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Voyager of the Seas Review

4.5 / 5.0
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4.5
Very Good
Tiana Templeman
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Royal Caribbean's 3,258-passenger Voyager of the Seas is the perfect ship for young and young-at-heart travellers with attractions including a FlowRider surf simulator, The Perfect Storm duo of twin-racer waterslides, a rock climbing wall, full-size basketball court, ice skating rink, and Battle for Planet Z laser tag.

The ship is ideally suited to families with superb children's facilities catering to youngsters aged 6 months and up. However, there are things for cruisers of all ages to enjoy on this versatile ship. Plenty of sun decks and an ample number of pools lend themselves to fun in the sun. Relaxation can be found on one of the many deck chairs that line the top decks or in the serene surrounds of the Vitality Spa and Fitness Centre.

The Royal Promenade on Deck 5 stretches from one end of the ship to the other, providing an enjoyable place to stroll and check out the action at the adjoining cafe, bars, shops, and boutiques. There are no windows, but it's always dazzlingly lit up and sets the scene for live bands during the day and dance parties at night.

Inside cabins feature 'virtual balconies' -- a real-time video of the view outside projected onto two-metre LED screens framed with curtains to look like a real verandah. With so much fun to be had around the ship, you probably won't be in there much anyway. Combine these affordable cabins with loads of free activities and an even number of complimentary and for-a-fee restaurants, and it's no surprise Voyager of the Seas is a hit with budget-conscious travellers. You don't need to spend a lot to have a great time onboard this ship.

Voyager of the Seas is bright and breezy and caters to a diverse range of cruisers with ease. With a focus on fun, socialising, and spending time together, it's a ship where the good times roll. Whether you are holidaying with the kids, cruising with friends, or seeking an entertaining getaway with your partner, this ship delivers.

Pros

Inside cabins have 'virtual balconies' offering ocean views in rooms that normally have none

Cons

No consistency in main dining room, service and food ranged from poor to excellent

Bottom Line

A good choice for anyone seeking a fun and active cruise experience

About

Passengers : 3,258
Crew : 1,176
Passenger to Crew : 2.77:1
Launched : 1994
Shore Excursions : 211

Inclusions

Included with your cruise fare:

  • Meals in the main dining rooms and Windjammer Marketplace, as well as at Cafe Promenade; continental room service breakfast
  • Main theatre entertainment
  • Most activities and events, except as noted
  • Use of the fitness centre (and some classes), as well as the ice skating rink, sports court, water slides, FlowRider surf simulator, laser tag, mini-golf course, and rock climbing wall
  • The Adventure Ocean Kids Club (ages 3 to 17 years) up to 10 pm
  • Daily gratuities, only if you booked your cruise in Australia and New Zealand in AU and NZ dollars

Not included with your cruise fare:

  • Onboard gratuities (US$14.50 per person, per day for Junior Suites and below; US$17.50 per person, per day for Grand Suites or higher)
  • 18 percent auto-gratuities applied to salon, spa and beverage purchases, as well as specialty dining reservations
  • Drinks excluding water, tea (including iced tea), basic coffee and selected juices from the Windjammer Marketplace buffet
  • Room Service (US$7.95 per order) excluding continental breakfast
  • Most alternative dining venues
  • Spa and salon treatments
  • Most fitness classes in the gym, along with personal training
  • Activities like the behind-the-scenes ship tour, arcade games, arts and crafts, bingo, bottomless galley brunch and alcohol tastings
  • Shore excursions
  • Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
  • Kids Club programming after 10 pm in Adventure Ocean
  • Wi-Fi access and packages
  • Photos, artwork and retail shop purchases

Fellow Passengers

Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas appeals to a broad range of passengers of all ages -- but with one characteristic in common: this ship is designed for the activity-minded. It also attracts a high percentage of families. When sailing in Australia, which it does much of the year, the majority of passengers are locals.

Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas Dress Code

Daytime: Casual, with shorts and tees inside the ship and bathing suits and cover-ups on the pool deck.

Evening: Mostly casual except on 'formal' nights when men wear long pants and collared shirts and women are expected to dress up a bit; suits, sport jackets, and gowns are not required. The 'formal' dress standard is a suggestion rather than compulsory and not enforced.

Not permitted: Swimwear is only allowed in open deck and pool areas.

For more information, visit Cruise Line Dress Codes: Royal Caribbean.

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