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Voyager of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
1,488 reviews

Good intentions, poor execution

Review for Canada & New England Cruise on Voyager of the Seas
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Oct 2022
Traveled with children

This was our first cruise post-covid and while we were very happy to be out in the world, our time aboard was nothing special.

The staff were marvelous, very friendly and helpful. They were quick to fix or clean up. But most of the crew seemed to be training and it showed. So many dishes were coming out dirty that we had to check glasses before we poured anything. The food was not well prepared, on par with hospital cafeteria food--you need to eat something, you may as well eat this. If you're gluten free, almost nothing is labeled (even in the MDR) except one area in the Windjammer that is not monitored for contamination and doesn't vary its offerings at all. Yes, you can ask a staffer to show you other options, if you can find a crewmember who knows anything about the food. We did not try the specialty dining, so perhaps that's our loss but I doubt it.

One of the two pools was heated, so that was a treat. But they were painting in the pool area a few of the days so there was quite a strong smell despite being outside. The ship did a poor job of venting the casino so there was noticeable cigarette smell all over decks 4 and 5, too, including the MDR. There were frequently bottlenecks in the Windjammer and Promenade, even when we weren't at sea. It can't always be helped, of course, but it happened a lot.

Cabin Review

We had two balcony rooms. They were spacious enough and had a surprising amount of storage, but both bathrooms smelled funny the entire trip (dirty toilet brush/holders maybe?) and both showerheads had water spurting out of the sealed tops. Our room steward was very nice and attentive.

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