Voyager of the seas, 21st Feb 2017
Average at best, this was the largest ship we have been on and will now go back to smaller ships. Even though the ship is larger than Radiance/Solstice/Carnival the layout seams cramped in places and ... Read More
Voyager of the seas, 21st Feb 2017
Average at best, this was the largest ship we have been on and will now go back to smaller ships. Even though the ship is larger than Radiance/Solstice/Carnival the layout seams cramped in places and not as well set out.
The Windjammer Buffet is the biggest issue, not enough seats for the amount of passenger's, the other ships we have been on have an extra area at the back of the buffet ( a rear deck that a joins the buffet area ) the Voyager does not, it seams that they have used space to add as many cabins as possible.
The cabins, we had a deluxe balcony 6294 the smallest cabin on any ship we have been on, we had 3 in our cabin, the third bed is a Pullman bed from the celling over the top of the main bed, so you could not sit up on the main bed with out hitting your head on the bottom of the Pullman bed. The reason for this is that there is only room for a 2 seat sofa and not enough room above the sofa for a Pullman bed ( other ships have a 3 seat sofa bed and Pullman above the sofa ) again I think they are making rooms smaller to fit more in.
Windjammer, not enough seats, food was average and very little variety, breakfast was the usual eggs, cereal, fruit, bacon, baked beans, toast, sausage's, not much you change , for breakfast, but lunch was a different matter, always the same with maybe 3/4 new dishes during the 12 days. The make your own burgers was particularly busy, the 3 times I joined the queue when I got to the front each time they ran out of patties with a 10 minute wait, the chips where also hard. Also I think they got a good deal on potatoes, mash potato was on every meal Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and on every meal in the MDR.
MDR, hit and miss, some very good some average, and not always what you though you were going to get. for eg I ordered the Pavlova one night for dessert, what I got was a small hard meringue on a berry sauce with a small dob of cream just enough to hold a thin slice of strawberry and kiwi fruit, not what I call a Pavlova. My wife ordered a NY steak Ceaser, this was 90% lettuce and a couple of thin strips of meat. Our waiter was OK just did his job and that was it, the last few days he started to get the orders mixed up between us and the table next to us. I think they may be trying to get more takers at their speciality Venues by dropping the standards of the MDR food.
Johnny Rockets, went here twice, well worth the $6.95 US, for that you get a choice of 4 different fries, different burgers and melts, Ice-cream Sundae, apple pie and as many as you want. get in early as it is first come first in, very busy at lunch time.
Café Promenade, again not enough seats at times, was very crowded after show time, to get a piece of pizza you had to wait most times for them to cook it.
Other venues, did not go to any of these and they do push them heavily every day.
Very good to Ho-hum, for the 12 days the ships singers and dancers only did 2 shows, apparently they only joined the ship for the first time, it showed on their first show the first night witch was a bit average, their second show the last night of the cruise was much better. We also had 3 comedy acts, immersionist, Hypnotists, Beatles tribute band, Irish flute player/singer. The best by far is the Ice-skating Shows on level 3, Studio B, do not miss these,
The trivia, if you are into this, was held all over the ship in different venues, some of which were way to small for the crowd that turned up. If you are not into Trivia or the Spa services then there is very little to do but sit by the pool through the day. OR go to the many "Sales" down at the shops OR go and spend your hard earned at the Casino OR Bingo.
Lutoka Fiji, $8 us for a bus into town, drops you at Jacks store, the nicest store in town, went for a walk around town, not worth it, the prices in Jacks are actually better than the market stands on the Warf.
Suva Fiji, did the Spice Farm Tour, excellent, 30 min bus ride with commentary, singing, dancing, fire walking, Lunch, Kava drinking, a talk on the Fiji culture and the Farm and a tour of the "farm" The elderly and slow walkers were taken separately around the farm and looked after.
Mystery Island, great place to relax and swim, also have markets and tour shops and a café, the tender process was great and 8 tenders from both the front and rear going all the time.
Isle De Pines, another great place to just relax and swim, been here many times so didn't go on any tours.
Noumea, Been many times before, just went into town and had a look around, Tip the Tchoo Tchoo train tour is great, you can also git this tour from the terminal were the shuttle bus drops you off, much cheaper than the Cruise tour
WE understand that each person will have a very different experience to everyone else on the same ship, as you will have different Waiters in the MDR and Different acts at the Shows, the above reflects our personal experience's.
Overall the Cruise was good, but just to many People, and the food was not up to the standard of other ships, so we will go back to the smaller ships in future and that does include RCI ( Radiance ) Read Less