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Cruise ship review: Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas
Quite honestly from first setting foot on the ship to disembarkation it was a flawless experience. And this was the second time on the ship for me. First visit was years ago out of Ft Lauderdale in a balcony room. I remembered how impressive I thought the ship was then and as we soon discovered it is still an amazing ship.
Our cruise took place out of Civitaveccia (Rome) and it was an easy procedure to board the ship. My partner hadn’t been on one of this class of ship before and it had been a while since I had so we had fun. exploring. Immaculate is an understatement.
Our cabin was a promenade view which we actually really really liked. There are advantages to all types of cabins (I absolutely love an interior cabin for sleep) but this was particularly great for people watching. We were almost above the pub on the promenade.
Oh, the promenade was excellent with shops, food, drink and more all along the way. It is a great concept for a cruise ship and at night there was fun entertainment in this area. It really has been one of my favourite ships and concepts.
The food was very good and room service was as well. We generally ate upstairs in the casual buffet but the dining room was excellent when we visited. Always a lot of questions on dress so I included a shot of the promenade on one of the formal nights.
The gym was excellent, there were plenty of things to do including an ice skating rink, the usual rock climbing wall (for RCCL) and basketball/football area and a miniature golf course that you can observe from the 19th Hole pub which we really enjoyed.
The views on deck are always fabulous and going thru the Staits of Messina and past some Greek Islands was the highlight of this trip with beautiful sunsets every night. I honestly can’t think of anything to improve about the ship or the experience which is unusual. There’s always something but in this case everything was excellent.
Congratulations to Royal Caribbean for a flawless trip on a superior ship that has held up extremely well over time and is probably better than I first remembered sailing on her.
We’re looking forward to another adventure on the Navigator of the Seas some time.