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Voyager of the Seas Review

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Voyager of the Seas

Review for Voyager of the Seas to the Western Mediterranean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: May 2009
Cabin: Grand Suite

I traveled with a group of 15 from the United States.  we all arrived in London a few days prior to the cruise. We all flew Delta from CVG-LGW.  We stayed at the Hilton Tower Bridge. In London we toured the Tower of London, Tower Bridge,St. Pauls cathedral and a few pubs. We also visited Wesley Chapel. We arrived at the ship around 12:30. It took us about 15 minutes to board. Once onboard we dropped of bags and headed to the Windjammer for lunch. Our group had a sailaway party in one of the cabin suites. The ship had just come out of a refurb in Germany. The ship looked good; the staff was putting carpeting in some of the cabins and stores onboard during our cruise. Since this was a re-positioning cruise, the staff were trying to get eveything ready for the arrival in Barcelona, which was ten days down the road. Our cabin steward was ok.  We didn't see him that much. Our cabin was a grand suite and it was nice. There was plenty of room, since we were at sea 11 nights.  The size of the room was great.  We had plenty of closet space, and plenty of drawers to put our clothes in.  The bathroom had a double sink, and bathtub.  We had plenty of drawers in the bathroom for storage.  There was a makeup area with a counter and seat, and also a mirror and hairdryer.  The balcony was double size.  it went from the bedroom across to the livingroom.  The tv was hooked up to a bose system with speakers hung up on both sides of room.  The location was a little forward of the hump.  We had to walk about two hundred feet to get to the elevator and stairs.  We were on deck ten, so we went up one flight to the windjammer, and one flight down to the conceirge loungs.  The room was quiet,  we never heard any noise from neighbors of the pool area above. There were no rooms directly across from ours.  Location, space, size, and comfort, were great.  We also had a large couch with two arm chairs.  Our balcony had a table with four patio chairs. We did use the concerige lounge and concierge service more than usual. Martin (pronounced Marteen), was great. He got our entire group ice show tickets, made appointments for use, and even changed shore excursions at the last minute. The cruise director Jill Tasker, was just ok. She was not that involved with the everyday things; in fact I didn't see her that much. Not like other cruise directors whom seemed to be everywhere on the ship.  Same with the Captain. He stated on Day one that he doesn't do dinner with select guests. He says' he would rather walk around the dining rooms each night, that way he gets to meet more people.  In 11 nights at sea, our group never saw him in the dining room.  The shows were good; there were a couple of performers, mainly the comedians who were very funny.  The food in the dining room was excellent. The had plenty of choices, and over the 11 nights, I only say two items that were repeated at dinner. Desserts were good.  We ate one night in Portifino's and I have to say it was excellent, and worth the money.  Went to Johnny Rockets twice and both times had a great time. Saw the ice show (Ice Oddessy),  it was an amazing show.  All the bartenders were nice; I visited every bar on the ship and talked with the bartenders.  Most have been with Royal Caribbean for over ten years and they like the company.  We had a meet and mingle on the first sea day.  There was about 60 people;  got to meet face to face with all who were on the Best of Europe thread for the past year.  We had three formal nights on this cruise.  I rented a tux and shoes. Everything fit perfect. I was amazed; didn't need any alterations, and the shoes were a perfect fit. Never attended the art auction. Did not attend bingo, although members of my group won at bingo and won in the casino. My wife visited the spa and was pleased, I went to the fitness center on day and gave up. PLayed shuffleboard a couple times, and also play mini golf twice.  Did not climb rock wall, but members of my group did. All in all I was pleased with everything on this cruise. It was relaxing, the shore excursions were good, the food was good, the crew were nice; and our head waiter, tablewaiter and ass't table waiter were excellent. Junior, Olivia, and Ignohr, did a superb job.  The royal singer and dancers did two wonderful shows.  The royal promenade was great, and the staff at the windjammer did their best to make us feel at home.  The weather on this cruise was great. We had one bad sea day.  that was on day two from Southampton-Vigo.  We were in the Atlantic Ocean and it got bumpy.  The rest of the cruise was like sailing on a glass lake.

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Grand Suite

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We were in a Grand Suite.  The size of the room was great.  We had plenty of closet space, and plenty of drawers to put our clothes in.  The bathroom had a double sink, and bathtub.  We had plenty of drawers in the bathroom for storage.  There was a makeup area with a counter and seat, and also a mirror and hairdryer.  The balcony was double size.  it went from the bedroom across to the livingroom.  The tv was hooked up to a bose system with speakers hung up on both sides of room.  The location was a little forward of the hump.  We had to walk about two hundred feet to get to the elevator and stairs.  We were on deck ten, so we went up one flight to the windjammer, and one flight down to the conceirge loungs.  The room was quiet,  we never heard any noise from neighbors of the pool area above. There were no rooms directly across from ours.  Location, space, size, and comfort, were great.  We also had a large couch with two arm chairs.  Our balcony had a table with four patio chairs.

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