Voyager of the Seas Overview

By Cruiseline.com - Updated Aug. 26, 2019

Like all of Royal Caribbean’s ships, Voyager of the Seas was designed for active travelers. Boasting many of the cruise line’s signature amenities, including a 40-foot rock-climbing wall and the FlowRider surf simulator, the first Voyager-class ship can keep cruisers of all ages busy.

For adults, Voyager of the Seas’ Solarium is an indoor/outdoor retreat, which includes a kid-free lounge and several pools and whirlpools. After dark, adults can grab a nightcap at one of the ship’s numerous bars or dance under the stars at a poolside party. Children ages 3 to 11 will find plenty of organized at-sea entertainment through Royal Caribbean’s award-winning Adventure Ocean program, while teenagers can socialize at the ship’s teen disco or try for a high score at the onboard arcade.

In 2014, Voyager underwent a large refurbishment, which added a poolside movie screen and several specialty restaurants such as Italian venue Giovanni’s Table and Chops Grille, Royal Caribbean’s signature steakhouse. An additional modernization effort is scheduled for September 2019, when the ship will undergo the multimillion-dollar Royal Amplified treatment, receiving amenities such as an escape room, laser tag, and SkyPad, a state-of-the-art virtual reality bungee/trampoline experience. The ship will also receive two additional bars: The Bamboo Room and Playmakers Sports Bar and Arcade.

Voyager of the Seas Itineraris

Voyager of the Seas’ itineraries takes it to some of the most beautiful places on earth. In 2019, the ship will sail out of Singapore, Hong Kong, Miami, and Sydney, with destinations in Asia and the South Pacific including Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, New Caledonia, and the beautiful, uninhabited Mystery Island.

Ship Highlights

  • FlowRider surf simulator
  • 40-foot rock-climbing wall
  • Outdoor movie nights
  • Full-service Vitality spa
  • Original productions, including Broadway Rhythm & Rhyme and Music in Pictures
  • Casino Royale
  • Structured activities, including dance classes and cupcake-making workshops
  • Adults-only Solarium
  • Three pools and six whirlpools
  • Game shows, including Battle of the Sexes and Love and Marriage
  • Nine-hole mini-golf course
  • Specialty restaurants such as Izumi, Chops Grille, and Giovanni’s Table

Before You Book

Whay Sail Voyager of the Seas: Voyager of the Seas appeals to travelers looking for big ship amenities without the overwhelming size (and higher price tag). It offers passengers many of Royal Caribbean’s most popular onboard activities, including a surfing simulator and full-size ice-skating rink, but with fewer crowds and none of the navigational difficulties of a huge vessel.

You Should Know: While Voyager of the Seas offers plenty of amenities, it doesn’t include the sheer variety of activities, dining options, and nightclubs that its larger sister ships do. The Royal Amplified refurbishment in September 2019 will close the gap, but passengers seeking a true mega-ship experience may prefer the fleet’s newer Oasis-class vessels.

Voyager of the Seas Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 3,114
  • Total Crew: 1,181
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 2.64
  • Built: Nov 1998
  • Refurbished: May 2014
  • Number of Decks: 15
  • Total Cabins: 1,557
  • Cabin Categories: 25
  • Gross Tonnage: 138,000
  • Length: 1,020
  • Beam: 156

Ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.4
  • Children's Programs 4.0
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.2
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.3
  • Entertainment 4.1
  • Food and Dining 4.2
  • Onboard Activities 4.2
  • Service and Staff 4.6
  • Ship Quality 4.4

Cabins

1557 cabins and 25 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
2.0
(2 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 152 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $109/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
5.0
(1 Review)
Avg. Size: 188 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $134/night
Balcony Balcony
3.3
(5 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 173 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $157/night
Suite Cabin Suite
2.2
(6 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 564 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $219/night

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Dining

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Cafe Promenade Cafe Promenade
4.3
(3 Reviews)
Johnny Rockets Johnny Rockets
4.2
(5 Reviews)
Windjammer Marketplace Windjammer Marketplace
3.8
(8 Reviews)

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Onboard Activities

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Dunes Mini Golf Dunes Mini Golf
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Center Ice Rink Center Ice Rink
5.0
(1 Review)
Solarium Bar Solarium Bar
5.0
(1 Review)
Studio B Studio B
5.0
(3 Reviews)

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Not the best of Japan or Royal Caribbean by dm727

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The ports of call focused a lot on shopping districts, not exactly what I would think as the best of Japan. Due to weather we had to cancel one of the ports of call and no alternative was given, so we ended up with another day at sea (5 days in total at sea, 3 days at port). The entertainment team saved the cruise, especially the singers, and the trivia team.

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Good value and good itinerary. by jwrenna

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

While we enjoyed this vacation, the ship needs an overhaul badly. The tours were good, but S. E. Asia is very hot and humid. And too far from NYC. Would not go back.

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Interesting cruise in Southeast Asia by zipcat

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We have been on 5 RC cruises and we love to see new places. We had looked forward to the Southeast Asia cruise for quite some time. The stateroom and attendant were excellent. The ports of call were very interesting. The ship itself was clean and in good shape, and we did enjoy the ice show even with the extremely poor seats. However, the overall dining experience was the worst I have experienced as a cruiser. That includes being pressured to purchase a dining package nearly every time were were in the Windjammer or the main dining room.

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71 Voyager of the Seas Tips

Charles1960
May 07, 2017

Wait until the ship comes back from refurbishment. It's physically in rough shape.

CruiseDivaNJ
Jan 01, 2012

On all Voyager Class Ships, Bring long pants (socks too!) if you plan on Ice Skating! And, if you drive to the port, bring your Ice Skates too!

vister
Mar 20, 2012

Try taking your luggage off yourself on disembarkation day. It was SO much easier for us! We didn't have to wait in a room with a bunch of others for our number to be called. We just hung out in our room till about 9 and got off the ship easily. Didn't have to do any re-packing.

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