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We had saved for about four years to go on this voyager cruise to the pacific. We wanted a family friendly cruise for our family two children 8&10. We choose to go in April school holidays as did many other families too, assuming it would be well catered for, for families. Upon arriving on board and throughout the cruise we were plied with drinks packages and also a dinner package where we were told the children were included but on our second dinner out we found they were charging us $60US dollars at each meall for the kids, so we refused to pay. Wouldn’t go with an extra dinner package for sushi, steak place or Italian, it’s not worth the extra $$$. It soured our meal / cruise experience for sure. Drinks package at nearly $1500 USD for two adults is not worth it as we don’t drink much alcohol. Way to expensive!! Fine dining dinner experience each night was great. Much better than the buffet. Food great, service excellent! Johnny Rockets was the best extra dining experience we had. Food was delicious and kids joined in with staff to sing and dance. Loved it so much!!! Highly recommended! Kids club was dreadful!! Don’t even bother going there. NO organised Activities for the children to do what so ever such as art/ craft, etc, they only played chasing games such as tag for three hours, after two times there the kids wouldn’t go back again. Such a shame for them as they found it quite boring with nothing to do, and my husband and I missed out in a very rare evening out to go for dinner by ourselves as the kids wouldn’t go to the kids club. You would think the next best option would be swimming pools (which our kids love to swim) however on the days at sea the pools were closed nearly the whole time! Not kidding! . The shape of them allows the water to crash out of them each time the ship goes up and down. And so there is minimal water left in them so of course the nets go on and you can’t swim in them. So hugely dissapointing!!! The rock wall was the same, closed quite often because of high winds, and when my daughter attempted the wave rider she was told she was too light and was not allowed a second go by the person running it. Overall the kids entertainment options were so limited, nothing for them to do on days at sea. Extra kids activities such as sushi making, and what we would have loved to do, a tour of the ship and bridge with our kids, was charged in US dollars, so nearly $300 USD for ships tour !! Yes then you need to convert that back to NZD or AUD and it’s too pricey. Lastly I should add some positives: the room size for four of us was perfect. Inside cabin, no window, with Four bunks was great!! The night entertainment and comedians and magician on the ship were fantastic! Ice skating show was good but not amazing. We loved going to dinner then off to a show. That was great! Mini golf on top deck on windy day was hilarious fun

Disappointing Not Family Friendly

Voyager of the Seas Cruise Review by Misssydney2005

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2018
  • Destination: South Pacific
  • Cabin Type: Interior
We had saved for about four years to go on this voyager cruise to the pacific. We wanted a family friendly cruise for our family two children 8&10. We choose to go in April school holidays as did many other families too, assuming it would be well catered for, for families.

Upon arriving on board and throughout the cruise we were plied with drinks packages and also a dinner package where we were told the children were included but on our second dinner out we found they were charging us $60US dollars at each meall for the kids, so we refused to pay. Wouldn’t go with an extra dinner package for sushi, steak place or Italian, it’s not worth the extra $$$. It soured our meal / cruise experience for sure. Drinks package at nearly $1500 USD for two adults is not worth it as we don’t drink much alcohol. Way to expensive!!

Fine dining dinner experience each night was great. Much better than the buffet. Food great, service excellent! Johnny Rockets was the best extra dining experience we had. Food was delicious and kids joined in with staff to sing and dance. Loved it so much!!! Highly recommended!

Kids club was dreadful!! Don’t even bother going there. NO organised Activities for the children to do what so ever such as art/ craft, etc, they only played chasing games such as tag for three hours, after two times there the kids wouldn’t go back again. Such a shame for them as they found it quite boring with nothing to do, and my husband and I missed out in a very rare evening out to go for dinner by ourselves as the kids wouldn’t go to the kids club.

You would think the next best option would be swimming pools (which our kids love to swim) however on the days at sea the pools were closed nearly the whole time! Not kidding! . The shape of them allows the water to crash out of them each time the ship goes up and down. And so there is minimal water left in them so of course the nets go on and you can’t swim in them. So hugely dissapointing!!!

The rock wall was the same, closed quite often because of high winds, and when my daughter attempted the wave rider she was told she was too light and was not allowed a second go by the person running it. Overall the kids entertainment options were so limited, nothing for them to do on days at sea. Extra kids activities such as sushi making, and what we would have loved to do, a tour of the ship and bridge with our kids, was charged in US dollars, so nearly $300 USD for ships tour !! Yes then you need to convert that back to NZD or AUD and it’s too pricey.

Lastly I should add some positives: the room size for four of us was perfect. Inside cabin, no window, with Four bunks was great!! The night entertainment and comedians and magician on the ship were fantastic! Ice skating show was good but not amazing. We loved going to dinner then off to a show. That was great! Mini golf on top deck on windy day was hilarious fun
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Interior
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I don’t know the exact Cabin type we had but it was interior level 8 with no window. Perfect fir us with four bunks, great size, and bathroom also good size too.
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