Voyager of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

An entertaining cruise

Sail Date: February 17, 2007

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

We just returned from a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Voyager of the Seas. The ship has a wide variety of activities available to satisfy both children an adults. The overall level of service was good, with staff working hard to exceed customer expectations. The ship is well maintained and cabin size satisfactory. The pool area was large, but lounge chairs were difficult to find. The three story main restaurant was elegant and food was above average. The spa and fitness staff were outstanding and a large variety of classes and services were offered. The onboard activities were fantastic, particularly the ice skating rink, rock climbing wall, mini golf and in-line skating. We never waited more than 15 minutes to take advantage of these activites. The children's programs were good, but the pre-teen and teen activities limited. The shows were OK, but the three headliners were fantastic, as was the ice show. Overall, we enjoyed our week and would return to the Voyager of the Seas or another Voyager class ship.

Pros: headliner entertainers

Cons: short time in ports

Recommends Voyager of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship was large and well laid out. It was easy to navigate, with the exeception of decks two and three, which were blocked in the middle and required going up to deck five to pass from the fore to aft sections. Public areads were very clean and in good condition.
Food and Dining
Overall quality of food was good, but options were limited. The main restaurant menu had a small number of offerings, as did the buffet. There was one alternative dining restaurant, Portofino, which offered high quality Italian food for $20. Johnny Rockets offered good burgers and fries for $3.95 and drinks were charged separately. Cafe Promenade offered a nice selection of sandwiches, fresh baked cookies, pastries and pizza. Lemonade, iced tea, milk, coffee and tea were complementary at all meals.
Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin sizes were satisfactory and above average in size. Windows were large and the cabins well decorated. Beds were comfortable and the cabin and bathroom provided adequate storage space. Bathrooms were small but the shower with a circular enclosure was a nice touch.
Service and Staff
The international staff were friendly and tried hard to exceed customer expectations. The captain and very talented cruise director provided an outstanding experience.
The variety of options was outstanding. Although the ice rink, rock climbing wall and in-line skating had limited hours, we had no problem gaining access. The two shows provided by the ship's singers and dancers were amateurish, but the three headliners were outstanding. Although the ship was fully booked with 3600 passengers, we had no problem finding seats in the theater.
Children's Programs
The programs for children up to 11 were good, but activities for teens and pre-teens were limited. Staff were friendly and well trained.
Nassau, Bahamas
As we only had a half day in port, we just walked around the downtown area and shopped. Vendors are quite aggressive.
Labadee (Cruiseline Private Island)
The beaches were beautiful. Beach attendants were aggressive but chairs easy to arrange. The barbeque lunch was acceptable, but choices limited. The flea market provided nice crafts, if you don't mind bargaining with the vendors.
Don't Miss: beaches
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan is within walking distance and quite interesting. The fortress El Morro was worth visiting. We were only in port a half day, but would have liked to visit the rain forest if we had more time.
Don't Miss: Old San Juan
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Shopping was outstanding. As the weather was rainy, we did not tour the island.
Don't Miss: shopping

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