A Day on Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas cruise ship

I am well versed with planes. I know the protocol; I know where the life jacket is stored and to handle turbulence. I’m good with planes.
Boats?
Um. Not exactly.

For some reason I can get my head around a big chunk of metal being able to fly, but have you seen the size of a cruise ship?! Getting that thing to float is physics that I just cannot comprehend, but I forgot about the science once we were on board and instead attempted to process my surroundings.

Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas is essentially a small town on the water. Straight down the middle is a shopping street, flanked by bars and restaurants that would put most high streets to shame. Forgot to pack your sun cream? They’ve got it. Fancy a freshly baked cookie? Sorted. Want to send a postcard? They’ll make that happen for you.

Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

 

Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

 

Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

My concern with going on a cruise would be the long periods of time between destinations. If I got too bored I’d get cabin fever and pay far too much attention to the fact that I wouldn’t be able to get off, but the five hours Claire, Katy and I had to explore almost wasn’t enough. We started with mini golf (where I lost spectacularly) and explored the numerous pools, sun loungers and the surfing machine on the top deck. And the bar, because easy access to a cocktail whilst sunbathing is absolutely essential.

Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

 

Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

 

Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

 

Mini golf on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

 

Surfing machine on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

The ship is all about luxury. The gym with giant jacuzzi and treadmills facing out into the ocean; the spa with a hairdressers and massage tables, the cinema, THE LIBRARY. I’d worry that I couldn’t escape whoever I was travelling with as I have to have my own space even when abroad, but I wouldn’t just escape here, I’d get damn right lost!

Dining room at Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

 

Cinema at Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

But it’s not all play. I am very apprehensive about sleeping on a ship. I’ve only done it once before (from Tasmania to Melbourne) and I drank a hefty amount of red wine to get me through it. But the rooms on Navigator of the Seas are hotel standard, not dorms. The suites are enormous (one even had a grand piano in it!), and they’re perfect for families or friends to share.

Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

 

Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

 

Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

 

Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

 

Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas Cruise Ship

I think I could get nicely settled on a sun lounger on my own private balcony as I sail towards somewhere new…

I was invited to explore Navigator of the Seas as a guest of Royal Caribbean. All opinions are my own.

 

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