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Voyager of the Seas
Voyager of the Seas
Member Name: dln929
Cruise Date: October 2011
Embarkation: Venice
Destination: Eastern Mediterranean
Cabin Category: GS
Cabin Number: 1324
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates 5+
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Fabulous introduction to the world of cruising!
We were just on the Voyager of the Seas' seven night Adriatic Cruise. Ports were Venice, Koper, Ravenna, Bari, and Dubrovnik.

STATEROOM: Grand Suite, worth every penny! The room was very spacious with plenty of closet space. The bathroom had two double sinks and the tub had two retractable wash lines for hanging up laundry. (We traveled with carry-on luggage only so yes, I did have to do a little bit of washing in the sink!) #1324 was on the hump so our balcony was wider than most. We had one lounge sun chair and a table and chair set-up,which we used every morning as we had breakfast on our balcony.

ENTERTAINMENT: very enjoyable shows each evening. The singers were particularly talented. The Elton John tribute was excellent. We also saw the ice show--don't miss this; it's spectacular. Lounge music was good throughout the ship also though I wish the volume wasn't quite as loud. It's hard to carry on a conversation over the music.

DINING: For the all the complaints about food that I've read, I set my expectations on the low side and was pleasantly surprised at how delicious all our meals were. We ate at the Main Dining Room. The wait staff was very attentive and really added to the whole dining experience. We had two formal nights and enjoyed seeing everyone in their finery. We ate at Windjammers only once for lunch and there was a good selection. We had such big breakfasts and dinners that we tended to forgo lunch entirely!

PORTS: In Koper we walked off the ship and signed up for an excursion to the Slocjan Caves. I think it was the town of Koper who sponsored this. At 40 euros per person, which included transportation and entrance into the caves, this was an excellent value. The caves are jaw-dropping. If you go, however, you must be fit as there's plenty of walking, some of it up steep stairs.

In Ravenna we bought the 9 euro pass which included about 5 churches. Amazing mosaics! The town itself was pleasant and it was a nice afternoon out.

In Bari we took the local train to Polignano a Mare, a small cliff side village. There's a nice little beach where I collected a fair bit of colorful beach glass, and of course the cliffs are a sight to see. We didn't have enough time to explore Bari properly as we spent the bulk of the day in Polignano.

Dubrovnik! Beautiful city in a beautiful country. We want to go back.

Venice...same opinion as above. Sailing into and out of Venice is wonderful, too. It's extremely easy to get into the city by foot, which we appreciated. You can use the People Mover for 1 euro but you really don't have to if you don't mind walking ten minutes or so.

Publication Date: 11/09/11
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