Voyager of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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3 out of 5

The Med on Voyager of the Seas

Sail Date: August 19, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

The ship offers plenty of activites for those who are not interested in going ashore. Food is usally good to excellent, but stay away from Johnny Rockets where the food quality has dropped dramatically from the the prior five times we sailed with this similar type ship. They now charge for Johnny Rockets and it is overall a very poor value. They have added Ben and Jerrys ice cream but charge for that as well. As with most Royal Caribbean cruises you typically feel you are nickel and dimed for items that should be included in the fee for taking the cruise. The drink sticker, while usually an okay value, did not work out as well this year as the drinks were almost always flat. Nonethless, the ship provides an overall good value for all the ports. We highly recommend the Imperial Rome tour and the Pompeii tour. Do not buy any items from the Vatican gift shop when the tour ends as you can find the identical items on the ship that night for 70% less! If you want to go ashore on a tender day leave early as lines can get very long.

Pros: The itinerary, while busy, is perfect for those who want to get the fullest flavor of Europe in 7 days. The staff is usually very courteous and there is rarely a shortage of things to do.

Cons: Be careful of the tender service in Nice. The seas can get very choppy and some people on our ship were injured going from the tender back into the ship. The Captain did respond by giving everyone on the cruise free drinks for the night. We were disappointed in the quality of some of the shows.

Ship Quality
Entertainment
The shows showed a lack of imagination and had poor song selecetions. The costumes were weak. While the singers and dancers appear to have ample skill they problems lie more with the actual production than their talent.
Cabin / Stateroom
Children's Programs
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Naples, Italy
Get away from the port and find some real authentic Pizza, but take a cab. The streets are narrow and confusing.
Don't Miss: Pompeii
Valletta, Malta
Take a cab up to the cathedral. It is very interesting and there are a lot of shops. After Rome and Pompeii don't plan too much for this day. You will enjoy the rest.
Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands
Not too much to see here. Spent most of the day on the ship. By then, we had seen plenty of cathedrals and ruins.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
If you have never been to Rome and the Vatican this is a must see. Take the Imperial Rome tour. It is excellent and more importantly, you walk right to the front of the line. If you go on your own you may have to wait in lines that can take more than an hour at the Colleseum and the Vatican.
Don't Miss: Colleseum and St. Peter's Basillica.
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
Nice and Eze are interesting and a nice start for the cruise, though I think they would be a disappointment if it was at the end of the cruise.


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