We just returned from seven-day Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas. My wife and I (ages 65) took my daughter, her husband and our three grandsons -- ages 14, 12 and 10 on this cruise that left from New Orleans on March 31, 2012.
We chose this cruise because we could drive to New Orleans rather than fly seven people to New Orleans. We had three staterooms -- two balcony staterooms rooms and one inside room for the three boys across the hall from their parents. This was our seventh cruise and our second on RCI - the first RCI cruise having been 24 years ago. We have also cruised on Norwegian, Costa, Renaissance, Oceania and Azamara -- most with European itineraries. Our first RCI cruise and the cruise on Norwegian had similar Caribbean itineraries and the NCL cruise also originated in New Orleans. We took the NCL cruise with our grandchildren in 2009.
Voyager of the Seas is a big boat -- especially for us who are more accustomed to smaller, more intimate vessels. However, it worked really well. The staff and crew are fantastic and made us feel that we were on a much smaller boat. Getting on and off were handled very efficiently and with no issues.
Balcony is very private due to its location on the ship. However, location aft of the 'bump' in the center of the ship restricts your view of anything forward of your room.
Room needs redecorating but is fully functional. Everything worked. Bed was surprisingly more comfortable than expected.
Bathroom was very good layout for cruise ship. Always enough hot water and great water pressure.