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VIDEO: Voyager of the Seas to Return to Australia with a New Look

By ,   June 27, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Royal Caribbean set the 4th vessel in its fleet's Royal Amplified modernization, Voyager of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean’s program, Royal Amplified, was unveiled in 2018 and promised to deliver the next wave of cruising via a US$1 billion investment which would propel the cruise company to new ports with improved cruise ships.

Voyager of the Seas will undergo a US$91 million refurbishment that will see new features, such as a redesigned top deck and family spots, before she reenters service in the South Pacific, October 2019.

  • The refresh includes the addition of some RCL staples on the top deck, including waterslides at Perfect Storm, giving the cruise ship a lineup which offers FlowRider Surf simulator, mini-golf, rock-climbing wall, and Perfect Storm for the top deck activities.
  • The cruise company is also adding several family options, such as the glow-in-the-dark Battle for Planet Z laser tag, taking place in Studio B. 
  • Voyager OTS will come back into service with a complete redesign of her kid and teen clubs. Adventure Ocean will boast a new layout that will allow the cruise line to offer a free-play approach, while the teen club will receive a new outdoor deck. For the first time on the ship, a nursery for tots and babies will be installed.
  • The cruise line is moving its Vitality Spa & Fitness Center, that will be updated for Voyager, to the aft. Aside from the standard fitness offerings, the Vitality Spa will offer a menu of treatments, including acupuncture, massages, manicures, personal training, and fitness classes.
  • Voyager of the Seas will also get a total of 72 new inside and balcony cabins, as well as two lounges, for the loyalty program and suite guests - an outdoor area and a Suite Lounge for guests in Grand Suites and above, along with a Diamond Lounge for members of the Crown & Anchor Society program.

All passengers on Voyager will have access to the mobile app of Royal Caribbean when the vessel reenters service. The app gives passengers the option of checking in online prior to sailing, along with tools to plan excursions and activities, check onboard expenses, book and manage dining.

Beginning on October 21, Voyager sets sail on a series of 3- to 5-night Southeast Asia voyages from Singapore. She will then reposition to homeport Sydney NSW for 9- to 12-night South Pacific itineraries starting on November 30.