Voyager of the Seas Review

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Why Choose Voyager of the Seas?

  • Pro: Inside cabins have "virtual balconies," offering ocean views in rooms that normally have none
  • Con: No consistency in dining room and buffet, food choices ranged from poor to great
  • Bottom Line: A good choice for anyone seeking a fun and active cruise experience

Voyager of the Seas Overview

Editor Rating
4.5

In 1999, when Royal Caribbean's 3,114-passenger Voyager of the Seas entered service as the largest cruise ship in the world, it was heralded as the most revolutionary vessel ever built, forever changing the world of cruising with such never-before-seen features as an ice skating rink/TV studio/concert arena, rock-climbing wall, in-line skating track, horizontal atrium (now known as the Royal Promenade), and inside cabins with a view.

The rock-climbing walls are now aboard every Royal Caribbean ship, and the ice skating rink and other features can also be enjoyed on the line's other four Voyager-class ships, as well as on the line's newer classes of ships, but Voyager of the Seas is still mind boggling, memorable and exciting. The ship underwent an $80-million refit in October 2014, adding several other signature facilities, such as a FlowRider surfing simulator, "virtual balconies" on inside cabins, 3D movies and several new dining options.

Voyager of the Seas Fellow Passengers

Royal Caribbean generally appeals to a broad range of folks of all ages -- but with one characteristic in common: This ship is designed for the activity-minded. It also attracts a high percentage of families. When sailing in Australia (November through April), the majority of passengers are locals.

Voyager of the Seas Dress Code

During the day, dress is casual. Evenings are either casual, smart casual or formal. On casual nights, suggested attire is sports shirts and slacks for men and sundresses or pants for women. On smart casual evenings, men should don jackets and tie, with women wearing dresses or pantsuits. On the one or two formal nights per cruise, men can choose from tuxedos or suits and ties, while woman usually wear cocktail dresses.

Voyager of the Seas Gratuity

Royal Caribbean passengers are charged $13.50 per person, per day ($16.50 for suite guests). Gratuities can be prepaid or will be added on a daily basis to passengers' SeaPass accounts during the cruise. Passengers can modify or remove gratuities by visiting the guest services desk while onboard. An 18 percent gratuity is automatically added to bar tabs.

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Voyager of the Seas Member Reviews

This was our fifth cruise second on royal Caribbean and first on Voyager class. Overall impressions very I fluenced by the crowded nature of the New Years cruise. Felt. Bit like being in Bali with drunken Aussies sometimes. Long waits for lifts. ... Read more
Really positive experience overall, found the ship and most facilities clean and easy to navigate, although will add our first day embarking and settling in was confused, and some notice / info about needing Lanyards would have been good to know in ... Read more
We have cruised with RCI on 7 occasions and with the exception of this last cruise, they were all sensational. RCI appears to have cut back on staff as the service levels have dropped dramatically. For the first time we experienced relatively long ... Read more
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Voyager of the Seas Ratings

Editor Rating 4.5 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
4.0
3.9
Public Rooms
5.0
4.3
Cabins
4.0
4.2
Entertainment
5.0
3.9
Spa & Fitness
5.0
4.2
Family & Children
5.0
3.2
Shore Excursions
2.0
3.6
Enrichment
2.0
3.5
Service
4.0
4.3
Value-for-Money
4.0
3.9

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Ship Stats
Crew:
1,176
Launched:
1999
Decks:
15
Tonnage:
137,276
Passengers:
3,114
Registry:
Bahamas
CDC Score:
96
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