Voyager of the Seas
May 25,2002-June 3,2002
"Experiance the Revolution"
Welcome Back Aboard the cruise review of the centrury. This is the second triology in the Voyager of the Seas "book." In this chapter we will embarl the Voyager. So lets embark on a expectdition of bothe glee and imagination. Bon Voyage!
"We all knew that this vacation was truly to be LIKE NO VACATION ON EARTH...."
After what seems like a lifetime of transfixed starring, upon the noteworthy beauty of the M.S. Voyager of the Seas we arrived at the entrance to the terminal. The entrance was quite beguiling, first we had to go through the parking line for the legendary M.S. Norway (Norwegian Cruise Line,) after driving through the terminal for the Norway we arrived at the RCI termina; and parking line. The terminal is nothing less than striking with it's pollished towering roof and assortment of translucent glass windows. The parking line was extremely adequate, becuase of the dissaperence of complacations. All we were required to day as pull up in a sheltered "valet line" (without the valet.) A persistant porter then attended to out parcels (accept the carry-ons,) the job was done correctly becuase of the organized system. Unlike previous cruises we were not as rushed to get our bags off our car, becuase of the parking line and the many well groomed mangers. After our bags were taken we sat down on one of the assortment of benches, while one of the family members took the car into the parking garage. RCI is truly a solicitous company, becuase instead of using a collasal lot were ultra-violent waves of the sun can severly warm up the cars, as RCI made a shaded parking garage.Even though sun still can find it's way to the car the chances are much better of a cooler car, that is not scorchingly torrid. After our car was secure inside the parking garage and the family member arrived back we made our way to the air-condtioned terminal. But we were un-expectantly stopped, we were told that they were not prepared to start boarding yet,so we discovered a nook in which we patiently waited to be let inside the terminal. Horrid thoughts began to race throught my mind, "What if we have to wait for hours?", "What If....?" Fourtunely we only had to wait for less than two minutes. Once we were inside the terminal we began to stand in a line, leading to a esculator. Officals were checking cruise tickets and ID's, before allowing the guests to board the esculator. Once we debarked the esculator we sat down in a assortment of white fold-down chairs, in a room filled with briallannt light. Many vibrant art pieces were displayed throught the room. Two silken flat screen TV's displayed Voyager of the Seas. Two of the walls was covered in glass, therefore we were able to see the extened hull, dillegently displaying the words Voyager of the Seas. We looked upward finding the phealthro of private vistas (balcony) and chic emerald green windowpanes. This is what made RCI so prestigous, the sheer craftmanship displayed is un-believable. After giving everyone a chance to gaze upon the vessel for a few moments the attendants began handing out letters to the guests. The letters stated that not all of the staterooms were prepared for guests, but they still were going to us the viabal option of early embarkation. Our staterooms might not be prepared though (O.K. with us we just want to embark on the vessle.) After thr brief letter there was a list of resturants, lounges, bars, ect. that the guest may use. While ready the letter the group in back of us became impatient and started to screech about the low-quality of the embarkation. We couldn't not agree more the embarkation was well organized and far more enhanced than other cruise lines. After about ten minutes of waiting in the waiting room we were escorted to the check-in area. We were dismissed row be row (we were the fourth row,) in a timely manner. After going through metal detectors we arrived a immense check in area, around three stories high. There cute acloves spread throughout the back of the room. We made our way into the petite line, we were checking- in a minute later. Going through the check-in line was quite luxurious becuase on previous Carnival cruises we waited over an hour to check-in. We were placed behind a single check-in, adjancent to us was the Captians club (Platimun and Diamond Crown and Anchor Members and suite guests. One of attendants for the Captians club welcomed us to the club. We gladly went inside. The eldest and some other family mebers sat down in the plush chair, while the others checked-in. Polished hard-wood floors and other details were some of the extras to this club. After recieving our cruise cards (room key/credit card,) and checking in for both rooms we were sent up yet another esculator. After ascending to the next floor we began to wait in a short line. This line was extremely fast, and we were taking our embarkation pictures in just a matter of minutes. (Unlike Carnival were I once had to stand in a line for over thirty minutes, becuase travel agents were touring the ship! We then went into the gateway, a glass enclosed passageway to the ship. Some of us scattered ahead, as others took their time. But we all were there for the final moment on land!