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Sydney to Noumea and Suva and Lautoka...... at least that was the plan! Stayed overnight at the 'Napoleon on Kent' in Sydney. Give this Hotel a pass as the block-out drapes and sheer curtains are not able to meet to block out the light. The mini-frig was totally frozen over .. a health and safety issue? Also a long walk to get a meal. Boarding on the 5th March was as usual, just need plenty of patience. I was very pleased with my Promenade Cabin #6579 on Deck 6. My cabin was directly above the English pub "The Pig and Whistle' and all I heard was a loud continuous bass sound which continued until very late every night of the 11 night cruise. My advice is check out the deck plans and stay away from the pub-end of the Promenade. However, my cabin was great for 'people watching' as the Prom is active from morning until late at night. As other reviewers have mentioned you have to keep your sheer drapes closed as the opposite cabins can be looked into. If your cabin lights are on, you need to close the heavy drapes for privacy. The wait staff at the buffet 'Windjammer' are excellent, always asking you if you need anything. Top points to whoever is responsible for this. The biggest disappointment of the whole cruise was the Captain having to cancel our ports in Fiji because of the possibility of a cyclone. I had never been to Fiji and was so looking forward to it. Instead we spent two nights in Hobart, Tasmania. I have been to Hobart about five times at least so that was a further disappointment - at least for me. At least in Noumea, I had a great day out with 'Fernando's Tours'. I met up with Brad who had booked the tour and we both agreed it was fantastic. I didn't do the Formal Dining as I was only able to get Late Dining at 8:30 pm which is much too late for me (a Senior). I ate every night at the Windjammer and was quite happy with that option. By the way, the desserts are to die for! Disembarkation was much better than out last cruise. We were given a number and when called went to the 'La Scala' Theatre. When our number was called we disembarked, all very easy. SUMMARY : Not quite as nice as the 'Rhapsody' nor the 'Radiance' which are now my favourite cruise ships after this comparison. First time cruisers seemed to be very impressed though. Hugely disappointed that no compensation was offered in any shape or form for our cancelled ports of Suva and Lautoka though. Please RCCL can you re-think this for us RCCL lovers?

RCCL Voyager of the Seas, 5.3.2015

Voyager of the Seas Cruise Review by Australian Traveller

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Sydney to Noumea and Suva and Lautoka...... at least that was the plan! Stayed overnight at the 'Napoleon on Kent' in Sydney. Give this Hotel a pass as the block-out drapes and sheer curtains are not able to meet to block out the light. The mini-frig was totally frozen over .. a health and safety issue? Also a long walk to get a meal.
Boarding on the 5th March was as usual, just need plenty of patience. I was very pleased with my Promenade Cabin #6579 on Deck 6. My cabin was directly above the English pub "The Pig and Whistle' and all I heard was a loud continuous bass sound which continued until very late every night of the 11 night cruise. My advice is check out the deck plans and stay away from the pub-end of the Promenade. However, my cabin was great for 'people watching' as the Prom is active from morning until late at night. As other reviewers have mentioned you have to keep your sheer drapes closed as the opposite cabins can be looked into. If your cabin lights are on, you need to close the heavy drapes for privacy.

The wait staff at the buffet 'Windjammer' are excellent, always asking you if you need anything. Top points to whoever is responsible for this. The biggest disappointment of the whole cruise was the Captain having to cancel our ports in Fiji because of the possibility of a cyclone. I had never been to Fiji and was so looking forward to it. Instead we spent two nights in Hobart, Tasmania. I have been to Hobart about five times at least so that was a further disappointment - at least for me. At least in Noumea, I had a great day out with 'Fernando's Tours'. I met up with Brad who had booked the tour and we both agreed it was fantastic.

I didn't do the Formal Dining as I was only able to get Late Dining at 8:30 pm which is much too late for me (a Senior). I ate every night at the Windjammer and was quite happy with that option. By the way, the desserts are to die for!

Disembarkation was much better than out last cruise. We were given a number and when called went to the 'La Scala' Theatre. When our number was called we disembarked, all very easy.

SUMMARY : Not quite as nice as the 'Rhapsody' nor the 'Radiance' which are now my favourite cruise ships after this comparison. First time cruisers seemed to be very impressed though. Hugely disappointed that no compensation was offered in any shape or form for our cancelled ports of Suva and Lautoka though. Please RCCL can you re-think this for us RCCL lovers?
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Cabin 6579
Very good layout. A two seater couch plus a long window seat overlooking the Promenade. En-suite small but well designed. I loved the shower with its curved shower screen - no water on the floor, no clinging shower curtain. Great!
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