Adventures in the South Pacific will take on a whole new meaning with the arrival of Voyager of the Seas this summer. Royal Caribbean International has revealed a US$97-million new look with a lineup of first-to-market features for the region’s debut amplified ship. From The Perfect Storm duo of racer waterslides to the reinvigorated Vitality Spa and redesigned kids and teens spaces, Voyager will feature a combination of experiences that make for an unforgettable family holiday on this side of the world.
Beginning 21 October, the newly transformed ship will set sail on a series of three- to five-night Southeast Asia itineraries from Singapore, followed by a season down under with nine- to 12-night South Pacific cruises from Sydney, Australia, starting on 30 November.
“Royal Caribbean is an innovator in holidays, and the newly amplified Voyager of the Seas is no exception,” says Susan Bonner, Managing Director for Royal Caribbean International Australia and New Zealand.
“We are thrilled to welcome Voyager back to Sydney where local holidaymakers can step onboard for a holiday of a lifetime with its new bold adventures and exhilarating features. From pulse-raising adventures down highspeed waterslides on The Perfect Storm or going head to head at Battle for Planet Z laser tag – both firsts for the Australian market – to unwinding and indulging in the brand new Vitality Spa, Voyager of the Seas offers unforgettable experiences for the whole family to enjoy.”
On Voyager of the Seas, holidaymakers can dial up the adventure with newly added Royal Caribbean hits never before seen in the South Pacific.
The Perfect Storm waterslides duo – Typhoon and Cyclone – will raise the stakes with three stories of heart-pumping twists and turns. This is the ultimate ride where guests can challenge their limits and each other in a high-speed race for bragging rights. The attraction joins returning favourites, including the FlowRider surf simulator, rock-climbing wall and mini-golf, to round out the ship’s action-packed aft.
Family Time Maximised
The cruise line’s holidays also introduce new and reimagined experiences for the whole family to spend time together and on their own while onboard.
Making its debut on Voyager of the Seas, Battle for Planet Z laser tag has quickly become a staple on Royal Caribbean ships. The glow-in-the-dark adventure in Studio B takes place in a universe of the distant future as two groups of thrill seekers – aliens and robots – go head to head to claim the last planet of a far-flung galaxy.
Younger guests, ranging from babies to teens, will enjoy a top-to-bottom redesign of their dedicated spaces. A fresh take on the award-winning Adventure Ocean, for kids three to 12 years old, brings a modern, free-play approach with a new, open layout. A first on Voyager, a nursery for babies and tots will open its doors, while three- to five-year-olds can dive into the excitement in an area created just for them. Teens are in for an exclusive, updated hangout like no other on board, along with the addition of a laid back outdoor deck.
Holidaymakers looking to relax and recharge are in for a treat at the Vitality Spa and Fitness Centre. Enhanced and relocated to the aft of the ship, the spa and gym will offer its extensive, signature menu of services, including massages, acupuncture, manicures, fitness classes and personal training. Guests who opt to cool down poolside can look forward to a refreshed Solarium for all-day, adults-only tranquil vibes.
More highlights to make their way to Voyager include;
- 72 new inside and balcony staterooms
- A Suite Lounge and outdoor area – exclusively for guests in Grand Suites and above
- The Diamond Lounge for members of Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program.
The reimagined ship will also feature the new Royal Caribbean International mobile app. Travellers can soon check in for their cruise holiday from their phone, and once on board, the app will deliver an array of capabilities. From exploring and planning activities for each day of the itinerary, and viewing onboard expenses, to booking and managing dining, shore excursions and show reservations, guests will be able to seamlessly transition into holiday mode.
Voyager will be the fourth ship reimagined as part of the Royal Amplified fleet modernisation effort, built on research and guest feedback. The cruise line’s investment of more than $1 billion spans 10 ships in four years and touches every facet of the guest experience. Introducing a variety of adventures meant to appeal to every generation, the program is a representation of Royal Caribbean’s passion for innovation, relentless attention to detail and commitment to delivering unforgettable holidays.
The upcoming local season is looking to be Royal Caribbean’s best and boldest yet. The cruise company is bringing an assortment of features never before seen in this market and offering an incredible 61 sailings around the region.
Newly amplified Voyager of the Seas is joined this season by megaliner Ovation of the Seas, and Australian favourite Radiance of the Seas.
Ovation is returning for her fourth and longest season ever on 20 October, offering guests 21 local sailings, including five holidays that visit New Zealand and South Pacific on the same trip. Radiance will be the first ship to return to Australia, arriving in Sydney on 9 October for her ninth season, featuring an expanded range of 21 South Pacific and New Zealand sailings.