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Know about the Navigator of the Seas

Navigator of the Seas is the fourth of the five Voyager-class ships of the Royal Caribbean and ranks as one of the largest cruise ships in the world. The ship can hold more than 3000 passengers and mostly cruises throughout the Mediterranean and Europe. Presently, the ship also sails in Florida during winter and to eastern Mediterranean from Civitavecchia, Italy.

Navigator of the Seas has its own distinctive traits although she also reflects the characteristics of the voyager-class Royal Caribbean ships. In contrast to the older ships in her class, she has more glass exterior in the balcony cabins. The ship also has a selection of dining choices, a wine bar, first Latin jazz bar as well as the ice cream parlor of Ben & Jerry.

The rock-climbing walls, in-line skating tracks, ice-skating rings, and miniature golf thrill the sports lovers on the ship. Bars, boutiques, and coffee shops take the fun a step further. Not to forget, the public rooms are an attraction in their own rights. The triple-deck dining feature surely turns heads and because of the amount of space available, the huge number of passengers does not seem to crowd the ship.

Features and amenities onboard the Navigator of the Seas

Dress code: During the day, casual is the buzz and the attire to go for. In the evenings, you are likely to have two-formal nights for which you need to get cocktail dresses and dark suits. On the other nights, you can do the rounds in country club casual wear.

Dining: Royal Caribbean cruise ships do not profess to be gourmet experts, but the food is definitely well prepared. There are options for vegetarian dishes like vegetarian chili and even an Indian vegetarian dish along with some standard entrees like Atlantic cod, black angus top sirloin, chicken breast, and rigatoni with marinara sauce.

Breakfast and lunch are open-seating affairs and the salad bars have chefs ready to fluff up a quick salad of your choice. The two restaurants that charge fees are the Portofino and Chops Grille. These are specialty restaurants where Portofino provides an ocean view, romantic ambience, and northern Italian cuisine. Chops Grille serves chops, steaks, mashed potato, salmon, and deserts.

The Windjammer Café is open on all meal times and serves buffet-style breakfast, lunch, dinner including the afternoon snacks. For a non-fee dining experience, you can visit the Jade, which is a buffet-style facility with an Asian touch. The food features Japanese, Indian, and Chinese cuisines.

Activities and facilities: Broadway-influenced productions, the Ice ring, piano music, Latin Jazz bar along with other bars, karaoke, cigar lounge, and pubs will surely keep you busy. Some of the other attractions on the ship are the vintage wine bar, Royal Promenade(open 24 hours), themed bars and lounges apart from the Latin bar, Casino, 9-hole miniature golf, golf simulators, teen-only areas, spa and fitness center, and a full-sized basketball court never fail to excite and engage the passengers.

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