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Variety Voyager Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Misled, not the Vantage cruise we paid up for

Review for Variety Voyager to the Western Mediterranean
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Martha Jayne Cee
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2018

We paid for a cruise on Vantage, a line we have had good experiences on previously. Instead of the Vantage ship we expected, we were greeted with the Variety Voyager on arrival in Poole, our departure point. The ship appeared to be older and was in need of some repairs, some of which were obvious to passengers.

The reservation agent offered a cabin on the port side so we would have a good view of the landscape as we cruised. We later learned learned that international shipping law requires vessels to sail 15 miles from the coastline.

Within a couple days of sailing, some passengers reported they had brown water in their sinks, toilets and showers. As time on the ship continued, the condition reached most, if not all the cabins. This condition was never fixed in spite of the ship being docked in Ferrol for 3 full days after only 2 days at sea.

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Cabin Mid ship

Comfortable bed and pillows, minimal storage, plenty of wasted space under what passed as a desk area.

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