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Voyager of the Seas

There had never been anything like it ...

Voyager of the Seas, with its huge proportions - the length of three football fields - and multiple design "firsts" offers a dramatic experience never before created for cruiser ships.

The 142,000-ton ship, ranked among the top ten largest at sea, boasts one of the highest space-per-guest ratios in its class and offers some of the most impressive facilities to be found.

Richard Fain, RCI chairman’s, says: “When we undertook this massive project, we hoped to exploit the large scale of the vessel by incorporating design concepts and facilities which have never before been possible on a cruise ship. We believe she will surprise and delight our guests for years and years to come.”

Voyager of the Seas of Royal Caribbean
Picture courtesy of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Innovations range from enhanced cabins to expanded dining options to exceptional recreational facilities, as well as a variety of intimate spaces for private reflection or guest tete-a-tetes.

Many of Voyager’s dramatic areas include:

The Royal Promenade: Cruising’s First Horizontal Atrium

The length of two football fields, four decks high, and punctuated by two atria (The Centrums) up to 11 decks high, the Royal Promenade is evocative of the renowned Burlington Arcade in London.
With a wide selection of shops, restaurants and entertainment areas fronting on a winding street, the Royal Promenade will literally change in ambiance - just as the day changes tonight - through the use of special lighting, coloring and other theatrical effects.

An endless variety of activities abound:

  • Specialty shops galore, including jewellery, fashion wear, perfume, china, gifts, liquors, and others
  • Scoreboard, a sports bar for viewing favourite events past and present
  • Spinners, a revolving gaming arcade with the world’s largest interactive roulette wheel, activated by a four-deck-high roulette ball tower
  • Crown & Anchor pub, a social place to meet and chat with at-sea neighbours
  • The Captain’s Balcony, arched across the Royal Promenade, is a majestic forum with a podium from which the Captain talks to the guests
  • Street festivities and performers, including Voyager’s own version of Mardi Gras
  • Cleopatra’s Needle, where all the fine entertainment guests expect from Royal Caribbean is presented
  • Connoisseur Club, a place to savour favorite brandies or cigars
  • The Royal Promenade also features inside staterooms with a view. These atrium-view staterooms have bay windows overlooking the Royal Promenade, thus affording charming views of the variety of boutiques, restaurants, street andother compelling scenes. The expansive windows are the first on a cruise ship that do not face the ocean and comprise almost 10 per cent of Voyager’s cabins.

    Intimate Spaces

    For a rendezvous, reading a good book, or just for a quiet drink, dinner, meditation or conversation, Voyager of the Seas provides lots of little nooks and crannies to change enormity to intimacy, along with special rooms whose cosy ambiance creates a sense of smallness away from the crowd.

  • The quiet calm inside the twin-decked Library
  • Connoisseur Club, for brandy, fine ports or sherries, and cigars
  • Champagne Bar, an elegant area for fine drink, hors d’oeuvres and conversation
  • Seven Hearts, card and table games for “serious” amusement
  • Cloud Nine, a cocktail lounge for intimate imbibing
  • Crow’s Nest, high above the sea, for a quiet observation of the elements
  • High Notes, a jazz club for aficionados who appreciate rhythm in small doses
  • Solarium, a quiet area designed to relax the spirit - on the way into, or out of, the ShipShape Spa
  • Concierge Club, for those who expect unobtrusive service and attention in an exclusive venue
  • Aquarium Bar, with the calming quietness of a dramatic display of aquatic life
  • Portofino, a restaurant that’s at once upscale and quietly exclusive for intimate dining
  • Dining Choices

    Voyager Of The Seas offers a variety of dining options, including aspectacular three-level main dining room with separate and distinct themed dining areas: Carmen, La Boheme and Magic Flute, all connected by a dramatic three-deck grand staircase.
    Smaller dining rooms, Seville and Granada, adjoin Carmen dining room and are available for smaller parties.

  • Cafe Promenade, for continental breakfast, all-day pizzas and specialty coffees
  • Windjammer, a mainstay on all Royal Caribbean vessels, for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Island Grill, for casual dinner, without reservations, featuring freshly grilled entrees and a display kitchen
  • Portofino, an upscale Euro-Italian restaurant, for dinner with reservations
  • SeaSide Diner, a Fifties all-night (and all-day) eatery featuring jukebox hits and indoor/outdoor seating
  • Sprinkles, for ice cream and yogurt round-the-clock
  • Entertainment

    Dining options are not the only new introductions providing the ability to customise guests’ cruising experience. In addition to traditional Royal Caribbean features, Voyager also introduces:

  • La Scala Theater - It may be impossible to secure tickets to the famed La Scala in Milan, but on Voyager of the Seas, La Scala is a stroll away, with great seating assured.
    This 1,350-seat theater was modelled to imitate one of the world’s most acclaimed theater houses and to rival its sight lines and acoustics. Spanning five decks in height and offering state of the art production technology, the theater’s hydraulic orchestra pit and stage areas, domed ceiling and above-stage fly space allow the most expansive of shows

  • Studio B, a 900-seat arena with telescopic seating, state-of the-art broadcasting facilities, and live high-tech shows. Its interactive, fast-paced productions will be upfront and personal, including variety shows, ice shows, game shows, and rock and roll performances. At other times, the seating and floor disappear and Studio B becomes a proper ice skating rink for the enjoyment of Voyager’s guests

  • The Vault, rising beside a glass bridge spanning the Royal Promenade in the heart of Voyager, is a late night spot two decks high, pulsating with music and a state-of-the-art dance floor
  • High Notes, a jazz club sitting on top of Voyager’s world, with nightly performances by feature entertainers
  • Schooner Bar, the most popular piano bar on every Royal Caribbean ship
  • Casino Royale, the largest casino on a cruise ship, celebrates Lady Luck with slots, table gaming, plus sports betting
  • Extraordinary recreational facilities

    Not only does the ship feature the first rock-climbing wall at sea, but it has, by all accounts, the largest health center facility at sea. Recreationalinnovations include:

  • Outdoor sports deck, complete with golf course, driving range, and golf simulators
  • National sized sports court, including basketball, paddle ball and volleyball
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • In-line skating track
  • Aerobics and health center, of unprecedented size - over 15,000 square feet of workout, aerobics and guest-pampering spa facilities, plus another 10,000 square feet of Solarium relaxation - easily the largest health and fitness complex afloa
  • Sea Quest, a dive and snorkel shop
  • 19th Hole, a golf bar for guests to cool off after their game
  • And there’s more…

    Voyager’s youth facilities will keep children of all agesas active as the adult guests. Royal Caribbean is proud to feature its greatly expanded Adventure Ocean experience for:

  • Aquanauts (3-5 year olds), featuring age-appropriate games, a colourful ball pit to expend youthful exuberance, plus cosy corners for napping and quiet time
  • Explorers (6-8 year group), with lots of interactive games on video-view periscopes and telescopes
  • Voyagers (9-12 years of age), excitement and drama in Mission Control’s interactive virtual rockets, astronauts and their own “Space Theater”
  • Optix, a dedicated space for Teens with a day/night club they can call their own, including computers, soda bar, DJ and dance floor
  • Challenger’s Arcade, featuring an abundance of the latest virtual games available
  • Virtual Submarine, virtual reality underwater for all age groups
  • Computer Lab, 14 personal computer stations “loaded” with fun and games for kids’ amusement and education
  • Paint and Clay, arts and crafts just for younger children
  • Kids Deck, a dedicated outdoor area for youngsters - shuffleboard, deck checkers and tic-tac-toe, plus pedal vehicles for the younger kids
  • Adventure Beach, an area designated for the special enjoyment of families, including swimming pools, a water slide and other water play features, with SeaSide Diner conveniently located nearby
  • Spacious staterooms throughout

    Every stateroom in every category has been generously increased to provide theextra space where it is valued the most. Almost 50 per cent of staterooms have balconies, more than any other ship.
    Beds are larger and more comfortable; closets are bigger with expanded storage flexibility; overall floor space has been expanded.; bathroom amenities and decorative appointments are also enhanced. Every stateroom has a mini-bar, hair dryer and 19-inch TV.

    Vital statistics

    Operated by Royal Caribbean International
    Built at Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Finland
    Entered service: November 21, 1999
    Cost: $500 million
    Registered: The Bahamas
    Gross tonnage: 138,000 tons
    Passengers: 3,114
    Passenger decks: 15
    Lifts: 14
    Crew: 1,118
    Cabins: 1,557 including

    Length: 1,020ft
    Width: 155.5ft
    Draught: 29ft
    Engines: diesel-electric


    Four main dining rooms (two sittings), casino, library, three outdoor swimming pools, six hot tubs, golf simulator, ice rink, boutiques, spa and fitness centre, beauty salon, self-service laundry, children’s facilities, theatre, champagne bar, conference centre, library, internet centre, medical centre .

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