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Voyager of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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RCI Adriatic cruise- Voyager of the Seas

Review for Voyager of the Seas to the Eastern Mediterranean
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tsalladtsallad
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2011
Cabin: Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

We were cruising to celebrate my wife's 50th anniversary. We visited Venice in 1999 and have wanted to return, and were on the Voyager in 2005, so this sailing, which included my wife's birthday, was exactly what we were looking for. Our dinner companions were lovely (from Houston and from Wales), the staff was extremely polished, pleasant and always helpful. As Americans, we were in an extreme minority on the ship- which made the trip that much more fun and interesting- breaking bread and sharing excursions with people from Germany, Ireland, France. London, Italy, Spain, etc. etc. if you travel from outside the Euro zone, it is a very good idea to have Euros with you- sometimes it may be a little difficult or expensive to change over dollars.

The ports: Koper, Slovenia.....Ravenna, Italy.....Bari, Italy.....Dubrovnik, Croatia.... and, of course, in and out of Venice (including an overnight stay at the end of the cruise) were amazing.

All shuttles were available all day with virtually no waiting on either end. We purchased shuttles, not excursions- as the ports were easy to work our way through. In Bari, the ancient city was so close that we walked in and did not purchase a shuttle. TAKE LOTS OF WATER !! We brough small backpacks and about a liter of water each.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony

Cabin was very adequate and steward was attentive yet almost invisible. I would definitely suggest a balcony, as the entry and exits from each port (especially Venice) are real eye candy. Some of our best photos were from the balcony, and we ate one breakfast there (with free room service). The fresh air was a major plus.

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Dubrovnik

We especially loved Dubrovnik (on my wife's birthday) with its massive walls surrounding the city. We got up to photograph the sunrise from on the ship and were the first ones off. I would suggest visiting the wall early to avoid crowds and the hot sun- there was a lot of climbing to access the wall itself, along the levels of the wall, and to access the "forts" along the wall. The views were absolutely spectacular. The crystal clear water was also very beautiful- we will be sure to scuba dive if we return.

Venice

In Venice, on our next-to last day, we met up with and exchange student that had stayed with us in the States. He and his lovely fiance guided us through many winding back alley-sized streets which repeatedly opened up on beautiful plazas, bridges, and canals. We enjoyed a meal with them and a super English couple that we met on the ship in a little, out of the way, open air restaurant- wine and light meals- then later stopped for still later for drinks at an open air bar. The boat shuttles to and from the Voyager made returning to the ship to clean up, and then returning to Venice in the evening a snap !

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