Launched in 2002, the Navigator of the Seas is the fourth ship to enter service for Royal Caribbean’s Voyager-class line. When she first entered service, she was the largest and most technologically advanced ship in Royal Caribbean’s line. In terms of size, she’s been surpassed in recent years by the Quantum and Oasis-class ships that have been launched by Royal Caribbean. However, she still remains one of the best ships in the line, despite no longer being the largest.
Like other older ships in Royal Caribbean’s line, the Navigator of the Seas recently completely a massive upgrade. She received hers in the winter of 2014. During that time, many of the features and amenities that guests have come to expect from Royal Caribbean’s newest ships were added to the Navigator of the Seas, including favorites like the FlowRider surfing simulator and an outdoor movie screen. However, there’s so much more that you’ll just simply have to see for yourself!
So, let’s take a look at the Navigator of the Seas and what makes her so special. In the 22 photographs that follow, you’ll find out for yourself why people still rave about the Navigator of the Seas to this day.
1. A Big Ship!
Officially launched for the first time in 2002, the Navigator of the Seas is capable of carrying up to 3,800 passengers.
2. Hub of the Deck
When it comes to activity above board on the Navigator of the Seas, you’ll always find people enjoying the massive and beautiful main pool.
3. Adult Swim
For times when you want to get away from the little ones, the attractive Solarium Pool is always a wonderful destination.
Like other ships in the RCI line, the Navigator of the Seas has a massive Sports Deck that offers everything from basketball and tennis to volleyball.
5. Going Up
And, just as you’d expect on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, you’ll also find an exciting rock-climbing wall!
6. Mini Golf
During it’s most recent retro-fit, the mini golf course aboard the Navigator of the Seas received a beautiful facelift.
7. Stay Fit
If you’re just looking to keep up with your regular fitness regimen, though, you can always hit the ship’s gym, which is located adjacent to the spa.
8. Speaking of Spas
The spa aboard this ship, which is called the Navigator Day Spa, offers an array of treatment and also offers beautiful hot tubs for soaking.
Heading further below decks, you’ll find the ships beautiful atrium, which leads directly into the Promenade.
The Royal Promenade, as with other RCI cruise ships, is where you’ll find many of your dining and shopping options.
11. Pub Fare
For example, you can check out the Two Poets pub for traditional pub fare and a frosty brew or several.
12. Classy Drink
Of course, this is your vacation, so there’s plenty of reason to celebrate! Why not pop in for a bit of bubbly at the Champagne Bar?
For a night of light entertainment mixed with craft cocktails, you’ll want to pay a trip to the Cosmopolitan Club.
The Main Dining Room aboard the Navigator of the Seas offers a classical look for enjoying fine fare.
15. Steak Dinner
For a classy and intimate dinner, we’d recommend checking out the savory steaks served up inside the beautiful Chops Grille.
16. Risky Business
After a delicious dinner, you can always head to the ship’s onboard casino for a bit of gambling excitement.
17. Updated Theater
Also during the ship’s last retrofit, the main theater received a gorgeous and comfortable update. Just look at it!
18. Spread Out
If you’re traveling in a larger group or simply want to have space to spread out, we recommend book one of the generously sized Balcony Suites.
19. Balcony Cabin
Of course, if you don’t really need that much space, then why not save a few bucks by booking one of the gorgeous Balcony Staterooms?
20. A Different Choice
If you can live without the balcony, then the Panoramic Oceanview Staterooms make a beautiful accommodations choice.
21. New Technology
Also during the latest retrofit, the Interior Staterooms received an update and now feature virtual balconies.
22. Time to Book?
One of the older ships in RCI’s line, the Navigator of the Seas is still one of the best cruise ships out there. Maybe it’s time you booked passage aboard her?