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15th Cruise (2nd on RCCL) in our 50's. All previous reviews about Voyager are mostly correct. If you have a Suite or are Diamond status or higher then you can escape the crowds generally. LIFTS These are always crowded with long waits and are very hot. WINDJAMMER On Sea days it is very difficult to get a seat. Food is generally OK with lots of variety. Desserts are average. Announcements are made for you to move out once finished  eating. Walking areas like public freeway traffic. COFFEE Coffee from Cafe Promenade (Starbucks) is good if customised but has no table service area. Service was quick with short queues generally. LOUNGES AND BARS Due to $80 Million refurbishment there are less lounges and bars to sit in (due to addition of extra cabins) REFURBISHMENT (EXTRA CABINS) Ship CANNOT cope with the extra people they have added. Ship's original capacity 3138 has expanded to 3700-3900 SAPPHIRE DINING ROOM We had 6pm seating. Menu changed every day (also menu has a Classic - Always available selection) Very good variety. Temperature problems with food - Soup - luke warm and Fish never hot. After making a complaint to Head Waiter all future meals on our table were always hot and service significantly improved. JUNIOR SUITE Very comfortable (Cabin 1612) lots of space and well maintained by cabin steward. ENTERTAINMENT Very lacking. Two nights in La Scala theatre there were no shows on (only played a movie). Only two main production shows. The singers/dancers had an easy cruise. The rest were guest entertainers with mixed standard (please avoid the Hypnotist - unless you want a nap) GYM Equipment is good and reasonably large area. Plenty of cardio equipment. Music is way too loud for comfort. Noisy spa in centre of gym area. Some staff with attitude. DIAMOND STATUS LOUNGES Excellent - especially to escape the masses. One lounge on deck 14 and a Diamond area for breakfast and lunch in the Sapphire dining room (deck 4 left side at rear). ROYAL PROMENADE Nowhere to sit. Too crowded on theme nights. Dancing is impossible - the area blocked by crowds standing around or through traffic. No view of the ocean. SUMMARY If you need to cruise on RCL then the Radiance of the Seas is a much better choice. Voyager has a public crowd feel about it. Better still try another line (CELEBRITY or PRINCESS) for more intimate cruising. COST CUTS by RCCL: No free lobster night. No baked alaska night. No chef's parade. No chocolates on pillow. No toiletries for balcony or lower. Windjammer closes at 9pm (no supper provided). No fruit carving demonstrations , ice sculpting or cooking demos. No enrichment classes.

AVOID VOYAGER UNLESS DIAMOND STATUS OR SUITE LEVEL

Voyager of the Seas Cruise Review by TB and TP

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Trip Details
15th Cruise (2nd on RCCL) in our 50's.
All previous reviews about Voyager are mostly correct.
If you have a Suite or are Diamond status or higher then you can escape the crowds generally.
LIFTS
These are always crowded with long waits and are very hot.
WINDJAMMER
On Sea days it is very difficult to get a seat. Food is generally OK with lots of variety.
Desserts are average. Announcements are made for you to move out once finished  eating. Walking areas like public freeway traffic.
COFFEE
Coffee from Cafe Promenade (Starbucks) is good if customised but has no table service area.
Service was quick with short queues generally.
LOUNGES AND BARS
Due to $80 Million refurbishment there are less lounges and bars to sit in (due to addition of extra cabins)
REFURBISHMENT (EXTRA CABINS)
Ship CANNOT cope with the extra people they have added. Ship's original capacity 3138 has expanded to 3700-3900
SAPPHIRE DINING ROOM
We had 6pm seating. Menu changed every day (also menu has a Classic - Always available selection)
Very good variety. Temperature problems with food - Soup - luke warm and Fish never hot.
After making a complaint to Head Waiter all future meals on our table were always hot and service significantly improved.
JUNIOR SUITE
Very comfortable (Cabin 1612) lots of space and well maintained by cabin steward.
ENTERTAINMENT
Very lacking. Two nights in La Scala theatre there were no shows on (only played a movie). Only two main production shows. The singers/dancers had an easy cruise.
The rest were guest entertainers with mixed standard (please avoid the Hypnotist - unless you want a nap)
GYM
Equipment is good and reasonably large area. Plenty of cardio equipment. Music is way too loud for comfort. Noisy spa in centre of gym area. Some staff with attitude.
DIAMOND STATUS LOUNGES
Excellent - especially to escape the masses. One lounge on deck 14 and a Diamond area
for breakfast and lunch in the Sapphire dining room (deck 4 left side at rear).
ROYAL PROMENADE
Nowhere to sit. Too crowded on theme nights. Dancing is impossible - the area blocked by crowds standing around or through traffic. No view of the ocean.
SUMMARY
If you need to cruise on RCL then the Radiance of the Seas is a much better choice. Voyager has a public crowd feel about it. Better still try another line (CELEBRITY or PRINCESS) for more intimate cruising.
COST CUTS by RCCL:
No free lobster night.
No baked alaska night.
No chef's parade.
No chocolates on pillow.
No toiletries for balcony or lower.
Windjammer closes at 9pm (no supper provided).
No fruit carving demonstrations , ice sculpting or cooking demos.
No enrichment classes.
TB and TP’s Full Rating Summary
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Cabin Review

Cabin 1612
Spacious layout with large walk-in wardrobe. Large bathroom with tub. Sitting area and large balcony.
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