Voyager of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

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Voyager of the Seas

About Voyager of the Seas

The 3,258-passenger Voyager of the Seas is ideally suited to families with superb children's facilities catering to youngsters aged 6 months and up. However, there are things for cruisers of all ages to enjoy on this versatile ship. Plenty of sun decks and an ample number of pools lend themselves to fun in the sun. Relaxation can be found on one of the many deck chairs that line the top decks or in the serene surrounds of the Vitality Spa and Fitness Centre.

While this is an older vessel (it was built in 1999), Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas underwent a $97-million refurbishment in 2019. During the month and a half that it spent in dry dock, the vessel got some of the cruise line’s top family-friendly amenities, including the FlowRider surf simulator, The Perfect Storm duo of twin-racer waterslides, and Battle for the Planet laser tag. In addition, the spa and gym were updated, and new Inside and Balcony cabins were added.

The Voyager of the Seas Deck Plan Includes a Beautiful Royal Promenade

The layout of the Voyager of the Seas cruise ship allows for easy passenger flow. While there are only two elevator banks -- one forward, one midship -- public spaces are designed in a way that minimize the need to move between decks very often for most passengers. So, even if this is a large ship with a maximum capacity of 4,000 guests, foot traffic flows well and there’s generally enough seating for everyone on sun decks and bars. (If you’re wondering how big Voyager of the Seas actually is, the answer is 1,020 feet long, which is about the length of three soccer fields.)

The Royal Promenade on Deck 5 stretches from one end of the ship to the other, providing an enjoyable place to stroll and check out the action at the adjoining cafe, bars, shops, and boutiques. There are no windows, but it's always dazzlingly lit up and sets the scene for live bands during the day and dance parties at night.

Deck 11 on Voyager of the Seas is the heart of the action during the day on warm-weather itineraries, with two pools, the adult-only Solarium deck and pool, and the buffet. At night, most passengers move to the lower decks for dinner, drinks and shows. Most staterooms are between decks 6 and 12.

Voyager of the Seas cabins aren’t huge, but with so much fun to be had around the ship, you probably won't be in there much anyway. Combine affordable cabins with loads of free activities and an even number of complimentary and for-a-fee restaurants, and it's no surprise Voyager of the Seas is a hit with budget-conscious travelers. You don't need to spend a lot to have a great time onboard this ship.

Voyager of the Seas is bright and breezy and caters to a diverse range of cruisers with ease. With a focus on fun, socializing, and spending time together, it's a ship where the good times roll. Whether you are holidaying with the kids, cruising with friends, or seeking an entertaining getaway with your partner, this ship delivers.

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Cabins

Voyager of the Seas has 40 cabin types available

Inside Cabins

6 Inside types to choose from

Inside Cabins

6 Inside types to choose from

Inside Cabins

6 Inside types to choose from

Inside Cabins

6 Inside types to choose from

Inside Cabins

6 Inside types to choose from

Inside Cabins

6 Inside types to choose from

Outside Cabins

10 Outside types to choose from

Outside Cabins

10 Outside types to choose from

Outside Cabins

10 Outside types to choose from

Outside Cabins

10 Outside types to choose from

Outside Cabins

10 Outside types to choose from

Outside Cabins

10 Outside types to choose from

Outside Cabins

10 Outside types to choose from

Outside Cabins

10 Outside types to choose from

Outside Cabins

10 Outside types to choose from

Outside Cabins

10 Outside types to choose from

Balcony Cabins

11 Balcony types to choose from

Balcony Cabins

11 Balcony types to choose from

Balcony Cabins

11 Balcony types to choose from

Balcony Cabins

11 Balcony types to choose from

Balcony Cabins

11 Balcony types to choose from

Balcony Cabins

11 Balcony types to choose from

Balcony Cabins

11 Balcony types to choose from

Balcony Cabins

11 Balcony types to choose from

Balcony Cabins

11 Balcony types to choose from

Balcony Cabins

11 Balcony types to choose from

Balcony Cabins

11 Balcony types to choose from

Suite Cabins

9 Suite types to choose from

Suite Cabins

9 Suite types to choose from

Suite Cabins

9 Suite types to choose from

Suite Cabins

9 Suite types to choose from

Suite Cabins

9 Suite types to choose from

Suite Cabins

9 Suite types to choose from

Suite Cabins

9 Suite types to choose from

Suite Cabins

9 Suite types to choose from

Suite Cabins

9 Suite types to choose from

Deck Plans

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Activities and Entertainment

The ship offers a head-spinning array of activities that run from dawn to dusk and beyond. The Voyager of the Seas’ entertainment program offers an intriguing blend of options, and everyone, from the most traditional passenger to the completely contemporary traveler, will find something to do.

Voyager of the Seas Shows and Theater

The main theatre spans three levels and offers a mix of production shows and guest performers such as singers, magicians, and aerial acts. There is also an ice-skating show in Studio B that showcases the skill of the cast of nine outstanding skaters who make jumping and spinning around the tiny rink look easy.

Voyager of the Seas Daily Things to Do

There's bingo, dance lessons, art auctions, seminars (on everything from healthy eating to gemstones), belly flops and sexy man contests, rock-climbing wall competitions, bridge play, and films on the pool deck or in the main theater. Battle for Planet Z, a laser tag experience, is available at select times in Studio B; there is no need to book. Poolside, a live band plays popular songs when the weather is good.

Nightlife on Voyager of the Seas

Things are jumping late into the night at High Notes on Deck 14 with a DJ or party band playing pop and light rock until well after midnight. A guitarist entertains in the British Pig & Whistle pub -- anyone for a sing-along? For those who want to catch the big game, the Schooner Bar and The Tavern have big-screen TVs.

The Voyager of the Seas casino opens when the ship is not in port and offers everything from slots to gaming tables.

Voyager of the Seas Bars and Lounges

Voyager of the Seas offers a wide array of bars and lounges where passengers can grab a drink. While most are lively and busy, there are also some quieter nooks, such as the Solarium Bar, located within the Voyager of the Seas’ adult-only pool deck.

Drinks onboard are expensive, especially after adding the automatic 18 percent gratuity. Those planning on drinking more than a couple of beers per day will find Voyager of the Seas drink packages to be a good deal. Passengers can choose from four different drink packages, only one of which includes alcoholic drinks.

The Tavern (Deck 4): Flat-screen TVs cater to sports lovers and windows offer views of the ocean and passengers strolling along the deck at this crowd-pleasing bar.

Schooner Bar (Deck 4): A Royal Caribbean staple, this nautical-themed bar with a piano is popular with sports and music lovers, something that doesn't always work. Cheering often drowns out the artists playing here.

R Bar (Deck 5): Located at the far end of the Royal Promenade, this tiny and intimate bar is the ideal spot to enjoy an evening drink in refined surrounds.

Pig & Whistle Pub (Deck 5): This popular British pub-inspired bar opens onto the Royal Promenade and is bustling from the time it opens until it closes. A guitarist plays here on sea days and most evenings.

Diamond Club (Deck 5): Tucked away adjacent to the Star Lounge on Deck 5, the Diamond Lounge on Voyager of the Seas is available exclusively for top-tier loyalty members. The space is very small, but it’s a nice spot for relaxing. Drinks and snacks can also be found here, free of charge.

Star Lounge (Deck 5): The Star Lounge hosts live music, ranging from Latin to jazz, and quiz games such as Name That Tune. It also serves as an overflow area for Diamond Club members if required.

Pool Bar (Deck 11): This poolside bar quenches the thirst of passengers relaxing around the pool and soaking up the sun. Bar stools are available for those who feel like socializing.

Solarium Bar (Deck 11): One of the ship's quietest bars can be found in the Solarium pool area.

Windjammer Bar (Deck 11): This small bar just inside the door of the ship's buffet restaurant is predominantly used by passengers dining at the Windjammer Marketplace.

Sky Bar (Deck 12): This popular outdoor bar overlooking the pool deck overflows into a raised seating area with comfy couches and colourful wooden deck chairs.

Viking Crown Lounge (Deck 14): Wraparound windows provide 180-degree views of the pool deck and out to sea. Get here early to snag one of the coveted window tables for sail-away. The dance floor at the rear of this venue is known as High Notes and doubles as the ship's nightclub after hours.

Suite Lounge (Deck 14): Suite passengers have access to this intimate, glass-walled space at the top of the ship. An outdoor deck with plush lounges provides additional seating. Snacks are available throughout the day, and complimentary drinks and canapes are served every evening.

Dining

Voyager of the Seas restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisines, with an even split between free and for-a-fee venues. The elegant main dining room spans three decks and offers a choice of two set dining times, or passengers can make a reservation or simply walk in when they're hungry. The cheerful Promenade Cafe on Deck 5 is open 24 hours, with food offerings changing depending on the time of day.

Three specialty restaurants offer a refined dining experiences that goes far beyond the complimentary options, making these restaurants well worth the spend. Choose from rustic Italian fare at Giovanni's Table, Asian at Izumi or juicy steaks at Chop's Grille. All of the specialty restaurants cost extra, of course, but lunch is substantially cheaper than dinner. Giovanni's Table is a steal during the day.

Gluten-free bread and other foods catering to special dietary needs are available at every restaurant; gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegetarian items are marked on menus. A vegan menu is also available on request in the main dining room.

Voyager of the Seas Free Dining

**Main Dining Room (Decks 3, 4 and 5)
Meals: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)
**Voyager of the Seas' Main Dining Room spans three decks at the aft of the ship and offers a choice of breakfast, lunch (sea days only) and dinner. Passengers are allocated tables on a first-come, first-served basis during the day. In the evening, passengers can select traditional dining (where you sit at the same table, with the same wait staff every night) or make a reservation between 6.45 pm. and 9 pm. Passengers can also opt for My Time Dining on Voyager of the Seas, which means they can walk in and be seated whenever they are ready during dinner hours.

The dinner menu includes starters such as: duck terrine, mushroom soup, and Caesar salad; main courses such as pan-fried fillet of barramundi, slow-roasted prime rib, ricotta and spinach pasta; and classics like chicken breast and steak. Desserts range from chocolate pudding and carrot cake to sugar-free sorbet.

You can also select one of three 'Premium Selections' including Maine lobster, filet mignon from the ship's Chops Grille steakhouse, and surf and turf for an additional fee.

Cafe Promenade (Deck 5)
Meals: B, L, D

Cafe Promenade, on Voyager of the Seas’ Royal Promenade, is a sidewalk cafe -- great for people-watching while you eat -- that serves continental breakfast, sandwiches, pizza, and pastries. It is open 24 hours a day.

Windjammer Marketplace (Deck 11)
Meals: B, L, D

The Voyager of the Seas buffet is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It closes for a short period between sittings to enable staff to clean up and prepare the buffet for the next meal service. For lunch and dinner, you'll find the basics such as make-your-own burgers, pizza, pre-made salads, pasta dishes and meats from a carving station. There's a bar that serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and barista-made coffee, as soon as you walk in. Seating arrangements, including tables, booths and a few larger, round booths, are plentiful, but this popular dining venue still gets busy during breakfast and lunch.

**Room Service
Meals: 24/7 **
Basic continental breakfast, which includes choices such as croissants, cereals, muffins, juice, and coffee or tea, is complimentary. Other options such as burgers, soup, pizzas, salads, and desserts don't cost anything, but a fixed delivery charge applies to each order. Suite passengers do not pay the delivery fee.

Voyager of the Seas Specialty Restaurants and Other For-Fee Options

Giovanni's Table (Deck 4); prix fixe
**Meals: L, D **
Dishes are served family-style at this cozy Italian restaurant, which offers a traditional five-course menu with a focus on classics. A dessert trolley featuring traditional Italian sweets provides a sweet finish. A slightly smaller version of the dinner menu is available for lunch on sea days.

Cafe Promenade Coffee Bar (Deck 5); a la carte
Meals: Snacks

This small coffee bar and ice-cream parlor next to Cafe Promenade serves barista-made coffee and dishes up scoops of Ben & Jerry's ice cream 24 hours a day.

Chops Grille (Deck 11); prix fixe
Meals: L, D
Royal Caribbean's signature steakhouse, Chops Grille, is a clubby dining room with low lighting and ocean views. Select cuts of meat are offered, along with a choice of seafood and poultry dishes, with a variety of sides from which to choose. A reduced menu is available for lunch on sea days.

**Izumi (Deck 14); a la carte
Meals: L, D **
Japanese fusion is the order of the day at Izumi, with an a la carte selection of starters, sushi rolls, and bowls, and meat dishes served on a sizzling plate. The menu is identical for lunch and dinner.

Chef’s Table; prix fixe
Meals: D
Chef’s Table is a special five-course dinner limited to just a handful of diners and led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. Food is excellent, with options such as scallop, filet mignon, soups, and pasta. Every dinner includes wine pairings and delicious desserts, such as the renowned The World. Reservations are essential.