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.
Deck 15- 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.
Deck 13- Flowrider Surf Simulator and Sports Courts
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
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
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