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Voyager of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
1,476 reviews

Getting Married, and honeymooning with our guests

Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on Voyager of the Seas
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Aug 2007
Cabin: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Where to begin??  It was a great cruise.  My husband and I got sick of all the wedding planning that went along with a traditional banquet style wedding (as well as with the price tag) so we opted to do a cruise wedding.  We weren't sure what we were in for, but overall the experience was great, with a couple of small set backs.Planning started months before disembarkation, we worked with a travel agent who booked our room, as well as all our guests rooms, as well as helped us with hotel and transportation details. I was a bit leary of the wedding company the cruiseliner works with to get the details of the wedding rightthey didn't really want to start planning anything until about a month beforeMy (husband and I are very much in planning, so this was a disconcerting.  But they did get pretty much everything right. Before we got on the ship we were given priority boarding, We had 25 guests for our wedding on the ship.  (Three were non sailing, and after the reception were escorted off before sailing away).  Arrangements were made for me to get ready at the ship's salon (where I also got my hair done).  The salon was greatawesome views of the ocean and beaches as I got ready.  The lady who did my hair wasn't supposed to be on duty until after 2pm, but was there early with all the necessary items I'd need.  My guests were shown to their rooms, and they had a couple of hours to get read and explore the ship (also before most other folks were allowed to board so it was like they had the ship to themselves), and my travel agent made sure that everyone got a bottle of wine (or chocolate covered strawberries) on arrival in their staterooms. The actual ceremony went off without a hitch.  We rehearsed our vows while we were waiting in line to board the ship with our justice of the peacewhich was kinda funny, because we were practising in front of our family.  At the actual ceremony we were in the viking crown lounge which was decroated by the wedding vendor the cruiseliner uses, and it was absoloutely gorgeous.  Guests were all escorted to the Vicking Crown Lounge.  Lots of light, 180 degree views of the ocean.  Ceremony was short and sweet.  After the ceremony everyone was escorted to a lunch buffet that was being served.  The buffet was greatall my guests loved it.  We had salmon, steaks, chicken, pastas, cheeses etc.  we also had a dessert part.  I think our meal package was about $75 per person.  Everyone really enjoyed it thoughmy father who was really concerned about the quality of everything was pretty impressed.  One thing that really annoyed me was the hall they had our wedding reception in was testing out their sound system with techno musicthis was really annoying, but honestly, guests were enjoying themselves for the most part.  My husband and I weren't at the reception very long thoughwe were taking pictures with our private photographer for awhilewe loved him though, he was so great and accommodating (as he should have been our wedding pictures cost about 1k USD, for about an hours worth of pictures).  We were welcomed by all of the ship as well as passangers who knew us as the couple that got married the first day on the shipwe were all over the ship having our pictures taken. After the wedding, the rest of the cruise was just great.  A few of my guests did get sea sick b/c we were in some rough seas b/c of the hurricane, but they got over it after a day.  This cruise was a gastronomical delight.  My parents and I are Pakistani/Indian in background, and 10 of my guests happened to be close family and friends from the same part of India/Pakistan.  They loved the food, and our waiters happened to be Indian.  My family made an off hand remark that they would love an Indian mealand the next night our waiters delivered!!!  They were so amazing to my guests (oh BTW we all were sat together in the same area of the dining hall by request).  The indian meal had poppers, dal, chicken tikka, korma, saalun, roti and basmati riceit was pretty impressive, especially since it was completely off the menu.  I recommend that you try the formal breakfast at least once.  It really is very nice.  The food overall was awesome!  Loved it, and seconds and thirds were always brought over with a huge smile.  My husband and I also went to Chops Grilleand we loved it.  The steaks were "like butta" and better than steaks I've had at Capital Grille, Hugos, Topaz.  The only place my husband said had better steaks was this restaurant in Vegas that has Kobe steaks, but he was also very much impressed.  I totally recommend Chops at least onceits worth the little extra.I wasn't too sure what kind of entertainment they would have on the ship, but the shows at night were great, and my guests really enjoyed them.  The casino was fun.  My parents are pretty conservative, but they even got in on the action.  Rock climbing wall was a lot of fun.  We had our friends (sans the uncles and aunties) do a rock climbing competition.  I went to a seminar on working out and nutrition which ws fun.  The work out facilities were awesome.  Imagine being on the treadmill overlooking a bright blue ocean with panaromic views.    Also really enjoyed the wine tasting class they had on board (for an extra fee).  There was also an art auction with original Picasso and Joan Miro.  Our room was a junior suitewe had a balcony off the back of the ship.  It was great being able to be on our balcony as we came into and out of port.  We rarely were in our room, (too much to see and do on the ship and in port) and the last night of the cruise I slept outside on the balconythat was awesome.  I totally recommend it.  You fall asleep outside under the stars, it was perfect.  I was so sad to leave the ship when our trip endedthis experience totally turned me on to cruisingwe're leaving for our next RCCL cruise in June 2009. 

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