Not the best of Japan or Royal Caribbean

Voyager of the Seas Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 32

Overall rating:

2.8 out of 5
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Voyager of the Seas

9 Night Best Of Japan (Hong Kong Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 12, 2019

Ship: Voyager of the Seas

Cabin number: 9318

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

The ports of call focused a lot on shopping districts, not exactly what I would think as the best of Japan. Due to weather we had to cancel one of the ports of call and no alternative was given, so we ended up with another day at sea (5 days in total at sea, 3 days at port). The entertainment team saved the cruise, especially the singers, and the trivia team.

Embarkation

2 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The dinning room was okay, but the food at Windjammer was below standard. The Asian food was a disappointment, not authentic at all, and the quality was what you would find in a 7-Eleven store.

Windjammer Marketplace

1 out of 5

Very low quality, Asian food not authentic

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

4 out of 5
singers and musicians were awesome, as was the entertainment team, especially Dominick and his trivia games

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
The dinning room staff and state room attendants are awesome, as is usually the case with Royal, but the rest of the staff, as is also usually the case with RC, has very little customer care/service standards. They simply don't care.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
The Voyager of the Seas needs to be refurbished/updated. I understand that it might be sold or let go from the fleet, but still, the ship is dated and it shows.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The stateroom attendant Anjas did a wonderful job, and the cabin was clean, but it is small for a suite, and the balcony is not that spacious, also it looks like a bunker, the design of the ship is dated, and the balconies are not that nice.

Ports of call

Hong Kong

5 out of 5
Hong Kong is a lovely city, vibrant, full of life, lights and people

Okinawa

3 out of 5
Very easy to get around by yourself, especially using the monorail but not lots to see

Kobe (Kyoto), Japan

2 out of 5
Not that nice a port, too much emphasis was given to the shopping area, which is not that interesting a place to visit, and the food was very disappointing

Kochi, Japan Did not visit port

Due to weather we had to cancel, and there was not a good backup plan

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
Terrible coordination
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