Voyager of the Seas

4.0 out of 5

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Voyager of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 3114 passengers and 1181 crew, and sails from Sydney, Australia and Hong Kong.

Sails from: Sydney, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore

Cruises to: Asia & Indian Ocean, South Pacific - Australia, Australasia

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Sydney to Singapore

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The ship is in desperate need of refurbishment. Many of the common areas showed excessive wear and tear. Many of the exercise machines in the spa had minor problems, were missing parts or showed excessive wear.

 

The push to buy premium dining packages was relentless, to the point of being obnoxious.

 

The high speed internet onboard was very slow most days, not much faster than 2G cell service.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Very relaxing cruise

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We enjoyed all the sea days...I think there were six in all. Food was not as good as Celebrity cruises but if you didn't like a dish you could always order something else. In fact they often suggested that. Luckily there is an adult swim lounge area. We loved the promenade.  The library was in a poor location - sort of the middle of a pathway and above a game playing area so noisy.  We loved watching the people on the Flowrider. There is always something to do on this ship.  The acts were not big productions but rather comedians, hypnotists, singers.  The ice show was outstanding. spectacular in fact. Certain muster stations went on certain days so that worked out well.

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Contributor Level: Cruise Director
5 out of 5

Very Nice Cruise

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For starters, our Suite was upgraded automatically by Royal Caribbean (Owner's Suite), and it was a very nice surprise.  We love cruising out of Sydney, and always plan on a few extra days in the city.  This cruise was 12 nights, with 2 stops in Fiji, Vanuatu, Mystery Island, Isle of Pines, and Noumea.  The beaches on Mystery Island and the Isle of Pines were absolutely beautiful. 

 

The Explorer is still a very nice ship, despite it's age.  The food in the Dining Room and Windjammer Buffet was very good...pretty consistent with the other ships in the fleet.  Chops Grill was outstanding, and our waiter, Alfredo, made it a great experience.  Our Suite Concierge, Elizabeth Wong, was the best we have ever experienced.  Wonderfully engaging, pleasant, and knowledgeable.  In addition, the bar service provided in the Lounge by Jose and Eka was excellent.

 

Both embarking and disembarking were a breeze.  Finally, our agent, Patricia Opera, was once again outstanding in every way.  Patti has helped us select and plan cruises for several years, and we use her services exclusively.  We would highly recommend her to all cruisers...new and experienced.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Australia and South Pacific

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

Ports of call were excellent.  Evening dining room choices were very limited although service was excellent.  Dress code in dining room very poorly enforced with many people dressing casually wearing jeans, tennis shoes and t-shirts.  Formal dining evenings were also severely lacking in proper attire.  Ship smelled badly in some of the hallways and also outside decks.  Must have had some plumbing issues.  The wood rails in certain areas of the ship, were severely worn needing sanding and varnishing and also some rust.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Nice, however was better two years ago.

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Two years ago my husband and myself took the same cruise but for 2 weeks. This year we wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary and my son's school graduation. The day that we were supposed to celebrate, dinner was a disaster. My daughter and I are lactose intolerant, we had already picked our special food a day before, and we were told that they had a surprise for us. When we arrived for dinner, they make us wait for 45 minutes, even thought we had a reservation for 6:00pm, and once we were at the table, we had to wait for another 35 minutes. We couldn't even enjoy the show at the Scala because it was too late. We also notice that the ship is lacking service and some areas and bathrooms were liking.

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 3114

  • Total Crew: 1181

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.64

  • Built: Nov 1999

  • Refurbished: 3 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 15

  • Total Cabins: 1557

  • Cabin Categories: 25

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GillyB1
Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 20, 2017

Remember that there are only a few hours between the end of one cruise and the beginning of the next and that the ship is constantly on the water, so you will inevitably see some wear and tear. It is a lovely ship and hard to believe it is 19.

Ncane
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Jul 31, 2017

Entertainment was very good.

Charles1960
Contributor Level: Deck Hand
May 07, 2017

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

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