Top 10 Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas hidden secrets

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19May2016
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Matt Hochberg

Navigator of the Seas is a classic Royal Caribbean ship that offers as much for guests to see and do as it is a tremendous value.

It is a very popular Royal Caribbean cruise ship, and we have compiled our list of the best secrets that can be overlooked on Navigator of the Seas.

1. Hand-crafted margaritas

Navigator of the Seas offers quite a variety of tasty drinks to enjoy while on your cruise, but arguably the very best drinks are made right in front of you.

The hand-crafted margaritas at Sabor Modern Mexican on Navigator of the Seas are truly great choices for someone wanting absolutely no mixes and top-shelf ingredients.

Guests can pick from the two feature margaritas that are prepared table side: The Sweet and Spice Margarita and the Sabor Grand Margarita.

Each features excellent tequila and have unique tastes that cannot be beat.

2. Helipad

Whether you are looking for the perfect spot for sailaway, or just a great place to enjoy the view, Navigator of the Seas' helipad is the perfect location.

Located on the bow, guests can walk to the helicopter pad and enjoy the unobstructed views that you can only get from the helicopter pad. 

From the helicopter pad, guests can enjoy a near 360-degree view of what is surrounding Navigator of the Seas.

To access the helicopter pad, go outside on deck 5 and then walk forward, climb up a set of stairs and continue walking forward until you reach the helicopter pad.

3. Hidden door to the helipad

Speaking of the helipad, if you want to avoid the stairs that lead up to the front of the ship, there is a secret door that will get you right there.

Walk all the way forward on Deck 5 and enter the Star Lounge.  In the daytime, it is usually empty.  Enter the lounge and take an immediate right, just past the DJ booth.

There's a set of unmarked doors that you can simply open up an you will be let out right next to the helipad.  

This is especially helpful if you have a stroller or are in a wheelchair and stairs are a problem.

4. The second omelet station

Breakfast in the Windjammer can get a little busy, and if you want eggs cooked to order, you might consider the alternative location to get them the way you like it.

Throughout the morning, there is an egg station at the aft of the Windjammer, but when it is busy, the crew will open a second egg station on the starboard (right) side of the Windjammer.

This location tends to be less busy than the regular station, because most guests are unaware it is available.

5. Balcony dividers can be removed

If you happen to have connecting balcony staterooms, most Voyager-class ships cannot have their balcony dividers removed.  However, on Navigator of the Seas that is not the case.

 If you're interested in opening up balcony dividers on Voyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas and Adventure of the Seas, the balconies are attached to the ships' hull and cannot be removed. But on sister ship Navigator of the Seas, the balcony dividers aren't attached and can be removed.

6. Peek-a-boo bridge

On Navigator of the Seas, guests can go see what is happening on the bridge at any time.

Dubbed the "peek-a-boo bridge". there is an observation window that allows guests to peer into the bridge during most times of the day.

Head up to deck 11 and walk past the sliding doors that go forward of the Solarium and do not seem to lead anywhere.

From there, keep walking forward until you reach the front of the deck and you will see an area that provides a view of the bridge.

7. Enjoy the view from Cosmopolitan Club

It is really hard to beat the views of Navigator of the Seas' upper decks from the Cosmopolitan Club.

Located on deck 14 at the aft of the ship, the Cosmopolitan Club offers guests sweeping views of the upper decks and the ocean.  

To get to Cosmopolitan Club, you must use the aft elevators and go up to deck 14.

8. Ride the FlowRider on embarkation day

Guests cannot seem to get enough of the FlowRider surf simulator on Navigator of the Seas.  It is really fun to try and learn to surf without having to wait for that perfect wave but there always seems to be a line.

To beat the lines, go to the FlowRider on embarkation day.  Bring your swimsuit in your carry on luggage (or wear it to the ship) and then head to the FlowRider in the afternoon.  

Most other guests onboard will not have their swim suits or even be aware the FlowRider is open.  It is the perfect time to get multiple rides in without little or no wait!

9. Atrium sculpture is based on scuba divers

Navigator of the Seas' main Atrium sculpture spans over seven decks and is more than just something pretty to look at.

The ship features $8.5 million of art, including the Atrium sculpture, which is based on the bubbles a scuba diver makes when swimming under water.

10. Men can enjoy a view when nature calls

When it is time to use the restroom, head to deck 11 to enjoy the best view while you do your business.

The urinals are near a large glass window, which offer a view to the ocean or port you are visiting.

Did we miss any Navigator of the Seas secrets? Share them in our comments!