Voyager of the Seas Cruise Review by Dolphine: Voyager activities & condition disappointing
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Voyager activities & condition disappointing
Embarkation: New Orleans
Voyager's spring 2012 TA crossing was blessed by mostly good, if cool, weather. Lack of entertaining or informative lectures and few quality daytime activities were a disappointment. For example: Dance instruction by staff decidedly subpar compared to fall Mariner TA. "Workshop" scrapbooking with minimally trained staff waste of time.
We did feel insulted by the condition of the ship: We were appalled by the condition of the miniature golf course, then pleasantly surprised midcruise when it was refurbished. Cabin deck halls seemed to have obstructions such as carts and cleaning equipment an uncommon amount of time.
Fitness center was warmer and stuffier than previous experience.
Gamblers on board had no outlet for half the cruise; some had not been informed pre-cruise. For having only 2000 passengers, public spaces often seemed crowded. The smart cruisers were those who brought along their own means of entertainment.
Food was good, a few times More excellent in the MDR, but there seemed to be less variety and shortages which were not replenished in the Windjammer.
On the positive side, staff were pleasant and helpful for the most part.
Kudos to the staff at the port of Valencia. It was the first time we had people who actually knew something and were able to inform passengers. I was told the complimentary shuttle buses had been arranged just the previous night. It would be wonderful if such service and information were available at every stop.
If this had been our first cruise, I'm not sure we would have wanted to repeat the experience. It wasn't awful, but it was just okay. Perhaps RC was asking too much of the crew to provide a quality experience amidst the on board disruptions. Less
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Cabin review: K Interior Stateroom
Enjoyed our inside cabin's location just one deck up from Cafe Promenade. Some guests didn't like the longer trek aft to dining locations, but we regarded it as a fitness opportunity. We think RC design is masterful in providing adequate storage space for two and an excellent bathroom. I even had room (barely) to do yoga.Read All Interior Stateroom (K) Reviews >>
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