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We chose this cruise because we wanted to experience and compare it to Celebrity cruise line. No quiet areas to escape the noise, curfew for children was midnight...arghh. Kettle in the room was good, especially as coffee was pretty rubbish even if purchased. You’ll need to request coffee sachets as they’re not provided routinely. Unfortunately it’s the cyclone season in March so it was rough, with a diversion from Lifou to isle of Pines. The pool was drained during rough weather and deck activities were cancelled on the roughest days. Ice show was a standout, dancers were excellent, but the band was way too loud and singers had to screech to be heard. We tried Giovanni’s, a specialty restaurant and were very disappointed. Take your own lanyard if you want one as they are not provided and they charge US$9-$11 to buy one on board. We didn’t get a drinks package as you can buy a bottle of wine for the dining room meal, and they will keep it until the following night for you if you haven’t drunk it all. No complimentary water so if you don’t want to be constantly forking out money for bottles, pack an empty one and fill it at the café. Embarking and debarking was seamless and so quick. Cabins were spacious and beds were comfortable. We requested adjoining cabins with our friends, with balconies that would open up between us. This was confirmed on booking but alas the baclony doors are fixed. There are no shampoo, conditioners or moisturising creams in the bathroom so pack your own unless you’re happy to use the pump action combined shampoo/conditioner in the shower which is pretty low quality. Pack your US adaptor plug. There is also an outlet beside the mirror that takes a Euro plug if you want more than one item charging at a time. There were 3000 passengers on board and we found it very crowded at times. Ports we called into were isle of Pines and Niumea. We don’t recommend purchasing tours from the ship as the locals have pretty much got it covered and you can just purchase all your sightseeing options right at the shuttle drop off point. There is really only snorkelling to do at Isle of Pines and we’d read it was pricy to hire the gear. We bought a great set of goggles and snorkel from Kmart for $10 and they worked well! The promenade area was great and had a wonderful atmosphere of an evening. We established our Amex card for the final account with them, but once on board you can change it to a global currency card which is what we used as it was loaded with US dollars. We probably wouldn’t travel with Voyager again as we found the Celebrity Solstice better in many regards.

Very noisy and too many children

Voyager of the Seas Cruise Review by LizaJane78

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We chose this cruise because we wanted to experience and compare it to Celebrity cruise line.

No quiet areas to escape the noise, curfew for children was midnight...arghh.

Kettle in the room was good, especially as coffee was pretty rubbish even if purchased.

You’ll need to request coffee sachets as they’re not provided routinely. Unfortunately it’s the cyclone season in March so it was rough, with a diversion from Lifou to isle of Pines. The pool was drained during rough weather and deck activities were cancelled on the roughest days. Ice show was a standout, dancers were excellent, but the band was way too loud and singers had to screech to be heard. We tried Giovanni’s, a specialty restaurant and were very disappointed. Take your own lanyard if you want one as they are not provided and they charge US$9-$11 to buy one on board. We didn’t get a drinks package as you can buy a bottle of wine for the dining room meal, and they will keep it until the following night for you if you haven’t drunk it all.

No complimentary water so if you don’t want to be constantly forking out money for bottles, pack an empty one and fill it at the café.

Embarking and debarking was seamless and so quick. Cabins were spacious and beds were comfortable. We requested adjoining cabins with our friends, with balconies that would open up between us. This was confirmed on booking but alas the baclony doors are fixed.

There are no shampoo, conditioners or moisturising creams in the bathroom so pack your own unless you’re happy to use the pump action combined shampoo/conditioner in the shower which is pretty low quality.

Pack your US adaptor plug. There is also an outlet beside the mirror that takes a Euro plug if you want more than one item charging at a time.

There were 3000 passengers on board and we found it very crowded at times.

Ports we called into were isle of Pines and Niumea. We don’t recommend purchasing tours from the ship as the locals have pretty much got it covered and you can just purchase all your sightseeing options right at the shuttle drop off point. There is really only snorkelling to do at Isle of Pines and we’d read it was pricy to hire the gear. We bought a great set of goggles and snorkel from Kmart for $10 and they worked well!

The promenade area was great and had a wonderful atmosphere of an evening.

We established our Amex card for the final account with them, but once on board you can change it to a global currency card which is what we used as it was loaded with US dollars.

We probably wouldn’t travel with Voyager again as we found the Celebrity Solstice better in many regards.
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Cabin 6336
Roomy, comfy beds. See above for details.
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