Number of Cruises: 3
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Sailing Date: October 30th, 2004
Itinerary: Western Caribbean
Hello, my name is Rob Follet, and i will be reviewing the Western Caribbean on the Navigator of the Seas. This 140,000 ton ship has a rock climbing wall, mini golf course, ice skating, roller skating, a 3 story mall, and much, much more. The Navigator took about 3 years to build, and is part of five ships in the Voyager class, the biggest ships in the world. It has about 5 million dollars worth of art, and will ensure that you won't get bored while onboard. The Navigator also has polls and Jacuzzis for your enjoyment, and a Solarium for people over the age of 16. Our family booked an inside stateroom on deck 7, and it was very small but sufficient for how much time you spend in it. There is also a library on deck 7, as well as a game room on deck 14 and Business Services on deck 6.
I would recommend a junior suite or ocean view stateroom for larger families. I think the food was the best part of the cruise because there are so many options to choose from so you won't go hungry. There is the Windjammer and Jade, which are casual dining, Portofino and Chopps Grill($25 per person, reservations required), the main dining room which is 3 stories, the Cafe Promenade, or room service which is free and is open 24 hours a day. The food and service is spectacular, and you will not be disappointed.
My family did the Western Caribbean, which stopped in Labadee Haiti, Ocho Rios Jamaica, and Cozumel Mexico. The ship normally stops in Georgetown, Grand Cayman, but we couldn't stop due to hurricane damages. Labadee is RCI's private island, where they have wave runners or parasailing, or you can relax on a floating beach mat. In Jamaica you can go climb Dunn's River Falls, or go shopping in the main district. If you stop in Georgetown, you can go to Stingray City and pet stingrays, or got to seven mile beach. In Cozumel, you can snorkel with colorful fish. The entertainment is by far the best out of any cruise line, and they have singers and dancers, comedians, jugglers, and all kinds of parades and parties on the Royal Promenade.
You don't want to miss out on all of the fun things the Navigator has to offer. I hope this review gave you an idea on how the Navigator is, and thank you for taking the time to read my review. Bon Voyage!