Navigator of the Seas

Navigator of the Seas is a Voyager-class cruise ship belonging to the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, built at Turku’s Finnish shipyard, Kvaerner Masa-Yards. Commissioned in December 2002, it has recently been renovated. Its maximum capacity is 3807 passengers with 1213 crew members. At the center of the ship is a large promenade with shops, bars and a cafe where you can get a snack at any time (pizza, panini, salad, fruit, biscuits, etc.). This walk has a lighting that changes according to the times of the day or the events, depending on the day. On the ceiling, you will also find an imposing sculpture that stretches along the floors that is based on the idea of a diver and the bubbles he makes when he is swimming under water. You will find activities for all the family and many of them are very appreciated by the public like the FlowRider (surf simulator), the spectacle on the ice rink, the escape room, the glow-in-the-dark laser tag, or just watch movies on a big screen outdoors under the stars. Among the restaurants you have a great choice: seafood, steak house, Japanese cuisine, Italian cuisine, etc. and you’ll find 15 bars and lounges for a drink and chat or attend live music events or screens with sports among others. The ship’s itineraries right now offer 3-4 night cruises to the Bahamas from Miami.

Tips

If you do not have a big budget and you do not like indoor cabins, you have two very interesting options, one would be to take a cabin with virtual balcony where you will have virtual images in real time navigation and the other could be an interior cabin but with windows that overlook the Promenade; they do not open but it gives you more space in the room and the feeling that you have an outside view. Of course, you will be able to see the life of the promenade at all times and the soundproofing is excellent.

If you want to take a drinks package, specialty restaurants, excursions or other services, you will find great rates if you book them online before.

To find out what’s happening on the ship all the time, download the app right from your home.

Adventure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

The Adventure of the Seas is a cruise ship of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line that was built at the Finnish shipyard of Turku, Kvaerner Masa-Yards. It has been in service since 2001 and belongs to the Voyager class. You will find many options to choose your cabin, there is something for all tastes and needs. It is a ship that offers activities for all ages. There is a water park (Splashaway Bay); giant twin toboggans (The Perfect Storm); a simulator for surfing (the Flowrider); a mini golf; a court to practice some sports, a casino, a library, swimming pools, whirlpool baths among other free entertainment options and you will find some paying ones like wine tasting. One thing is certain, you have a lot to do on board! Talking about food, you have restaurants open to everyone and others where you will have to make a reservation. Several options of bars are also added.

Tips

Before boarding, visit the company’s website to see everything that is paid for and that you can buy in advance because you can find discounts or combined offers.

MSC Orchestra

MSC Orchestra is one of the cruise ships of MSC Cruises company, which was christened in May 2007 in Civitavecchia with the presence of Ennio Morricone and Sophia Loren. There are three twin ships: MSC Musica, MSC Poesia and MSC Magnifica. The ship includes:

13 passenger decks
13 lifts
system to reduce vibration and noise reduction in public environments
18 suites with private balcony
809 outside cabins with balconies, including 3 for disabled
173 outside cabins including 2 for disabled
275 inside cabins, including 12 for disabled
interactive TV, minibar, safe, radio, bathroom with shower, hairdryer, fresh fruit basket every day, air conditioning, heating, wardrobe, telephone and wireless internet (fee) in all cabins
sports facilities (mini-golf, tennis, jogging track, gymnasium, aerobics, yoga center, swimming pools)
Wellness facilities (saunas, steam rooms, thalassotherapy, aromatherapy, color therapy, beauty salon, solarium, whirlpools)
entertainment facilities (teen area, disco, games room, children’s area, theater, cinema, casino, library, art gallery, photo gallery, shopping area)
dining room (sushi bars, Internet cafes, cigar room, wine bar, restaurants)
other services (photographer, medical center, duty free shops)

In this vessel, they made an Italian film, advertising and scenes of a Brazilian film.

Tips

To make a reservation, it is best to do it well in advance because it’s not a very big ship and MSC Cruises usually are the Italian favorite that are quite used to do one or two cruises per year.
As in all ships, you will have the night of the Captain so you must bring an elegant outfit and themed evenings like the Italian night or little surprises that may occur at different times of the year.