Voyager of the Seas Cruise Review by roselilyoz: Singapore to Sydney- a great cruise

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Singapore to Sydney- a great cruise

Sail Date: October 2013
Destination: Australia & New Zealand
Embarkation: Singapore

This was our 14th cruise. We have cruised before with RCI, Princess, Carnival and Celebrity.

This repositioning cruise of 14 nights, 9 of them at sea, was very relaxing and enjoyable. For us this time the ship was the destination as we had visited all ports previously.

There was a majority of Australian passengers on board, most of whom had not been on such a large ship as Voyager, and we overheard many stating that it was too large for them. However size is a matter of personal preference and we loved the opportunities that such a big ship affords in the way of different locations and activities on board, especially when there are so many sea days.

Embarkation at Singapore was fine, once we made our way through the huge traffic jams caused by 2 very large ships at the new Marina Bay Cruise Terminal. We had all received an email from Royal Caribbean telling us to expect delays so we were prepared for that.

Our stateroom was a superior balcony on More deck 9, and we found it to be spacious and comfortable even though the balcony itself was small. There was a delivery of new mattresses which delayed access to the stateroom for a while, but we didn't mind waiting for such a reason. Our stateroom attendant was really excellent, and the room seemed to be made up immediately we left it.

The ship itself is quite stunning, and we loved the Royal Promenade, with it's array of shops, bars, cafes etc. Some areas looked a little worn, but there is a refit due next year. The outdoor areas were good, and the gym and whirlpools, sauna and steam room were excellent.

Entertainment was good overall, although some of the guest entertainers were not to our liking.

The Dining Rooms were lovely, but we found the breakfasts and lunches there actually better than the dinners. The buffet at Windjammers was of the usual standard. Gluten free meals were available everywhere, there seems to be a greater understanding of this dietary requirement these days.

Overall the service was of the usual RCI standard, which we find to be excellent.

Disembarkation at Sydney was easy, we walked off with our luggage, so there were no delays encountered.

In summary this was yet another wonderful cruise with RCI, possibly helped by us now being Diamond Members! Less

Published 11/26/13

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