CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Voyager of the Seas by Cherie K Western Caribbean August 23, 2001

I sailed on the Voyager August of 2001. My husband and I had a great time. It was our first cruise and now I think we have been spoiled. The best part about this ship is variety. There is a variety of food, entertainment and activities. Anyone should be pleased on this ship. It is a great mix of partying and relaxation.

The cabins:

We had booked a deluxe ocean view room on the 7th deck and they upgraded us to a premium ocean view on the 9th! The room was adequate size though the bathroom was a bit small. The room was is very good shape, very clean and new. The balcony was private and beautiful and unobstructed.

The service:

our cabin stewart was very nice. The service in the dining rooms were great also. The excursion desk was also helpful in helping us book excursions.

The public areas and decor:

The ship is really nice, it's not refined or gaudy just WOW! I guess becasue it is so big. The promenade is out of this world-you dont feel as though you are on a ship. There is a pub and cafe and some stores. The pools are nice-I loved the solarium because it was adults only and the chairs were cushioned -a plus!! The gym is also very big and nice in a roman motif. The library is nice, the internet lounges are great and the service is expensive but fast for a ship. The Viking crown lounge at the top of the ship is amazing. It has music every nite (spanish band) and couples would dance and the views were beautiful! The main dining room is gorgeous! The casino is huge!!! We went there a few times. There are so many lounges and bars all around the ship and they are all very nice.

The food:

The food in the main dining room was okay-it could use some imporvement. The dinners had a good variety. We usually ate breakfast and lunch in the windjammer cafe becasue it was open later and there was more variety. The quality was soso there also. The portofino restaurant was great! We dined there twice and paid $20 pp but it was worth it if you like italian. Johhny Rockets was also really good-the veggie burgers taste like meat! The best part is you can sit outside and if you are lucky(as we were) you can see dolphins in the ocean! The 24 hrs cafe was good for something on the go-but only the sweets-the pizza wasnt good. Dont forget the midnite buffet-we couldnt eat-but we went to see them and you should-especailly the nite that they make art out of the food!

entertainment and activities:

The shows were much better than i expeceted but them i didnt expect much. The newleywed show was hysterical and the ice show was also very impressive. There was bingo, a club called the vault which was a lot of fun, the carribean party nite with the band on the pool deck was great and the parades on the promenade were really cool especially the second one that had the theme of carnevale. That was great!

Ports and excursions:

Labadee was very nice and the water was beautiful. The beach was a bit crowded but we still enjoyed it-the lunch buffet wasnt too good that day because there wasnt too much selection for vegetarians. Cozumel was also a great port, we went on the Passion island excursion and it was very good and worth the money. For the first half of the day we had the island totally to oursleves and then a Carnival group came over but it was still nice. The food was also pretty good if you like mexican. The area around the port was also nice and the people were decent. Went to Carlos and Charlies but wasnt crazy about it-go there if you like to drink and party hard.

Grand Cayman was nice but our excursion was a rip off-the glass bottom boat-we really didnt see much except some regular small fish. The people were very nice and it was so clean and pleasant around the port. Ocho Rios was good but only because we booked an excursion with RCL for Dunns River. It was a bit scary but exhiliarting. Do not venture into the town-i didnt like it at all.

All in all we had a great time and wouldnt change a thing- I would definitely recommend this cruise. We are planning to go on the celebrity galaxy on June 28th -we'll see how is compares!

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