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She’s Back…Navigator of the Seas Emerges After Massive Makeover

Guest blog by Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

It’s a very exciting week for us here at Royal Caribbean International. After spending a month in drydock, we’re pleased to announce Navigator of the Seas is completely revitalized and ready to resume year-round service from Galveston, Texas.

During her 31 days in drydock, 1,250 contractors and 1,388 crew members worked tirelessly to make the new Navigator of the Seas better than ever. This project included over 670,000 square feet of new carpet, upholstery and fabrics; 81 new staterooms (Panoramic, Oceanview, Interior and Superior Oceanview), and a bevy of refreshed dining options.

Sabor, for instance, is an all-new modern Mexican specialty restaurant, featuring a delicious and diverse menu of authentic—and even a few unexpected—Mexican dishes such as Oaxacan Ceviche of Red Snapper, Spicy Chicken Flautas, and Chicken and Roasted Corn Empanadas, topped with Green mole and spicy peanut sauce – to name a few.

Meanwhile, Navigator of the Seas’ guests will be the first to get a sneak peek of some of the dining options making their debut on Quantum of the Seas this fall.  Guests on board Navigator will be among the first to enjoy the fully revamped Chops Grille: The New American Steakhouse, featuring traditional steakhouse offerings with a contemporary flair.  Chops Grille on Navigator of the Seas will showcase brand new selections, such as the Veal Chop Parmesan and a Slow-braised Short Rib of Beef with Bordelaise sauce.

One of the features our guests are telling us they are very excited about is the installation of our FlowRider surf simulator, which is debuting in Texas for the first time.  We’re also extremely excited about the FlowRider, which is a very popular activity on our Freedom and Oasis class ships.

What’s more, Navigator of the Seas will be the first to feature some exciting technological enhancements, including the debut of our Virtual Balcony staterooms, which were first announced for Quantum of the Seas. With the new Virtual Balconies, guests in 81 of Navigators’ interior staterooms will get to experience expansive, real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Plus, vacationers on Navigator can also choose new Panoramic Ocean View staterooms, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass walls facing outward to provide breathtaking, unobstructed views all the time.

Beginning February 9, 2014, Navigator of the Seas will sail 7-night Western Caribbean itineraries every Sunday from Galveston, visiting beautiful warm-weather getaways in the Caribbean, including; Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Falmouth, Jamaica; and George Town, Grand Cayman.

Are you cruising on Navigator of the Seas this summer? What new additions are you most excited to see?

You can also check out our fleet-wide revitalization program to learn more about exciting new enhancements coming to your favorite Royal Caribbean ships.


18 responses to:
“She’s Back…Navigator of the Seas Emerges After Massive Makeover”

  1. Jamie

    I will be sailing on Navigator of the Seas in November 2014 and am so excited to see the updates! Will Navigator now have the Coke Freestyle machine?

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Jamie, At this time the Navigator of the Seas does not have the Coca-Cola® freestyle machine. Hope you enjoy your cruise.

    • Stephanie Windham

      My very first cruise was on the revamped Navagator of the seas. That ship experience was everything I was looking for in a cruise. the crew was friendly, every room I ventured into was beautifully decorated. I truely loved the ice show and the lounge intertainment. The shore excursions were well organized.. I am planning another cruise on this same ship for 2015.

      • Royal Caribbean International

        Hi Stephanie, we think Navigator is pretty neat too. We hope the staff was able to help make your birthday truly memorable, and we look forward to welcoming you back again in 2015.

  2. gerald mcneely

    My wife and will taking back to back cruises on nthe navigator on sept.28,2014. This will be our 34th cruise on rcl sips. Can I get the dinner menus for these cruises?Goldstein

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Gerald, We are excited to welcome you and your wife onboard the Navigator of the Seas. Unfortunately, we don’t have any menus available online to view.

  3. Kathy

    Hello we will be on the Navigator Aug 31, 2014 and was told by Royal’s customer service it DID have the freestyle coke machine. The above post appears this ship does not yet have that. What soda products will be available?

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hello Kathy, The Navigator of the Seas at the moment does not have the Coca-Cola Freestyle machine. However, you can purchase our Royal Refreshment Package and have access to unlimited Coke®, Diet Coke®, Sprite®, Diet Sprite®, Fanta® Orange, Ginger Ale and Minute Maid® Lemonade at all bars, lounges, dining venues, and our private destinations (Labadee and Coco Cay) for the duration of your cruise vacation. Enjoy your cruise!

  4. Nelia

    Hello my family and I will be on the Navigator of the Seas Sept 7th.
    Do you have any DreamWorks characters onboard this ship?

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Nelia, at this time, we do not have DreamWorks available on the Navigator of the Seas. For a list of all of the ships that have this program, please visit:

  5. Roman

    We will be getting married in October. .how have the venue’s been improved. Are there any with water views for a small group.

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Roman, congrats on your engagement! Every ship has different venues. To find out which ship will most meet your needs, please contact our Royal Romance department at 888-933-7225.

  6. Dennis

    I need to stay in touch with wifi while cruising on the Navigator in October. What are the options? Is there an AT&T hotspot?

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Dennis, Onboard the Navigator we have pervasive wifi allowing you to stay connected throughout the ship. Enjoy your cruise!

  7. Jim

    I will be traveling with three of my nieces and the husbands of two of them on November 9th on the Navigator. What show(s) will be featured on this cruise?

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hello Jim – We’re excited for you and your family to come and enjoy the entertainment onboard the Navigator of the Seas. We currently have 2 comedians, 1 impressionist, 1 juggler, 1 Ice Show, and 2 production shows. However, please be aware that this may change prior to sailing.

  8. Pamela Hodges

    We have just booked our first Caribbean cruise on Navigator of the Seas sailing Oct 5th. Does this cruise have nights were formal attire is required? My husband looked at me like I was crazy when I told him he need to pack a suit and tie.

    • Royal Caribbean International

      Hi Pam, Yes, there will be two formal dress evenings on Navigator. If you don’t wish to dress up, you have the option to dine in the Windjammer Café.

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