There was a great variety of food but under temperature is not enjoyable and is a health risk. Many people believe they do not carry germs so fail to sanitizer their hands and do not observe common hygiene rules such as using tongs and utensils - fingers are not allowed! Staff are frustrated with
requests but cannot enforce the situation. Children's behaviour in all areas needs monitoring - a football has no place in the dining room or theatre, to dribble a football on the floor on any ship is dangerous! A child passed me in the windjammer using his ball, passing me meal in hand and along side me was a young mother baby in pouch also carrying her dinner, it's accidents that can be avoided if staff and parents respect where they are - very inappropriate and unnecessary risk, leave the ball home!!!!!
Cabin staff fabulous "Made" could have been more helpful. Main dining room staff very eager to please. Everyone did their best but at time their hands were tied and there are always limitations. This is our second R C cruise, last year my case bit the dust on embarking, the staff tried to fix it as it was ok when deposited in the luggage area. On examination it was irrepairable so it was replaced immediately. This cruise my husbands case met the same fait - a smashed retractable handle but on disembarkation, a form was filled out on the spot and we were left with dragging the case around Tokyo. More care needs to be taken with luggage, we take care of our belongings, the case itself is fine but with an inability to use the wheels it is to heavy to carry. Shame it's didn't happen like before "getting on" I am still going through the red tape of claiming and have been home nearly two weeks!
After being on numerous cruises, more than 10, it is obvious that the food on Voyager of the sea is a long way off what is acceptable. The food tasted bland and it was very, very repetitive both in the buffet restaurant, Windjammer, as well in the main dining room, Sapphire.
Activities on board were also very basic and probably planned for a person who had never cruised before. However there were a couple of good things about the ship that in fairness must also be noted and they are namely that the layout of the Sapphire was extremely well done with superb furnishings plus the ice skating was also world class.
Now back to the not so good parts. Walking down the main promenade was similar to walking down the main street of a large shopping mall where the shops were way out of the price range of most customers. We were on a cruise around Asia and yet there was no sunscreen in any of the shops plus as there were over seven hundred children on board you would have thought that the shops would sell lollies or chips or anything else that a young child may have been interested in. Whilst on the subject of children I find it hard to understand why a 1.00 pm curfew time is appropriate and as such as the kids got tired they became unruly.
There is also a good reason, although I do not know it, why the outdoor movie screen was very much under used and the movies on it were certainly lacking in appeal to most adults. It appears to me that Royal Caribbean organise cruises with the intent of doing them as cheap as possible which probably accounted for the reason why there were very few staff walking around taking drink orders. If they decide to have a multi cultural staff, which should be applauded, they must also utilize people who can be understood when they make an announcement.
Have cruised before with Royal Caribbean - Oasis of the Seas on a Western Caribbean 7 day cruise. We really loved it and have been keen to try another cruise ever since. This time around we have taken my 83 year old Father in Law and 76 year old Mother In law. Although my Father in law took some
convincing, he rarely travels any further than 10-15 minutes from home, he began to warm to the idea of a relaxing cruise, nice food and a flutter on the Black Jack Tables in the Royal Casino. Finally the day came for embarkation and as soon as he was on board his eyes widened and was amazed at the spectacle which is Royal Caribbean.
His stateroom (an accessible cabin on Deck 2) was a great size and just right for him as he needs assistance walking around with a gammy leg and one eye due to a war injury in the Vietnam War. In the Windjammer buffet he kept on trying to pay for the food and was continuously amazed at how much good value his cruise was. Not a big fan of theater he was coerced to attend one show and liked it so much he was up for all the subsequent shows during the 10 day cruise. We manged front row seats for his favourite genre, being Magic. You wouldn't believe but the Illusionist did a trick right in front of him and he was totally blown away. After a couple of nights on the Black jack tables people would start to greet him by name as they passed, this even happened one day in Noumea on the Shore Excursion much to his chagrin. My mother in law had a marvelous time, eating, shopping exploring the boat and playing Roulette and Black Jack. Staff were very attentive and pleasant making our experience something very Royal. Following the cruise both in laws indicated that they look forward to cruising again in the next couple of years. Well done Royal Caribbean!
First time on Voyager of the Seas and was surprised at the size of the ship.Having been on Radiance of the Seas a few times I was amazed how many more cabins there were on Voyager.The thing that stood out most was the lack of seating in the various Bars etc.Fancy a drink after dinner ? Forget it,
there was never anywhere to sit as all available seating was almost always occupied.Finding a seat in the Windjammer Cafe at meal time was often difficult.
The Adults only pool was the same. Unless you had a lounge or table by 8am then forget it.
Theater seating was not the same as there were always seats available in this venue.
Disembarking and re-boarding was a nightmare, with long long queues at each Port.
To leave the Ship in Kuala Lumpur one had to queue down corridors and then follow a long line around the perimeter of the Theater to get a ticket allocation to board a bus for the city.This took almost 45 minutes .Nowhere near good enough.
The ship was looking a bit tired after it's long season in Australia but everything on the Ship worked fine.The crew were fantastic as usual and the food was of the same usual good quality.Wine seemed really expensive and at US$15-18 per half glass seemed a bit over the top.
As usual Royal Caribbean gave us a nice holiday and except for the above few problems it was a pleasant journey.
My Husband and I recently returned from a 7 night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean leaving and returning to Venice. It was a trip to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary and we could not have picked a better trip for romance and service. Our cabin was large and had a balcony. Our cabin steward looked
after our every need while always being unobtrusive. The food was out of this world as was the service and on the night of our anniversary the waiters gathered around the table to sing to us!. Every night there was something to do until the early hours including an ice skating show, singing and dancing to suit all ages and tastes, movies and a casino.
Value for money you couldn't beat it and all gratuities were included in the price. The Ship itself was big and beautiful, easy to get lost!. The ports of call were interesting ( Slovenia, Ravenna, Bari,Dubrovnik and Venice) We loved Venice and Dubrovnik the best. I would recommend cruising to everyone, couples, families, singles, young and old alike as there is something for everyone on a cruise and Royal Caribbean cruise line was great.
First time on this refurbished ship. They had added more staterooms/cabins on 'Voyager of the Seas' but not the amenities. Therefore, we stood around queuing a lot of the time & there were only 2 places to get a cappacino on board. Decided that we would prefer a smaller ship like the 'Radiance of
the Seas' that we had been on previously. Overall, we had a lovely time.
The refurb of the Voyager is spectacular. Loved the new specialty restaurants and Flowrider. The cruise was at full capacity which made MyTime dining a bit tricky to get bookings, but the quality of food was wonderful. Cabins look beautiful after refurb and crew were always friendly (despite the
guests who felt entitled to complain whenever something wasn't 100% perfect). Our kids loved every minute. Looking forward to another cruise!
This was my first 3rd and this one was the worst so far. The 'everything' was so messed up. Plus, I purchased a $400.00 photo package and there was no credit to purchase the photos on the CDs and one of the CDs were damaged, unable to be used. I emailed the company but they didn't reply the email
until really late, saying that they can't do nothing bout it because the time limit is up. what the hell? I can promise you, I won't be purchasing another cruise from this damned cruise line.