21 Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to South Pacific

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
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
Having cruised on Voyager before, we selected this cruise because not only did it go to places we had not been to before, it would also give us the chance to experience the wonderful restaurants and atmosphere of this ship. We had a ... Read More
Having cruised on Voyager before, we selected this cruise because not only did it go to places we had not been to before, it would also give us the chance to experience the wonderful restaurants and atmosphere of this ship. We had a J..S. (suite 9306.) Being 1 deck under the suite we had 1st time around, we found it quieter. Giovanni's Restaurant had a new chef and the meals prepared under her guidance were excellent. We also tried Johnny Rockets this cruise, (we missed it last cruise) and enjoyed the experience. The burgers were very good. As usual, our cabin attendant was very friendly and bent over backwards to attend to our needs. The ports that the ship called at were quite interesting. We did not participate in any pf the ship organised tours, instead choosing local operators who offered good value for money. The only negative we had was the menu selection in the MDR. The Hotel Director was different to the one we had on our previous cruise on Voyager and the menu had become very "English." Indian Curries, Beef Wellington, Escargot and Cream of Celery Soup seemed to be the staples. So we chose to eat in the Windjammer Restaurant and the specialty Restaurants more. But all in all, we would happily cruise on Voyager of the Seas again. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
We chose this cruise because it was going to Fiji. Embarkation was smooth as our shuttle did not arrive at the dock until after 1pm. Cabin was good and we really liked the private balcony, and the shower stall (not over bath). Our cabin ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was going to Fiji. Embarkation was smooth as our shuttle did not arrive at the dock until after 1pm. Cabin was good and we really liked the private balcony, and the shower stall (not over bath). Our cabin steward Mohammed introduced himself when we arrived, and kept everything spic and span for the duration of the voyage. Our dinner was 5:30pm in the Sapphire Dining Room (Deck 3). Our dinner companions were pleasant, although the table (10 seater) was never fully occupied, and we even ate alone one night. Food was dissapointing and portions were on the small side. Our servers, Fan Liu and Yuyu were brilliant and did a sterling job under trying conditions because of people at a neighbouring table. Wines were ridiculously overpriced - one wine on their list was selling for US$34 (it can be purchased at Dan Murphys for under AU$5). The food in the Windjammer Buffet was about the same and at times it was hard to find a table. Entertainment in the lovely La Scala theatre was mostly OK. The standout act was the pianist from Perth, and the band was excellent (if a little too loud). The two ice show we saw were also brilliant. Service was hit and miss and there were not many smiling staff members. One bar tender rudely said Yes! in a loud voice when my husband tried to order at the bar because table service did not seem to be available. He also said the drink we required was not available, but somehow this drink was found for us by the waiter we eventually ordered from (in the same bar). My husband and I are an older couple and usually travel on a smaller ship. This ship was huge and there were at least 600 kids on board. This did not really bother us and there were plenty of places to have a quiet time (not the pool area or the shopping mall). In short we were rather disappointed and will not cruise with RCCL again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Let's begin with the good stuff. The ship was very comfortable, the food to a very high standard and the dining room and bar staffs were excellent. Our state room was comfortable and spacious, not to mention clean and well ... Read More
Let's begin with the good stuff. The ship was very comfortable, the food to a very high standard and the dining room and bar staffs were excellent. Our state room was comfortable and spacious, not to mention clean and well maintained. Now to the reasons for the review. Firstly, our booking had prepaid the tips. All of you cruisers know how tricky that can be so prepaid seemed a good idea. The day before our cruise was to finish we went to guest services to check the state of our account. Yes, you guessed it, tips had been taken off our credit card. Guest services gave no explanation but instantly and without argument adjusted the bill with the comment that it would only take a couple of days for it to be returned to our card. They should never have been taken off the card. The speed with which they adjusted the bill without argument makes me deeply suspicious. The second issue was much more personal. My wife had a special birthday while we were on board and our daughter had arranged a surprise for her - wine, cheeseboard, birthday cake and fresh fruit in the stateroom. On our return, she asked if we had enjoyed the surprise. What surprise ? It never showed. This on top of the fact that they had charged her card twice. At the time of writing they are now arguing there is no evidence we didn't receive the gift. Since it was a surprise we didn't know about it till our return so couldn't have complained at the time. Have had to get the travel agent involved since RC seem to be trying to avoid refund for services never supplied - and it was't cheap. Both of these incidents have soured our attitude to Royal Caribbean and must act as a warning to the rest of you. Watch them like Hawks. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
My wife booked a cruise for our 30th anniversary and it was a wonderful, relaxing holiday. As it was our first cruise we were a little apprehensive but the cruise, ship and staff exceeded our expectations. Boarding the ship was a breeze as ... Read More
My wife booked a cruise for our 30th anniversary and it was a wonderful, relaxing holiday. As it was our first cruise we were a little apprehensive but the cruise, ship and staff exceeded our expectations. Boarding the ship was a breeze as the friendly and helpful shore staff made it so easy that we were onboard before we knew it. The size of the Voyager was overwhelming at first, but once we found our room and had unpacked, we felt quite at home. It took us a day or so to find our way around the ship although the touch screens and signage ensured we never got lost. The dining was wonderful, too much so, as we both succumbed to the tempting delights offered. We tried a few of the specialty restaurants, Izumi, Giovanni's Table and Johnny Rockets and loved all of them. The main dining room, windjammer and promenade cafe all provided great food, ranging from a la carte through buffet to snacks to enjoy with a coffee. Our stateroom attendant, once we'd located him, gave us great service. In fact all the staff were wonderful and genuine in providing such excellent service. The entertainment and activities were all of a high standard, although we didn't try to do too much, as our holiday was about relaxing, not rushing around trying to get to everything. We tended to spend time relaxing by the pool, watching the house bands or movies. Disembarking was so well organised and quick that we were back on shore in Sydney before we knew it. We can highly recommend Royal Caribbean in every way for providing a fantastic holiday. Read Less
Sail Date February 2016
Royal Caribbean has really let itself down badly. No extras to make it a nice cruise...such as bottles of shampoo, lotions or shower caps, chocolates on bed. Ship geared towards children. All movies were children's movies ... Read More
Royal Caribbean has really let itself down badly. No extras to make it a nice cruise...such as bottles of shampoo, lotions or shower caps, chocolates on bed. Ship geared towards children. All movies were children's movies except for the odd and I do mean ODD 3D movie with Tom Cruise as the star. Waited in dining room for over an hour after ordering for meal to arrive, gave up and raced to Windjammer, where we ate for the rest of the cruise. Food here was bland and monotonous . Lots of beef and chicken stews which were turned into pies the next day . Found a lot of the staff were arrogant (especially in the shops) and reluctant to assist. Had card replaced constantly as unable to access room ( even after one card use). A lot of people were complaining about this problem. On deck meals and activities were left off program sheet. I don't call spa seminars activities. No activities except for art lessons which finished after our first cruise. Trivia and Bingo seemed to be the only other things to do. Scrapbooking was non - existant. It was advertised to sell a scrapbook to do by yourself. Shows were repeated on the second cruise and some were so bad that we did not bother to go again. Being a diamond member only offered the free drinks in the Diamond lounge at night, 2 bottles of water and a small bag of cookies on arrival. Royal Caribbean has disappointed me so much that I will use other cruise lines in future (although I do have one more cruise with them that I booked earlier in the year). The Ice Skating show was wonderful. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
This cruise is definitely not suited for families. We found there was nothing to do to keep us entertained. The pools were closed for the first 3 days and there was no entertainment provided so we were left bored. The kids club is just a ... Read More
This cruise is definitely not suited for families. We found there was nothing to do to keep us entertained. The pools were closed for the first 3 days and there was no entertainment provided so we were left bored. The kids club is just a small room with some blocks and play kitchen (3 - 6 years) and a lot of kids cried. The entertainment at night was boring (opera, orchestra - that sort of stuff suited for over 60's). There was only 2 activities provided for family's per day (10:15am & 5:15pm) and they only went for 15 minutes (arts & craft etc) but there was dozens of seminars (Botox, fitness, health - things that are overpriced but you are pressured to buy). The food is definitely not catered for kids. Everything costs double! I let them know my concerns but they really just don't care!! This cruise is defiantly suited for over 60's don't bother if you are a family. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
The food was very ordinary and not well presented at all. Buffet food was like you would see in a hospital cafeteria. Far too many people on board, very crowded everywhere you went, lifts, hallways, venues, bars, Windjammer, queues ... Read More
The food was very ordinary and not well presented at all. Buffet food was like you would see in a hospital cafeteria. Far too many people on board, very crowded everywhere you went, lifts, hallways, venues, bars, Windjammer, queues everywhere. No value being a Crown and Anchor member, as we were, (cruised once before with RC), the only benefit was if/when you bought something (which we didn't want or need) you got percentage off. Movies in theatre and on deck all geared toward children. No movies on suite TV's unless you paid for it or they were years old. Lots of programmes on TV in foreign language. Other cruise lines have modern upto date movies on TV all day for free. No benefits (unlike other lines we have cruised with) for being in a suite. Benefits as in complimentary canapés/fruit brought to suite, free internet, free laundry, free mini bar, etc etc. No chocolates on pillow at night. No wine glasses in suite, no writing pads/pens in suite. I know this is not earth shattering but these are the little added extras that you get with other cruise lines and you look forward to and make your holiday just that little bit more enjoyable. We have cruised with many other lines and will DEFINITELY NOT BE CRUISING WITH RC AGAIN!! All drinks highly overpriced especially after AUD conversion. No room to sit in adults only area, towels placed on chairs from early morning, no checks made by staff. Smoking allowed anywhere on decks. sat down twice on deck 12 above pool in open and smokers sat down next to me, so had to move. Staff did nothing about it even after complained several times. Service very slow in MDR, staff very impolite on many occasions all over ship. No pleases or thank yous. On positive side, most of the entertainment in main theatre was fairly good, especially the Aussie ones. Couple of the comedians and magicians were woeful. Casino slots were dreadful, RC must have made a mint out of them. All voluntary I know, but 5 credit payouts after 20-25 hits was daylight robbery!!! We will NEVER cruise with RC again, we will go back to cruise lines that care about their paying customers and give them the amenities, benefits and enjoyment that they are paying for and reward high paying cruisers that pay for staying in suites!!!   Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
We are 60+ with mobility problems flew from Brisbane to embark.Had a handicap inside cabin .Took mobility scooter with me .For those who do not know, airlines take these for free as long as you prebook them, many people asked me about ... Read More
We are 60+ with mobility problems flew from Brisbane to embark.Had a handicap inside cabin .Took mobility scooter with me .For those who do not know, airlines take these for free as long as you prebook them, many people asked me about this. Saves someone pushing you around in a wheelchair which is very hard work for your carer.Cabin clean and roomy though very worn.Water in open shower covered bathroom as did not flow out easy. Embarkation was quick went to windjammer for lunch extremely crowded hard to find table as everyone waiting for cabin very hard to negotiate way around when you can hardly walk no help was offered ,food very ordinary. Tried to keep away from Windjammer to hard for me to get around and not fare to husband to fetch everything for me.Food was fair when we did go there. Dining room good, breakfast hot but not much variety in hot food did not have to wait too long for table.Same at lunch ,good choices excellent salad bar good service. Dinner we really enjoyed had early sitting and after first night were able to go straight to our table Marvelous wait staff could not do enough for us felt like friends.Food amazing great choices for us. Otherwise very disappointing.Did not like packs of young children roaming the ship unsupervised very dangerous to all,running up and down steps ,playing games on lifts pushing each other off as the doors closed,screaming and shouting to each other, parents mostly did not care as long as children left them alone.Young ones sitting at the bar itself with parents we found very nasty.Plenty of other seating so there was no need. Cruise did not cater to mature people so be aware, families great nothing for us.Some shows at night very good but again kids crying and carrying on spoilt them. Public toilets often not cleaned regularly no paper towels or soap considering we were told washy washy all the time.Water on the floor was nasty to step through staff did not seem to care. Guest relation very poor queries met with shrugs of shoulders and could not care less attitude. Would not recommend this cruise to people with disabilities or like a more refined entertainment not Shrek. Even the daily 3D movies were for kids nothing for us unless you wanted to pay $12.95 in your cabin.No Australian news once at sea only England or America.YUK. Day trips no good for us in Suva I had to crawl up the steps of the bus as they were so high, the seats had all been taken by young families and not one offered their seat to older people making them go to the back of a 65 seater bus horrible. No one ever taught them any respect. We cancelled our trip for the next day as felt I could not cope with it.ALL very disappointing except for the dining room.   Read Less
Sail Date February 2014
For our Xmas cruise my wife and I chose the Voyager as we hadn't been on RCCL since 2009 so wanted to see how it compared. Fair to say Voyager is a tad tired but that's OK because we were lucky enough to snag a "flights ... Read More
For our Xmas cruise my wife and I chose the Voyager as we hadn't been on RCCL since 2009 so wanted to see how it compared. Fair to say Voyager is a tad tired but that's OK because we were lucky enough to snag a "flights included" deal and the ice rink, etc, sounded interesting. Sadly, our travel agent failed to book early dining and when we realised the error in mid October we were told we were stuck with 2nd sitting. (Strangely, folk who booked in early December were given early dining, another yellow card for RCCL.) The flights and transfer went smoothly and as we had already travelled on the Rhapsody in 2009, our crown & anchor status saw us go straight on board for lunch. The food in Windjammer is great. Fresh and reasonably varied. Were able to go back on shore and post the late Xmas cards, etc. Boarded again about 4:00 o'clock and tried to switch to early or anytime dining but ended up on a long waiting list so filled in time till the 8:15pm sitting in our allocated restaurant, Le Boheme. This is where it really started to unravel. We found ourselves together, alone, just the two of us, on an 8 seat table and sat there for 30 minutes while the waitstaff waited to see if anyone else came along. Eventually ordered the "chef's recommendation" on the theory that, the easiest way to gauge the grub, is to eat whatever the chef puts his/her name to. Sadly, the entree that turned up about 9:00 o'clock was like a large lump of fish paste with a couple of tired looking leathery prawns thrown on top. OK, maybe the main will be better. About 20-25 minutes later, out came the pork chop (I think it was Mojo Pork Chop), went to cut a bite, it was so tough I reckon if I'd been at home, I would have used the nail gun to fix it over the hole in me work boot and it would have been good for months. Needless to say, Julia's meal wasn't much better so we gave up and walked out, much to the consternation of the waitstaff. Felt a bit guilty for the waitstaff so decided to try Le Boheme again on night 2. Jane, our waiter, took our order a bit quicker this time. After the previous experience, I was smart enough to NOT order any recommendations but Julia couldn't resist the Roast Duck. BAD MOVE. What turned up looked like something that had been cooked in the morning and sat out of Woolies rotisserie all day till late night closing. It was so tough she could hardly find any edible meat -- not what you expect on a cruise ship under the chef's name. Desert was also not great but they simply bought out a different dish. Needles to say we henceforth ate in the Windjammer. Come Christmas Day, we thought we would give Le Boheme one last try as we had already run into other passengers who had also walked out and figured even the dumbest chef would work out there was a problem and fix it. Sadly, we ordered the traditional Christmas pud and custard. When it turned up, mine was so hard that I needed a hammer and chisel to break it open. Julia's was actually burnt under the custard. The same problem was observed on several tables. Talked to guests who had been to the 5:15 sitting, they found their food was fine. Finally worked out the problem (BE WARNED) The "chef/dishwasher" was obviously cooking ALL the "special" dishes in the afternoon for the early sitting and then shoving them (hopefully) into a baine marie or slow oven for several hours until they were finally served after 9:00 pm that night . In any serious restaurant dishes that badly overcooked would not get out of the kitchen. Unfortunately, like many yank ships, they close the buffet at 9:00 o'clock so if the late sitting meal is inedible, alternatives are limited. (Eagle boys don't deliver at sea.) Basically, while we enjoyed all other aspects of the cruise, this sort of treatment of guests is enough to cause us to write off the Voyager and put a big question mark against RCCL. I'll bet RCCL wouldn't actually try this if they were in the Caribbean with American passengers but obviously don't have the same respect for Australians, especially as we are forced to prepay gratuities rather than being allowed to actually reward good service and withhold from average service.   Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
Voyager of the Seas Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.3
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 4.5 4.2
Fitness Recreation 5.0 4.1
Family 5.0 4.1
Shore Excursion 3.5 3.5
Enrichment 3.0 3.4
Service 4.5 4.2
Value For Money 4.0 3.8
Rates N/A 4.2

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