100 Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas Senior Cruise Reviews

We really enjoyed the people we met. The ship is fantastic, with a friendly crew. The shipboard experience was good. Lots to do, trivia, lectures, activities. The dinning was, as expected, very good. With lots of good choices meals and ... Read More
We really enjoyed the people we met. The ship is fantastic, with a friendly crew. The shipboard experience was good. Lots to do, trivia, lectures, activities. The dinning was, as expected, very good. With lots of good choices meals and the buffets. We were okay with the initial change in itinerary, adding two overnights in Vanuatu. We understood that we could not get off in Neumea because we traveled through Singapore, and that the Vanuatu government barred us from docking due to crew members infected with the common flu. The change to New Zealand was a bit of a let down since we had booked a "South Pacific" cruise, but we were glad to be on a Cruise! We did enjoy getting off the ship in Teranga and Bay of Islands. Beautiful scenery, nice folks and good local food. Eden, Australia was a nice, small town with cheerful folks and interesting history. The crew provided excellent service while on board. Having one of our suit cases lost between the stateroom pick up and the pier on debarkation was a major hassle. Still not sure what will happen with this! We are hoping that Royal will locate our missing bag and return it to us. We are hoping that Royal will see that for us, this was not the vacation we booked, and will see fit to compensate us more than the credit we received onboard. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Booked this cruise in 2018 because of the itinerary In the South Pacific, as previously we had missed a few islands because of a cyclone. The Coronavirus caused a few. Small islands into locked down so the itinerary was changed the day ... Read More
Booked this cruise in 2018 because of the itinerary In the South Pacific, as previously we had missed a few islands because of a cyclone. The Coronavirus caused a few. Small islands into locked down so the itinerary was changed the day before, but still in the South Pacific. Once on board the itinerary was changed again lost four islands and given more sea days and an overnight stop in NZ (only cruised there last year) and a stop in Eden on the south coast of NSW. I do know what’s in the fine print, but changing countries without consultation or reimbursement is extremely poor. We will never do a Royal Carribean cruise again, this was a first time with them and now the last, this was out 15 cruise and never have we been treated the way RC treated us. Did not like the ship as everything was centred around the promenade, all the shops and small bars and they also did all the dancing classes making it very hard to move through the ship even on shore days the staff would rehearse holding up passengers, public areas lacking and no place to sit quietly very crowded on the ship, had to line up for meals in the dinning room every night. Did not see the captain once he did make a couple of public appearances but they were times we were at meals or they were for the exclusive members. We even had to get out of the lounge after trivia or bingo so the diamond class could use the lounge, leaving other passengers to try and find another place, mostly all full. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
I expected better for the price I paid, The biggest problem for me was the food lacking taste nutrition and presentation was very bad, especially main dinning, very annoying when waiters continually asked how was the food when they knew I ... Read More
I expected better for the price I paid, The biggest problem for me was the food lacking taste nutrition and presentation was very bad, especially main dinning, very annoying when waiters continually asked how was the food when they knew I didnt like anything. Interior promenade view cabin was so noisy, music continued all night, I asked to be moved to another cabin and I was which was good. Walking down the Promenade was crowded noisy bands extremely loud and hard to do shopping but the shops weren't much anyway. Windjammer eating was poor quality also loud music staff singing washie washie songs I have no problem washing hands, but to be sung songs like we are children was embarrassing and annoying. Deck 11 full of drunks, couldn't watch outdoor movie but that happens on lots of cruises. Was very hard to find a quiet place, library was always full of people. Ship very cold. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We have sailed only once previously with RC on Ovation of the seas, from Sydney to New Zealand and back to Sydney, and had a great time so we decided to try the newly renovated Voyager of the Seas. No complaints whatsoever. What a ... Read More
We have sailed only once previously with RC on Ovation of the seas, from Sydney to New Zealand and back to Sydney, and had a great time so we decided to try the newly renovated Voyager of the Seas. No complaints whatsoever. What a disappointment this cruise was. The check in at Singapore was extremely unorganised. There are only two sets of elevators which for a ship of this size is inadequate. To make it worse at lease one elevator was out of order and the up-down indicators and chimes outside some of the others were not working. Don't know what RC did when Voyager was in for the renovations but nobody did much maintenance. Cabin, number 9557, was ok. The main dining room food was average at best, and the winjammer buffet the same. I have cruised many times on Carnival Spirit and rate its food much better than Voyager. Princess cruise lines (Majestic and Sun) food leaves Voyager for dead. Entertainment was good, no issue here. Good variety of guest acts as well as the RC performers. Listening to music in areas outside the theatre was terrible. Small crowded schooner bar at the front and a couple small bars along the overcrowded promenade on deck 5. Too much space taken up by shops and stalls flogging overpriced bags, jewelry etc Service from staff was good. Now my main gripe. I use a wheelchair and was told by RC that their tenders were suitable for wheelchairs. Unfortunately in the two tender ports, Yorkeys Knob and Airle beach, they used shore side tenders instead of those from the ship which were NOT wheelchair accessible. Had I been told this I would not have booked the cruise. Never again on this ship. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
One of the reasons we chose this cruise is that we had never been to Darwin. Well. we still haven't! The Exit deck was changed from Deck 1 (as was widely advertised) to deck 4, and the ramp provided was incredibly steep. I hired a ... Read More
One of the reasons we chose this cruise is that we had never been to Darwin. Well. we still haven't! The Exit deck was changed from Deck 1 (as was widely advertised) to deck 4, and the ramp provided was incredibly steep. I hired a scooter for the express purpose of seeing Darwin, but it would not have been safe to take it down the incline, nor would I have been able to ride it back up. Several of the older passengers and those with sticks also had great difficulty in negotiating this ramp, and were completely winded by the time they got to the top. It totally spoilt my day, and several other disgruntled passengers felt the same. Also, don't bother getting a soft drinks package. Despite being issued with the bulky microchipped glasses, there are no soft drink dispensers on board the "New" Voyager. Total waste of money! Johnny Rockets is also a "no show". The venue is marked on the deck plan, but isn't open, and the free milkshake we were promised - "buy one get one free" - so much pie in the sky. BTW, the Windjammer seating arrangement appears identical to the old one. There are certainly no "extra seats", and getting a table can still be problematic. Also, the picture shown in the article is of the Deck 14 lounge, which is NEVER this empty. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We booked in March for this cruise. My father and mother-in-laws have poor walking abilities and they do not enjoy flying. But they do want to see Vietnam so we booked this cruise which visit two Vietnam ports. First of all, embarkation ... Read More
We booked in March for this cruise. My father and mother-in-laws have poor walking abilities and they do not enjoy flying. But they do want to see Vietnam so we booked this cruise which visit two Vietnam ports. First of all, embarkation in Hong Kong is not great. Kai Tak Terminal is very busy because this ship and Dream Cruises are both embarking on the same day. The queues are very long. Fortunately because we have two elderly people among us we could join the special elderly queue for check-in. Then the worst thing was the zig-zag bridge that connect the terminal with the ship. I completely fail to understand why this winding zig-zag bridge is necessary when a direct birdge (airport jet bridge) can do the same job! The ship is in good condition. It does not immediately feel like it is in need of dry dock work. (But it is going to dry dock in September.) The staterooms were not yet ready and we were told we could take lunch in the Sapphire Dining Room, so we made our way there. Lunch was buffet style and it was fine. After lunch we went to our rooms. We had a promenade view room and it was rather roomy for a cruise ship with two sofas. Our stateroom attendant was Iwayan, he was very good and he opened the connecting door between our room and my in-laws room for us as soon as we requested. The dining on the ship is okay. It is nothing to write about. Some of the food in the dining room can be found again in the Windjammer at late night snack time. The ship is consisted of a majority Hong Kong and China people and some of them seemed determined to eat back their cruise fare. Well, given the food served I think they had a hard time achieving that goal. For the ports, Chan May is really far away from Da Nang. We hired a driver for a day trip to Hoi An but he could not come into the port because our tour company is not "sponsored" by RCCL. We had to pay another driver to drive us out of the port gates to meet him. But he was not a very good driver as he could not speak much English and he took us back from Hoi An 1.5 hours earlier than agreed. The worst thing was he would not enter the gates of the port as promised. So we did not tip him and made a complaint to his company. Many RCCL "sponsored" tours came back late from their tours and the ship did not sail until 17:40, as opposed to 17:00. We were still approaching Nha Trang when we took our breakfasts. As this is a tender port we had to wait for our tender time. RCCL "sponsored" tours and group tours all went ashore before us. We only got ashore at 11am. Our tour guide and bus took us to the sights and lunch. Then we requested to visit a supermarket for souvenirs like coffees and dried mango. We got back at about 4:15pm and were back on board quite quickly. After all both ports were not great. Chan May is still under construction and very far from town while Nha Trang is a tender port which is very time consuming. Avoid. am. Our tour guide and bus took us to the sights and lunch. Then we requested to visit a supermarket for souvenirs like coffees and dried mango. We got back at about 4:15pm and were back on board quite quickly. After all both ports were not great. Chan May is still under construction and very far from town while Nha Trang is a tender port which is very time consuming. Avoid. The entertainment on board were only so-so. One night we had an American singer who performed as many Chinese songs as English songs. He was okay but I saw a Caucasian family of four looking rather bored as we boarded the lift outside the theater. The Ice Skating show Ice Odyssey was fantastic. We watched it and then strongly recommended my mother-in-law to go. She went and she was amazed as well. We had a plain sailing back to Hong Kong after Nha Trang. Nothing to report. We also got back before the Dream Cruises ship so we got away okay. Some of the things we really couldn't get our heads around were the lack of technology on the ship. I could not believe they had to write a number on our Sea Pass cards to indicate we had watched Ice Odyssey. Also in the dining room we had a waiter come to us to write down our room number every night. I mean, aren't we in the 21st century? Can you not just scan my Sea Pass card for that? Also, the in-room television had so little choice of channels. When I was on Quantum of the Seas it could receive a TVB J2 channel but here there is only one Chinese channel which recurred the same content all through the cruise. There are loads of Chinese satellite channels in the region and that's the best they can tune their tv sets to? Once again RCCL, we are in the 21st century! I wish I had downloaded a Samsung remote control app to my phone so I can plug in my mobile hard disk to the tv and watch the movies I have in it. The service provided by all the waiters, servers and room attendants were very good. They worked really hard to keep the ship clean and the service going. I applaud them because with 3,000+ guests (many are children and elderly people) on board it was no easy thing. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
choose this cruise because it fitted our itinerary. 1. Cruise Itinerary Just prior to the cruise we were advised the our overnight in Hong Kong had been removed and we would now arrive on disembarkation day. Booking cancellation ... Read More
choose this cruise because it fitted our itinerary. 1. Cruise Itinerary Just prior to the cruise we were advised the our overnight in Hong Kong had been removed and we would now arrive on disembarkation day. Booking cancellation was not allowed unless the cruise was paid in full without refund. 2. Check-in All embarking passengers were checked in at the same time but cabins were not available until 13:30 so hoards of passengers were milling about with their hand luggage, people were jostling for seats in the buffet and temper were getting frayed almost to the point of fighting. 3. Safety Drill Was carried out on the open deck (Promenade deck) people were squashed together in the hot sun for over half an hour with no directions from the inexperienced crew other than to line up in rows of four. No consideration was given to elderly, disabled or infirm passengers. Instructions during the drill given by staff were not audible or demonstrations visible. 4. Main Luggage Delivery Luggage arrived at the cabin very late (long after the ship sailed) 5. Dining Room Reservation Our booking reservation for dining was completely ingnored, we eventually was offered an alternative table tucked away in a corner under the main staircase. 6. Shore Excursions Shore excursions were very badly managed, passengers for all tours were mixed up together and held in the very overcrowded theatre for over and hour past the assembly time with no idea what was happening. The staff member in charge could not express herself or tell us what was happening in English (or any other language). No announcement were made about where the gangways were located. We were walked down three decks via the stairs and moved from the forward part of the ship to the aft gangway to disembark for the tours. No consideration was given to elderly, disabled or infirm passengers. 7. Library The ships library was a total waste of space with very few books and most of which were in foreign languages 8. In Cabin Movies In cabin movies on the cabin tv were chargeable at between $10 - $15 US dollars per movie 9. WiFi On board WiFi was prohibitively expensive starting at around $15.99 per day for the basic package. 10. The majority of the Cruise Directors staff could not speak English very well which made quizes and trivia games very difficult and hard to understand. No PowerPoint or visual aids were available. The Cruise Director himself was not approachable and did not interact with the passengers. Our whole experience with Royal Caribbean was horrendous. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We travelled as a couple but made many new friends on board. Cabin - see below. We had aa promenade facing interior on the 8th d. Quiet and good size. Activities - found details on the Cruise Compass and checked off what we wanted to ... Read More
We travelled as a couple but made many new friends on board. Cabin - see below. We had aa promenade facing interior on the 8th d. Quiet and good size. Activities - found details on the Cruise Compass and checked off what we wanted to do. All good from fitness at sidoku, to entertainment and scrap booking. Loved tge kronos band. Food- had 2 nights of dining at tge Chops Grille and Giovanni. Both excellent value undet tge BOGO package. Main dining room the next day was quite the opposite. Gave feedback and food improved after that. The dishes were ovet salty or sweet. Windjammer food was convenient and tasty. Meats there were mostly overdone. Enjoyed the white porridge white bait fish. Eggs, bacon, sausage. Fruits and drinks. We always say at the back to enjoy watching the propeller wake. Café rpmenade was the meeting place for late breakfast and afternoon tea for many. Good bran raisin muffobs, muffin surg egg n ham, beef on rye. Service - good but mixed crew had problems covering each other.. Swimming pool was small. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
This was planned to fit in with sightseeing in Cambodia and Vietnam before and staying with friends in Singapore afterwards. We are regulars with RC so now the ropes quite well. Check in was good, really only Miami seems bad. Gold ... Read More
This was planned to fit in with sightseeing in Cambodia and Vietnam before and staying with friends in Singapore afterwards. We are regulars with RC so now the ropes quite well. Check in was good, really only Miami seems bad. Gold card saves a few minutes. Cabins were ready by the time we had had our first drink. Clean, not as worn as our last ship over the years though, things like tissues and moisturiser have disappeared. $10 worked the trick! Food was up to the usual standard. We like smaller portions. Everything wrnt like clockwork Kuala Lumpur trip a bit wasted as we only got 3 hours in town. Penang was wonerful, Patang Bay really great and the elephant trip worth every penny Disembarking fine, luggage clearly marked waiting for us. Only moan was the lifeboat drill was interminable. Possible passengers the problem, but the longest one we have ever endured. On board high spot was the pianist in one of the bars. The shows mediocre, otherwise might have upped a star. The one meant to be showcasing Broadway shows was such short clips as to be useless. Probably saving royalties. All in all though, a great week. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We wanted to share time together over Christmas without family. However the cruise was filled with families with many (spoiled) children. Our first negative was embarkation. It took us nearly two hours standing in a queue. For 81 and ... Read More
We wanted to share time together over Christmas without family. However the cruise was filled with families with many (spoiled) children. Our first negative was embarkation. It took us nearly two hours standing in a queue. For 81 and 72 year olds that is too long. There must be a better way. The dining rooms, particularly the casual dining, couldn't cope with many vacant seats said to be"reserved for family members coming later". We only used casual dining for breakfast after this.!! The crew did a great job with Christmas decorations. We were very impressed. We received great and friendly service in the formal dining room and met some interesting people at the dining table, several of whom we are still in touch with. The food could not be faulted in the formal dining room. My wife had her 72nd birthday on the 28th December and the staff made it so much more memorable than it would have been otherwise. Dis-embarkation was an utter shambles. Singaporean authorities allowed 2 cruise boats to berth at the same time. We were ordered to be in the departure area at 9.00am . There was no seating and we were still there at 11.30am. There was no back-up plan for those who couldn't stand for so long so most reverted to the dining room. Very poor organisation.!! This delay caused our pre-paid driver to abandon us at a cost of around S$60. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Royal Caribbean – Voyager of the Seas, what can I say. Our room was dirty, but that is surely not the fault of the staff as I think that their time is limited as to how much they spend on each room. Maybe 5 minutes. Tired, out dated, ... Read More
Royal Caribbean – Voyager of the Seas, what can I say. Our room was dirty, but that is surely not the fault of the staff as I think that their time is limited as to how much they spend on each room. Maybe 5 minutes. Tired, out dated, heaps of rust in areas on the balcony. Needed to use the toilet brush at one stage and on giving the toilet a thorough clean, it was sickening the amount of black mould that was under the rim. 8 flushes to get rid of it, so I now know why there was a consistent black ring around the bowl at water level. Bathroom glass shelves had left over residue from previous users, i.e. toothpaste, rubbish left in bins and the room had a nasty musty smell to it. Two tea bags and two small milk capsules in room for 2, plus a jug, but was loathe to use the water from the bathroom to fill it. Food was below average. First night we went My time Dining, hot food served was cold, missing ingredients as per the menu and small portions, so even after 3 courses you were hungry. Caesar Salad ingredients were lettuce, 3 croutons and half a cup of dressing. Where was the parmesan, bacon and egg?? Buffet had much better options and you could get a decent plateful, but still average in quality, but it closed at 9pm, so no chance of a late night snack if you were hungry after the show. There was one area that was open 24hrs, but let’s hope you liked really tasteless pizza. Bar drinks were expensive as were coffee and anything else including bottled water. Administration staff had very poor to almost no English, the guy that made our beds should swap with the ones taking your money at the desk. The staff, overall were excellent and did not hesitate to assist, but it could not make up for the tired décor and very poor quality of the food. My first and last trip on anything Royal Caribbean. So glad it was only 4 nights, so many people disappointed and wanted to get off even before the ship sailed. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
We have been on 5 or 6 RC cruises previously and thoroughly enjoyed every one of them, so much so that we have stayed with them for our last series of cruises. We have been on well over 10 cruises previously on a range of other cruise ... Read More
We have been on 5 or 6 RC cruises previously and thoroughly enjoyed every one of them, so much so that we have stayed with them for our last series of cruises. We have been on well over 10 cruises previously on a range of other cruise lines as well as Royal Carribean. This was our first and last on Voyager of the Seas. Embarkation was a disaster. Crew were directing passengers all over the terminal and then the direction was being countermanded by others. The confusion here in port was to be a prelude to more on board. Every excursion brought the same confusion with all but the last (de-embarkation) being late. We lost 2 hrs on the first excursion and immediately the excursion became rushed and visit times shortened and shopping time abandoned. On another excursion, many people didn't get their meal before we were rushed off again. Our previous experience with RC ships had been great but this crew just couldn't get it together. On other ships, RC has provided good quality and variety of food at all levels. This one in Windjama, unfortunately, reminded me of a military mess. The food in the formal area was nothing out of the ordinary and I feel it did not meet RCs usual high standard. We only went there once and sat at a table for 8 or 10 on our own - the other guests choosing not to attend. Entertainment was reasonable. Bar service at Windjama was short staffed at peak periods at meals and prior to excursions. I walk with aid of a stick and for every excursion, but 1, I and others with sticks were forced to climb up and down a series of steps to get to the embarkation point. Usually, we are granted the use of the lifts. This way we struggled and held others up Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Staff aboard Voyager were great. We had a balcony cabin but even with the door locked the wind whistled through it, not a draught but just the noise. Food was excellent and could not be faulted, along with the waiting staff. It is not ... Read More
Staff aboard Voyager were great. We had a balcony cabin but even with the door locked the wind whistled through it, not a draught but just the noise. Food was excellent and could not be faulted, along with the waiting staff. It is not the companies fault, but, we were most upset to find that the Island we most wanted to see, Mystery Island, had to be cancelled because of the Cyclone. Was not impressed with Mare and found that for what they were the ships tours were far too expensive. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly and was extremely well conducted. Other problems we encountered were the amount of unsupervised children by their parents and parents in the bars in the mornings, some staying for a greater part of the day. I know that the shipping line cannot be held responsible for their drinking habits, BUT, just maybe they could restrict some of their money gatherings and have times tha the bars are allowed to operate. we are not wowsers, but believe that both the children and the parents may have more meaningful times together if this were the case. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Never been on a cruise before. Voyager of the seas was a great start to cruising easy to find your way around we had a balcony room very spacious heaps of closet space. Cabin attendants great. Plenty of things to do on board for every ... Read More
Never been on a cruise before. Voyager of the seas was a great start to cruising easy to find your way around we had a balcony room very spacious heaps of closet space. Cabin attendants great. Plenty of things to do on board for every age group. The ice skating shows were very good. The parades were a big hit for young and old. Shows were good. My time dining worked well for us. Never had to wait. Looking forward to our next cruise. I believe voyager is going in for a refurb next year. looking forward to another cruise onboard another royal carrabean ship. Left us with lots of good memories. The royal promenade was a great place especially the pig and whistle which we frequented often. A great meeting place for people to get to know one another. The food was good and plenty of choices of where to eat. Until next time Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Saw a last minute deal inside cabin and convinced my wife. 2nd time cruises. 50s couple. The Voyager is aging yet still a fine ship. Adult pool Solarium area and gym sauna and steam very good. Food and restaurants and service very good. ... Read More
Saw a last minute deal inside cabin and convinced my wife. 2nd time cruises. 50s couple. The Voyager is aging yet still a fine ship. Adult pool Solarium area and gym sauna and steam very good. Food and restaurants and service very good. Great value for 7 days. Had the dining package...worth it and you get 40% off wine bottles. Visited Isle of Pines...brilliant. Neumea OK took the hop on hop off bus to Anse Vata beach and hung out for lunch at Le Meridian (stayed before). The Sapphire dining room and service was great. Drinks are expensive without the drinks package yet don't drink that much outside wine with dinner...very good wine list. Enjoyed the theatre entertainment and singers and band. The ice scating show was very good.They had new movies playing in the evening which was great. All in all we had a great time and would do RCL again. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We have just got of the Voyager of the Seas after a B2B going to the Pacific Isles...both itineraries were slightly changed due to heavy weather in the region...Thank You Captain Sindre Borsheim, one of the friendliest captains that I have ... Read More
We have just got of the Voyager of the Seas after a B2B going to the Pacific Isles...both itineraries were slightly changed due to heavy weather in the region...Thank You Captain Sindre Borsheim, one of the friendliest captains that I have met, we hope he keeps sailing in our waters. We did the 3 day cruise in February on the Voyager and were so impressed that we added another 7 days to our 9 day cruise in March (we have cruised around 5 times on her before) The deciding factor for us was The Cleanliness (see below) and THE MUSIC in the form of 2 good bands ie Music Venture, fantastic musicians, and good for younger legs than ours. The other was the Tony and Dana Duo who have the larges of music repertoires and can read their audiences very well and play what they want to hear/dance too. I live with a very low immune system due to cancer treatment so cleanliness where ever I go is of the upmost importance and my antennas are always scanning for any coughs, sickness, unclean areas etc. On the Voyager I was amazed at the frequency of the handrails, lift buttons and the rest of the ship was being disinfected. There was only one bar where the waiters did not have disinfection cloths for the tables when I bought it to the Hotel Directors attention it was addressed right away. For me I know I can spend a longer time on board without to much danger hence the B2B (16 days). Yes, there is some rust around but which ship doesn't? There were kids on board but when did that become a dirty word? Food was always plentiful with a good choice of dishes---BEST PAVLOVA ever All in all we had a ball and hope that Royal Caribbean keep the Tony and Dana Duo sailing in Australian Waters...Oh and Captain Sindre too Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We sailed from Sydney on the Explorer two years ago circumnavigating New Zealand. That was such a fabulous cruise we came back to see some of the Pacific islands. Firstly, I want to state that the Captain was fabulous. He made sure to ... Read More
We sailed from Sydney on the Explorer two years ago circumnavigating New Zealand. That was such a fabulous cruise we came back to see some of the Pacific islands. Firstly, I want to state that the Captain was fabulous. He made sure to thank his crew every day, which I had never heard another captain do so frequently, The room attendant, Engel, was also the best I've experienced on any RC ship; as were the dinning room attendances at table 599. As for guest entertainers, and skaters on board, all were really great. The production entertainers on the other hand, not so much. People actually were walking out of their first show, us included. Since we did not go to the second show, I have no idea if it was as bad. My only issue with any of the crew is the fact that HOTEL MANAGEMENT does not provide CREAM for COFFEE!!!!! All servers I asked stated that it was NOT AVAILABLE on board, despite the fact that when I paid $3.00 at the speciality coffee café I was able to secure REAL CREAM for my coffee. To add insult to injury, on disembarkation day, while waiting our turn, there were 2 litres of cream sitting beside the coffee pot. I have pictures to prove it!!! Our waitress told us the lack of cream for coffee in the restaurants was an issue with a great many of the passengers she served. I tried to address this issue on board, and ended up having a hotel staff member show up at our cabin with a cup of whipping cream. The food in the main dinning rooms and at the Windjammer, was ordinary but edible. The café on deck 5, which is the only place to get any food outside of dinning room hours, was constantly running out of it. On several mornings they were even out of coffee at 7 a.m. Now on to the ship, which is in very sad condition: On embarkation day, by 1 p.m. there was an announcement that there was NO WORKING PLUMBING above deck 5. The issue was not resolved for several hours. There was no further announcements, so sometime around 4:30 p.m. we finally asked and were told the plumbing was now working on all decks. On another day, just was everyone was heading to the gangway to head out on tours, the ship suffered a complete power failure. This only lasted a few minutes, but the elevators took up to 15 minutes to reset themselves. Speaking of elevators, almost all of them had burned out floor light indicators. Some decks had burned out up\down light or call buttons, and some elevators would stop moving for several minutes at a time. Our cabin, on deck 12, although very clean and well cared for by Engel, had a consistent issue with the toilet not flushing. We saw the plumber almost every other day. The public toilets also had issues, some of which were not fixed for the entire 14 day cruise. In one washroom outside of the theatre on deck 4, the accessible cubicle has a very heavy pocket door closure which had the handle missing on the inside. Anyone using this toilet had to leave the door slightly ajar or you were stuck inside!!! The outside of the ship itself could use a coat of paint as the rust was really noticeable. Some is to be expected, but in my experience, this was a little much. As for shore excursions, I would not recommend the Ciffs of Jokin on Lifou, Loyalty Island. The description of this tour on the web site involves a lot of creative writing. Sight seeing in Nadi, Fiji was fine but also not totally accurate. "Shopping" in the town was for 30 minutes at a store of the guide's choosing, as opposed to allowing sufficient time to see the main street shops. We paid to go to two beautiful resorts which were both worth the expense; Pearl South Pacific outside of Suva, Fiji and Le Meridien Resort, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. This resort was a last minutes substitute for Mystery Island, which is still a mystery to us. There was a cyclone heading towards Mystery so the captain made a course change. As for Villa, Vanuatu, we really wanted to take the "Tranquility Island & Turtle Sanctuary" tour, which, according to Royal Caribbean's web site, could only be booked on board. On day 2, we were the first people at the excursion desk. We were told this tour was full, and had been for months. When we asked how that could be since it was only available on board, the clerk didn't know but stated the tour only accommodated 25 people!!!! I then wanted to know who could they even offer a tour with that limited numbers when there were 3100+ people on board???? Again, no answer, and she didn't really care. Noumea, New Caledonia would have been great, if it wasn't raining all day. They cyclone was catching up to us. As for children on board, we rarely saw them. All were very well behaved. I'm a Diamond level member of Royal Caribbean's Crowne & Anchor club, so I will sail RC again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
I travelled with 11 other people in the group and the decision to go was made by the group. It turned out to be very successful with all the participants agreeably enjoying all that was on offer. The dining package was exceptional and ... Read More
I travelled with 11 other people in the group and the decision to go was made by the group. It turned out to be very successful with all the participants agreeably enjoying all that was on offer. The dining package was exceptional and provided my friend and I three meals in different restaurants and we also were able to enjoy brunch after touring the main kitchens of the ship. A delight! Dining was also a very pleasant affair supervised by our waiter Alexyandro who made sure that we had everything that we could possibly want and that the food was delicious. His attention to detail was amazing and worked very hard to attain perfection. Also I was helped by Dan who oversaw the Windjammer restaurant and was Waiter in Charge for our main dining area. I have a problem with self service restaurants which Dan realised and was there to support me with food choice. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Did 2 cruises as B2B, this one and the one before. We love cruising so try and always look at the positives rather than the negatives. All cruises will give you some minor negatives, as will all holidays, but we say as long as the ... Read More
Did 2 cruises as B2B, this one and the one before. We love cruising so try and always look at the positives rather than the negatives. All cruises will give you some minor negatives, as will all holidays, but we say as long as the positives outweigh the negatives then its good. Entertaining was a bit lacking, some shows were good, but some were not so good. We actually walked out on one show (which we never normally do) as it was so bad. RCI really needs to get much better entertainment for their Australia cruise ships. The entertainment crew was fun. Enjoyed the trivia in the Star Lounge, but when they held trivia in the Schooner it was so crowded so not fun at all. Only once we were able to get a seat there. Trivia should always be in the larger lounges. My Time Dining needs to be sorted out, even the managers on the ship agreed with this, it doesn't run as smoothly as it should. Hopefully they will work that out in the very near future. The service generally was excellent all around the ship. The Voyager really needs an overhaul, we heard its not coming back to Australia in the near future, but if it does, we hope they modernise everything. Would definitely cruise again as we love cruising. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Heard there were a lot of fights and many passengers 'kicked off' but we didnt see anything. I have cruised with RCL twice now on Voyager and this time around the food, service and overall experience has greatly improved. Our ... Read More
Heard there were a lot of fights and many passengers 'kicked off' but we didnt see anything. I have cruised with RCL twice now on Voyager and this time around the food, service and overall experience has greatly improved. Our dining room waiters and cabin steward were the highlight of the crew- absolutely awesome. A lot of the shows were not my cup of tea- but hats off to the dancers and singers- awesome voices and moves. Ice skate shows amazing. A lot of activities not my thing but there's heaps to choose from to keep you busy, or just relax- which is what I prefer. Ports of call more than most cruises I have been on, so a good variety of things to do ashore except Mare. Unfortunately due to the weather (and hoard of jelly fish) it wasn't safe to do anything, but mare has definitely upgraded the dock and market, so great to see. Have booked Ovation of the seas for Jan 2019, so excited to see all the extra activities onboard. Crew very attentitive in all areas. Promenade cabin 6305 in a perfect spot too. Got a great price. Booked all tours directly with locals before boarding- all ships are too expensive! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We've sailed on two of the Voyager's sister ships before and this was not up to the standard of the other two (Explorer and Mariner). We love the layout of the Voyager class ships, but the Voyager itself did not live up to our ... Read More
We've sailed on two of the Voyager's sister ships before and this was not up to the standard of the other two (Explorer and Mariner). We love the layout of the Voyager class ships, but the Voyager itself did not live up to our expectations. We still enjoyed our cruise as we can't find a reason not too, but on this ship the service, the food generally and the feel of the ship were just not up to the usual high standards we have come to expect on RCI ships. Dining room food was below standard and the menu lacked variation and interest. The Windjammer got it together, but was not up to the usual high standard and much of the hot food was served warm at best. Staff appeared to be less numerous, but we don't know if they've cut down or not. The staff they have, however, are excellent and some are exceptional. The bars all over are very good and the bar staff know their job well. Whether passengers were ordering water, soda, mocktails or cocktails, staff attitude was friendly and accomodating. We found that the Solarium Bar and the R Bar were very efficient. The activities staff were rarely seen and they rely too much on the ship's inbuilt facilities to entertain the passengers. That is, there were too few ship's games and little entertaining things to do during the day, Certainly, if you like trivia then there were plenty of different types for you to play. Flowrider, Rock climbing, mini golf and Ice skating do not, unfortunately, entertain enough passengers as they are not all capable of doing them. Are they also down on staff and can't do it all any more or do they just not work as hard as they used to to keep everyone busy? The entertainment provided by individual musicians and the production crew both on stage and at the ice shows were just fabulous; first class, in fact! Thanks go to the Captain for keeping us out of the rough seas we expected with the recent cyclone. A course change and a warning of a possible itinerary change (which wasn't necessary) kept us out of trouble and provided us with smooth sailing to exotic destinations where we encountered the clearest, cleanest water we've ever seen. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
From the beginning, air transportation to Perth Australia was long and needed 2 transfers. Check-in was one of the longest time periods (30 minutes) once at the counter we have ever spent of the 7 cruises we have taken with RCCL Our ... Read More
From the beginning, air transportation to Perth Australia was long and needed 2 transfers. Check-in was one of the longest time periods (30 minutes) once at the counter we have ever spent of the 7 cruises we have taken with RCCL Our cabin (9672) as well as approximately 150 others had problems with the stool in the bath room not flushing or flushing when it wanted to and it took 5 days for problem to be solved. I needed a frig or cool for my insulin but ours didn't work, replacement mini cooler malfunctioned and froze as well as the transformer almost burned up. Second mini cooler wasn't much better as it froze up also. Finally got a frig that worked 7 days into the 16 night cruise. The aft elevators, over looking the center of the ship, on the port side of the ship had problems. The forward elevator didn't work for over have the cruise and the aft elevator had door closer issues and would cycle constantly because the inner door would NOT close completely. Letting guest services know, several different time, didn't seem to get any action. Was able to show someone with supposedly some authority what was happening and got it to malfunction over half way threw the 16 night cruise finally got some action, but not enough to fix the on going problem. The shops left a lot to be desired. There wasn't the normal wide verity or amount of goods and those that were on the shelves were very high prices. I an say, the cabin steward was fantastic and our table captain her helper were outstanding and made our dinner time a real pleasure. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
We have sailed on this Ship before and enjoyed it very much. The start of our Cruise was a nightmare we waited forever to get on board then one of our suitcases was not delivered to our cabin and was held because we had a opened bottle of ... Read More
We have sailed on this Ship before and enjoyed it very much. The start of our Cruise was a nightmare we waited forever to get on board then one of our suitcases was not delivered to our cabin and was held because we had a opened bottle of Gran Marnia which they took of us we were not impressed as we spent 5 days in Singapore and thought we could bring it with us, while checking our bag a luggage trolley slammed into my husbands back so I think it is important that you put breaks on these trolleys it took so long for all this very upsetting day and we missed everything that night including the show. The breakfast next morning was hard to find something decent the boiled eggs were green, the bacon was all fat, scrambled eggs I am sure we're powdered and un eatable, the yogurt yuk. Some of the entertainment was crap especially the late show I don't know where you got him from, the restaurant food was fine except for most of the meat very grissely. I think the drinks could be cheaper. The cabin boys are wonderful. The photos are too expensive. The tours are much to expensive. As for getting a seat near the pool it's impossible because people posses them all day even if they don't use them. I do miss the chocolate on my pillow. I do miss a inside movie theatre. Some movies on TV would be nice. Apart from all this because we love cruising we still had a great time. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
we went on a 10 day repositioning cruise from Singapore to Fremantle we found the embarkation seamless and was much quicker than we had envisioned. the ship was beautiful. We went to our cabin (2nd floor ocean view) and was surprised at ... Read More
we went on a 10 day repositioning cruise from Singapore to Fremantle we found the embarkation seamless and was much quicker than we had envisioned. the ship was beautiful. We went to our cabin (2nd floor ocean view) and was surprised at how spacious and well presented it was. There was and extension and distilled water supplied for my CPAP machine which i arranged with Royal Caribbean on line previously and also the water package I had purchased. It was pleasing that there was tea and coffee making supplies, minus milk, in the cabin and there was a cooler,not a fridge but cold enough to keep the milk which I got from the windjammer fresh. the ship was large and there were a lot of people aboard. the cruise went to Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur) Lankawi and Phuket. we stayed on board at Port Klang as the trip to Kuaua Lumpur was 11/2-2 hrs. we went on a Duty free shopping tour at Lankawi unless you smoke and drink dont bother we found the shop owners to be both rude and ignorant. i wouldnt have gone if I had known. Phuket was bustling with lots of bargains if you wanted to haggle, we teamed up with a family on the ship and got a mini bus it was very good value. after that it was sailing all the way which was like a mill pond until 11/2 days out of Fremantle, this gave us a lot of time to do things on the ship. there were some fantastic shows and the band was first rate the ice shows were magical, there was always something to do if you wanted top partake. Food was of very good quality varied and well presented We ate in Windjammer except for 1 night (formal) we went to Sapphire. I preferred the food in Windjammer even though it was buffet style. the wait staff was very efficient helpful and friendly in actual fact the staff as a whole were the same including maintenance staff. Our cabin staff was extremely hard working and was always happy. we had a different towel animal every night. we got back to Fremantle and docked with minimum fuss. the disembarkation was stress free even thought the terminal is a disgrace to Fremantle. we have booked another cruise on Voyager next August going to Vietnam. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
To see Asia, first time cruising with Royal Caribbean and last, never again. Food - just about edible. Drinks - quick to sell the drinks package, twice we wanted Peronia and Stella, none in Pig & Whistle, or Windjammer on two ... Read More
To see Asia, first time cruising with Royal Caribbean and last, never again. Food - just about edible. Drinks - quick to sell the drinks package, twice we wanted Peronia and Stella, none in Pig & Whistle, or Windjammer on two occasions, didn’t even have a diet coke in the Windjammer. Entertainment - Rubbish what there was of it, very amateurish. Not adapted to dining times. Excursions - Very poor. Vung Tau left in a mall for an hour, in a designer shop. Cabin - only good thing about it, kept spotlessly clean by Jaya our steward. Many people said they had sailed previously on the Voyager of the Seas and this was the worsted standard of food they had ever had. We had eggs benedict in the restaurant, for breakfast, served stone cold. Sent it back and complained. Service in restaurants, very slow. You mostly had to go to the bar yourself if you wanted a drink, lack of staff in bars. Trivia Quizzes, squashed into the Schooner bar. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Voyager of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabin 4.0 N/A
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 4.5 4.2
Fitness & Recreation 5.0 N/A
Family 5.0 4.1
Shore Excursions 3.5 N/A
Enrichment Activities 3.0 N/A
Service 4.5 4.2
Value for Money 4.0 N/A

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