When I read Sailorwoman's review of this cruise, I had to wonder if we were on the same ship. My wife and I found the cruise to be exactly what we expected. We travelled with another couple we have sailed with before and we were all very pleased. As to the bedbug allegation - I find it very hard to believe that a single cabin on a cruise ship would be infested with bedbugs. We found no indication of infestation in our cabins. As to the ship's condition, it is true that the varnish on the ship's railings was needed attention. The rest of the ship was in excellent condition. I saw no rust. No wear or tear in either our cabin or the ships common areas. Our balcony was ship-shape.
Our cabin steward was above reproach. We found the wait staff (My TIme Dining) to be exceptional. Both the waiter and assistant were attentive and anticipated our needs very well. The selection of breads at dinner was varied. The entrees were excellent. We also found the various waiters and assistants who took care of use when we ate breakfast and lunch in the dining room equally skilled. The food in the Windjammer was also what we expected. It is a cafeteria and we generally don't care for cafeteria dining, but we did have lunch there a couple of times and could not complain. Johnny Rocket's is great fun and always a treat! While the entertainment is does not rise to the level of what we've seen on Norwegian ships, it was comparable to what we've experienced on prior Royal Caribbean cruises and the term "mediocre" is certainly not warranted in our estimation. Perhaps Sailorwoman could have pointed out that shore excursions on Tenerife, Canary Islands, were not available because the ship was not scheduled to land there. The itinerary called for a stop in the Azores but due to a severe storm the Captain elected to avoid that area, thus the Tenerife stop.
All in all we enjoyed our time on the Voyager of the Seas thoroughly. We found nothing on the cruise that remotely resembled the excoriation leveled in Sailorwoman's review and hope that our opinion will provide some balance to those considering a cruise on this ship.