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The newest of Voyager class vessels, Royal Caribbean has introduced in December 2002 the Navigator of the Seas. One of four ships that can claim to be "the world's largest", complete with a roller blade track, ice skating rink, and rock climbing wall.
Plus a boulevard full of shops, bars and cafes known as the Royal Promenade, and a 1950's style diner: Johnny Rocket's, great for burgers, dogs and shakes and a nickel jukebox.
Plus a Latin jazz bar and a Ben & Jerry's ice cream parlor.
We sailed on a 2 day special Inaugural cruise. Navigator will alternate between 7 day Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises. Our observations are limited to the time we spent onboard.
If you have sailed on the Voyager of the Seas you will notice that the steel oval framings of balconies are gone, replaced with full-length glass and teak railings.
As big as it is, Navigator never felt over crowded and we were able to experience a variety of activities without the long lines one would of expected for a cruise ship that houses 3800 + guests.
Three main dining rooms, Swan Lake, Coppelia and The Nutcracker, which are actually all part of one three-story venue offer traditional assigned seating dining. For breakfast and lunch, it's open seating.
Windjammer and Jade offer a sumptuous buffet, with Jade featured some very innovative Asian/ Fusion cuisine that would delight anyone's palate with the subtle flavors of the Orient.
At dinner time, Windjammer and Jade are a casual alternative to the dining room. We thought the wait staff service was good and the food was well prepared, the presentation consistent and the choices plentiful.
All consistent with what you find at a fine-dining establishment back home.
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