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Navigator of the Seas

Capacity
3,807
Crew
1,213
Tonnage
139 570
Length
311.1 m (1,021 ft)
First voyage
2002
Decks
15

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.

Concept and construction

Constructed at Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland, the ship originally measured 138,279 GT and carried 3,807 passengers plus additional crew. A refurbishment in 2014 added 81 additional staterooms,... Read more

Navigator of the Seas

Cruiseline: 
Capacity: 
3,807
Crew: 
1,213
Tonnage: 
139 570
Length: 
311.1 m (1,021 ft)
Beam: 
38.6 m (127 ft) - Waterline48 m (157 ft) - Max
First voyage: 
2002
Decks: 
15

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.

Concept and construction

Constructed at Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland, the ship originally measured 138,279 GT and carried 3,807 passengers plus additional crew. A refurbishment in 2014 added 81 additional staterooms, increasing the ship's gross tonnage to 139,570 GT. Her length is 1,020 feet with a beam of 157.5 feet.

The ship contains US $8.5 million dollars in art, displayed in stairwells and public areas. Navigator of the Seas' main Atrium sculpture spans over seven decks and is based on the bubbles a scuba diver makes when swimming under water. Her promenade also features lighting that changes color based on the time of day and with events occurring on the ship.

Navigator of the Seas is the first of the second generation of Voyager-class vessels. She was also from 2002 to 2005 the world's largest cruise ship. Major differences include the addition of the "Jade" Asian fusion buffet and a larger Windjammer buffet area, which extends out over the aft of the ship. The second-generation ships also feature glass balconies that extend out from the side of the ship. (The first-generation ships had metal-walled balconies recessed into the superstructure.) In addition, the saltwater aquarium in the first-generation Schooner Bar was replaced with a piano and additional seating. These design changes were carried over for Mariner of the Seas as well as for the ships in the later Freedom class.

Technical

Main propulsion

The ship has a diesel-electric powertrain that uses three Azipod azimuth thrusters. Each propeller is driven by a double-wound 3-phase synchronous motor with 4-bladed fixed-pitch bronze propellers. The motors are mounted outside the hull directly on the propeller shaft inside the pod. The three propellers are arranged so that the center propeller is a pushing on–azimuthing Fixipod-type and the two wing ones are of pulling-azimuthing–type steering propellers.

  • Motors: three 14,000 kW (18,800 hp) at 145 rpm each
    • Total: 42,000 kW (56,000 hp)
  • Stabilizers: 4 Brown Brothers Stabilizer Fins
  • Bow Thrusters: 4 KAMEWA 3000 kW each
  • Maximum speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
  • Fuel consumption at full speed: 10,637 kg/h (2,871 gal/h)

Generators

Six Wärtsilä Diesel 12V46 generators producing 12,600 kilowatts each for a total of 75,000 kilowatts or 103,000 bhp. All gensets are monitored by the Wärtsilä CBM (Condition Based Maintenance) group by using Wärtsilä automatic data sending concept.

Fresh water production

The ship has three ways in which to produce fresh water—Two Alfa Laval Desalt Flash and Energy Recovery Evaporators and one Pall Rochem seawater desalination unit (reverse osmosis) "Rosmarin" 80404-50/300-A-SW

  • Steam evaporator: 230,000 gallons (900 metric tons) per day
  • Seawater desalination unit (reverse osmosis): 80,000 gal (300 t) per day
    • Total freshwater production: 540,000 gal (2,100 t) per day
  • Water consumption: 58 U.S. gallons (220 liters) per person per day
  • Ice cube production: 65,000 lb (29,000 kg) per day

Operations

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.. In May 2019, it will sail for the 3 and 4 night market in the Bahamas out of Miami.

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Attractions on Navigator of the Seas


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Centrum

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The Centrum, a seven-story atrium surrounded by bars, lounges and unique shops which offer an array of merchandise ranging from perfume and jewelry to liquor and cruise wear. It's best compared to ...
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Concierge Club

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Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast and even...
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Johnny Rockets

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Step into our' 50s diner, which features red naugahyde booths, formica counters, a jukebox, burgers, fries and, of course, good old-fashioned malted milk shakes.
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Boleros Lounge

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Follow the Latin beat and find yourself in a nighttime hot spot where you can keep up with live music and cool down with a mojito or caipirinha.
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Windjammer Cafe

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This seaside cafe offers buffet-style breakfasts and lunches. In the evenings, the cafe's casual atmosphere is complemented by a changing menu and restaurant-style service This area also incorporat...
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Adventure Ocean

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A play area with specially designed activities for kids from 3-17. Run by exceptional, energetic and college-educated staff.
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R Bar

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Experience a 1960's vibe at the all-new R-Bar, featuring iconic furnishings and classic cocktails-gimlet, martini, gin, whiskeys and more-- all served by the ship's resident mixologist. And e sure ...
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Chops Grille

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Elegant and upscale, this "reservation only" restaurant is the place to go when you're hungry for the perfect steak.
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Teen Disco

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Parties where teens can gather, dance, and enjoy the music.
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Guest Services

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Questions or concerns? Stop by the Guest Services desk, where our knowledgeable staff is available to assist with general ship information, reporting lost or damaged goods, exchange money, cash tra...

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