CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Voyager of the Seas by Steve Western Caribbean May 26, 2002

We (family of 5) just finished our first cruise. We received a lot of great advice from this web site and this review will try to cover the issues I had, as a first time cruiser.

First off the Ship: The Voyager is a beautiful ship and is HUGE!! The pictures on the web and in the RCI literature don't do it justice. We had 2 rooms (Category B suite and Categoty M inside stateroom) on the 10th floor. The rooms were very nice and well laid out.

The iternary: The Western Caribbean was a perfect venue for our family. We are from Southern California and all enjoy the warm weather.

Labadee: Nice private island..time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the caribbean

Ocho Rios: Did the Dunn's River Falls and Jamacia Tour...booked the tour with Peat Taylor tours. He was an excellent guide and the Falls were very pretty. Hard to climb at some points but worth it.

Grand Cayman: Did the Sting Ray City 3 hr. snorkel tour...Booked it with Captain Marvin's Watersports.. This is a must excursion!!!

Cozumel: We did the Swim with the Dolphins at the National Park. This is also a must if you have kids. They said this was the highlight of the cruise for them.

Food: I read so much about the food on this ship. The food, along with the service, was excellent. Anyone wondering if they should cruise on this ship or not because of the food should NOT WORRY! The food was great and I have 2 very picky eaters in my family.

Seasickness: This was my main worry. My wife and 1 daughter have gotten sick before on small boats on the water. We all got prescription medication and wrist bands and over the counter pills before the cruise. I spent over $75 for the stuff and we never used it. There was little if any motion felt on the cruise the entire 7 days.

As you probably can tell, we had a great time. I caould write 3 pages of review but I'll close with this..We had a great time and we are already searching for another cruise by RCI in either the Southern or Eastern Caribbean.

If you have any specific questions, please e-mail me. I'll be glad to answer them if I can.

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