MS Navigator of the Seas is the
fourth Voyager-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean
International, and the first second-generation Voyager-class ship. She
was once the largest ship in the fleet and still ranks among the largest
passenger ships in the world.
The ship was christened in a ceremony by its godmother, German former
tennis player Steffi Graf.
As of November 2014 Navigator of the Seas was sailing Caribbean
itineraries year-round out of Galveston, TX. Navigator of the Seas was
sailing Mediterranean cruises based out of Civitavecchia, Italy until
November 2012. In November 2012, she began to depart from New Orleans,
Louisiana where she sailed 7-night Western Caribbean cruises until early
April 2013. She returned to Civitavecchia for the Summer of 2013 before
moving to Galveston, TX to sail 7-night Mexico cruises.
In January 2014, Navigator of the Seas spent a month in drydock to
receive "Royal Advantage" upgrades, including installation of a Wave
Loch FlowRider surfing simulator, an outdoor movie screen, digital
signage, ship-wide Wifi, new Concierge and Diamond lounges, a nursery,
and the changeover of the Cafe Promenade and Portofino restaurants to
the Park Cafe and Giovanni's Table concepts first introduced on the
Oasis class cruise ships. 81 new staterooms were added throughout the
ship, including 38 cabins added to the front of Deck 12 in front of the
spa and 43 cabins built in the space formerly occupied by the Dungeon
nightclub, the boardroom, and the photo gallery. 98 inside staterooms
received a "virtual balcony", an 80-inch floor-to-ceiling
high-definition television displaying live views from outside the ship.
In November 2015, after two seasons sailing from Galveston, Navigator of
the Seas began sailing winter itineraries out of Port Everglades in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida, where she sailed 6- and 8-night Eastern and Western
Caribbean itineraries, and summer itineraries out of Southampton,
England, where she sails to the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. From
November 2016, Navigator of the Seas will transition to sailing her
winter itineraries out of Miami, Florida.