Sail Date: October 2018
I selected Royal Caribbean Voyagers of the sea as this schedule fits my family. Read alot of negative reviews before trip and was kind of worried that it will be a disappointing one. However all was falling in place from the moment we ... Read More
I selected Royal Caribbean Voyagers of the sea as this schedule fits my family. Read alot of negative reviews before trip and was kind of worried that it will be a disappointing one. However all was falling in place from the moment we arrived at the cruise centre. Instructions were clear, boarded the ship by 12noon and had lunch on board. Good selection of food at the buffet but of course if you eat buffet continously you will get tired of the food by the last day. Fine Dining at the Sapphire was quite a good experience. We were allocated a table and timing already for dinner. A couple of specified waiters served us for Day 1 and Day 3. They were great, fantastic service! Cafe Promenade serves snacks 24hrs which is already in package. A bonus as the children feels hungry after activities in the evening. My teens kid had so much fun on board with friends at the teens club. Housekeeping was done twice daily if you have requested. Tip them a little and be amazed by what they can do for you and make the trip more memorable. I brought my own wine and requested wine glasses from housekeeping. no issues at all. There are alot of activities you can do if you join in the fun. Highly recommend to cruise with them. Will join a different ship the next time. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Cruise was tagged onto a trip to the Singapore F1 grand prix which suited me as I did not want two long haul flights within 72 hours. Firstly I will say that my inside cabin was comfortable and the public areas elegant; the Sapphire ... Read More
Cruise was tagged onto a trip to the Singapore F1 grand prix which suited me as I did not want two long haul flights within 72 hours. Firstly I will say that my inside cabin was comfortable and the public areas elegant; the Sapphire dining room looks like something from Titanic. It's a big ship, guessing a quarter of a mile from end to end, and the lifts are centred so if your cabin is at the back, like mine, you clock up a fair distance - one day, without leaving the ship, I walked 2.5 miles. Lift carpets were changed daily to reflect the day of the week - handy if you forgot! The experience was marred by uninteresting food, inadequate information about trips ashore and staggeringly high prices on board. The basic soda package worked out at £10 a day and then the only drinks available were Sprite or Coke. I don't drink coke so after one day requested and was given a refund on the rest of the cruise. The only package including alcohol was £45 per day. I have never, ever spent that much on booze in a day, even drinking champagne! Although the staff selling the packages said only water was available free during meals, there was squash and the breakfast orange juice was very good. All drinks and speciality food purchased are subject to an 18% service charge, on top of the daily gratuity added to each person's account. I paid £10 (incl service) for a weak gin fizz - little gin and no fizz because the glass was full of ice. You are allowed to take two bottles of wine or champagne on board for cabin use but no other alcohol. There were signs saying only unopened bottles of water - at a charge - were to be taken off the ship. I paid for two tours in advance but would not have selected them had I known one involved 1.5 hours driving each way to get to the destination. No information on weather was provided before the trip to enable passengers to disembark with suitable clothes and footwear. It was raining heavily in Port Klang so I turned back. I didn't go to Phuket because of the long coach trip either way but had a pleasant afternoon onshore browsing the stalls lining the road from the jetty. I got a good exchange rate from a money changer there, the products were very cheap and most stallholders said they would take foreign currency. I liked the range of food offered in the Sapphire dining room, though a sirloin steak was very chewy. I splashed out on a lobster dinner on the final night and it was splendid. Windjammer, however, is like an enormous school canteen and I found the food uninteresting. Meats were tough and salads plain. I would not choose a RC cruise again, nor would I recommend the company to others. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
First RCCL for around 8 years and knew this was an old ship. However no issues with the décor or facilities. Cabin (inside) was quite small with bed and 90 degree angle to door. Very limited space to get round furniture to get into ... Read More
First RCCL for around 8 years and knew this was an old ship. However no issues with the décor or facilities. Cabin (inside) was quite small with bed and 90 degree angle to door. Very limited space to get round furniture to get into bed. Very attentive room steward, although we are very easy guests with limited requests. MDR was very good with excellent wait-staff. Plenty of choice and if in doubt we were given 2 starters. Windjammer was busy but always found a table and again plenty of choice. Promenade cafe was very good for coffees and afternoon treats. Drink prices are reasonable (until 18% service charge goes on) and must be the least drink I've ever had on a cruise. Bit excessive to have this charge for a barman opening a bottle of beer! Missed most of the shows as the timings of some of them were ludicrous when you are on second sitting. Some of the musicians on the promenade were very good but received little in the way of appreciation. Ports Only got off in KL due to dodgy stomach. Did the KL on your own excursion which was essentially a coach trip to a shopping mall with info provided for other nearby attractions. Please be aware the walk from the ship to the port excursion area is very long (around 800m) Embarkation and Disimbarkation were very smooth due to receiving special assistance for my wife due to mobility issues. Got a good deal from RCCL for a cruise next year on the Allure in the Carribean which I know will be better. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Voyager of the Seas by Royal Caribbean. First the good bit, the cabin was quite good with a balcony and the cruise was only 5 days. The service was very good. The bad bits, all the rest in some semblance of order, there was no free ... Read More
Voyager of the Seas by Royal Caribbean. First the good bit, the cabin was quite good with a balcony and the cruise was only 5 days. The service was very good. The bad bits, all the rest in some semblance of order, there was no free WiFi, they wanted $16 each day, they charged $29 per couple service charge every day and also an 18% service charge on all drinks at the bar and at meal times. 2 bottles of beer ended up at $15 and a the cheapest wine cost $36. No free bottles of drinking water in the room, you have to buy them. The food was plentiful but often lacked any real taste, how a steak can be tasteless is beyond imagination but it was. My best food was a salad at lunchtime, they can’t ruin a salad. When they say the they will take you to exotic sounding places like Kuala Lumpur check how far it is from the dock, it’s an hour away from the dock that has all the charm of an oil refinery. Trips off the boat were ridiculously priced and not worth the effort except that you get desperate to go somewhere. €79 per person for a coach ride and a walk in a small forest, I only went on one and regretted it, you can go do it yourself for a fraction of the price. You cannot buy alcohol outside and bring it onto the boat, they scan all the bags on the return, for security of course. They will impound any alcohol returning it to you at he end of the voyage. The swimming pool was an overgrown plunge pool, couple of strokes and you’re done. Whatever you try to do you will almost certainly be in a queue, for dinner, to get off the boat on your trip. The worst is the queue in the cruise centre to get on the boat, it makes Gatwick look easy. You may have guessed I didn’t like my cruise, others said not to be put off as this was the worst cruise they had been on and they would never sail with Royal Caribbean again, I may never cruise again, it’s captive robbery with smiles. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
They prioritize the Mainland China market with focus on loud Mandarin Karaoke, activities and crowded dancing. Nowhere for nice music, dancing, chat or fun places without overly screeching speakers. Best bar evenings reserved for Mandarin ... Read More
They prioritize the Mainland China market with focus on loud Mandarin Karaoke, activities and crowded dancing. Nowhere for nice music, dancing, chat or fun places without overly screeching speakers. Best bar evenings reserved for Mandarin Karaoke. Half the shows were disappointing. Dance classes over crowded. Few Westerners got open dining time. Most 5.30pm or 8.30pm. Changing very difficult. We had booked anytime dining but got told 5.30pm - not possible to change. Cigarette from the casino strong and wafting up and into other areas, making adjoining areas out of scope for non smokers.. Great service from some (sadly not all) restaurant staff and cabin crew and large balcony rooms the positives. Great gym size, but most activities one has to pay for.. like no craft, cake decorating $US35. Queue for a while for rock climbing. $US12 yoga. Shore excursions a hit and miss with Vietnam spa bad English and taking us to the wrong (better) then taking us to a more commercial (disappointing) site. Another Vietnam tour guide was Excellent in comparison. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
This was our 37th cruise and 10th on RCCL. By far, the ship was the biggest disappointment we have ever had and not up to the standards we have come to expect from RCCL. Voyager of the Seas is heading for drydock next year but by the ... Read More
This was our 37th cruise and 10th on RCCL. By far, the ship was the biggest disappointment we have ever had and not up to the standards we have come to expect from RCCL. Voyager of the Seas is heading for drydock next year but by the looks of her, she should have been there last year. * The hull is a patchwork of rust and paint. Usually, they paint them so much that it always looks beautiful. * The carpet in the hallways is dirty and has numerous holes where luggage is left. * The public restroom floor baseboards were gross. There are not enough restrooms in public areas which results in long lines after events. The entertainment was lacking. The productions shows are always wonderful and the Broadway in the Movies was especially great, with numerous costume changes throughout. And the skating shows are always amazing considering the small ice surface and the movement of the ship. Other than that, the theater shows were lacking. One juggler (?) just thought it amusing to continually drop things. The comedian was not funny and the singer from the Philippines was fine but not very entertaining. Many people walked out of all of these shows before the end. We traveled from Hong Kong to Singapore. It was disappointing not to have any speakers to help us learn about that fascinating part of the world during our sea days. Our cabin had no coffee table so the only place to eat was on the balcony. Unfortunately, it was so hot we had to rush to eat and then run back in. Then where are we to leave our room service tray?!? I'm not sure where anyone could eat in an inside cabin. The dining room staff is obviously overwhelmed. We asked for a table of 2 but were assigned a table of 9. The tables are so squished together that the staff has trouble serving. One couple was consistently 15-20 minutes late and then the staff would slow our service for them to catch up! And the food was just plain boring and awful. For example, the JUMBO fried shrimp was 4 very small pieces with rice. They could be swallowed in one bite...that is not JUMBO! The Windjammer was JAMMED! There's lots of food stations which is great and it's huge but we struggled every time to find a place to sit. Overall, I would describe this cruise as very disappointing. We were in a wonderful part of the world and we would have appreciated enrichment and entertainment that reflected Southeast Asia and enhanced our trip. We know RCCL can do much better! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
1 embarkation hong kong 20 mins taxi to ship 2 3disembarkation 30 mins cabin to taxi 3 ship signs of rust on hull otherwise very clean and smart 4 cabin js1630 clean smart well appointed kettle bath fantastic storage 5 main dining room ... Read More
1 embarkation hong kong 20 mins taxi to ship 2 3disembarkation 30 mins cabin to taxi 3 ship signs of rust on hull otherwise very clean and smart 4 cabin js1630 clean smart well appointed kettle bath fantastic storage 5 main dining room very good food sometimes a little cool buffet excellent choice last lunch 4 choices of roast meat etc room service excellent speciality Italian well worth surcharge 6 entertainment something for everyone theatre shows good ice show excellent schooner piano bar outstanding.7 sevice excellent across the ship 8 all ports excellent organised visits smooth and enjoyable.3 experienced travellers from uk and south african a memorable holiday fellow cruisers a mix from many countries Australia usa uk China India etc all mixed well chinese university students were brilliant company.cruised often never before with royal c but would again staff always smiled and ensured you had a perfect holiday cruise package was fantastic and bar service always fast and inefficient Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
Advertising price, itinerary. Being our first cruise we were looking for value inclusions. We accepted the varied reviews but made our decision based on what we were looking for. My Dining Time, quality table settings, sparkling white ... Read More
Advertising price, itinerary. Being our first cruise we were looking for value inclusions. We accepted the varied reviews but made our decision based on what we were looking for. My Dining Time, quality table settings, sparkling white tablecloths and the wait staff so attentive, cheerfull smiling at every sitting. Quality meals, breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Windjammer excellent variety also quality produce. We didn't dine in any of the speciality restaurants, just not our style. A king bed, ocean view with balcony. Our room attendant was very pleasant always smiling, efficient and enthusiastic for our enjoyment. This ship delivered more than we were expecting. Cruise Director Michelle and her team delivered fun, exciting entertainment with such enthusiasm, this made it so easy to meet and create new friendships. Stage shows were professional and so entertaining as was the Ice skating show. Proformers, technicians all involved should be congratulated for their expertise in putting them all together. So impressed with embarkation in Hong Kong, easy stress free, with approximately 3-4 hour time frame. Singapore was not so easy, but remember we were all getting off together in a tighter time frame. So yes we enjoyed our first cruise and look forward to organising another. My advice don't take negative reviews seriously, take out what you consider fair. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
We sailed from Hong Kong and walked to the terminal. On arrival there was no signs or staff. As it was raining we headed into the first door we saw. We walked through the terminal looking at maps to work out where we needed to go. Finally ... Read More
We sailed from Hong Kong and walked to the terminal. On arrival there was no signs or staff. As it was raining we headed into the first door we saw. We walked through the terminal looking at maps to work out where we needed to go. Finally we found what looked like the right place to be told no you need to go downstairs. We finally found the port staff and checked in. As we approached the ship our passports where taken from us. We was not told before hand this would happen. I went to take my landing card out but was told to leave it in. Once onboard we where very happy and the ship looked good. We got a drink and walked around the ship. We had early dining so we got ready and headed to the long queue to go for our evening meal. As we where getting to the front of the queue the line started to slow down. By now it was 6.15pm and dinning was 5.45pm. Another 5 minutes passed and we where still in the queue. 3 dining room staff where stood around the door. I finally asked what is happening and they said the dining room was full. I had to ask, no one was coming to inform us what was happening. We expressed that we had early dining to be told there is no assigned dining on this ship. We explained we was asked to choose and was told no it's an Asian cruise so no dining options, you just bascially turn up and hope there is a table. Obviously not impressed as we choice this time to dine and expected to, just like on other cruises we have been on. After 5 minutes of talking we asked if we would be assured of a table at 8pm and was told we would. Just come to the front of the queue and stand by this wall and you will be seated straight away. They also said this has never happened before but for other staff members to say it always like that so where not impressed. So on return it's another free for all with the guests and the dining staff didn't really know why we stood there. Communication was horrendous but we did finally get to sit down. All in all no assigned dining and we didn't sit on the same table each night with the same guests to share our adventures of that day which we where looking forward too. Before we left home we did alot of research on the ports and where to go and what to see. We obviously know due to weather conditions this can change but once we arrived in Okinawa we had to go through immigration. We where not informed of this when we booked our cruise or any day before we sailed. This took one and a half hours so the plans we had made we where not able to go ahead with due to losing so much time. It was very disappointing as we could have been informed of this before hand and not got our hopes up of visiting the places we wanted too. We also planned to get day travel cards in Japan but this was not possible as our passports where taken off us. They would only except the original passport and not the photocopy we had so this cost us more money to travel around. ALWAYS WATCH THE BAR STAFF MAKING YOUR DRINKS! We do not blame the bar staff as this happened several times at several different bars with several different bar staff so they are clearly told to them to do this. But they would use house spirits instead of branded spirits. We often had to stop them or ask them if it was our drink they where making. One bar server was like ermm no no that's not yours when we pointed out he was using the wrong spirits. They would happily replace it and make a fresh but this shouldn't happen in the first place and it is illegal. We are not big gamblers but we do like tonhave a little play on roulette. Unfortunately this was not possiable due to the higher game limits. Basically because it was an Asian cruise they increased the minimums which meant we couldn't enjoy a game. The staff confirmed it was because it was Asia, but what about the rest of us on board. Please the Asians but not the rest of the world. I guess it saved us money by not gambling! There was plenty to do onboard and the rest of the cruise went by smoothly ( but still watching what our drinks where made with )until we collected our passports. As we gave our room number and where passed our passports my landing card was missing. The staff member said you can get another one at the airport. Obviously I was annoyed and said why should I waste my time at the airport when its the companies fault. She said it's one of those things and tried to usher me away. I didn't go anywhere and said can't you check through the box. She eventually said she would have a new landing card delivered to my stateroom. Why could she not have said this in the first place?? Really sorry but I can get a replacement sent to your stateroom. No fuss and the situation dealt with but instead she couldn't be bothered. A new landing card was delivered to our stateroom along with my missing landing card. It really wasn't that hard to sort a small issue. We did enjoy the cruise and ports and the ice show was amazing but it's the little details that are making us think if we should cruise with royal carribean again as this hasn't happened on our other cruises with other cruise companies. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2018
My wife and I chose the cruise as it was going to Japan where we had never been. We were never advised by Royal Caribbean or the travel agent that the cruise would be mainly occupied by the Chinese. I have nothing against Chinese but ... Read More
My wife and I chose the cruise as it was going to Japan where we had never been. We were never advised by Royal Caribbean or the travel agent that the cruise would be mainly occupied by the Chinese. I have nothing against Chinese but when it came to dining they occupied all the tables and chairs in the Buffet restaurant. After they finished their meals they would not leave the table but would sit talking and playing games on their phones. They put out an announcement for people to vacate thr tables after their meals so that others could sit down, but they did this in english and not Manderin. When I complained to the catering manager only then did they start making announcements in Mandarin, it didn't make any difference. It is the worst experience my wife and I have had on a cruise. When we booked the cruise no one advised us that the cruise would be occupied with mainly people from china. I understand that there was only about 400 westerners and over 3,000 chinese on board. The food was very repetitive and you had to fight your way through the Chinese to get to the food. If you went down to the Boardwalk Cafe to get a coffee and a sandwich the area was again occupid by the Chinese. They would just be sitting there playing games on their mobile phones and talking. We considered the entertainment was very ordinary The ship is getting old and needs an over haul. We had a Balcony cabin which was good and the attendant was excellent. When we got to our first port of call it was a public holiday and everything was closed. We have traveled with Royal Caribbean before but I am sorry to say we wont be travelling with them again. Read Less
Voyager of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.3
Dining 4.0 3.9
Entertainment 5.0 3.8
Public Rooms 5.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.1
Family 5.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 2.0 3.5
Enrichment 2.0 3.4
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.8
Rates 4.0 4.2

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