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Navigator of the Seas Live Blog - Day 3 - Nassau

20 May 2019
Matt Hochberg

The final day of our 3-night cruise takes us to Nassau, Bahamas. I thought it might be a slower day to catch up and relax, but I ended up doing more than I thought.

First up was a chance to hop in the cockpit of a Boeing 737 and try my hand at (virtually) flying. This is a Royal Caribbean excursion that brings me to Jetline Simulations.  

This time around, we did one full flight from Baltimore to Reagan National in Washington DC, a landing in St. Maarten and a landing in Shanghai.  I think I did pretty darn well!

After impressing myself with flying skills, I met up with Cruise Life Matt for drinks and lunch in downtown Nassau.

We started out at Pirate Republic Brewery and then headed over to dine at Sharkeez Tiki Bar.

Following lunch, I went back onboard Navigator of the Seas and joined a group of other media to try out the Royal Escape Room.  

Each escape room on Royal Caribbean is different, and while the layout and general aesthetic is similar to the escape room on Mariner of the Seas, the puzzles are completely different.

We did not escape in time, but we did manage to solve the entire puzzle in an extra 4 minutes or so. Our game host said of the roughly 300 game sessions so far, we were only one of 14 teams to complete the puzzle, regardless of overtime or not.

Following the escape room, I was in desperate need of a nap so I took a very satisfying nap back in my room.

I awoke from my midafternoon slumber to see our ship begin sailing away from Nassau.

For dinner, I chose between Izumi and Jamie's Italian and ultimately decided on Jamie's Italian simply because the menu at Jamie's Italian on Navigator of the Seas is different from any other Jamie's Italian across the fleet.  

I started out the tomato bruschetta, and then moved onto the eggplant parmigiana, with a side of linguine. 

Great meal, and the service was fantastic.

After dinner, I went outside to enjoy a lovely sunset.

While at the pool deck, I finally got to meet the man who has cruised with Royal Caribbean the most.  He is affectionally known as Super Mario, and fellow blog writer Michael Poole interviewed him a couple years ago

Mario was incredibly gracious, and we had a great chat.

With no way to possibly top meeting Mario, I enjoyed a few drinks around the ship and then decided to do the responsible thing and head to bed.

Thanks for following along this live blog. I had a lot of fun sharing all the big Perfect Day at CocoCay changes, and I love hearing back from all of you.

My next live blog kicks off sooner than you think, as I decided to "YOLO" book another sailing to Perfect Day at CocoCay on Mariner of the Seas for June 14. Stay tuned for that live blog!

Stray Observations

  • I love these elevators on Adventure, Mariner and Navigator that tell you what the next stop will be.
  • I stopped by the Diamond Lounge and found a few menus to show