All about the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas

Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas cruise ship
Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas

The Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas was built in 2002. It was renovated in 2019. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 1,020 ft long and 157 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 2.8 football fields, as wide as 3 tractor trailers, and the same height as a 14-story building.

The Navigator of the Seas can hold 3,386 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Navigator of the Seas has a space ratio of 41. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship's space-to-person ratio is about average.



Royal Caribbean
Navigator of the Seas
ClassVoyager
Gross Tonnage139,999
Length1,020
Beam/Width157
Passenger Decks14
Passengers (double occupancy)3,386
Crew1,200
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.8
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)41
Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas Space Ratio
30 41 52

The Navigator of the Seas is one of five Voyager-class ships currently sailing with Royal Caribbean. The Voyager-class ships were the first to introduce the Royal Promenade, a large central hub that runs through the middle of the ship, offering shopping, restaurants, bars, and activities. It also saw the introduction of the Studio B Ice Skating Rink and a climbing wall onboard. The Navigator of the Seas is very similar to its sister-ships; Voyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas, although each ship may have some differences.


Navigator of the Seas Restaurants

Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas. You have 11 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 4 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 7 options have an additional fee. Some of those options are a set price and some have a la cart menu pricing. Only 36% of the dining options are included meaning you might spend more while on the ship due to the additional fees.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeCostType of Food
Cafe PromenadeQuick serveIncludedCafe
Chef's TableSit downFlat FeeFoodie
Chops GrilleSit downFlat feeSteakhouse
El Loco FreshQuick serveIncludedMexican
Hooked SeafoodCasualFlat feeSeafood
Izumi Sushi & Hot RocksSit downA la cartAsian
Jamie's ItalianSit downFlat feeItalian
Johnny Rockets ExpressQuick serveA la cartAmerican
Main Dining RoomSit downIncludedMain dining room
StarbucksQuick serveA la cartCoffee
WindjammerQuick serveIncludedBuffet

Navigator of the Seas Bars and Drinks

Royal Caribbean's Star Lounge
Royal Caribbean's Star Lounge

Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas has 11 different bars and lounges where you can enjoy a beer or cocktail. It also has 1 other bars that are available for select guests.

BarLocation
BolerosDeck 4 Aft
Casino barDeck 4 Mid
Cosmopolitan ClubDeck 14 Forward
English PubDeck 5 MidSee Menu
PlaymakersDeck 5 ForwardSee Menu
R BarDeck 5 AftSee Menu
Schooner BarDeck 4 ForwardSee Menu
Solarium BarDeck 11 ForwardSee Menu
Star LoungeDeck 5 Forward
Suite Lounge*Deck 14 Forward
The Lime & CoconutDeck 11 MidSee Menu
Viking Crown LoungeDeck 14 Forward
* = this bar is exclusive and not open to everyone.

Alcohol is not included in the base price of this cruise ship. To see if you would save money with a drink package, try our Drink Package Calculator.

Royal Caribbean also serves the Coca-cola family of products. That means Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite and Barqs Root Beer, although the selection can vary by ship. Most Royal Caribbean ships also have Coke Freestyle machines where you can make 100 different flavor combinations.

Pools and Hot Tubs on Navigator of the Seas

Caribbean Themed Main Pool Area on the Navigator of the Seas
Caribbean Themed Main Pool Area on the Navigator of the Seas

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day in a pool, a cruise might not be the right choice. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.

The Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas has a total of 3 pools and 6 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are adults only.

Royal Caribbean
Navigator of the Seas
Total Pools3
- Pools - General Access2
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive0
Total Hot Tubs6
- Hot Tubs - General Access4
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive0


cruise coloring book

Cruise Coloring and Activity Books for Kids
Get your kids ready for their cruise or keep them entertained while on board with our custom made coloring and activity books. These are the Royal Caribbean editions with places like Studio B and Sorrento's featured.

Cruise Ship Coloring Book for Kids 3-5 - Royal Caribbean Edition

Let's Get Cruising Activity Book for Kids 6-8 - Royal Caribbean Edition

Navigator of the Seas Features

There are quite a few things to do on the Navigator of the Seas. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while others have an additional charge.

Royal Caribbean
Navigator of the Seas
Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
ArcadeA la cart
BasketballIncluded
CasinoA la cart
Climbing WallIncluded
Escape RoomFlat fee
Fitness CenterIncluded
FlowRiderIncluded
Ice SkatingIncluded
Jogging TrackIncluded
Laser TagIncluded
Mini golfIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Shows - musical reviewIncluded
SpaA la cart
Splash parkIncluded
Water slidesIncluded

Cruise Costs

Royal Caribbean is a mainstream cruise line. Mainstream cruise lines cater to a variety of guests, hoping to provide something for everyone. These typically cost about $100 - $350 per person per day.

Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year.

Navigator of the Seas Onboard Costs

Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.

Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.

The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Royal Caribbean ship.

Royal Caribbean
Base Daily Gratuities*
(Per Person Per Day)
$18.00
Tip added to drinks & services18%
Soda Price$3.50
Domestic Beer Price$7.49
See drink menus
Drink Package Price$60-$90
Learn more
Internet Plan$13 to $27 per device per day
*Daily gratuities for a standard cabin. Suites or specialty rooms may have higher rates.

Royal Caribbean uses dynamic pricing, which means the pricing for many things will vary per sailing. The daily gratuities and tip are consistent across the fleet, but the pricing for the drink package, internet, and excursions will change. The only way to know your price is to consult the Royal Caribbean cruise planner once you're booked.

We sailed aboard the Navigator of the Seas

Follow along on our sailing on the Navigator of the Seas. We take you through every aspect of our sailing, from getting to the port to debarking the ship. See the schedule of events, menus, what excursions we did, and what we really thought about the ship.


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