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Voyager of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: February 11, 2012
Ship: Voyager of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryThe Voyager is a 12 year old ship and is still in great shape. To be sure, there are some signs of weathering (outside woodwork in particular), but overall it is in great shape.
I was concerned that with a ship this size, the common areas would be overcrowded. As it turns out, there was rarely any waiting for any of the ships amenities. We never had to wait more than 2 minutes for an elevator when we wanted to use one, even during boarding, port calls, and disembarkation. All of this was with the ship "sold out".
The only major disappointment was the arcade; just about everything in there was either broken or not working as designed.
Food and Dining
The sports deck was loved by my family members, particularly the climbing wall. High winds and low temperatures kept a lot of these amenities from being open for significant portions of the cruise.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
The bathroom was also bigger than I expected. I had been expecting something like a RV sized bathroom (where there is barely room to turn around), this was more like a very small bathroom in an older hotel (again, the Grand Hyatt in NYC comes to mind). The shower has solid sliding doors and was not much smaller in diameter than our Master Bath shower at home (to be sure it is less square footage as it is about 4' diameter round and our home shower is a 4x4 square).
The balcony was larger than I expected, with plenty of room for two people to sit and read.
There was plenty of closet space, drawer space and bathroom storage space for a week-long vacation for two. Suitcases stored easily under the bed.
Pros: Relaxing, romantic days at sea; no worries.
Cons: Not enough time in ports of call, NOLA cruise port is severly congested.