Voyager of the Seas

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Voyager of the Seas class cruise ships itinerary information and images.

CLASS

CRUISE SHIP

ENT/SERVICE

NOVEMBER 1999

BUILT

KVAERNER MASA / HELSINKI / FINLAND

WEIGHT

142,000 TONS

LENGTH

1,020 FEET

WIDTH

126 FEET WATERLINE / 157 FEET BRIDGE WINGS

SPEED

23 KNOTS

PROPELLERS

3 - AZIPODS / 1 - FIXED / 2 - AZIMUTHING + 6 THRUSTERS

ENGINES

6 - WARTSILA VASA 12 CYLINDER DIESEL ELECTRIC - 95,000 HP


Voyager of the Seas was the first of five ships in this class built for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL). With 14-passenger decks, accommodation for 3,840 passengers and standing over 200 feet above the waterline, she was the largest passenger ship built in the 20th Century. The other four ships in this class are Explorer of the Seas completed in 2000, Adventure of the Seas 2001, Navigator of the Seas 2002 and Mariner of the Seas 2003. Navigator and Mariner have extended balconies making them different in external appearance from the first three ships.

Kvaerner Masa has a long relationship with RCCL beginning with the construction of the company's first four ships. The three 18,416-ton sisters Song of Norway, Nordic Prince and Sun Viking were built in the early 1970s and the 37,500-ton Song of America in 1982. Kvaerner's Helsinki yard later undertook the task of adding 87-foot midsections to the Song of Norway and Nordic Prince. Although container ships had been lengthened before, that was the first time such an operation had been carried out on passenger ships.

Voyager of the Seas image

The public spaces onboard Voyager include a four-deck high promenade, a design featured for the first time on a cruise ship. It comprises a selection of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues fronting on a winding street that is almost half the ships length. This impressive promenade is punctuated by two even more spectacular 11 deck high atriums. Her main 1,359-seat theatre is so large it takes up space in five different decks. The largest dining room is on three different levels, each with a different theme. For entertainment, there are 12 bars and a 900-seat arena for a variety of shows including ice dance. For exercise, there is a nine-hole miniature golf coarse, a full sized basketball court and a rock-climbing wall situated behind the ships funnel over 200 feet above the waterline. Voyager has 618 inside passenger cabins and 939 outside cabins of which 757 have verandas. Accommodation for the 1,180 crew is 667 cabins fitted with TV and refrigerators. The crew’s quarters also have a recreation deck with two whirlpools, gymnasium, three dinning rooms and a disco.

Explorer of the Seas image

Three Norwegian companies joined together in 1969 to create RCCL for the purpose of offering year round 7 and 14-day cruises out of Miami. While RCCL were building up a fleet of large ships, they merged with Admiral Cruises in 1988 as they specialized on short cruises with a fleet of smaller ships. RCCL further expanded their fleet by taking over Celebrity Cruises in 1997. They have since been regarded as the second largest cruise line in the world.

Voyager's Itinerary is now mainly from Australia - New Zealand, and out of ports in Japan and China. Reviews.

Explorer's Itinerary is now mainly from Australia - New Zealand, and Southampton / England to many European ports. Reviews.

Adventure's Itinerary is from San Juan/Puerto Rico - islands throughout the Southern Caribbean. Reviews.

Navigator's Itinerary is out of Galveston & Fort Lauderdale - various ports throughout the Caribbean. Reviews.

Mariner's Itinerary is now mainly out of Singapore and Baoshan/Shanghai/China. Reviews.

Websites US: www.royalcaribbean.com. UK: www.royalcaribbean.co.uk

Navigator of the Seas image Explorer of the Seas image

Navigator of the Seas Large Image

Explorer of the Seas Large Image

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