Number of Cruises: 4
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Navigator of the Seas
Sailing Date: June 21st, 2003
Itinerary: Western Caribbean
On the plus side:
1. The ship is the smoothest sailing ship we have been on.
2. The entertainment was great, and the KRUZ KOMICS were hilarious especially when they volunteered a member of the audience to participate.
3. Johnny Rockets, a fifties style hamburger restaurant is a definite must. The waiters and waitresses are dressed like in the fifties with white uniforms and cap; they have nickel juke boxes at each table and counter. You are given nickels to use to play music from the fifties to the eighties.
On the minus side:
1. Embarkation took us 1 hour, which was alleviated by one of the comics on board dressed like a hillbilly in overalls and bucked teeth and a rubber chicken. At first he looked like someone with a few screws loose, but kept everyone amused.
2. The main meals require more choices for people who cannot have creamy sauces or require dietary considerations. They do have a couple of alternates on the menu.
3. If you are traveling with a large group and book with different travel agents, they were not accommodating in placing our family together even though we had requested that everyone wished to be seated together. This was a reunion for us as we had not seen each other in 4 years; they were unwilling to speak with the persons at a larger table that had empty seats, where people never showed up.
4. If you are looking for things to do other than the sports activities, pool side games as on other ships we have been on were virtually non existent, there was a belly flop competition which we missed. If you like bingo, this was very scarce.
5. Every ship that we were on had an elaborate midnight buffet, I believe we had only 3 nights for a buffet, and it was not as large as others.
Ports of call:
Labadee, Ocho Rios, Georgetown, Cozumel.
Our most favorite ports were Cozumel and Georgetown.
Out of all the islands that we have ever visited Cozumel has the most spectacular waters that I have ever seen. Standing on the peers you could see the fish swimming on the ocean floor, the water looked like pool water.
We had taken a taxi ride around the island, the driver stopped a few places along the way for us to take pictures or shop, we stopped at one beach that had coral rocks to climb and look at the roaring waves coming in crashing into the rocks and spraying into the air.
This is definitely a million dollar view that I wish I could have taken home with me.