Voyager of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

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4 out of 5

Wonderful cruise

Sail Date: May 23, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was 11 yrs old and starting to show it needs and updating.

Pros: The excursions to Amalfi and Rome

Cons: So much "herding" us through the historic sites.

Recommends Voyager of the Seas? Yes!

Ship Quality
Needs new carpets, painting some rust on exterior, decor is dated.
Cabin / Stateroom
I had a balcony w/ seaview and it was still too small. Buy the largest stateroom you can its worth it. Even thought you may think you'lll only spend little time in it - you just dont want to feel like your in you closet.
Service and Staff
Friendly and somewhat helpful but never going "above and beyond".
With brief exceptions the shows were lackluster and unimaginative.
Food and Dining
The variety was very good, convenient and Portofino is DEFINITELY worth the extra $ 20 per person...
I simply cannot understand why the waiters assistant insisted in personally handing out bread by hand instead of simply leaving the bread on the table for us to chose.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
Florence and Pisa - they gav us 50 minutes at Pisa - thats all thats needed. Florence is amazing - gorgeous architecture. They herd you to a leather gift shop and theres a LONG line to go to the public rest room.
Don't Miss: Ponte Vecchio - spend hours just window browsing.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Long day but worth it - the Vatican is jaw dropping. So much detail but again - your herded thru w/ thousands of other tourists and it can get hot and sweaty. You dont have time to truly take it all in - basically its "a taste" of Rome.
Don't Miss: The Sistine chapel
Toulon, France
Get to Mont Franc cable car behind the train station and go up - its only 6 Euros and theres a decent restaurant at the top. Buy wine and cheese at the grocery store and have a picnic.
Don't Miss: Dont forget - Barcelona - must see "Las Ramblas" and drink wine and cheese in Plaza San Miguel.
Naples, Italy
The Amalfi drive and Sorrento were "breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL". The drive itself is worth the money - but watch the tour guide - she herds you to a family owned gift shp when u get to Sorrento and they give you a 10 min HARD sell on marquetry gifts.
Don't Miss: Dont stay in Naples. Go to Amalfi
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
One of the prettiest towns / natural coves ever. Beautiful beach. Exhilirating road trip to Monaco / MonteCarlo.
Don't Miss: Changing of the guard at the princes palace and the gardens next to oceonagraphic museum

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