Royal Caribbean has been very busy in recent years, looking to expand upon its reputation as one of the finest cruise lines in the world. In addition to launching the biggest ships on the seven seas (the Oasis-class ships), Royal Caribbean has also been busy giving some of its older ships a facelift. This list of older ships that have received massive upgrades over the past year or so includes the Voyager of the Seas, which received its retrofit in the fall of 2014.
This retrofit added many of the features and amenities that guests have come to expect from Royal Caribbean’s newest ships. For example, the retrofit included adding the Flowrider surfing simulator and a wonderful inline skating track. In addition to this, other cosmetic changes have been made. For example, the Portofino restaurant, which should be familiar to Royal Caribbean fans, has been changed to a more upscale Italian restaurant called Giovanni’s Table… And that’s just the beginning!
In the 25 pictures that follow, you’ll get to see everything else that makes the Voyager of the Seas a classic cruise ship. We’ll show you some of the recent upgrades, and give you a chance to see the other features that have long made this cruise ship one of the best in the world.
1. What a Ship!
In service since 1998, Voyager of the Seas has been one of the most popular cruise ships in Royal Caribbean’s line.
2. Get Wet and Wild
There are two large pools featured in the main pool area of the Voyager of the Seas, but there’s something else too!
3. Hot Soak
There are also six absolutely enormous hot tubs situated all around the main pool area for your enjoyment.
If you head aft, you’ll also discover the ship’s Sports Deck, which features volleyball, basketball, and tennis.
There’s also an incredible rock climbing wall, which you’ll find overlooking the exciting Sports Deck.
6. Putt Putt
For some sports-related activities that are a little more leisurely, there’s an exciting mini golf course to be enjoyed.
7. Skating Galore
If you’ve wanted to try inline skating or if you’re already an expert, there’s an excellent inline skating track up on deck.
8. Adults Only
When you need a break from the small children, be sure to check out the festively-themed Solarium Pool.
9. Kids Only
If you do need to keep the children entertained, though, be sure to bring them to the Adventure Ocean area!
10. Center of Activity
When you’re inside of the ship, the center of activity is without a doubt the Royal Promenade, where you’ll find many shops, bars and restaurants.
11. Have a Toast
As you swing through the Royale Promenade, be sure to hit up the Champagne Bar for a delicious toast.
12. Ye Olde Pub
For something a little more low key, you could always throw back a frosty brew or three at the Pig & Whistle, also located along the Royal Promenade.
13. Nice Shops
Now, you won’t just find gift shops along the Royal Promenade, you’ll also find high-class stores from brands like Coach and Guess.
14. Lounge Entertainment
When you’re in the mood for some light entertainment, you’ll definitely when to head to Cleopatra’s Needle Lounge.
15. Dancing It Up
When you’re in the mood to party all night, then a trip to the two-floor Vault Nightclub will be just what the doctor ordered.
16. The Big Show
At least once during your cruise, you’ll want to catch the huge shows that go up in the Coral Theater.
17. The Main Dining Room
Coming in at three floors, there’s always going to be room for your and your companions in the Voyager of the Seas’ Main Dining Room.
18. Casual Dining
We bet that the Johnny Rockets near where you live doesn’t have a view that’s quite like this!
19. Win Some / Lose Some
The Casino Royale about the Voyager of the Seas has plenty of games to offer, including a massive roulette wheel at its center.
20. Food Options
When you can’t decide what you want to eat, you can try a little bit of everything at the Windjammer Café.
21. Take a Breather
Near the ship’s Atrium, you’ll find one of its hidden treasures, the Library. It’s an excellent place to grab some piece and quiet between activities.
22. Suite Life
There are plenty of guestrooms to choose from aboard the Voyager of the Seas, including the generously sized suites.
23. Balcony Life
If a suite is too much for you and your travel companions, then balcony staterooms should suit you just fine.
And, if you want to save a few dollars (so you can spend more in the ports), you’ll find that Oceanview Staterooms are plenty of room for most vacationers.
25. Take the Trip
Voyager of the Seas is one of the best ships in RCI’s line, so you should strongly consider booking passage aboard her!