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.
well we have just gotten off the Royal Caribbean - Voyager of the Seas from NZ and all i can say is WOW.. if you have kids and are looking to cruise then this is the ship for you.. it has everything from ice skating, putt putt, rock climbing wall, flow rider and the Dreamswork's parades and meet and
greets.. lots of spa's for the kids/family to enjoy.. the kids were happy and entertained.
This was our first cruise so were not really sure what to expect. The check in process was great, we were on the ship within 20 minutes of arriving at the port in Sydney.
The Good: the wait staff in the main dining room and our Stateroom attendant were awesome. The shows each night in the theatre were great, a good variety of shows. The Cruise Director, Chris Brown is hilarious and there were lots of different activities each day. The gym and pool/spa areas are excellent.
The Bad: the time it took to leave the ship each day in New Zealand. I completely understand that passengers with Shore Tours need to leave first and I don't have an issue with that, but it still took over 2 hours to get off the ship. When you only have limited time in a place you really want to be able to spend as much time as possible off shore.
Ship to big to provide-good entertainment People we spoke to said the same. After 2 days we were glad to get off the ship New Zealand was great Found shore tours half the price on shore than what you paid on the ship. You could not do your own laundry on the ship, they charged $30 per bay to wash
only . everything had a dollar figure attached to it .We have been before with P & O which I rate as 9 out of 10. Voyager of Seas 5 out of 10
Comprehensive Guide on board the Voyager of the Seas March 2015.
Joined the Ship in Sydney Circular Quay for an 11 nights South Pacific Cruise, trips to Fiji were cancelled because of Cyclone Pam and the ship was diverted to Hobart, Tasmania.
On boarding there is a sign for check-in appointment to limit queues and wait times describing the cabin levels boarding times in an order from deck 10 at 11:30 AM to Deck 2 at 4:30 PM, unfortunately this rule was ignored as all passengers boarded by pushing their way at the same time. The signing on itself was fine and a seapass was issued for my cabin and for the onboard expenses. Lunch (buffet) was available in the Windjammer CafÃ© on level 11 and the food was satisfactory. The interior cabin was fine comes with the new virtual screen which give the illusion as if you are on a real balcony. The Sapphire dinning rooms are well presented and organised; unfortunately the menu and food did not fit with the dÃ©cor. On the same large one page menu there is an upgrade for premium dishes if you wish but come at a cost of up to US$ 41
Now with the sport activities, there are 2 tennis tables that are damaged, and the bats are of the cheapest quality and thatâ€™s why they donâ€™t let players using their own during competitions and as there are so many competitors matches went only to 11 points instead of the normal 21 and a game can only last for about 5 minutes and the looser out. The volleyball, on competition day the staff takes on contestantâ€™s names and straight away the competition took off with no warm up and sadly on the first tournament an 80+ player fell off on his first ball, luckily no injury. Soccer, and again names are taken and the competition started, last for 3 minutes only game with a flat ball and for the Basketball challenge fast throwing games, all over in 15 minutes. The staffs want to rush thing off with the above competitions so they can attend to other commitments, due to staff shortages.
Now back to the Windjammer CafÃ©, as mentioned the food is fine with different dishes everyday but sadly as it was so crowded it can be quite frustrating to find a seat. The 3D films are occasionally shown in the theatre which are mainly for kids, sure there were few parents present.
The gymnasium is well equipped comes with professional equipments but no coach present. There were a few classes such a yoga, cycling etc, and also a few free seminars which at the end there are costs / charges if you wish to proceed, nothing is really for free. There is also the â€œVitality Day Spaâ€ includes back, neck, and shoulder massage (50 minutes) comes with an excessive amount of money roughly about 5 times more of what someone would pay for example in Thailand.
Now shops onboard daily offers â€œfine jewellery clearance sale reduced up to 60% and these prices cannot be beaten and are all tax and duty free! Limited stock so please be earlyâ€, this is deceitful be careful with this quote, as you will probably get this even cheaper home at your local shops.
At the Casino Royale there were not to many patrons only a few trying their luck on the tables and the poker machines and Aussies would know well why.
About the photos, yes there are a lot of those photographers on board roaming around the ship trying taking pictures of people when most of them feel uninterested and guaranteed that most of those professional expensive photos be left on board.
International guests and shipâ€™s band show live entertainments at the theatre twice in the evening such as magic / illusions, stand up comedy and dancers.
The highlight of the entertainment on board was the ice show performances by the international guests and passengers can use this ice ring facility during the day as well, at the Studio B.
Gob smacked to hear that there is a hefty cost for the bridge and galley tours when the crew involved are already on duty thatâ€™s the Security, Deck Officer, Galley personnel. For the amount what passengers paid for their cruise, this shipâ€™s tours should have been arranged as complementary.
On your stateroom television passengers can check their accounts, shipâ€™s position, one channel with continuous excursions plans, daily activities from the cruise director and a couple of News channels
(CNN / BBC /Channel 9 & 10)
In conclusion, if you are planning a cruise I am confident that this guide shall assist you in making your own choice and decision as this would be an eye opener if this is your first time cruising and above all take control with your own safety and expenditures on board. Bon Voyage
A bit disappointed we could not get to Fiji but enjoyed Hobart instead. The crew and Food was excelent. Lived up to our expectations.
At 1,020 feet long and with 15 decks, the Voyager Of The Seas has enough room to comfortably fit 3,114 passengers and 1,176 crew members. When she was first launched in 1999, this was the biggest cruise ship in the world. Since then, she has undergone a massive refit in 2014.
Accommodation options include the affordable and elegant interior rooms - some of which include virtual ocean views - as well as standard cabins with ocean views, staterooms with balconies and the top-of-the-range suites.
There are plenty of options for families to stay together, and there are 26 staterooms designed with lower sinks, wider doors and other features for wheelchair accessibility.
A pioneer in cruise entertainment, the Voyager Of The Seas was the first to introduce an on-board ice skating rink and rock climbing wall. It also has a jogging track, a mini-golf course, a basketball court and a FlowRider surf simulator.
There are special options for the kids including meet and greets with DreamWorks characters, teen lounge areas, a disco, and a youth program. For the adults, there are shops, Broadway-style shows in the Main Theatre, the Vitality Spa and an adults-only Solarium retreat.
Everyone can enjoy the pools, hot tubs and yoga and tai chi lessons.
Complimentary meals are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the richly appointed Main Dining Room, and there are more to be found at various cafes and eateries about the ship.
There is also a grill, an Italian restaurant, Japanese cuisine and more casual dining options available.