Voyager of the Seas is a large cruise ship with a casual atmosphere. She has a number of features aimed towards those who are interested in physical adventure. However, her array of dining and entertainment facilities make her attractive to cruisers of all ages.
The ship is the lead ship in Royal Caribbean's Voyager class. She has four sisters Explorer of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas and Mariner of the Seas. All five ships are similar but not quite identical.
When Voyager entered service in 1999, she was the largest cruise ship in the world. In addition, she ushered in unprecedented features such as the Royal Promenade - an indoor street with bars, restaurants and shops, which also serves as an entertainment venue. She also had the first ice rink at sea where ice show spectaculars are performed.
The ship has undergone several refits. These have given her features that debuted on later Royal Caribbean ships such as a surfing simulator and water slides. During the refits, the number of specialty restaurants was also expanded.
Voyager spent much of the 2010s sailing in Asia and Australia.
Following the Covid pandemic, the ship returned to cruising in the Western Hemisphere.
BUILDER: Kvaerner Masa-Yards Turku, Finland
ENTERED SERVICE: November 1999
LINE: Royal Caribbean International
DISPLACEMENT: 137,276 g.r.t. (108,674 tons deadweight).
LENGTH: 1,020.7 feet.
BEAM: 155 feet.
DRAFT: 29 feet.
SPEED: 23.7 knots (max).
PROPULSION: 2 azipods, 1 fixed pod
POWER PLANT: Diesel Electric
CAPACITY: 3,602 passengers (3,114 double occupancy)
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