IT is no disgrace to be lost in space as Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas is the biggest cruise ship ever to be based in Australian waters for the summer wave season.
Carrying just over 3000 passengers, the ship is really a mega resort with 15 decks and a swag of major attractions that kept australiancruisingnews.com on the move last week, royalcaribbean.com.au
Water cannons welcomed Voyager of the Seas to Sydney Harbour and on board guests – including hundreds of Facebook friends who won an overnight cruise – were soon celebrating big time.
Before sailing out of Sydney those on board, and many more by the shore, watched a dazzling fireworks display beside the city’s iconic Opera House to mark the cruise ship’s arrival Down Under.
Activities on Voyager of the Seas range from an ice skating rink, to a FlowRider that simulates surf waves – that often sees board action by the ship’s Norwegian Captain Charles Teige – as well as a mini-golf course, rock climbing wall, basketball court, and a lively Grand Parade by DreamWorks’ film characters from Shrek to Kung Fu Panda, and Madagascar.
Finding venues around the ship really could leave passengers “lost in space” if it were not for guidance by well-placed electronic information boards on every deck.
Voyager of the Seas has just had a multi-million dollar makeover in Singapore that included turning windowless inner cabins into rooms with a view via virtual reality balconies – floor to ceiling screens that display a real-time view of what it is like outside the ship.
While Down Under, Voyager of the Seas will be cruising to Australian ports, to South Pacific islands including Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, and to New Zealand.
australiancruisingnews.com will be taking a Christmas-New Year break and will be back on deck on Tuesday, January 13.
UNTIL THEN HAPPY CRUISING!