Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas extended balcony stateroom at the front of the ship. Check out what it is like to stay in a room on Deck 11 with an extended balcony.
Balcony Stateroom Room #1150
We upgraded to an extended balcony at the front of the ship on deck 11. This was our first time booking a room directly in the front of the ship.
The first thing we noticed walking into the room was the balcony. It is huge!!!! We walked right past everything else in the room and headed out to the balcony.
The room has a sliding glass door out to the extended balcony with a small step up and over to reach the balcony.
On the balcony, there are 2 lounge chairs, 2 regular chairs, and a nice size table. There is so much space on the balcony.
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Being at the front of the ship there is plastic over the top of the railing to protect you from the wind. There are also metal built-in partitions separating you from the rooms next door.
We were really thankful for the plastic covering the front on the first night of the cruise. It was so windy that somehow our sliding glass door opened at 2 am and the curtains were blowing outside.
I can't lie the bathroom is small! This is not a bathroom you are going to spend extra time in if you don't have to.
There is everything you need but it is not spacious. If you are plus-size this bathroom is definitely going to feel a bit tight.
The shower has a 2 in 1 body wash/shampoo in it if you don't want to pack shampoo with you. The shower does have plastic doors that close around you.
There is also a small sink, storage to the side and a tiny toilet. Everything you need is there it is again just small.
We had the beds put together into one bed. The bedding is super soft and really nice. I will say the bed is firm!
Be prepared for a firm bed if you are used to a pillow top or soft plush bed the bed we had was definitely firm!
There are four pillows on the bed which were nice sized.
Next to the bed is a small nightstand with a drawer and cabinet area. There are no plug ins next to the bed. On one side there is a phone that has a USB plug in on the side of it that can be used to charge your phone.
The room also has a small couch which we used for our suitcases. The couch was not comfortable. I tried to sit on it a few times but it was so hard that I couldn't get comfortable.
The room also has a desk area with multiple drawers built in next to it for storage. There is a comfortable chair that I used often for working.
Above the desk is mirror which is great for getting ready. There is also a small refrigerator if you want to store a few water bottles or cold drinks in the room.
There is a small hair dryer available in the desk so you don't have to pack one with you.
The room has one closet with 2 doors for storage. It is definitely not the largest closet we have enjoyed at sea. If you like to pack a large amount of clothes you may need to ask for additional hangers or bring them with you.
Since we were only on the Navigator of the Sea for 3 day we had more than enough space to spread out in the room.
Our extended balcony stateroom had everything we needed for our cruise but it was not the most spacious of cruise staterooms we have enjoyed.
The bathroom was definitely small and we felt like we were bouncing off the walls a bit trying to use. That being said there are ample bathrooms all over the ship during the day so we really only had to use it at night and to shower.
The bed is a great size but super firm. We are fans of a plusher mattress but if you like a firm bed you will love the mattresses.
Being on the front of the ship was a fun new experience. It was so cool waking up watching the sun rise over Ensenada while we pulled into port.
Being at the front of the ship on Deck 11 was great for getting places on board. All we had to do was walk down the hall and across the pool deck and we could be in the buffet.
There was an elevator bay near our room so it was super convenient to access anywhere on the ship.
We would book a front extended balcony again in the future. The upgrade cost was worth it for the extended size of the balcony and the experience that we enjoyed.
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