a wonderful time, weather was great, and we just can't say enough about the staff. Every one ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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MichiganHockeyMan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great First Cruise experience

After years of turning down cruise options for a vacation my wife and I finally gave in and went on this one during spring break with our youngest son and his family, including three younger children. We had a ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Sptmainer

1 Review Written

My first ever cruise on a big ship

As a new cruiser, I have only small river barges as comparison, but I loved this trip on the Navigator! The crew, every one I encountered, were wonderful, professional and friendly. Dias, our Steward, couldn't have ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Jeninjax

1 Review Written

Awesome Spring Break!

I'll keep this short since I really don't have a comparison point. My family had a great time on the Navigator. It was Spring Break for my school aged kids, so there were lots of families on the boat. This was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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drichards

1 Review Written

Disappointing cruise

We are 2 seniors and we have just returned from our first cruise. The ship is beautiful and the service was excellent. What was very disappointing was the lack of entertainment during the day. We were expecting ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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SomerStone

1 Review Written

First Time Cruisers

Summary: Had a wonderful time getting away. Ship was beautiful. Service was mostly good. Food was terrible (except for Giovanni's). Cabin was great. Would probably book with RCI again, but for different ports of ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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Ashtondare

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A great first cruise!

This was the first cruise for my whole family (myself, husband, MIL, and 2 children ages 10 and 8). We flew into IAH and took Galveston Shuttle which was a large SUV to the port. It was a nice vehicle but the driver ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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Razerbkfan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise. We're ready to go again.

Like many we were concerned based on some of the reviews but picked this cruise due to the port location. We had a wonderful time and have no problem recommending both the ship and the cruise destinations. Galveston ...
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Sail Date September 2014


Navigator of the Seas Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins4.54.1
Dining4.53.9
Entertainment5.03.7
Public Rooms4.04.2
Fitness Recreation4.04.1
Family5.03.9
Enrichment2.03.4
Service4.54.2
Value For Money4.53.8
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