If we had to sum up all 1,693 cabins on Navigator of the Seas in three words, they'd be comfortable, simple and efficient. Despite being nearly 20 years old, cabins don't feel old and stuffy, thanks to routine cosmetic maintenance that keeps the furnishings and carpet fresh.
Still, a number of aspects remain outdated: Outlets (120V and 230V) are limited, and there are none bedside, nor are there any USB ports; and signs of wear are evident in areas such the occasional squeaky balcony door and slow-to-drain sink. Nevertheless, these minor inconveniences don't make or break the experience.
What we love most about Navigator of the Seas' accommodations, however, is the variety of cost-effective categories for those who can't swing a balcony. Those on a tighter budget can select from either an inside cabin, an inside cabin with a virtual balcony, a standard ocean-view cabin or a Panoramic Ocean-View cabin with a floor-to-ceiling window.
Regardless of which cabin you're in, you can expect the following features: ample storage space, flat-screen TVs, premium mattresses, sitting areas with pull-out sofas (albeit these areas are tighter in interior cabins), vanities and stocked mini-fridges.
Interior: Navigator of the Seas' interior cabins -- including those that feature a virtual balcony -- are 150 square feet. There also are several interior cabins overlooking the Royal Promenade; these feature a small window and offer more room (160 square feet). Accessible interior cabins come in at 256 square feet.
Oceanview: Ocean-view cabins on Navigator of the Seas come in different subcategories, ranging from standard (160 square feet) and large (175 square feet) to Family Ocean Views, which boast 293 square feet. Panoramic Ocean-View cabins offer anywhere from 191 to 283 square feet. There are also accessible ocean-view cabins with 276 square feet.
Balcony: Choose from a Deluxe Balcony cabin (184 square feet with a 46-square-foot balcony) or a roomier Superior Balcony, featuring 199 square feet, plus an additional 65 square feet on the balcony. Accessible balcony cabins provide a comfortable 275 square feet, with a 42 square-foot balcony.
Junior Suite: Each Junior Suite on Navigator of the Seas offers 297 square feet. Standout features include a bathtub and a balcony that's slightly larger than the one found in the Superior Balcony cabin.
Suite: Navigator of the Seas has three suite categories. Among them are the 401-square-foot Grand Suite, which features a large closet, bar and 104-square-foot balcony; the 574-square-foot Royal Family Suite with room for eight, thanks to two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with a tub), a large living area, plus a dining table and a 232-square foot balcony; and the 580-square-foot Owner's Suite, which boasts a separate living room with pull-out sofa, a dry bar, dinette, large living area and 157-square-foot balcony.