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What Is Free Onboard Navigator Of The Seas

These Are The Top Included Onboard Activities You Can Look Forward To When You Sail On This Amplified Favorite.

By Amanda Mesa | Published on April 28, 2023


There are all kinds of great reasons to choose a Royal Caribbean® cruise getaway as your next vacation. But ask any seasoned cruiser and they’ll tell you that one of the best reasons, hands down, is that so many incredible experiences are already included in your cruise fare. That’s right — no matter where in the world your travels take you or what cruise ship you choose to sail on, you can look forward to endless unforgettable activities, attractions, dining options and dazzling entertainment at no extra cost. 

This is especially true onboard Navigator of the Seas®, a fleet-favorite among sun-seekers who only have a few days to spare for their getaways. This game-changing ship was Amplified specifically to maximize adventure on short, island-hopping escapes — think five nights or less, though you will find some week-long itineraries to choose from. Complimentary onboard experiences include record-breaking thrills, like the longest waterslide at sea — The Blaster® aqua coaster. Better, bolder, splashier pool days on an Amplified deck that doubled the pool’s surface area. After-hours activities that encompass everything from movie nights under the stars to classic nightcaps at R Bar and lively singalongs at Schooner Bar. And dialed-up dining sure to satisfy any craving, whether you’re in the mood for bistro-style bites at Cafe Promenade or authentic, fresh Mexican flavors El Loco Fresh®. 

This top-rated cruise ship has everything you need to elevate a few days at sea, most of them at no additional cost. With so many free things to do onboard, your vacation can be as budget-friendly as it is bold. Here are just some of guests’ favorite included onboard activities when sailing on Navigator of the Seas

1. Brave The Blaster

Among other next-level attractions, Navigator of the Seas is famous for hosting the longest waterslide at sea. Measuring 800 feet, the Blaster aqua coaster totally lives up to its name. It uses five intense waterjet blasters to propel you and a friend on a tandem tube along a wild, white-knuckle ride. Along the way you’ll hit dips, drops, straightaways and the longest stretch of slide ever suspended over water. Soak up the views as you race through this incredible open-air chute — if you’re not too busy shrieking with the thrill of it, that is. Rides on The Blaster are included in your cruise fare as long as you meet the 47-inch minimum height requirement.  

2. Ride The Riptide

Come face to face with unbridled adventure as you take on RiptideSM, the only headfirst mat racer waterslide at sea. Like its sister slide, The Blaster, Riptide offers plenty of hairpin twists and turns, as well as a pulse-pounding curve through a translucent tube right over the side of the ship. Those brave enough to keep their eyes open during this adrenaline-amping stretch are in for some truly spectacular views. Take the plunge as many times as you like — rides on Riptide are free for cruise guests who meet the 42-inch height requirement.  

3. Sign Up For A Surf Sesh On The Flowrider®

Grab a board and get ready to hang ten — or brace yourself for an epic wipeout. The Amplified Navigator of the Seas is home to the FlowRider, a longstanding Royal Caribbean favorite and one of the top free things to do onboard this cruise ship. The iconic surf simulator funnels 30,000 gallons of rushing water to create a perpetual swell that’s always perfect — even if your tide-taming technique isn’t. Try to keep your footing and carve like a pro, or take on the waves boogie-style on your belly. If you’d rather watch before trying it out yourself, there’s plenty of stadium-style seating that offers prime viewing and a few opportunities to get splashed. 

4. Suit Up For An Epic Laser Tag Battle 

In a far-flung galaxy, two powerful forces are facing off to conquer the last livable planet for light years around. One is an alien scouting party searching for refuge from a meganova. The other is a band of robots, the last survivors of their civilization on a quest for a new home. You’ll be recruited by one of the contenders in this high-stakes, glow-in-the-dark laser tag faceoff. Pick a side, gear up and get ready to fight alongside your team in order to stake your claim on Planet Z. The best part? This exhilarating onboard attraction is included in your cruise fare. 

5. Soak Up The Sun On A Better-Than-Ever Pool Deck

Bolder pool days are always on the itinerary when you sail onboard Navigator of the Seas. As part of its Amplification, the cruise ship got a sprawling, reimagined deck that offers double the pool’s surface area and plenty of additional space to swim, lounge and stay connected to the water. Steps away you’ll find The Lime and Coconut℠ serving up Caribbean-cool vibes and crave-worthy cocktails long after the sun sets. And hot tubs one deck above invites guests to unwind while enjoying awe-inspiring ocean views. The pool deck is open free of charge to all cruise guests sailing onboard Navigator of the Seas.

6. Tee Off Like A Master On The Mini Golf Green

Line up for maximum fun on the cruise line’s classic mini golf green, a fixture on the Amplified Navigator of the Seas. No matter what your skill level, you’re on par for adventure when you play this course. What’s more, every putt is paired with sweeping ocean views and balmy sea breezes. Play as many rounds as you like — mini golf is complimentary onboard and reservations aren’t necessary. 

7. Savor South-Of-The-Border Flavors

Royal Caribbean never disappoints when it comes to world-class complimentary cuisine. One of guests’ favorite spots — and hands-down one of the best free places to eat onboard Navigator of the Seas — is El Loco Fresh. Located steps from the pool, this crazy-good, fast-casual concept is all about quick, authentic and insanely delicious Mexican fare. Think savory beef burritos topped with yummy homemade salsas, tacos stuffed with tender carnitas, shareable nachos everyone in your crew can get in on, and decadent desserts you’re going to want to try. Every bite here is included in your cruise fare, so save room for seconds. 

8. Dial Up Dinner At The Main Dining Room

Dinner in the Main Dining Room is a Royal Caribbean rite of passage that every cruiser should experience. Meals in this upscale, multi-level space are truly impressive and always accompanied by top-notch service from staff that makes every guest feel like a VIP. The menu reads more like a flavorful tour around the globe, with tantalizing apps, entrees and desserts that take you from Morocco to Thailand to South America and beyond. Satisfy your craving for savory duck terrine with apricot chutney, mojo-marinated pork loin, spiced ahi tuna served with couscous, and on and on. Come back multiple times to try new creations off the rotating menu — it’s all complimentary. 

9. Indulge In A Night Of Show Stopping Entertainment 

The shows produced by the Royal Caribbean entertainment team are legendary, and you’ll have your pick of some truly spectacular productions when you cruise onboard the Amplified Navigator of the Seas. They’re all included in your cruise fare, so you can fill your itinerary with scene-stealing musicals and dazzling ice-skating shows. Like Showgirl, a jaw-dropping homage to the iconic siren of the stage that features spectacular choreography and cutting-edge lighting and video effects. A tribute to the sweeping moves of dances like the tango, the jive and the waltz in Ballroom Fever. And plenty of freestyle jumps, stunts, twirls and double-axels on ice in iSkate. 

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