• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In
You may also like
Waterslides, New Cabins and Family Facilities Revealed for Voyager of the Seas Refurbishment
Voyager of the Seas amplified top deck

Waterslides, New Cabins and Family Facilities Revealed for Voyager of the Seas Refurbishment

Waterslides, New Cabins and Family Facilities Revealed for Voyager of the Seas Refurbishment
Voyager of the Seas amplified top deck

October 10, 2019

Tiana Templeman
By Tiana Templeman
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
(8:00 a.m. AEST) – When Voyager of the Seas returns to Australia on 30 November, fresh from a US$97 million renovation, it will feature The Perfect Storm duo of racer waterslides, a new Vitality Spa, Battle for Planet Z laser tag, redesigned kids and teens spaces, and a new nursery for babies and tots. The ship’s renovation forms part of Royal Caribbean’s Royal Amplification fleet modernisation program, making Voyager of the Seas the region’s first amplified ship.
“Royal Caribbean is an innovator in holidays, and the newly amplified Voyager of the Seas is no exception,” says Susan Bonner, Managing Director for Royal Caribbean International Australia and New Zealand. “We are thrilled to welcome Voyager back to Sydney where local holidaymakers can step onboard for a holiday of a lifetime with its new bold adventures and exhilarating features. From pulse-raising adventures down high-speed waterslides on The Perfect Storm or going head to head at Battle for Planet Z laser tag – both firsts for the Australian market – to unwinding and indulging in the brand new Vitality Spa, Voyager of the Seas offers unforgettable experiences for the whole family to enjoy.”
Here is run down on what is being updated and added to Voyager of the Seas.

Two New Waterslides

The Perfect Storm waterslides duo – Typhoon and Cyclone – will be added to the top deck. This new attraction will join the existing FlowRider surf simulator, rock-climbing wall and mini-golf, to round out the ship’s action-packed aft.
Royal Caribbean Perfect Storm waterslide

Fitness and Relaxation

Enhanced and relocated to the aft of the ship, the Vitality Spa and Fitness Centre will offer an extensive, signature menu of services, including massages, acupuncture, manicures, fitness classes and personal training. Guests who opt to cool down poolside can look forward to a refreshed adults-only Solarium.

Upgraded Family Facilities

Voyager of the Seas teen area
Adventure Ocean, the line’s kid’s club, is receiving a top-to-bottom redesign. A nursery for babies and tots will be available on Voyager of the Seas for the first time. Children aged three to 12 years old will have a new play space with an open layout and free-play activities, including a new area with programming for kids 3 to 5 years old. Teens have their own exclusive, updated hangout, plus a new laidback outdoor deck.
Battle for Planet Z laser tag will also be added to entertain young guests (and young-at-heart grown ups). The glow-in-the-dark adventure in Studio B takes place in a universe of the distant future as two groups – aliens and robots – go head to head to claim the last planet of a far-flung galaxy.
Battle for Planet Z laser tag

New Staterooms & Lounges

Voyager of the Seas will receive 72 new inside and balcony staterooms, a Suite Lounge and outdoor area – exclusively for guests in Grand Suites and above, and the Diamond Lounge for members of Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program.

Royal Caribbean International Mobile App

The new Royal Caribbean International mobile app will be available on Voyager of the Seas post-refurbishment. Travellers can use this to check in for their cruise from their phone, and once on board, the app will deliver an array of capabilities such as exploring and planning activities, booking and managing dining, shore excursion and show reservations, and viewing onboard expenses.
The amplified Voyager of the Seas will set sail on a series of three- to five-night Southeast Asia itineraries from Singapore on 21 October, followed by an Australian season with nine- to 12-night South Pacific cruises from Sydney starting on 30 November.

How was this article?
Popular with cruisers like you
Protocols Employed to Contain COVID-19 Positive Cases on Costa Ship Charter

(10:55 a.m. EDT) -- Health and safety protocols developed by Costa Cruises seem to have contained a COVID-19 outbreak on a recent charter cruise, but the line has canceled a subsequent sailing on the ship, out of an abundance of caution.

The incident took place on Costa Diadema, the second ship to re-enter service on the Italian line in the COVID-19 era. The ship, which can handle 4,947 passengers during a normal sailing, had been chartered by a much smaller French tour operator for several consecutive cruises.  

The first sailing, with more than 600 charter passengers onboard, left September 28 from Genoa. The 14-day itinerary visited other Italian ports and Greece before returning to

When Are Cruise Lines Around the World Expected To Resume Service?

(Updated 12:32 p.m. EDT) -- With ocean and river cruise lines temporarily suspending service around the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping track of the seemingly minute-by-minute changes to the cruise industry can be challenging.

Most cruise lines voluntarily paused sailings for the meantime after being faced with port closures; a lack of suitable infrastructure, including flights; and increased travel restrictions that change on a country-by-country basis. CLIA,the Cruise Lines International Association that represents most cruise lines, issued a further volunatary suspension in operations through October 31.

Adding to voluntary suspens

Which Cruise Ships Will Be Scrapped Or Taken Out of Service Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

(Updated 12:08 p.m. EDT) -- Faced with declining revenues and a lack of passengers during the global COVID-10 pandemic, some cruise lines are taking an unpopular but necessary step: Selling off older vessels for scrap.

Most modern cruise ships have service lives of 40 years or more. While it is not uncommon to see cruise ships built in the 1970's and 1980's go to the breakers, older vessels are usually transferred first to another, smaller cruise operator -- a market that is often referred to as "secondhand tonnage."

It's more unusual is to see relatively young vessels head to the breakers. Yet that is precisely what is beginning to happen, due to the coronavirus pandemic.  On June 25,

Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.