Caribbean Cruisin’: Photo Tour of the Navigator of the Seas

Being the first cruise ship we’ve ever been on we weren’t quite sure what to expect. Mainly my images of cruise ships came from memories of many, many episodes of the Love Boat I watched as a kid, so when we boarded the Navigator of the Seas I think it’s fair to say we were all pretty much amazed. It was a beautiful ship and they really do pack a lot of amenities on board, yet don’t make it feel like it’s too much.

The Navigator of the Seas, at 1020 feet long, has the following spread out over its 15 decks-

  • 10 pools and whirlpools
  • a fitness center
  • Flowrider surf simulator (that is lots of fun even if you’re just a spectator)
  • 16 bars, clubs, and lounges
  • sports features like rock climbing wall, ice skating rink, mini golf, basketball court, and a jogging track
  • a theatre
  • several shopping facilities
  • kids and teen lounges and video arcade
  • a library and card room
  • an art gallery
  • a casino
  • a chapel

There really was something on board for each of us. Things we could enjoy individually or all together. Today I’d like to take you on a little photo tour of the ship so you can see some of the things listed above, especially if you’re planning your own trip on the ship and want a little sneak peek at all the fun you’ll have!

Because there is so much to see on board I’m going to share the exterior, our cabin and then start at the top and work my way down from deck 15-10 today. In the next post I’ll show you the rest of the ship.


 Ship’s Exterior

View of the bridge and the stern.
View of the bridge and the stern.
Very bow of the ship with helicopter pad and a few chairs along the deck to enjoy watching the world go by.
Very bow of the ship with helicopter pad and a few chairs along the deck to enjoy watching the world go by.
Along the decks and looking up at life boats at one of the muster stations
Along the decks and looking up at life boats at one of the muster stations.
From the side looking up....waaaay up. (photos by L)
From the side looking up….waaaay up. (photos by L)

 Our Cabin

Interior Stateroom (#9675)
Interior Stateroom (#9675)
Bathroom in interior staterooms.
Bathroom in interior staterooms.

 

  Deck 15- Skylight Chapel

Skylight Chapel
Skylight Chapel

 Deck 14- Rock Climbing Wall, Izumi Specialty Restaurant, and Cosmopolitan Club

Not shown from this deck is the Diamond Club which is for high level members of the Royal Caribbean loyalty program.

Rock climbing wall
Rock climbing wall (photo by L)
Izumi specialty restaurant
Izumi specialty restaurant
Cosmopolitan Club (Great place for an afternoon game of cards with a view of the main pool deck below)
Cosmopolitan Club (Great place for an afternoon game of cards with a view of the main pool deck below)

 Deck 13- Flowrider Surf Simulator and Sports Courts

Flowrider Surf Simulator
Flowrider Surf Simulator
Sports courts with rock climbing wall in background
Sports courts with rock climbing wall in background

 

Deck 12- Video Arcade, Johnny Rockets Specialty Restaurant, Jogging Track

Not shown from this deck is the Optix and Living Room Teen Lounges,  inside the Adventure Ocean Kids Club, Nursery, Sky Bar, and Spa and Fitness Center

Looking towards the bow along the jogging track on deck 12.
Looking towards the bow along the jogging track on deck 12.
Entrance to Arcade and Adventure Ocean (how cute is that car through the wall!)
Entrance to Arcade and Adventure Ocean (how cute is that car through the wall!)
Entrance to Video Arcade (lots more games inside)
Entrance to Video Arcade (lots more games inside)
Johnny Rocket's 50's style diner
Johnny Rocket’s 50’s style diner

Deck 11- Windjammer Café, Main Pool & Bar, Solarium Pool & Bar

Not shown from this deck are the specialty restaurants- Chops Grille and Giovanni’s Table, Dive Shop, and Spa and Fitness Center

Windjammer Café (Casual Dining)
Windjammer Café (Casual Dining)
View from our table in the Windjammer Café
View from our table in the Windjammer Café
Main pool deck with hot tubs, Dive Shop, and bar
Main pool deck with hot tubs, Dive Shop, and bar
Crazy, funky statue on the main pool deck and sign above the main pool bar.
Crazy, funky statue on the main pool deck and sign above the main pool bar.
Solarium pool and whirlpools (to have it pretty much to yourself like we did the trick is to go around dinner time)
Solarium pool and whirlpools (to have it pretty much to yourself like we did the trick is to go around dinner time)

Phew! And that’s only 5 of the 15 decks!  Deck 10 is only cabins but there is still so much to see on the other decks so I’ll share that with you next time.

To read more about  our Caribbean Cruisin’ adventures, please feel free to check out these posts:

Photo Tour of the Navigator of the Seas: Part 1 and Part 2

Ports of Call: Roatan, Honduras  Belize City, Belize  |  Cozumel, Mexico

Fabulous First Day of the Cruise  |  Fun Days at Sea

7 Comments

  • Oh wow, I’ve never even been on a big boat before, let alone a cruise, so it’s pretty cool to see so many photos–I can’t even imagine how huge that ship must be!

    • Our first time on a big cruise ship like that too and it really is huge! If you get a chance to go on one I’d recommend it. Just be sure to research them some beforehand so you have a good idea what you’re getting- like more of a party ship vs a more mature crowd. Things like that. I think that goes a long way in ensuring an enjoyable trip.

  • I’ve never been on a cruise – but it does seem interesting! Do you get annoyed at people everywhere at some point? Just wondering lol And also that surf simulator is super cool!

    • It was a really great trip. We thought there might be crowds of people everywhere, especially when you hear of several thousand passengers being on board, but surprisingly it really wasn’t bad. We found several times that we were completely alone like wandering along the deck or in the Solarium whirlpools early one evening. Other ships might be different but that was our experience with Royal Caribbean. Surf simulator did look cool but we left it to the younger folks! :-)

  • It truly is amazing how much they can pack into one ship! It’s hard to get a feel for just how massive the boats are until you are on/inside of one. Living in Miami we saw all shapes and sizes come and go – after my first one I wanted to look at them all! I really think choosing the right company and the best room for your needs is super important for a great experience. Looks like this one was a great choice! I’ve always wanted to try out one of those surf simulators – they just look like fun (even for the uncordinated such as myself). Next time… :) Great review so far – looking forward to the other levels!

    • You are braver than I am. There was no way I was getting on that surf simulator- even when they did it kneeling. I would have done a face plant for sure! Can’t wait to see your pics when you do get to try it out.

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