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Variety Voyager Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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72-passenger Mega Yacht delivers on service; otherwise, not so much!

Variety Voyager Cruise Review by tubabob

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2018
  • Destination: the British Isles & Western Europe

The ship was exclusively chartered by Vantage World Travel for a cruise around the British Isles. After an overnight in the beautiful Hotel Principal in Edinburgh, we were driven by motorcoach to Inverness, where we embarked on the Voyager. We had a total of 61 passengers, and about 30 crew.

This was our tenth trip with Vantage.

The ship is well-decorated; we had cabin 330, the largest category except for the owner's suite.

There are five decks including the sun deck. There is no lift/elevator, so there are lots of stairs, and they are steep. The dining room was on the same deck with our cabin, and the lounge was one deck below that, so most of our stair-climbing was between those two decks. The next deck down contains a small spa and library and a rear deck from which, in warmer weather ports, one can swim.

The wi-fi is available for a charge, and unlike other ships I've been on, it is very slow and is suitable only for email. The food on board is fair-to-good. Dinner rolls were always stale, coffee was always weak, and main courses at dinner were always drowned in sauces. The breakfast and lunch buffets were good, never great. Dinners were not well-thought-out. One night we had lamb shanks, the next night osso bucco (veal shank!) Desserts were only fair.

The ship is small, and in rough seas it can really be rough. We had two nights when it was difficult to get into bed because of the ship's movement.

Now the good news: The crew was sensational. Most of the executives were Greek, and the servers from Mauritius or Ukraine. The excursions were excellent. And James, our Vantage program manger, was fantastic. He knew every passenger by name, and took care of all of us.

We stopped in the Isle of Skye, Orkney. Oban, Belfast, Dublin, two places in Wales, Stonehenge, and finally overnight in London.

There was regional entertainment on board, and all of it was worthwhile.

Overall a very good cruise.


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Cabin P 303

The room was well-appointed with a king-size bed, a refrigerator and lots of storage, and a nice bathroom with large glassed-in shower,


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