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  1. As Carnival announced it will be retiring most of their Fantasy class ships last week, speculation comes if RCL will follow suit and retire some of the older ships in its fleet as well. RCL has already sold and transferred some of the older class ships like the Sovereign and Vision class ships to its sister companies. It seems like Pullmatur may be seizing operations. The Monarch and Sovereign are currently disembarking valuable equipment and art off the ship. Sad if their run has come to an end and will be scrapped due to this pandemic. Monarch of the Seas being my first cruise, kind of hits a soft spot to see it end this way. The vision and radiance class have not been scheduled to be Amplified as like the larger ships in the fleet. Do you think the Empress, Majesty, the rest of the Vision and Radiance Class will still sail under the RCL flag? Or will RCL follow Carnivals suit and start selling their older ships? I think the Radiance class should survive since RCL still needs mid sized ships to fit in to the smaller ports. Thoughts?
  2. Does anyone know the status of Voyager? There haven't been any new cruises listed for a while. Is she going to the west coast? Any idea when more cruises will be listed?
  3. Has there been any more details on Voyager coming to the West Coast? I was thinking of using my FCC for that but don't see it in the online booking website.
  4. I don't see it posted yet, but some might be interested: https://www.smh.com.au/national/vanuatu-denies-entry-to-cruise-ship-following-influenza-diagnoses-20200229-p545kv.html This is becoming a thing now with crew or passengers coming down with flu causing cruise ships to be rejected by ports. Can't blame either side, but no one wins out of this. Cruisers lose a port, local businesses lose tourism. Covid-19 economic side effects.
  5. Hi folks, I'm hoping to get info from someone who has been in one of the new front facing balconies (1100, 1102, 1104, 1150, 1152) that were added when Navigator and Voyager were amped. I've been able to find videos online for the new junior suites on 11, but nothing showing the balconies in the very front. It looks like the balcony is extra deep and can accommodate lounge chairs, but my travel companion is very worried about the plexiglass wind screens. I was hoping someone might have been in one to give some feedback. amy
  6. Hi Everyone, we are due to sail on Voyager next year, and was contacted by Royal Caribbean today to let us know that our room will no longer be able to accommodate 3 guests. It was on Deck 8, a spacious balcony stateroom. Has anyone else had a similar message? They are offering us deck 6, or at the very rear on deck 10. I have a feeling they might be turning the room into a twin? They said compensation will not be offered to us.
  7. Hi, I was thinking of booking either a JR suite or balcony above the bridge on deck 11, and wondering if anyone on here has any experience to share about these rooms. Would love a picture of the balcony, to see what it would look like, and what the view would be like. Thanks!
  8. anyone else booked on the above repositioning april 19th really concerned as to what's going to happen in light of coronavirus? I cannot see it going to Singapore now, will the ship pull out of asia altogether? where's it going to go instead? My final balance is due in a weeks time, at the moment I cannot book flights or accommodation as don't know if the ship will even go to Singapore...
  9. My husband and I are booked on Voyager out of Singapore on a 5 night cruise. We're not new to cruising, but this will be our first non US departure. What should we expect onboard as far as languages spoken, culture, etc? Will the announcements be in multiple languages? Thanks for anyone's input - we're excited to see a bit of Asia.
  10. Hey folks! Heading on the voyager for the first time after its been amped, feb 25th leaving sydney. One of our favourite bits is the diamond lounge but noticed its been moved to that room in the star lounge foyer. Anyone have any pics? Or thoughts/reviews? I've poked my head in before out of curiousity (before the amp) and cant imagine it'll hold everyone.. especially when happy hours roll around. It was crazy crowded up in the old diamond lounge last time we cruised, made it quite unpleasant, but it was in the middle of december so wondering if a feb cruise would be more quiet for that. Thoughts? Also, are they still running the diamond breakfast in the MDR? Thanks in advance x
  11. Has anyone been on the Voyager recently since they've moved the gym to the rear of the ship? Just wondering if there is still a sauna/steam room in the locker rooms or if they have been removed. Thanks
  12. So I received the following last night. Fortunately I didn’t get airfare yet but RC must have not sold enough or had a better place for VOTS to be. At least they gave us some decent options. I just wonder if I could press for more since I don’t have to get air fare reimbursed? Here’s the email: The following itinerary change in regards to your Voyager of the Seas sailing on August 2, 2020. Unfortunately, due to a change in their itinerary planning, Royal Caribbean has had to cancel this sailing. Royal Caribbean has put together a few alternative options as compensation for you to choose from. Please be aware that Royal Caribbean has specified offers based on the suite category in which you are booked. Option 1: Re-book one of the below select sailings: Golden Suite Guests (VP/GS/GT/OS/RS): Spectrum of the Seas: ?8-night Sailing departing from Shanghai (Baoshan), China on Aug 2nd, 2020 sailing to Osaka, Japan | Kobe, Japan (overnight) | Tokyo, Japan (overnight) ?8-night Sailings departing from Hong Kong, China on Nov 27th, 2020 or Jan 2nd, 2021 sailing to Fukuoka, Japan | Kagoshima, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan Quantum of the Seas: ?7-night Sailing departing from Beijing (Tianjin), China on Aug 2nd, 2020 sailing to Kyoto (Maizuru), Japan | Sakaiminato, Japan | Fukuoka, Japan Silver Suite, Balcony, & Interior stateroom Guests: Voyager of the Seas: ?9-night Sailing departing from Hong Kong, China on Jul 3rd, 2020 sailing to Hiroshima, Japan | Kobe, Japan (overnight)| Osaka, Japan | Kochi, Japan Quantum of the Seas: ?7-night Sailing departing from Beijing (Tianjin), China on Aug 2nd, 2020 sailing to Kyoto (Maizuru), Japan | Sakaiminato, Japan | Fukuoka, Japan Spectrum of the Seas: ?8-night Sailing departing from Shanghai (Baoshan), China on Aug 2nd, 2020 sailing to Osaka, Japan | Kobe, Japan (overnight) | Tokyo, Japan (overnight) ?8-night Sailings departing from Hong Kong, China on Nov 27th, 2020 or Jan 2nd, 2021 sailing to Fukuoka, Japan | Kagoshima, Japan | Nagasaki, Japan What you will receive: ?Your original stateroom category will be price protected at the original cruise fare rate, excluding taxes, fees, gratuities, and other non-cruise fare items. ?You will receive a credit to spend onboard per stateroom: o$100 USD for Interior, Ocean View, Balcony staterooms and Junior Suites, or $200 USD for Grand Suites and above. oPlus, an additional $50 USD for each third or more guest to spend onboard. ?You will also be reimbursed for non-refundable airline charges with receipts. oPlease email your airline receipts and booking information to RoyalGuestRelations@rccl.com for review and reimbursement. Option 2: If you can?t find an itinerary that works for you, re-book any other Royal Caribbean International sailing and receive the following credits to spend onboard per stateroom: ?$100 USD for Interior, Ocean View, Balcony staterooms and Junior Suites, or $200 USD for Grand Suites and above. oPlus, an additional $50 USD for each third or more guest to spend onboard. ?You will be reimbursed for non-refundable airline charges with receipts. oPlease email your airline receipts and booking information to RoyalGuestRelations@rccl.com for review and reimbursement. Option 3: If you choose to cancel: ?Royal Caribbean will process full refund of any paid portion of your cruise fare to the original form of payment, including any non-refundable deposit. ?Any pre-paid amenities will be refunded to the original form of payment within 7-10 business days from the day you call to confirm this option. ?Due to limited alternate suite options, Golden and Silver Suite guests will receive a Future Cruise Credit (FCC) to rebook at a later time should you choose to cancel. oThe amount will be based on your cruise fare, per person, non-inclusive of taxes and fees. Golden Suite guests qualify for a 30% FCC and Silver Suite guests qualify for a 15% FCC. Decisions regarding these re-accommodation offers need to be made and submitted by January 13th, 2020. These re-accommodation offers are available through this date. If you do not contact us by this date, Royal Caribbean will cancel your reservation.
  13. Gidday fellow cruisers! I understand that Johnny Rockets is no longer on VOTS due to the recently questionable amping Voyager underwent. Are the JR products, specifically the Apple Pie and the Milkshakes available elsewhere on the ship? Thank you. TraceyG😀
  14. Gidday fellow cruisers 😀 Just got asked about the fabulous Peek A Boo Bridge area. Can't find it on plans, more cabins. Gym down to almost a quarter of what it was, no Johnny Rockets, Hibachi, Jamies, Playmakers or Tiki bar. Beginning to wonder what the AMP in amped was all about... TraceyG😜
  15. I don't think this has been mentioned yet... The Eagle has landed! (Project Eagle) Voyager of the Seas' inaugural voyage was 20 years ago this week out of Miami. Several photos of her entering Miami here: https://voyager-class.com/pictures/exterior/inaugural/gallery.html Notwithstanding both Empress (transferred and brought back) & Majesty (announced transfer cancelled) whom under different circumstances/economies/etc both ships could've been gone from the fleet already, Sovereign, Monarch, Legend, Splendour are gone... Grandeur coming up shortly.... all gone at that approx 25 years of age plateau. I believe this birthday is very significant with so many more Oasis Class, Quantum Class and Icon ships on the books coming up this decade.
  16. I am booked in JS 1154. Since this is a newly created cabin since the amplification, I was wondering if anyone has stayed there and has any pictures. In videos from Navigator, this suite has a humongous balcony, but small closet space and no bathtub. Can anyone confirm? Thanks!
  17. We had booked this cruise. I called tonight about paying for an upgrade from Balcony to Suite. Was told the ship is sold out. Then called another well known web travel site. They said that the cruise has been changed to smaller 4 night cruises, not out of Hong Kong. Is/Was/When RCCL going to call and let me know? We had already purchased our airline tickets, and subsequently, trip insurance from another site. I find it interesting that the reservation line for RCCL will tell me that it's sold out, rather than telling me it was cancelled or changed.
  18. Back from our 5 days cruise on Voyager of the Seas sailing to Penang, Malacca and Phuket. This was our second time with Royal Caribbean as we usually sail with NCL. We stayed in the Holiday Inn Atrium which is a nice hotel though out if the way from all of Singapore attractions. Breakfast was ample with lots of choices. For some reason our private transfer to the cruise was at 08:30. Far too early so I went to the foyer and told the driver we weren't going to use him so as not to keep him waiting any longer than he had to. We took a taxi around 11 to the pier. Reasonable fare of about £5. Once at the pier there were people collecting the luggages and then we proceeded through security. Once inside we noticed the huge queue at check in. Staff directed us upstair to another check in point. Here we got lucky as a male staff member noticed we were gold (from that one and only time we cruised RC) and directed us to the loyalty queue that said Platinum and above. There was no queue there at all. After checking in we were giving boarding card 1 and heading straight to the ship via immigration. In all it was the fastest time we ever got from pier to ship. About 20 mins. Our cabin wasn't ready so we headed to the buffet. It was alright. As lunchtime came, it got busier and by the time we left, people were struggling to find seats. Our cabin for this cruise was a spacious ocean view. Pretty big with a sofa and plenty of room between the bed and window for all our luggage on the floor. Our sea passes were in the notch at the door. Apparently RC are doing this now instead of receiving them in the pier. We met our stateroom attendant Xin who was very attentive and friendly. Saw him throughout the cruise was good. I come from a customer service background so I like to chat to crew members who make my holiday even better. The muster drill was ok. They scan our cards to show we attended. Then they shouted out those who hadn't scanned. First time I seen this practice and tbh I felt it wasted more time on those who took the time to attend. Here I noticed what mix of people we had. I tend to get up earlier than my partner so I had my breakfast at the café promenade whilst after she gets up we both go the buffet. Several times when it was busy, they opened Chops for extra seating at breakfast time. We ate at Windjammer, cafe promenade and Chops. When the buffet is busy it gets crazy. Chops was good. Better than Cagney in NCL. On the first night we attended a veterans memorial service. Thanks to RC for hosting this. Whilst I haven't served, it still has a place in my heart and mind. We did a lot of trivia. Met a lot of people. And the one shore excursion we did, it was actually good. Now the couple of issues we had. We pre-book the zoom and soft drink package. Given a cup for the soft drink. But no vending machine. We found out later the machine is broken and to go to any bar and get a drink. However it is limited. Coke, 7up, tonic water, soda water and maybe Fanta. We also discovered a day into the cruise you don't need the cup to show you purchase the package but just show your sea pass. Jing Jing from guest service give us a bottle of wine as the package isn't the same we signed up for. She also had to listen to my complain of no cold water running from the tap in the sink. First the maintenance changed my shower. Not the problem. So our shower now ran colder than before. Then someone ran the tap for 10 mins or so and said 35c is normal. No it's not. I did several other guests and discover that some were the same as me whilst other had cold water. It all depended on which deck you were. Anyway I still felt I wanted cold water so we were giving bottle water and $50 OBC. Also in our future cruise we will get 20% of what we paid for on this cruise to be put towards it That's I think are my thoughts and ramblings. If I remember anything else I will post.
  19. This photo from her refurbishment in Singapore shows her with the light blue hull first used on the Oasis-class ships. Originally it was only to be a special color for that class, but then Quantum debuted with it too. Some of us wondered if RCI would use it fleet-wide. Now we know. It should be interesting to see this rollouts on other classes in the years ahead. Do you like the new look?
  20. I thought 6880 would be a perfect cabin because it looks like it is off by itself but after looking at pictures I'm afraid the balcony looks smaller than all the others. Anyone stayed in this cabin or the ones like them. Pictures would be awesome. Thanks!
  21. Hi, there we are thinking of booking the explorer of the seas next year. We’ve only ever stayed in internal cabins but want to treat ourselves to a balcony. There will be 3 of us in a cabin and my question is which part of the ship do I book for a sunny balcony. Currently looking at aft 7388/7688 or 1688 do these balcony’s get a good amount of sun or are they shaded by the over hang or should I go midship on the hump? Thanks in advance for your advice 😊
  22. Can any one tell me the name of the ports for when we dock in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. Are they in town or a distance out. The actual port name is what looking for. TIA.
  23. I’ve just booked on Voyager, sailing in January (68 days to go!) and I had to book Traditional Dining as MTD was available for booking anymore. I’ve been on two previous cruises with Royal Caribbean and have always been on MTD but we did end up eating at the same time every night anyway so had the same table and waiters. I have a couple of questions about traditional dining: 1. We are a family of three, can we have our own table in traditional dining or are the tables all larger than for three people which means we have to share? 2. Is traditional dining still on deck 3 and deck 4 with MTD on deck 5? The Royal Caribbean app shows deck 3 as MTD....🤫 3. Are there tables for three people along the balcony on deck 4? I’m thinking that would be a nice location so we can look down to the grand stairs when there’s entertainment. What do you guys think? Thanks in advance 😊
  24. Gidday fellow cruisers! Just wondering if Hibatchi is available in Izumi on Voyager of the Seas post refit? Have checked cruise planner and just the usual offerings in the dining section. Thank you. TraceyG😀
  25. Hi All We will be going on a cruise 4th March 2019 of Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas leaving from Singapore and we have noticed reviews that were not so great recently. When we booked this cruise there weren't these sort of reviews. We have other family members and friends coming as well for my husbands 60th and they are concerned as they have never been on a cruise before. We have been on Celebrity cruises before and they were quite amazing and couldn't fault them. Would love peoples opinion that have actually really enjoyed this ship. Thanks
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