1,586 Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas Cruise Reviews

For a first timer you might just want to experience something different but this review serve as a purpose to warn you, dont get deceived by the 'good' reviews online because it isn't really that 'good'. It's ... Read More
For a first timer you might just want to experience something different but this review serve as a purpose to warn you, dont get deceived by the 'good' reviews online because it isn't really that 'good'. It's pretty much all about eating/gambling, but the food is terrible because its all cold. Casino does not want to serve u even plain water if you r not gambling. Its horrible. PLAIN WATER, not liquor ok. Service wise, crews are mostly polite and will greet you each time they sees you, guess thats the only good thing about the cruise. 1) Buffet is not that nice 2) Interior room is extremely small at the price of $500 per person on average. Ocean view or Balcony? $700-$1.5k, board a plane maybe? 3) No free wifi, 16USD per night. 4) Limited cafes, got to queue forever if you did not go earlier. 5) Room TV channels? Repeated shows every night. Watch a movie? Got to pay 12USD for each movies you watched. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Royal Caribbean – Voyager of the Seas, what can I say. Our room was dirty, but that is surely not the fault of the staff as I think that their time is limited as to how much they spend on each room. Maybe 5 minutes. Tired, out dated, ... Read More
Royal Caribbean – Voyager of the Seas, what can I say. Our room was dirty, but that is surely not the fault of the staff as I think that their time is limited as to how much they spend on each room. Maybe 5 minutes. Tired, out dated, heaps of rust in areas on the balcony. Needed to use the toilet brush at one stage and on giving the toilet a thorough clean, it was sickening the amount of black mould that was under the rim. 8 flushes to get rid of it, so I now know why there was a consistent black ring around the bowl at water level. Bathroom glass shelves had left over residue from previous users, i.e. toothpaste, rubbish left in bins and the room had a nasty musty smell to it. Two tea bags and two small milk capsules in room for 2, plus a jug, but was loathe to use the water from the bathroom to fill it. Food was below average. First night we went My time Dining, hot food served was cold, missing ingredients as per the menu and small portions, so even after 3 courses you were hungry. Caesar Salad ingredients were lettuce, 3 croutons and half a cup of dressing. Where was the parmesan, bacon and egg?? Buffet had much better options and you could get a decent plateful, but still average in quality, but it closed at 9pm, so no chance of a late night snack if you were hungry after the show. There was one area that was open 24hrs, but let’s hope you liked really tasteless pizza. Bar drinks were expensive as were coffee and anything else including bottled water. Administration staff had very poor to almost no English, the guy that made our beds should swap with the ones taking your money at the desk. The staff, overall were excellent and did not hesitate to assist, but it could not make up for the tired décor and very poor quality of the food. My first and last trip on anything Royal Caribbean. So glad it was only 4 nights, so many people disappointed and wanted to get off even before the ship sailed. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
I was on the cruise that departed Singapore for a 4 nights on 8 October 2018. The cruise was like the "Parson's Egg." It was good in parts. The ship itself was exceptional. I only got to explore a fraction of it. I ... Read More
I was on the cruise that departed Singapore for a 4 nights on 8 October 2018. The cruise was like the "Parson's Egg." It was good in parts. The ship itself was exceptional. I only got to explore a fraction of it. I had booked a grand suite 1588 and it transpired that it was designated "Gold." I was pleased to find that it was on deck 10. It was enormous. I was expedited through the boarding process and became the first passenger aboard and several officers made themselves known to me. I thoroughly enjoyed the exclusive Concierge Club with free alcoholic drinks for 3 hours each evening. There were also a variety of hors-d'oeuvres. Andrea your hostess is a star! There was front row seating for all the theatre shows and a first for me at sea; an ice dancing show. The shows were fantastic. They were the absolute highlights of the trip for me. The singers and dancers were flawless in their presentation. Ella the singer was the star of the shows for me. What a voice. The crew members generally were excellent. Polite, accommodating and friendly smiles. I drew the short straw as my cabin attendant joined the ship the same day as me and he disappeared for 4 hours on the first morning for his indoctrination. Not his fault. However, I was not provided the ship's daily news sheet and consequently missed the restaurant breakfast and had to utilise the buffet. Not a pleasant experience. However the Assistant Maître D’ allowed me to consume the food in Chops. Coffee was served in paper cups? The cabin supervisor Kenneth later apologised profusely and explained about my cabin attendant. The food aboard was average at best. It fell far below the standards I have experienced on other cruises. (This is my fifth cruise this year all with different companies.) The real downside was that I understand Royal Caribbean had heavily discounted last-minute fares and the ship was full of Asian families who were severely lacking in good manners and etiquette. The buffet was more like a free-for-all wrestling match. It was decidedly less than 5 stars! I understand the company’s desire to fill the ship but it is extremely unfair to passengers who reserve early having been told that early booking secures the most favourable fares. The premise (promise?) is questionable in my opinion. It was annoying that despite having a dress code (and a lot of passengers made an effort) that it was not imposed. People were wearing shorts in the dining room on the formal night. Shorts were also worn in the Concierge Club. Why have a dress code if you do not enforce it. I travelled thousands of miles from the U.K. carrying clothing which I could have left at home. Very disappointing! The stop in Malaysia at Port Klang was so short that all I did was go ashore to the terminal to stretch my legs. I do not understand the necessity of the brevity. It was all very smooth sailing. I felt no movement at all. I would never use Royal Caribbean in Asia again. It fell far below the standards I had paid for. Read Less
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
Sail Date October 2018
Hi All, If you are planning to cruise with Royal carrabien never ever go for voyager of the seas . I had worst experience of my life felt like trapped in ocean .Below are my point to point clarification of my sufferings . 1. I ... Read More
Hi All, If you are planning to cruise with Royal carrabien never ever go for voyager of the seas . I had worst experience of my life felt like trapped in ocean .Below are my point to point clarification of my sufferings . 1. I landed up at cruise with surprise news as water bottle is paid and only way u can get water store in your room for kids or adult is to pay . 2. Rusted recliners and chairs in balcony . 3. Bathroom doors and toilet seat are either broken or not functioning in my Room , deck - 4, deck 11 common washroom . Soap despensers not funtioning . Flush doesnt work in one push ( in my friends room ) . 4. Staff is rude no sense of customer service and empathy . 5. No option for liquor , U cant even buy bottle on cruise and have liquor in your room only way is to get beverage package for all in room ,even for one Pax you are not allowed to take beverage package and over all cost of package is highly costly . 6 .Staff dont even try to resolve concern of travellor . 7. I lost 2 Soft toy for my child , nothing found till last dsy . 8 . Without any prior consent or my knowlege cruise charged 14.50 USD gratuities per pax per room has been charged to me , No information given . 9. I was clearly informed by cruise direct.com as there will be no hidden charges on cruise ,however i have to pay thialand Visa though i never wanted to go to Phuket fof offshorin 10 food - Breads and lot of veggie / indian curry were not at all fresh . I ended up paying ~1 K SGD exttra on cruise though i was informed no hidden charges . Pathetic cruise for cruising never go for it . Read Less
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
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 bed. ... 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
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
Sail Date September 2018
This 5 night cruise was part of a package we booked which also included 6 nights in Singapore with tickets to the F1 GP. Starting with embarkation, our cases did not arrive at our cabin because we had a bottle of wine in the case. This ... Read More
This 5 night cruise was part of a package we booked which also included 6 nights in Singapore with tickets to the F1 GP. Starting with embarkation, our cases did not arrive at our cabin because we had a bottle of wine in the case. This was permitted in the rules. We had go to deck 1 to unpack our case in front of crew to prove it was a bottle of wine and then drag our own heavy cases around the ship to our cabin 7 decks above. A great start. The safety briefing at muster stations was a joke, it was hard to find and the life jacket demo was unseen by most passengers. Getting a coffee on board (we had paid for a soft drinks package which allowed us better coffee etc) was a nightmare. Went to Star bar and their machine was out of order, we were sent to Windjammer and it was closed, returned to the cafe on the Promenade to queue up and have a coffee in a paper cup and no where to sit!! At breakfast we spent ages walking around trying to find somewhere to sit, then one of us would have stay put to save the table while our friend got their breakfast first. We had upgraded our cabin to one with a balcony, it was small but basic, I dread to think what the standard cabin would be like, a little prison cell maybe. We always booked a table for evening meal really early, if you didn't and booked later the wait (yet another queue) was unbelievable. Returning to drinks packages, we chose the soft drinks package as it allowed for soft drinks, decent coffee, bottled water etc oh! and real orange juice with your breakfast. Without paying for this package you would have just had tap water and cheap orange drink. Problems with having this package were, at breakfast you had to ( you guessed it - queue up ) to get served with your coffee or orange. By this time your breakfast was cold!! At other bars no coffee available, and the so called soft drink cocktails were rubbish. Food at breakfast and lunch was OK, self serve buffet, lots to choose from but much of it had been out under lamps for ages so was often colder than it should be. Evening meals poor. Like most thinks in life money buys you the best. If you afford to stay on this ship in a good cabin, have meals in the restaurants that cost extra, have a full drinks package it may not cut out all the queues but at least you will have the best of everything. There was not one single day when all the lifts worked, so you can imagine the queues. Finally as a cruise virgin I was not aware of the tips being charged to my credit card on a daily basis. This has got be wrong. It was $14.50 per person per day. This after paying a fortune to get on the ship!! Yes you can have this removed so long as you do it within two days of joining the ship but no one tells you this. Read Less
Sail Date September 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
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
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
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
Sail Date August 2018
Your fellow guests - 2000 Chinese so be prepared to be pushed and shoved around. Everything on board those cruise is squarely aimed at the Chinese market, I wouldn’t have minded at all if the food had been first rate but sadly, it was ... Read More
Your fellow guests - 2000 Chinese so be prepared to be pushed and shoved around. Everything on board those cruise is squarely aimed at the Chinese market, I wouldn’t have minded at all if the food had been first rate but sadly, it was not. Food:: substandard with Chinese food done badly, Western food even worse. Cabin: old, needs refurbishing Cabin amenities: generic bulk bought cream, nothing remotely resembling branded products Entertainment: laughable - apparently the 2nd runner up in the 2015 The Voice Phillipines qualifies as “first class entertainment”. What a joke. Thank goodness I took a book. Movies: child friendly, nothing for adults Cable tv - on a loop, watch the same news for 5 days Luggage: got held up in Secuirty for 7 hours, eventually had to get it myself and lug it up 9 decks. There’s a smoking area next to the pool - how healthy. Read Less
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
Sail Date August 2018
The issue that I have experienced was: This being our 5th/6th RCI cruise we know what to expect generally and that is why we like to cruise with them. Due to the circumstances not highlighted in advance to us, many of the services ... Read More
The issue that I have experienced was: This being our 5th/6th RCI cruise we know what to expect generally and that is why we like to cruise with them. Due to the circumstances not highlighted in advance to us, many of the services provided were either not available or changed for the worst etc. Examples are - 1) No set table for evening dining. This meant that queues formed each night as the staff struggled to place parties on tables that had space. 2) This meant that you never knew who you would be sitting with or who the waiters were likely to be. No relationships could be formed with either our fellow cruisers or the waiters who usually go out their way to know and understand your needs, likes and dislikes. 3) Menus poorly explained and lack of vegetarian options. 4) Food served at a lukewarm temperature. 5) Very poor sized portions unless you ordered the main dish of the day. 6) Lunch menu served in the main restaurant offered no Vegetarian options and it was so busy, no one was able or willing to help. 7) Due to a full ship, tables were almost impossible to obtain in the Windjammer (self service eaterie) even though they continually requested for people to vacate tables when they had finished eating. 8) Same problem in the morning at breakfast time but midway through the cruise they began opening the Chops Grill Room as an overflow which did help. 9) The virtual balcony in our stateroom,half the time did not work or the clarity was exceptionally poor. The room steward reset it regularly but in the main it was a waste of time. 10) The Windjammer/Ice cream machines had very restricted opening times which meant that should you want a refreshments outside of the limited set meal times, the 3800 passengers had a single option of the 5th floor coffer bar which obviously could not cope with the volume of people wanting to take advantage of this facility. 11) When leaving the ship on the last day, due to their being a second cruise liner also in port, the customs in Hong Kong could not cope with getting people through the necessary checks and out the terminal. We waited 40 minutes and were still far back in the numerous queues. We had booked RCI transport and only after our long wait did someone come looking for us (and others) to get us quickly through the crowd and onto the coach as it was delaying the transport of people to their hotel, railway stations etc. 12) Regular RCI cruisers were disgusted at the way this cruise was handled are like us were totally surprised at the poor level of service. First time RCI cruisers all stated that it would be their first and last RCI cruise. It occurred on: 10/08/2018 Read Less
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
Sail Date August 2018
Compared to our previous 12 cruises and as Gold status members, our overall experience was extremely disappointing. * Food was ordinary to say the least and totally unacceptable everywhere on the the ship except for the specialty ... Read More
Compared to our previous 12 cruises and as Gold status members, our overall experience was extremely disappointing. * Food was ordinary to say the least and totally unacceptable everywhere on the the ship except for the specialty restaurants which we were forced to attend to enjoy some sort of quality food/service. To be served mashed potato, carrots and brocolli with almost every dish served in the main dining room (including Jumbo Prawns on formal night) shows a complete lack of skill and judgement by the catering management. * We experienced extreme rudeness, loud unacceptable crowding from the mostly Chinese passengers on board. * The staff were inadequate to handle this behavior and it was generally accepted. * Royal Caribbean displayed a complete lack of health and comfort or consideration to allow smoking in the casino on board so that their profits were not affected by the loss of the mostly Asian patrons. * Forced to make a formal complaint about our totally incompetent tour guide which we purchased on board for our day trip to Osaka. We would find it difficult to consider another Royal Caribbean cruise in future due to the consistently poor standards and cost saving measures. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Last minute deal still in summer so sail in 2 rooms with 2 elderly and a 11 old boy。overnight stay in Naha means lots of time ro sight seeing and shopping. We did a shore wxcursion wirh the RCi to mid okinawa a cillage to see how eople ... Read More
Last minute deal still in summer so sail in 2 rooms with 2 elderly and a 11 old boy。overnight stay in Naha means lots of time ro sight seeing and shopping. We did a shore wxcursion wirh the RCi to mid okinawa a cillage to see how eople lived in the past and a sunset beach in a us navy base. The next mor.ing we did the tour by taxi to the castle and had lunch in tge cafe there. Nice. Eat the blue ice cream. Good. Try the salty ice cream and bisxuit also good. We enjoyed the outdoor movie almost be there for all the movies and son liked the adventure ocean and the arcade. Climb the wall great fun esp when l hit the bell. Lots of chinese from mainland china we are chinese from hk. See they improve in etiquette over the years no spitting of sputum or shouting. Only kids screaming happily. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
We have been on 5 or 6 RC cruises previously and thoroughly enjoyed every one of them, so much so that we have stayed with them for our last series of cruises. We have been on well over 10 cruises previously on a range of other cruise ... Read More
We have been on 5 or 6 RC cruises previously and thoroughly enjoyed every one of them, so much so that we have stayed with them for our last series of cruises. We have been on well over 10 cruises previously on a range of other cruise lines as well as Royal Carribean. This was our first and last on Voyager of the Seas. Embarkation was a disaster. Crew were directing passengers all over the terminal and then the direction was being countermanded by others. The confusion here in port was to be a prelude to more on board. Every excursion brought the same confusion with all but the last (de-embarkation) being late. We lost 2 hrs on the first excursion and immediately the excursion became rushed and visit times shortened and shopping time abandoned. On another excursion, many people didn't get their meal before we were rushed off again. Our previous experience with RC ships had been great but this crew just couldn't get it together. On other ships, RC has provided good quality and variety of food at all levels. This one in Windjama, unfortunately, reminded me of a military mess. The food in the formal area was nothing out of the ordinary and I feel it did not meet RCs usual high standard. We only went there once and sat at a table for 8 or 10 on our own - the other guests choosing not to attend. Entertainment was reasonable. Bar service at Windjama was short staffed at peak periods at meals and prior to excursions. I walk with aid of a stick and for every excursion, but 1, I and others with sticks were forced to climb up and down a series of steps to get to the embarkation point. Usually, we are granted the use of the lifts. This way we struggled and held others up Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We chose this cruise of the ports the ship was to stop at. We have been on cruises with other companies and have always been happy. Unfortunately we can't say this of RCL. The embarkation and disembarkation was very badly organised ... Read More
We chose this cruise of the ports the ship was to stop at. We have been on cruises with other companies and have always been happy. Unfortunately we can't say this of RCL. The embarkation and disembarkation was very badly organised and there were large queues to get out of the port at Hong Kong. There was no direction by security staff which led to people continually pushing in. Those of us who are polite enough to be aware of our fellow man ended up being pushed further and further to the back of the queue making exiting the terminal a very long process. Staff - all very polite and courteous. Loved the Captain! Cabin - noisy due to a motor running keeping us awake ALL night. Eventually got a room change after 4 days Entertainment - second rate /home made. Zumba in the main street not a good idea for travellers trying to get through to end of ship Trips - badly organised with people pushing in causing further delays Internet - appalling. Advertised from streaming but not man enough. When told it was just for 'You Tube' Drinks package - rip off. Advertised premium drinks such as Evian- not available. Also bar staff reluctant to give out cans of Coke Zero and only offered diet coke from a bottle. Food- plenty but became boring after third day. They need a celebrity chef. Windjammer was like a bun fight - not sufficient seating. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
If this had of been my 1st trip with rc it would have been my last apart from the fact that i know rc are better than this. we had a lady cruise director blaring out her announcements so loud that is was annoying and not ... Read More
If this had of been my 1st trip with rc it would have been my last apart from the fact that i know rc are better than this. we had a lady cruise director blaring out her announcements so loud that is was annoying and not understandable.some customers made her aware of this to no avail. No fruit or chocolates for diamond plus, only 1 top cruiser award, no crown & anchor host on board. Any invitations were very much last minute and there were no invites to the galley, bridge or back stage. 2 hour long wait for passports to be copied in singapore. 4 hour wait in bangkok as everyone had to get off the ship to clear immigration and were not allowed back on board till all passengers were cleared. The ships bars and pool remained open and most ot the stragglers used these facilities whilst we filled in our boring wait without seats in the ships make shift lounge alongside. There was no warning of this and several people were caught out without medication or money The baggage in hong kong was the worst i have ever seen, trollies of bags were coming off the ship in any order thus causing utter confusion in the baggage hall. We spent 2 hours as did most people in finding their bags. - not an rc officer to be seen!!! Middle management have a lot to account for as they dropped the ball badly on this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We recently got home from a 9 night cruise on the Voyager with stops in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Danang and Nha Trang. We left from Singpore and returned to Hong Kong. Royal Caribbean once again did not disappoint. Yes the ship is on the ... Read More
We recently got home from a 9 night cruise on the Voyager with stops in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Danang and Nha Trang. We left from Singpore and returned to Hong Kong. Royal Caribbean once again did not disappoint. Yes the ship is on the older end and going into dry dock soon, but that being said, we couldn't find much wrong with the ship. The crew and service was probably the best we've ever had, and we have cruised over 22 times. Very attentive, but not in your face. Didn't have the spa or specialty restaurants pushed all of the time which is great and no countless announcements over the PA interrupting you every half an hour. You actually had to go out and find things to do which is refreshing. The crowd was a mix of multi-generational families, with the majority of the guests being from Austraila, then Britain and then the USA. It was a wonderful group. The dining room service for all meals was fantastic and there were different menu options from other RCCL ships which made it exciting to go to dinner every night. The dining room lunches also had great options. Our waiter and asst. waiter were fantastic. The Windjammer is the same as the other RCCL ships, but we found the food to be tasty, different and it didn't look as if it had sat out all day under a heat lamp. Entertainment was so-so and probably the biggest con for the trip. For some reason the RCCL singers and dancers weren't on key both with the singing and the dancing. It was clearly visible that maybe they hadn't practiced much together and the sounds just weren't that good. We didn't feel bad if we missed most of the show (although we tried and got to all of them.)The cabin was kept clean and we never even saw our steward. We asked for extra towels and they were always there when we returned from the day's activities. We never had to ask twice for anything.Info on ports: Singapore- beautiful terminal and easily accessible from the subway if you are staying there pre-cruise. A bit of a walk, but definitely easy to do. Very efficient and we didn't even have to sit down before being called to board and we arrived at 10:30. Super simple to get on. Singapore is a beautiful city with lots to do and a wonderful public transit system. Bangkok - We took a private guided tour for the two days (overnight) that we were there. The first day we went to the Sanctuary of Truth and the Elephant Preserve. Both spots were nice. We had a 45 minute elephant ride through the woods, not just in a circle and were treated to a local show. The guide and driver met us at the port for the 45 minute drive to Pattaya. We got back around 8 and then were picked up again at 6 for the tour of Bangkok. It is a far drive but we saw the real city life on the way. Did a bit of shopping, visited the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, had an authentic lunch and were back on the ship by 4. It was a very long and extremely hot day. The temples are very touristy and busy. Didn't seem very spiritual because of it. Ho Chi Minh - took a ship sponsored tour and again it was about an hour and a half to the city center. I'm glad we were with a large tour group and not doing it on our own. We are adventurous people but I'm glad we didn't do it by ourselves this time. The tour was expensive and we didn't feel we got much out of it. Could have been our guide, but there really wasn't much to see. Went for an authentic Vietnamsee buffet lunch and not many guests ate. Food wasn't too good. Went to Notre Dame Cathedral which was closed and then to the Post Office, then to the old government headquarters. We had too much time here with not much to do. He took us to a market to walk through but didn't leave time to do much shopping. We lost half of our group and he didn't seem to mind. Very difficult to cross streets here and downright scary. I think the whole bus was happy to get back to the ship. Nha Trang - again we took a cruise tour because after the day in Ho Chi Minh, I would have been uncomfortable to do it by ourselves. Not many people with taxis at the port either. It may have been difficult for our family of 5 to even get a large taxi. We were dropped at a beach restaurant and they had just enough chairs set up. Not everyone got an umbrella which was not too good. The guide said all you can drink beer and soda, but when I got charged for my second, we were told we were misinformed. The guide said not to go outside of the restaurant as it was dangerous. This was the first we heard of danger, so I think everyone just stuck together. The beach did not have clear water, no fish, and extremely dirty as the day went on. Five hours at a beach like this was way too much, as was the cost of the tour. We were happy to get on the bus going back. Danang - Day 3 of Vietnam and we had had enough. We did not take a tour, but luckily for us, there was a bit of port shopping right at the ship. This ended up being the best we had seen over the past few days. Lots of bargains and make sure when they say $10, you offer $5 and go from there. They will usually take it and they love the American dollar. Hong Kong - easy to get off and we spent 3 days post cruise there. Fantastic subway system. Visited Lantau Island/Big Buddha ( an absolute must and plan on most of the day there!), a day of sightseeing and exploring (did a food tour which was interesting to say the least) and ended at Hong Kong Disneyland. We were very impressed. Overall a fantastic vacation and it's not the cruise line's fault if Vietnam was just so-so. Just wasn't impressed with anything about it! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We choose this ship, as having sailed on the Explorer of the Seas last year in the Pacific figured this would be a very different cruise. We booked a Grand Suite, which really needs a good freshen up as does the whole ship. We expected ... Read More
We choose this ship, as having sailed on the Explorer of the Seas last year in the Pacific figured this would be a very different cruise. We booked a Grand Suite, which really needs a good freshen up as does the whole ship. We expected Concierge service, which we received in name only. The two Concierge staff were next to hopeless. Making dinner reservations under the wrong name and number of guests. We got so fed up with trying to make bookings thru them to the speciality restaurants we finished up doing them ourselves. We requested to change our dining times, or even go to "our time dining", not a chance, nothing was ever done other than to say go to the restaurant and speak to the MaitreD. No help there even. On our last cruise we must have been spoilt as the Concierge staff couldn't do enough for us. We found the shore excursions to be overpriced, as all ships seem to be, but to charge $75.00 USd dollars for a 7km trip to a beach and back was just ridiculous. We caught a cab for $10.00USd. Most other Ports had up to 3 hours bus travel to get to, the average being around 2 hours. The ship had no information at all on "do it yourself". You either did it with Royal Caribbean or struggle on your own. Other cruise lines we have sailed on always had information on on where and how to get to places. The food was always great but at times a little to repeated. We can throughly recommend any of the Specialty restaurants, but forget the coffee and save your money, even with the cappuccino machine it was terrible. Maybe because they only use UHT milk. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
The worst excursions I have ever seen - in Bangkok, we were dropped off at a mall 1 hour away from all tourist attractions; 6 hour Bangkok on your own experience turned into 3 hour experience, with all the delays and distances we had to ... Read More
The worst excursions I have ever seen - in Bangkok, we were dropped off at a mall 1 hour away from all tourist attractions; 6 hour Bangkok on your own experience turned into 3 hour experience, with all the delays and distances we had to cover. The day before, the Pattaya experience consisted of a long visit to a cheezy and pretentious fake Eurepean vineyard, with just a few minutes devoted to interesting stuff, such as temples and local sites. 4 hour Pattaya experience also reduced to 2. Huge delay at the Thai immigration delayed tours by 2 hours on first day in Thailand - incompetent excursions stuff were saying that it is their first time in Thailand and they did not know it would all take so long. In addition, the staff and crew seem angry and unhappy. The ship is shabby, and the food below average. I do not recommend this cruise line and I definitely do not recommend this ship! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Voyager of the Seas Ratings
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Cabin 4.0 N/A
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 4.5 4.2
Fitness & Recreation 5.0 N/A
Family 5.0 4.1
Shore Excursions 3.5 N/A
Enrichment Activities 3.0 N/A
Service 4.5 4.2
Value for Money 4.0 N/A

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