Everyone will certainly find something to his liking on the Voyager decks. The three decks of the ship's elegant main restaurant are named for famous operas: Carmen, La Boheme and the Magic Flute, and a feature themed décor, including lavish opera costumes, a crystal chandelier and a grand staircase. The food is excellent and the service is friendly and lively, with waiters, bringing a second entree and/or dessert with broad smiles.
Portofino is an alternative Italian restaurant, serving an array of delectable dishes from antipasto to tiramisu. Surprisingly, the Voyager does not have a Chop's Grille; the Royal Caribbean's steakhouse restaurant was introduced on later Voyager-class ships.
Johnny Rockets, the 50s-style diner with red Naugahyde booths, jukeboxes at the tables and Formica counters, is one of the favorite restaurants for lunch or a snack. The Windjammer Cafe on Deck eleven offers casual, quick-out-the-door, bountiful buffet breakfast and lunch with a side of panoramic ocean views, and casual dinners are served in its aft section, the Island Grill -- ditto for the views.
Cafe Promenade on the Royal Promenade is a sidewalk cafe -- great for people, watching while you eat -- that serves continental breakfast, sandwiches, pizzas and pastries. Punctuated by two atria, the Voyager of the Seas' most compelling space is the Royal Promenade on Deck five -- a horizontal atrium that has the look and feel of an upscale shopping mall. There are designer boutiques, a sidewalk cafe, a British-style pub and even a red Morgan sports car, which used to belong to Richard Fain, the Royal Caribbean's chairman and CEO.
A fabulous space, The Royal Promenade is four decks high, longer than a football field and wider than three lanes of traffic. There are no windows, but it is always dazzlingly lit up and sets the scene for street entertainment and festive Mardi Gras-style parades -- complete with stilt walkers, a swaying inflatable dancer, streamers and confetti, music from New Orleans, Rio and other cool places. The Viking Crown Lounge up on deck five for panoramic views of the sea and port arrivals and departures. The Skylight Wedding Chapel is on the highest point of the ship, located above the Viking Crown Lounge.
The Aquarium Bar tanks are filled with fifty six tons of saltwater. The Casino Royale has nearly three hundred slots and tables for blackjack, craps, roulette and Caribbean Stud Poker. The other public spaces include a two-story library/Internet Cafe.
With so much to do on the Voyager, chances are really good that you will actually use your cabin for changing and sleeping, but it is nice to know that if you want to spend more time there, you will indeed be comfortable. Staterooms are attractively decorated in soft tones with fine light woods and two artworks on the walls.
The gorgeous La Scala Theater is a state-of-the-art show lounge, inspired by the legendary one in Milan, Italy. Decor elements include a Murano glass chandelier and a stage curtain in velvet with jewel-like embellishments. Sightlines are excellent. It sets the scene for excellent Broadway-style production shows with a cast of sixteen singers and dancers. The revues, including one with the music of Webber, Bernstein, Ellington and other greats, receive enthusiastic standing ovations. The ice skating show is not to be missed, not only due to the skill of the cast of nine outstanding international skaters, but due to the fact that you will have a chance to see an unforgettable ice-skating show at sea?
Once you find yourself on the Voyager, you will have only one question: Where to begin? There is everything under the sun here. You can practice your figure eights in the ice skating rink, go in-line skating on the rollerblade track, play basketball, volleyball or paddle ball in the full-length sports court, climb to two hundred feet over the sea in the rock-climbing wall (if you have never tried it, no worries -- they give you a lesson before you set off-- miniature golf, a golf simulator, three pools, six whirlpools, and a jogging track.
The Adventure Ocean club on the Voyager rates as one of the finest children's facilities afloat with indoor and outdoor play areas. Indoors are computers, a rock-climbing wall, videos, Sony PlayStation systems, books, a video arcade, a crafts area and more, and outdoors the children have a shuffleboard, deck checkers, tricycles and tic-tac-toe, let alone Adventure Beach with a pirate ship splash pool and a water slide. Teenagers have their own club and disco, Optix. This is not the whole list. No matter what kind of traveler you are, you will definitely fall in love with the Voyager and this love is going to last for life.