We are considering a December 2003 cruise on the Naviagator and are looking for some info.
We recently sailed on the Grand Princess and although she is BIG, we never felt crowded or overwhelmed. We had a mini-suite which was very comfortable for the 4 of us. We are wondering on recommendations for cabins, locations etc. for 4.
I know that the Voyager Class Ships are much bigger than the Grand and wondered if they were overwhelming or as cozy as the Grand.
What about after meal snacks. The Grand had a 24 hour buffet which can in handy!
Also, any info on the Teen Club? Any one know if there are many teens on board Mid December?
The Navigator will not sail until dec 12 which will be a cruise no nowhere for 2 nights. After that she will start sailing for 7 days. We are on her Dec 12 and Jan 25th.We will be in a suite aft cabin which we were told is pretty big.We are also a family of 4. We have sailed with this cruise line before and we could always get snacks in form of room service too.I hope this has helped a bit...
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My husband and I have sailed on the Explorer twice and will be heading for our 3rd cruise aboard her on the 15th of March. We have had a balcony cabin on the left side next to the last room on deck 10 and an inside cabin on deck 6 about 3/4 of the way down again on the left side. When we go in March this time we will have an atrium room. I can tell you both the balcony room and the inside cabin were very spacious. We shared the balcony room with another couple and there was plenty of room. The couch in the balcony room made into a bed. We had the inside cabin all to ourself. They have inside cabin rooms that have a 3rd and 4th pullman bed available. I know on the Monarch we shared an oceanview cabin with the same couple we shared the balcony room with on the Explorer and I must say the rooms on the Voyager class ships are MUCH larger. We were a little cramped on the Monarch, but really you're not in the room that much except to sleep. On the Explorer around 10 P.M. they had hotdogs hamburgers and fries available, and I know room service is available 24 hours, so you shouldn't have a problem there. Have fun and happy cruising.
What impressed us about the "Explorer" was exactly what you said about the "Grand," we knew we were on a huge ship but it never felt that way. The promenade and ice rink were nice highlights and "RCI's" usual small cabins was the our only negative.
We've sailed on the Grand Princess and the Voyager of the Seas.
The differences in the ships are 6 of one and half dozen of the other. Here's a few we noticed:
Voyager: FABULOUS Grand: Mediocre to crappy
Voyager Atrium: adequate. loved the atrium view
Grand mini suite balcony: Love these balconies. all glass with no enclosure. Rooms on the Grand were bigger. you can compare square footage easitly
Never went hungry on either ship ever. We thought it was better on the Grand
We thought the Grand was difficult to get around. Even on the last night i had to ask someone the way to the dining room.
The pools on the Grand were fresh water. open later. everyone complains about deck chairs, but we always found some somewhere on both ships.
Service: Great on both. The captain on the Voyager addressed us every day. sometimes more than once. enjoyed hearing from him. he was very visible as was the cruise director.
Cruise director and staff on the Grand we condescending oafs. (spelling?) stupid jokes, repeated over and over. we stopped wasting time on the shows and spent more time in the casino. Always find a way to have fun.
My teens werent really interested i nthe teen clubs. they think they are for dorks. plenty to do for them with out. sports mostly
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We have been in outside rooms (with verandahs) on Vision Class and Radiance class ships and found them to be noticeably larger than similar style room on Princess' Sun class ships (Dawn Princess). We were upgraded to an Owner's Suite on Explorer so I can't compare their standard outside rooms with those on any Princess ship, including the Grand class, but in comparison to the rooms on RCI's older ships (Sovereign class) I would no longer classify their staterooms as remarkably small.