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Voyager of the Seas

Background of the Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International is the second largest cruiseline in trhe world, am dos second to Carnival corporation. There are more than 20 ships that are part of the fleet in the Royal Caribbean, and the cruise line is a major player in the cruise ship market. The line stands out due to the innovations brought about with increasing and admirable regularity by the company, and the company is said to define contemporary cruising with innovative ideas. The Royal Caribbean was found by 3 shipping firms from Norway in the year 1969, with one cruise ship, The Song of Norway. Now the cruise line is a far cry from its modest beginnings and is amongst the leaders of the modern cruise industry.

Voyager of the Seas – Overview

The Voyager of the Seas was the first addition to the Voyager class of cruise vessels. The Voyager Class vessels are famous for the introduction of the rock climbing wall, a first in the industry. The Voyager of the seas, apart from the rock climbing wall has a plethora of new additions and special features. There are skating rinks, vast casinos, mini golf course ( nine hole ), as well as indoor basketball courts ( regulation size ) as well as the three level dining hall.

There are also 3 swimming pools, the spectacular Royal Promenade, as well as the breath taking bar with a show stopping aquarium. There is also a Skylight Wedding Chapel if you feel like getting married while cruising.

Voyager of the Seas – Specifications and Quick Facts

Year at which entered service : 1999

Port of Registry : Nassau, Bahamas

Gross Tonnage ( G R T ) : 138, 000

Max Cruising Speed : 22 knots

Capacity for passengers : 3, 114 passengers

No of Decks that are passenger accessible : 14 decks

No of Crew and Staff members : 1, 180 crew

Nationality of Officers : Norwegian

Nationality of Cruise / Hotel Staff members : International

Destinations traveled : New England / Canada and Western Caribbean

Voyager of the Seas – Gratuities and Tips

The amount that is recommended as tipping amount is $7.50 per day per guest, and this amount can be paid in person each time, or you can charge this to the ship beard account. A tip of 15 per cent is also added automatically in the bar bills.

Voyager of the Seas – Access for physically challenged

The Accessible Seas program has been introduced by the Royal Caribbean so as to make their cruise ships accessible for all passengers. The aim is to provide convenience, enjoyment and a hassle free experience while traveling. The Voyager of the seas cruise has a good provision for the comfort of the physically challenged passengers. There are Braille menus for the blind passengers. The stairways also have deck numbers in Braille engraved. The doors are automatic, so as to enable convenience. The pool and Jacuzzi lifts are also available as hydraulic, and there are extra wide corridors as well. There are also special devices for the blind and the deaf. There are also 26 state rooms with a range of features that are meant to improve accessibility, like pull down closet rods, as well as roll in showers. Wheel Chair accessibility is a given.


Voyager of the Seas – Special features

Like all vessels in the voyager class of ships like the Explorer, Mariner, Adventure and Navigator of the seas, the Voyager of the Seas also have a range of industry firsts like ice skating rinks, mini golf course with 9 holes,  and other attractions,. The state rooms have been enhanced, as well as the dining menus. The entertainment options also have been renewed. Although a ship that is of substantial size, there is no feeling of impersonality that is so common, you feel pretty cozy all the time, and there is no need of looking at a map to get around. The excellent use of space is the reason why it is so.

Ice skating rinks

Voyager of the Seas – State rooms

There are some excellent options, like the royal family suites ( with 2 bed rooms, 2 baths that will take in upto 8 ), superior ocean-view suites (w/ exclusive balconies, refrigerators and bath tubs ) superior ocean-view state rooms ( w/ exclusive balconies and refrigerators ),  atrium staterooms (with views overlooking the Royal Promenade), family ocean-view state rooms ( for upto six occupants ), large ocean view state rooms, ocean-view state rooms and inside state rooms.


Stateroom amenities

Closed circuit T V, radios, phones, private baths, vanities and mini bars are placed in all state rooms.

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1 Comment

  1. Ocean View Suites says:

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