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What a total rip off. First impression as you boarded the ship in Singapore was "What a rust bucket." First looks are very important, and this was not a good look. The first person you meet when on board is a lady trying to sell you a drinks package. Hold that thought. Then you are sent to the dinning room for lunch. White material chairs with black corners from people moving them with greasy fingers. Mould and water marks on the walls and ceilings. Mirrors so dirty you could barely see through them. The food was basic, but was ok. Then your room is available, of which we had a balcony cabin. This was clean but dated. This was a 7 day cruise, so our expectations where high. We went to explore. After talking to a few other guests we quickly purchased a drinks package, as you didn't even get bottled water in the room. 2 saches of coffee and 2 pots of creamer, but no water. Everything drinkable has to be paid for. We found a piano bar so sat down with a drink, but we soon had to move as smoking was allowed in the casino next door. This area of the ship smelt like a dirty ashtray. Dinner the first night was average at best. The first port of call was Kuala lumpa, or to be more precise port Kalang, which is 65 kilometres away. The view from the ship was a few trees and some industrial buildings. Apparently the trip in to town was one and a half hours due to traffic. We didn't bother. Dinner that night was poor. Day two was in Penang. The excursions from the ship where extortionate, so we just got a cab and did our own thing. We had a good day. Dinner that night was rubbish. Day three was in Langkawi. Again we got a cab and did our own thing. Rubbish dinner again. Formal dress code, which we adhered too. But too many people just turned up with shorts and flip flops, and this was just overlooked by the staff. Next came 2 days in Phuket. We did our own thing again as the prices of trips was just stupid. Some of the guests on the ship where rude and aggressive to other guests and the staff did nothing about it. Even a guy shouting and swearing homophobic insults to two guys, and the staff just looked on. The guy was so drunk he could barely stand, but the bar staff just kept serving him. Everything on the cruise came at an inflated price, that just left a bad taste. This was part of our honeymoon, and thanks to Royal Caribean was a terrible experience. From the ship to the the staff the whole experiance was very very poor. First and last cruise. If your planning a cruise make sure you do your homework because this was rubbish, and cost us a small fortune.

First and last cruise

Voyager of the Seas Cruise Review by AndyMPhillips1962

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Asia
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View Balcony
What a total rip off. First impression as you boarded the ship in Singapore was "What a rust bucket." First looks are very important, and this was not a good look. The first person you meet when on board is a lady trying to sell you a drinks package. Hold that thought. Then you are sent to the dinning room for lunch. White material chairs with black corners from people moving them with greasy fingers. Mould and water marks on the walls and ceilings. Mirrors so dirty you could barely see through them. The food was basic, but was ok.

Then your room is available, of which we had a balcony cabin. This was clean but dated. This was a 7 day cruise, so our expectations where high. We went to explore. After talking to a few other guests we quickly purchased a drinks package, as you didn't even get bottled water in the room. 2 saches of coffee and 2 pots of creamer, but no water. Everything drinkable has to be paid for. We found a piano bar so sat down with a drink, but we soon had to move as smoking was allowed in the casino next door. This area of the ship smelt like a dirty ashtray. Dinner the first night was average at best. The first port of call was Kuala lumpa, or to be more precise port Kalang, which is 65 kilometres away. The view from the ship was a few trees and some industrial buildings. Apparently the trip in to town was one and a half hours due to traffic. We didn't bother. Dinner that night was poor. Day two was in Penang. The excursions from the ship where extortionate, so we just got a cab and did our own thing. We had a good day. Dinner that night was rubbish. Day three was in Langkawi. Again we got a cab and did our own thing. Rubbish dinner again. Formal dress code, which we adhered too. But too many people just turned up with shorts and flip flops, and this was just overlooked by the staff. Next came 2 days in Phuket. We did our own thing again as the prices of trips was just stupid. Some of the guests on the ship where rude and aggressive to other guests and the staff did nothing about it. Even a guy shouting and swearing homophobic insults to two guys, and the staff just looked on. The guy was so drunk he could barely stand, but the bar staff just kept serving him. Everything on the cruise came at an inflated price, that just left a bad taste. This was part of our honeymoon, and thanks to Royal Caribean was a terrible experience. From the ship to the the staff the whole experiance was very very poor. First and last cruise. If your planning a cruise make sure you do your homework because this was rubbish, and cost us a small fortune.
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Ocean View Balcony
Cabin 7D 7322
Clean but dated. Like a 1990s hotel room.
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