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Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013
One of the best things I have ever done in my life is go on a cruise. Everyone from top to bottom was excellent. From the hostesses to the waiters to the cooking staff. Words can not express the fun I had on this trip. I want to thank everyone on the Royal Caribbean for making my first cruise the best ever.
Navigator of the Seas highly recommended
Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2014
Our recent cruise with Royal Caribbean was excellent. Our accomodations were comfortable, and the ship amenities were very good. Excellent staff made the trip memorable.
Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014
Great service. Great food. Great entertainment.
Travel Advisor: Kay Jones
Pleasant February cruise
By: Ready to go again
Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2014
Our travel agent Patty started by securing a convenient handicap cabin which would accommodate my husband's travel scooter. This location was great since it was close to elevators which were on the dining end of the ship! Since Navigator had been recently refurbished, things were shiny & clean. The employees were very attentive & our diamond status was a plus. Instead of having many meals on the 11th floor, we enjoyed the Saphire dining room for most breakfasts & lunches; how great to be waited on for almost every meal.While making plans, Patty helped guide us through the computer part of the registration, & made sure our preparations were complete. We enjoyed a quicker check-in & departure than any other cruise.
Great Ship -- Greatg Trip!!
Reviewed on: 10 May 2014
The Navigator of the Seas is a beautiful ship with so many fun things to do -- we did most of them -- and great stops in the Caribbean!! The entertainment on the sip was excellent -- very professional -- like being at a New York theater! We also enjoyed the dinning room food and service and teir specialty restaurant -- Chops Grill!!
Reviewed on: 21 May 2014
The food and dining room service was excellent as was was the sewards service. The evening shows were okay, but not as good as we've seen on other cruises. We've seen Las Vegas style productions on other cruises. The gentlemen who did the Neil Diamond tribute was excellent. Should have been in the theater rather than in the promenade. There was a terrible odor in the hallway on deck 6, probably mildewed carpet. Not much to do for senior citizens while at sea.
Reviewed on: 16 May 2014
The cruise was enjoyable. The entertainment could have been (more?)or better. The singers and dancers were good....but not enough of it.Food in Sapphire dining room was great, and the waiters were very friendlyand efficient! Andy and Antonio did a tremendous job! Our stateroomattendant was great also....room always clean and he was very considerate.Jaypee was his name. Food in the Windjammer was notas good as on some other cruises we have been on.
Travel Advisor: Karen Barber
Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2014
This cruise was our first & it exceeded every expectation we had prior to sailing. We've never had such attentive service, high quality & variety of food, & quality entertainment. We are looking forward to sailing on The Navigator of the Seas again.
Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2014
I enjoyed the Navigator, it is very modern, clean and spacious. There are lots of things to do and the rooms are exceptional. The pools were a bit crowded during the days at sea. Other than that I have no complaints!
Travel Advisor: Kym Harrell
By: Bill J
Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2018
Officers were of no help with a problem I had
Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2014
We have been on this ship and class before. This ship seems to have the biggest state rooms of all the ships that Royal Caribbean has in service. The service was great from the state room attendant, wait staff in the dinning room and bar service. The staff always seems to be happy and really enjoy their job. As we walked thru the ship it seemed that someone was always cleaning, which made us feel comfortable and not worried about the Norovirous. Thanks again for a great cruise
Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2014
This was our first cruise on the Navigator of the Seas and we thought it was a very beautiful ship. We were glad to have flat screen televisions in the staterooms along with the huge outdoor theater in the pool area. We did miss the coffee tables from the staterooms as we no longer had a place for the room service tray! The beds were very comfortable.
Nice Cruise Ship
Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2014
I really enjoyed this cruise ship!
Travel Advisor: Cristina Buaas
Beautiful Ship and the service was over the top!
Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2014
RC Navigator is a beautiful ship. The crew was outstanding and always made sure that our needs were met. At no point were we disappointed with any part of our trip.
Travel Advisor: Linda Allen-Speer
Easy to find your way around
By: Billy bob
Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2014
Though we didn't avail ourselves of all the services offered, wen joyed this ship and the cruise line
By: richards family
Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015
easy to get around food was great
Navigator was so much fun!
Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2015
We enjoyed our honeymoon cruise over New Years! It was our first week long cruise and we had a blast!
Fabulous Family Cruise!
Reviewed on: 24 Jan 2015
Our stateroom and attendant were wonderful. Servers in the diningroom were the best we've ever had. Royal Caribbean continues to provide impressive service. The only complaint that seemed to be for all 26 of our party was that the pillows were not comfortable as they've previously been. The cleanliness of the ship, the amount of food, and the pampering from everyone was wonderful.
Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2015
We have been cruising with Royal Caribbean for several years now and you always amaze me. Always friendly and courteous and willing to help. We will return Royal Caribbean, thank you
Travel Advisor: Deanna Byrd
Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2015
Large ship with many things to do and see. Be prepared to walk a lot.
Most Gorgeous Ship I've Ever Seen
Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2015
Elegant, gorgeous, clean and sanitized are just a few words that I think of when I think of the Navigator of the Seas ship. Everywhere aboard this ship makes you feel way more than special. You feel "extra special" - I mean, like a celebrity! You feel like you've stepped into a dream. It is a beautiful vessel and the crew and staff are absolutely the best at making you feel at home. The stateroom staff was so friendly, I felt completely at home! This is the ship to be on! I cannot say enough about the wonderful service we received. Many thanks!
RC Navigator of the Seas
Reviewed on: 14 Apr 2015
LOVED this ship and all the people that worked for the ship. We had some of the best service from the lady who cleaned our room to the waiter's (Oliver and Ivan) who served us at dinner in the 'Main Dining room". The ship was very clean and the food was surprisingly really good. I would highly recommend this ship!
Travel Advisor: Julie Fulwiler
By: TO double "D"
Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2015
The ship was very big but the staff were at the ready & available for all guest needs. The activities were widespread and the activities manager made them a blast! The ship's captain and crew were accessible and did a wonderful job. The ship was clean and well maintained & the ports of call were wonderful stops!
Travel Advisor: Brenda Walters
Reviewed on: 15 May 2015
The updated digital photo and sea pass worked well. Shows were wonderful as usual. The dining room was not as classy as before, for instance, did not even have a specific fork for the specific fish dishes. The staff was very courteous and had perfect room service, where was the ice. You had to ask for it.
Reviewed on: 22 Jun 2015
I highly recommend royal Caribbean, they went above and beyond our expectations to make sure we had a pleasant stay. From our room attendant, to the waiter and assistant waiter, and all the employees, everyone made sure we were well taken care of. The ship had great food, entertainment, and all the information needed for getting off and on port days and our final exit from the ship. We will definitely travel with them again in the near future.
Travel Advisor: Joan McGee
Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2015
We had a really fun week! Our favorite part of the ship was the adult Solarium area. Negatives of the cruise: entertainment was not very impressive, access to water is somewhat limited (There are not drink stations by the pool, and you must go to a bar to get water.) Positives: excellent service and food! We loved the three destinations - Cozumel, Belize, and Honduras.
Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2015
Ship is too big. Not enough seating for breakfasts or lunches. Rooms pass sound too easily. Menu was probably the very best of any ship I've been on. Food was great too.
Friendly staff, exciting activities, organized and informative
Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2015
The staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed many activities on the ship and there were a lot of them!
GREAT - AS USUAL
Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2015
BUT, THERE WAS A LACK OF BANDS PLAYING AROUND THE SHIP. THERE USED TO BE MUSSIC/DANCING IN A LOT MORE PLACES AROUND THE SHIP IN THE "OLDER DAYS". USED TO BE, ONE COULD USUALLY FIND DANCE MUSIC SOMEWHERE ON THE SHIP A LOT MORE THEN IS NOW OFFERED. THE PASTA IN THE DINING ROOMS WAS TOO AL DANTE AND THE TOP LAYER OF THE LASAGNA JUST SLID OFF BEFORE IT WOULD ALLOW ITSELF TO BE CUT. EVEN THE LINGUINI WAS TOO HARD TO EAT. REST OF THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD.
Wide range of activities
Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2015
It's a beautiful ship with a comfortable layout. There are lots of activities and quiet nooks to have a drink and listen to music. Very peaceful, yet lots of laughs.
Very nice Cruise!
Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2015
My wife and I enjoyed our vacation aboard the Navigator of the Seas. The staff was friendly and responsive, and the Captain was the friendliest of the eight Captains with which we have cruised. The food was equal to the quality of other Royal Caribbean cruise ships, and we were quite satisfied.
B+ Cruise ship
Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2015
I like that the cruise line worked with us to allow us space to dance after hours and let us bring our own band onboard. Our room steward was good and the room was typical of a balcony room. The food in the dining room and the Chops Grill was very good, the food in the Windjammer was average. There were many activities in which to participate and the shows were good.
Great cruise experience
By: Ann Lee
Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2015
Our second voyage on the Navigator. It's a gorgeous ship - we especially enjoy the beautiful works of are displayed in all the stair wells and other public places. Consistently friendly and helpful staff in all areas.
Navigator is great
Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2015
Great ship....I booked the same cabin as I had last year....nice people, nice accommodations. The food was mediocre, but I didnt come to eat.....I came to have fun!
sept 8 Royal Caribbean trip (Galveston)
Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2015
The ship was as expected, service was good, food was good. Note most of the entertainment was good, and public areas good, but the overall atmosphere was offset by an undesireable issue. . Note, we were taken back by the top 40 and rap noise that was being piped into the public areas and in some of the entertainment venues. This was not the case on the same cruise last October. Also seems the RC line is going to cater to a younger crowd with a replacement ship in Galveston port now. We and many on that ship are looking towards other cruise lines due to these reasons. Most patrons over 45 years old did not appreciate this noise in their face and it took away the splendor and of the cruise.
Very nice ship
Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2015
The crew was very nice and friendly
Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2015
Had a wonderful vacation on this ship. Service was was great
By: D&J B
Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2016
Excellent Staff!!!! Clean ship, loved our dining experience. Sergio and Pedro were our waiters and we loved them!!!!! Dom was our cabin steward, and he worked so very hard, did a great job, and was so very friendly!!!!!The food was good most evenings. Really enjoyed our Specialty dinner at Giovonni's! Our waiter Martino was excellent!!!!!! The Windjammer buffet was very good. We usually dined there for breakfast!!!!! Ship size was perfect! Really enjoyed the casino on board also! We didn't purchase a drink,package, due to an onboard credit, but definily will next cruise. Only negative, was we booked a balcony cabin only to find out there was no smoking allowed anymore on them. We won't book a balcony in the future, unless they change the smoking policy. Smoking areas were scarce. There were quite a few smokers!
Travel Advisor: Sandra Ortler
Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2016
Had a great time. Royal Caribbean didn't disappoint,
Travel Advisor: Laura Slawter
Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2016
The off shore excursions were not organized! The first day was so chaotic we were waiting far too long for anyone to come and sort out the mess. The food was just OK
Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2016
This is my second cruise with RCI and this ship does not compare with Allure of the Sea, It is old, very cramped and food was not nearly as good.
World Class once again...
Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2016
We have cruised twice on Navigator of the Seas now & we've been impressed both times. This most recent cruise I was really impressed with the extra restaurants that have been added - anyone cruising on Navigator has to try the new Mexican restaurant - everything is made onboard & it is SO fresh & tasty. The staff are always helpful & accomodating, the ship is always clean & very well presented and the facilities are amazing. Can't wait to cruise with Royal Caribbean again!
By: Group leader
Reviewed on: 19 May 2017
fine but less service than last time.
Travel Advisor: Joseph Rolfes
Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017
It is due for some upgrades. Then I could recommend it.
Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017
Average. Ship is in need of renovations.
Travel Advisor: Anna Hadley
Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2017
Food was excellent as was all of the staff. I would not sail in Europe in August as the ship was very crowded with many families with children. We did excursions at every port and those were great, a good variety. I thought the bingo was expensive and the casino could use some updating. I had a ships credit posted to my account and they could not tell me who it was from, I received no card, as well as a bottle of champagne. The cabin was fine and we really enjoyed the virtual balcony. We did three specialty restaurants and they were excellent. My time dining was fantastic- we booked our reservations before we sailed. The shows were also extremely enjoyable.
Travel Advisor: Donna Hall
Service and benefit - Navigator of the Seas
Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017
We (extended family of 8 people) all enjoyed the Navigator of the Seas. Great service and dining experience. The cabin was always fresh. This is our 13th cruise and it is the first time we were introduced to a 5 day lecture series on the Mediterranean Sea (by Michael Thunk) to do with the European history. Most interesting and an unexpected cultural benefit.
Travel Advisor: Sharon Whiting
Fourteen days in style.
Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017
Although the Navigator is not the newest ship, she is a extremely well cared for. With all the amenities of the even larger vessels, the Navigator is well designed, has excellent theatre performances, and the food is outstanding. Each of the shore excursions was well planned with cruise line provided staff as escorts to cover any issue. Crew were very personable, attentive and above all professional. Give yourself a chance and enjoy this fine ship.
Travel Advisor: Csilla Takacs
Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2018
Wonderful cruise vacation. Met some fabulous people. The crew was awesome especially the dining staff, windjammer servers, and our cabin attendant.
Cruise ship experience
By: Kenny G's boy
Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018
Time aboard the cruise ship was relaxing and everyone on board seemed motivated to making this trip the best cruise ever.
Cruise on Navigator of the Seas
Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2018
This was my 3rd cruise in 14 months. I found they were not friendly or service oriented. Was disappointed with the entertainment as well. The prior cruises were more customer focused with unique and exciting entertainment.
Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2018
Enjoyed. Drink packages were too expensive, but staff was excellent.
Travel Advisor: Meg Harrison
Lots of fun
Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2018
The ship was big and crowded, but there was still plenty to do. The staff was so helpful. Our dining room server was amazing. The excursions were plentiful. The planning was great and there were no problems with transport or communication as to where to be and when. The good was better than average and the kids loved the buffet. Dessert all day?? Why not!!? A great experience for the whole family
Travel Advisor: Ken Lewis
Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2018
Tons to do! You can be very busy or relax.
Travel Advisor: Suzanne Mahar
Needs an update
Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2018
This ship is due for a major overhaul. The carpets are filthy, and the decor needs updating. If it’s your only choice it’s not terrible but I would suggest getting a newer ship. The itinerary was great
By: Cheryl C
Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2018
Navigator of the Seas is a large ship, but not so large as the mega-ships Royal Carribean now has in their fleet. As such, venues were less crowded, but the range of activities and quality of entertainment was much less than other ships I have been on with Royal. Food/Service was good in the main dining room (My Time Dining) and excellent in the specialty restaurants. Our balcony cabin (8th floor deck/midship) seemed larger than on other cruise ships and was well maintained by our cabin steward. Staff on the ship was courteous, but no one really "wowed" me with exceptional friendliness or superior service. The one thing that really bugged my husband and I (as well as quite a few other passengers that we ran into) is RC loyalty program. If you have achieved "Diamond" status you pretty much have run of the ship and preferential treatment. If you haven't achieved this status yet, there were several times we were turned away from a venue as it was reserved for "diamond members only.
Travel Advisor: Rene Maillard
Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2018
We had a wonderful experience on our Baltic Sea Cruise. We found all of the staff to be super kind and thoughtful. There was nothing that we asked for that they did not try to accommodate. The ship was meticulously kept clean. There was not one problem we experienced on the ship.
Travel Advisor: Kate Winslow
Royal Caribbean Ship
Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018
Navigator of the Seas was the right size for our trip. The ship is showing its age but is going to dry dock in January for the updates necessary. Entertainment was good but it was hard to understand all the entertainers dialogue since the ship left from South Hampton. Dinner was average and similar every night but the lunches were the best served in the dining room on sailing days since I have been sailing. Excursions were interesting but you need to ask a lot of questions before signing up.
Travel Advisor: Jeanne Huth