Hi we are going on the Voyager in Nov .I know this ship is going to be great. I still can't believe the deal we got on her $1.900 port tax inc. no air for the 4 of us that's with our 2 boys .This will be our 6th cruise with RCCI and overall 56 cruise . RCCI is what we call one of the fun cruise lines . The food is good not great .The shows are very good the night life is great.It's not really a layed back kind of a cruise.If you want a layed back cruise where there is not much to do then try Celebrty.We cruise now more for the ship then the ports having been to most of the ports meny times over we love the sea days.The seas days on the Voyager should be great.I know this ship is not for everybody ,but i know we should have a great time.
Just a couple of comments. My wife loved this ship. After being on it, I personally prefer the smaller ships. Her opinion, however, may be clouded by her winning a bunch of money in the casino.
The ship has two library rooms loaded with computers for internet connection at 50 cents per minute. If you use these services, use caution as you must make sure that you disconnect when finished, otherwise, folks (teens) will sit at the terminal and rack up charges on your account. I enjoyed this service.
I prefer lemonade. I found that if you order this drink at one station, it might be $1.50, yet at another station, it could be $3.00. So, if you prefer the same drink, check your ticket before you sign it.
When you stop in Jamaica and Cozumel, they try to sell you bottled water on the ship to take with you. This is fine if you are taking a taxi to a beach. I found that almost all of the shops at both stops sell the same bottled water - but cheaper.
Don't miss the art auction. I'm not an "artsy" person but I found the art auction most enjoyable. Some very nice paintings and prints can be bought at low prices.
The ship has what they call "Adult Karaoke" (Sp?). The idea is for participants 18 and up to perform. What happened for us is that teens and pre-teens participated and spent most of their time laughing through the songs. Don't get me wrong, I'm not an old crank - I have two teenage sons but they spent the most of their time chasing skirts and pierced belly buttons. I think the ship should offer Karaoke for youth one or two evenings and adults one or two evenings. The kids are excluded by the age restriction but the honcho in charge let a few of them perform. It's just that it got a little out of hand and the majority of the audience was made up of adults (because it was billed as an adult event).
The couple we sat with at dinner were from Saudi Arabia - Salah and Horea. We enjoyed greatly their company. Horea spoke very limited English - Salah had a command of our language - which I find very impressive as if you have ever seen their native language in print, it looks like ink smear stains and they read from right to left. They were present for the "adult karaoke" event previously mentioned herein. One of the teenagers - a kid that looked to be say 14 but the type that might be found at a computer with a pencil over his ear - performed a song by some group that caters to kids his age. This kid started jumping and running about the stage as though he were playing a guitar - he was strumming his shirt. He rolled on the floor, jumped up and down on his back, etc. I thought he was having some sort of fit. He finished to a scattered applause. I walked over to where Salah and Horea were sitting and I asked Salah what he thought of that act - his response: "it was nice" "he was good" - so, you see, entertainment value is determined in the eyes of the beholder. All of the music entertainment that I watched on the ship was just excellent.
I think one can have a great vacation on this ship. If you don't want to spend much money, keep your "super charge" card in your pocket. My wife wanted to have a massage and so we visited their spa. She's not here now for me to give the exact figure but I believe the cost was to be $160.00 and that is for them to show me how to rub her back and this is no joke.
Smoking is not as noticable on this ship as it was for us on Enchantment. I think the ship is just so large that you don't notice it. Fortunately, smoking is not allowed in the dining room. Thank you for that one RCI!