The place to see and be seen
Forget its enormity, its skating rink, and its climbing wall – the Navigator’s Royal Promenade is the most exciting thing you’ll see onboard. Longer and wider than you thought possible, this “street” passes through the center of the ship. Lined with boutiques, bars, and eateries you’ll find plenty on the Promenade to keep you busy.
As if this wasn’t festive enough, street performers and the clowning Krooze Komics wander down the Royal Promenade to entertain (or annoy?) passers-by. Royal Caribbean even organizes a Mardi Parade – as good an excuse as any to party like it’s Bourbon Street in the Big Easy.
|Fore and Aft Centrums|
|The Promenade’s bookends|
The Navigator is so large that it has two Centrums, one at each end of the Royal Promenade. The Fore Centrum extends nine decks, from the Dungeon to the Solarium; the Aft Centrum stretches 11 decks to connect the Photo Gallery with the Viking Crown Lounge. The Centrums provide natural light for the promenade, and enhance the ship’s open atmosphere. They also help you orient yourself when traveling between decks.
Whatever you need to do – change money, book a shore excursion, report a problem with your cabin – the Guest Relations staff is up to the task. What’s the temperature outside? What’s the exchange rate from dollars to guilders? What’s this phone call to Slovenia doing on my room charge?
Catch your rays here
The Navigator’s main swim and sunbathing area features two pools, four whirlpools, and plenty of deck chairs. If your idea of a resort vacation centers on a swimming pool in the sun, this is your kind of place. The howls of laughter from the pool games, the sounds of Calypso music from a live band, the smell of suntan lotion – it’s all in the mix here by the Main Pools.
A quiet harbor
If pool games aren’t your thing then step into the Solarium. The mood here is cool, calm, peaceful, and adult. The pool area is decorated with statues and mosaic tiles, the Solarium soothes – never overwhelms – the senses. And with a retractable overhead dome, the weather is always as you like it.
Better than a slip ‘n slide
Adventure Beach is the Navigator’s inner-child. Three small pools offer a slide, a waterfall, and a frog that shoots water from its mouth. A small playground offers fun for kids who prefer their fun to be a bit drier. Kids-sized deck furniture surrounds the “beach” (there are adult-size versions for their parents, too), and a rubber-padded floor for falls and spills.
Purveyor of peace and quiet
A classic décor of leather and wood paneling invite you to take a seat, and exercise your mind with a new book or a journal. An interior staircase connects the library with the Internet center upstairs.
|Tie the knot (a clove hitch if you will)|
This simple and tastefully decorated chapel perches atop the Navigator like a sugar candy bride and groom on a wedding cake. Exchanging vows at sea has become quite the trend these days. And no wonder...it’s so much easier than a land-side wedding yet every bit as romantic. The Skylight Chapel handles the wedding and the ceremony, and the ship then takes you on your honeymoon vacation…elegantly easy, romantic, and memorable.
|Business Center and Screening Room|
Work if you must
A business center and screening room are available to suit your group’s needs. A large conference room can be divided into several smaller areas, and the adjoining Studio B can be opened up to accommodate even larger functions.
|Royal Caribbean Online|
Stay connected with the people you left behind. Royal Caribbean OnLine will even help you send a customized E-postcard of your voyage. Just watch your time…those per-minute charges can add up quickly.
The little extras|
This alcove on Deck 9 is reserved for Suite passengers. If you’ve booked a suite, this little perk will provide you with this private lounge, as well as newspapers and a continental breakfast each morning of your cruise.
Navigate the Navigator’s navigator|
Watch through a window as the captain and crew maneuver the Navigator along its course. This is way better than a bridge tour because you can peek in whenever you want.
Be “King of the World”|
Stand on the bow as the Navigator plies through the Caribbean waters. This look-out area keeps you connected with the sea (if not with Hollywood filmmaking).
|Photo and Art Gallery|
This is the place to be if you simply can’t see enough pictures of yourself, and the place to avoid if you’re camera shy. The same area is shared with pieces of original art that will be sold during the cruise’s art auction.
Ansel Adams at sea|
Drop your film off, and see your photos the next day. Now you have no excuse for going home with less-than-perfect shots of every passenger and every public room on the ship.
|Swim Shop and Sea Trek Dive Shop|
You went on a Caribbean cruise and forgot to pack your bathing suit! Don’t smack your forehead too hard, because the Swim and Dive shops are ready to get you suited up.
In the unlikely event…|
Chances are unlikely you’ll ever see, much less visit, the ship’s Medical Center. Those who do are usually seeking relief from sunburn or a stubbed toe. Still, it’s nice to know there are staff members and facilities aboard able to help in an emergency.