As I write this, I can still feel the "motion of the ocean". We spent the week of January 21-28 aboard the Voyager of the Seas and had a wonderful time.
In the chill of a Memphis December, I started shopping for a cruise to take in January. I always embark from New Orleans and was happy to find that I had THREE cruise lines from which to choose. While I have enjoyed Carnival and Norwegian in the past, I settled on Voyager and am pleased to tell you it was a wonderful experience. Our booking agent, Andre Chevolleau at Royal Caribbean, was a joy to work with. He answered every question, found us the best room in our price range and even tried to find out if my satellite radio would work on board (for the record, we ended up NOT taking it, so I don't know if it does or does not work)!
We always drive to New Orleans, saving enough time to have breakfast at Mother's (on Poydras) before we board. The queue was pretty long at 12:30p.m. and the security guard at the scanner tried to tell me that a bag of chex mix and 2 candy bars were NOT allowed! Before I could argue with her that I did NOT want to leave them in my car to melt, she was overruled by the guard running the scanner. We passed the scan, bought our soft drink cards (45 bucks each!) and headed to check out our cabin.
We were the happy residents of cabin 6504 from January 21-28. It is located in the very front of the ship. Our room attendant was Caroline. She was efficient and friendly and that was all you can ask for. The room was perfect in size, the storage space was plentiful, the shower is just the right size and the view from your circular window, overlooking the bow of the ship, was spectacular. After turning out the lights for the night we slept every night with our curtains open to catch the sunrise... but you should know that, if you have lights on in your room when sailing at night, you must keep your curtains closed; the light from your room affects the ability of the bridge to see! I am not kidding about this; we got a call from the wheel house reminding us to close our curtains! You would be lucky to get this room.... unless you sail on choppy seas!