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Variety Voyager Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Review for Variety Voyager to the Panama Canal & Central America
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2016

We were lucky; we got a substantial discount, including all shore excursions free, our boat was only half capacity, and the folks we did sail with were some of the most congenial we've ever met. If not for all this, I fear we may have been disappointed.

The Voyager is a very attractive boat, the crew uniformly friendly, helpful, and cheerful. (I suspect that was mainly due to we being such an easy crowd to deal with). Our cabin, 214, was small as expected, but there were plenty of places to stow our gear and we never felt jammed in. The bathroom was surprisingly large. Our two portholes were too high up to look out without a stretch, but we spent as little time in our cabin as necessary anyway. Do be aware that all forward cabins get the noise from the bow thrusters and anchor chains, which can be quite loud. I can only recall one time they were used during sleeping hours, though, and my partner slept right through the noise.

The food was good to very good, but never what I would call gourmet. Service in the dining room was excellent. All alcohol is extra, but prices were not unreasonable.

Cabin Review

Cabin B

Forward cabin on the middle deck on starboard side. Small, but not cramped. Queen bed, tapered a bit to fit against the hull. Two portholes high up - must get on tiptoe to look out. Roomy closet with safe and refrigerator. Small vanity with popup mirror. Good size bath with rain head shower. All in all, we were very comfortable. Do note that all forward cabins on all decks get the noise from the anchor chains and bow thrusters.

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