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Age: 45


Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Navigator of the Seas

Sailing Date: 2013-03-23

Itinerary: Caribbean

March 16, 2013 sail date to the Caribbean. The Navigator was more than we expected! A very friendly and helpful crew coupled with fun activities and events made our spring break trip very enjoyable!

I suggest using the port parking because it is secure, hotels may offer for free but may not be secured. Upon leaving after the cruise, it was not hectic or long waits to exit. Boarding was easy with no delays. Our luggage was delivered to our staterooms in a timely manner.

The Navigator offers many different dining options. My friend and I opted mostly for open dining in the Wind Jammer and my son and his friend opted for the more smart casual/formal my time dining. Open dining offered many great choices of food on their buffets and the wait staff was always friendly and worked hard to make the dining pleasant. We chose the formal nights in the my time dining and the dinners were wonderful! The menus were delicious selections that had something for everyone!

Johnny Rockets is a must dining experience! For under $5 per person, it is all you can eat featured in a 1950's diner decor. Bring nickels to put into the jukebox at your table. Drinks are extra if they are not water or tea. The staff entertains with various dances and encourages participation. Your onion rings and french fries never run out!!

For adults later the Two Poets Pub is full of life with Clark! Singing along with the crowd to songs you know with great beverages made our night life a blast! We were there each night with the new friends we made. Go and enjoy!

Our stateroom was always tidied up no matter how many times we entered and left our room. Anything we wanted, Anthony was ready to help with or find an answer. The whole crew was pleasant and made a point to make conversation with anyone coming or going from their rooms. There is a blow dryer in the staterooms but it is very small. Hangers are provided in the closet. There is plenty of drawers and space to unpack belongings.

There is very little to watch on the television when you unwind at night. Limited on movies. The television does not swivel very well for the right side of the room leaving that person kind of at an odd angle. Did not hear any noise or conversations at night.

Read your Compass for all the "what to do's" Lots of great activities for all ages, especially teens. 18 and older have no curfew. Under 18 was one o'clock. The dodgeball contest was fun to watch as the traditional belly flop contest! The 9 whole putt putt golf was fun too. I did not climb the rock wall but my son and his friend did and had a blast with it! All in all the activities were pretty fun.

Cozumel-Amazing Secret River; this excursion was awesome! We suited up in wet suits. Water shoes are required so you might want to bring your own. Wearing flashlight helmets you descend into magnificent caves. No picture taking aloud in the caves. At some point you enter the water, which yes it is cold but not unbearable. You may have to keep up with little ones at times in some of the more strenuous swimming sections. Not horribly long, but just long enough to get winded or tired. The lunch afterwards is great! And then you lay in hammocks until time to head back to port. The guides are fun and entertaining and they photograph the whole event which is available on a dvd then or order later when home. Highly recommend!!

Jamaica-Dunns Falls Horseback ride; Dunns Falls were fun but could be hard for smaller children as the water rushes pretty hard. In fact you link hands with another person in you party to assist in ascending up the falls. Picture taking from the guides seems to be a bit much for such a big party and the end of the line is often rushed, so be in the front! The Horseback ride was more fun to me. Guides were fun and take your camera and run ahead to get great shots of you on your horse. The ride in the ocean is fantastic and we loved the fun all the way through.

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