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Voyager of the Seas Review

Fun, Relaxing Cruise!

Review for the Western Caribbean Cruise on Voyager of the Seas
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Apr 2011
Cabin: Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

My husband and I booked an aft corner cabin a year before our cruise. This was my 6th cruise and my husband's 4th. We have both sailed on VOS one other time. There were no relatives or friends cruising with us. We drove down from the Waco area the night before the cruise and stayed at the Hilton Island Resort which is a nice place with free cruise parking and shuttle to the pier.We waited until after 1:00 to head for the terminal. We gave the bags and a tip to a porter and got in line. We were on the ship within an hour and were able to go directly to our stateroom to drop off our carry on luggage. After about an hour we ventured out to explore the ship and our bags were sitting in the hallway! That was the quickest turnaround ever!! The cabin was spacious as was the balcony. We spend most of the time on sea days relaxing/reading on the balcony. Our cabin attendant, Abraham, was outstanding. He was very engaging, kept the cabin spotless and the ice bucket filled. He also left us towlies 3 nights which are always fun and appreciated.We only saw one show which was the ice show. It was pretty much the same show we saw in 2009 but it was worth seeing again. The ship is beautiful. We spent several afternoons swimming in the Solarium which is lovely and serene. I enjoyed the sauna & steam room most mornings (within fitness center dressing rooms) which are available for use at no extra charge. We didn't spend much time or money in the casino. The slots seemed to take the money without providing even entertainment value. I'd take 40 dollars, machine would eat the first 20 without a single win, I'd walk out with the other 20. After 3 tries, I just swore off the casino. The food was very good. We ordered breakfast from room service several times. They delivered the food about an hour earlier than indicated which was a little frustrating but it was always as ordered, hot and tasty. The other mornings, we ate breakfast in the Windjammer which was always good. We ate lunch in the WJ one day. I ordered from the pasta bar and it was very good. Other days we ordered room service or enjoyed the sandwiches from the Cafe Promenade. The cookies from there were good, too, and the sunflower seed granola bar was excellent. We also ate at Johnny Rockets one afternoon which was good, especially the chocolate milkshake. We had a table for two during late seating in the MDR. Service from our waiter, Gabriel, and his assistant, Roxanne, was impeccable. The food was very good. My lobster on the second formal night was the best I've had on a cruise. The strawberry pavlova was a standout as well. We ate at Portofino one night and the food and the service was excellent!We visited Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica and had fun at each port (separate port reviews)! RCI did an excellent job of educating cruisers on the history of Falmouth. On the previous night, we found a commemorative booklet in our cabin that included the history of the port along with artist renditions and information about significant landmarks. My husband and I had a great time on our aft balcony locating the different landmarks using our binoculars as the ship docked. We chose self-assist debarkation and were in the first group off the ship which was painless compared to some other debarkation nightmares we've had. All in all, this cruise was low-key and relaxing. Exactly what we had wanted. We are booked on the Mariner next spring and cannot wait to cruse RCI again!

Cabin Review

Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin D1

Very spacious, plenty of storage, very quiet because of location, very firm bed (not necessarily a good thing)

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