Janet Cormack | September 11, 2017 | Royal Caribbean International | Navigator of the Seas
This was our second cruise, our first cruise was with Norwegian Cruise Line, so this time we thought we would try Royal Caribbean…how wrong was we!! If you like queuing then you will be fine on this cruise..the ship was very understaffed…no where to sit and have a drink, every bar was packed solid, you were queuing to get a drink, if you sat (if you were lucky enough to get a seat) and waited for a waiter then you could be waiting a long time as there was only one person per bar going round all the people taking orders. First port of call was Madeira..what a joke!! we were only there for the afternoon..there was one gang plank to get over 3000 people off, including wheelchair users…if took us well over 2 hours to get off the boat. Then to top it off the captain tried to blame the passengers for causing congestion.
The Windjammer caf?? was also a joke, again not enough seats and people were pushing and shoving to get a seat and food.
The experience of a cruise should be a relaxing experience, we definitely didn’t get this. We were sunbathing on the very top deck at the front of the boat where it is very quiet, that is until the staff came and were throwing the sunbeds around stacking them up and banging around, we were both glad to get off the ship as were other passengers.
There was only one a handful of staff that went out of there way to help, this is why we requested our gratuities back and just tipped the ones we appreciated.
The photos are of the queing to get off the ship …lots of happy faces!!!
Would never go with Royal Caribbean again…Norwegian Cruise Line was 10 times better.
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