Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International
Entered service: 21 November 1999
Onboard currency: US Dollars
Passengers (lower berths): 3,114
Length: 310.9 metres
Beam: 48 metres
Draft: 8.84 metres
Voyager Of The Seas
MS Voyager of the Seas is the namesake of Voyager-class ships of Royal Caribbean and is one of the largest passenger ships in the world. Currently, only Queen Mary 2, Norwegian Epic and the Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom-class and Oasis-class are larger.
Voyager of the Seas offers a vast range of facilities and was the very first ship to introduce the world’s first rock climbing wall (mounted on the funnel) and ice-skating rink at sea. Both of which are now mainstay attractions on all Voyager-class, Freedom-class and Oasis-class ships.
Voyager of the Seas makes its maiden voyage to New Zealand in late 2012 and will be the largest ship in terms of passenger numbers, to visit New Zealand. Voyager of the Seas will come to New Zealand via Asia and Australia, and will sail several trans-Tasman itineraries out of Sydney. After the season down under, Voyager of the Seas will then return to Singapore.
Royal Caribbean generally appeals to a broad range of demographics and like its predecessors on this route, the Voyager of the Seas is likely to attract family groups, couples and groups of friends out of Australia.
Royal Caribbean International has just changed its alcohol policy and now allows guests to bring two 750ml bottles of wine per cabin on boarding day only. The wine can be consumed in guest rooms without charge or charged a $25 corkage fee when consumed in a public space. If more than two bottles are brought onboard, the additional bottles will be secured by ship personnel and returned just prior to the end of the cruise. Wine brought onboard on other days will be collected and returned on the final evening of the cruise.