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Navigator of the Seas (June 24-28) Semi-live blog

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Hello everyone,

I have been enjoying these live blogs for over a year so I thought I would contribute. So let's start with some background.

Who: Me and my wife (Teachers!)

What: A cruise on the newly refurbished Navigator of the Seas

When: June 24-28, 2019 + flying in the day before.

Where: Nassau and Coco Cay

Why:  We just booked this trip (practically last minute!) as we decided we wanted to have a getaway before we think of expanding our family but didn't want to spend too much time away from our lovely toddler-aged daughter.  Why not bring her, you ask? Well, even though people have shared wonderful experiences that they have had with their young children on board, it was not the type of vacation we were looking for.  We have done short cruises on Enchantment and Majesty before and wanted something more modern but on a short cruise and Navigator fit the bill nicely.  If they wouldn't have upgraded and larger ships on these itineraries, I don't think we would be doing a cruise (someday our child(ren) will be older and we will do a longer cruise)!

Excursions: Nothing planned.  Maybe the flight sim for me in Nassau and a massage for my wife.  We were big fans of the "rustic" Coco Cay and were hesitant about all of the upgrades to the island.  But after hearing such glowing reviews, I am excited to give it an honest try.

I am excited to try all of the new amenities on Navigator: Bamboo Room, Lime and the Coconut, Playmakers (Team Drink Package), the waterslides, FlowRider, escape room, and ice skating. We might even try some specialty dining for the first time.  Maybe Hooked for lunch and Jamie's for a dinner?

56 days to go! I'll leave you with a "historical" photo of Coco Cay.

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4 hours ago, JLMoran said:

Wow, looks like @Matt and @Lovetocruise2002 started a serious trend with WAAAY in-advance "blog preambles"! 😉 😁

It was up in the air whether this was going to happen or not. So I was just excited that I was able to book it that I wanted to share my enthusiasm!

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7 hours ago, StayFrosty said:

Why not bring her, you ask? Well, even though people have shared wonderful experiences that they have had with their young children on board, it was not the type of vacation we were looking for. 

Amen to that!  +1 for leaving those kids at home once in a while.  I can't wait to cruise without mine in July for Symphony!

7 hours ago, JLMoran said:

Wow, looks like @Matt and @Lovetocruise2002 started a serious trend with WAAAY in-advance "blog preambles"! 😉 😁

Umm...you mean to say @Matt started a serious trend. 

Although, @StayFrosty is way ahead of the game compared to both of us!  Must be itching to get the school year over and done with.  I know I am!

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14 hours ago, Sweety said:

I am a teacher and I will be on the cruise with 20 family members. Woohoo!!!!! I need this cruise. Have fun. 

 

6 hours ago, MIkew0805 said:

I will be on this sailing as well. I was supposed to be on the cancelled Feb 24 sailing, so after that disappointment I am looking forward to this cruise. Excited to see not only the changes in Navigator, but Coco as well. 

Mini-Group Cruise!

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22 hours ago, StayFrosty said:

Students’ last day = May 29th!

 

22 hours ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

So lucky!  #jealous

Here in Ontario, we go right to the end of June.  The very end.

But then I get on a cruise 6 days later with the RC Blog gang!

When do you go back to school?

I teach in England. Our schools are in until around 20th July and back beginning if September. (Although I get an extra couple of weeks as I teach at a private school and we finish on 5th July 😁)

On 4/29/2019 at 7:39 PM, StayFrosty said:

It was up in the air whether this was going to happen or not. So I was just excited that I was able to book it that I wanted to share my enthusiasm!

We've all been there!

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So update on the cruise planning. I booked Jamies for the last evening.  I have never done specialty dining as my wife and I are big fans of the main dining room but since it will be a couple of years before I will be able to cruise again, why not.  Also finally, the Escape Room has appeared in the cruise planner!  We are booked for after dinner while in Nassau.  I love escape rooms and the ones on Royal's ships look more elaborate than any I have been to.  I am not sure how the larger groups will work but I have only heard good things.

We are still not sure what we want to do in Nassau.  We are back and forth between beach day or staying on the ship.  Any thoughts? 

I'll leave you with some photos from 2015 of my students performing in Nassau IMG_0613.thumb.JPG.81c3cd5941396235a643a5507c68a841.JPG

 

in the Centrum on Enchantment of the Seas

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and the tired old lady herself

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On 4/29/2019 at 9:23 AM, StayFrosty said:

56 days

@StayFrostyWe love the planning and the countdown. Have a great cruise!

 

On 4/29/2019 at 9:56 AM, JLMoran said:

Wow, looks like @Matt and @Lovetocruise2002 started a serious trend with WAAAY in-advance "blog preambles"! 😉 😁

Is it too soon for me to start this one?😀

 

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