Number of Cruises: 1
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Voyager of the Seas
Sailing Date: April 2nd, 2005
Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean
for the spring break, my auntie took my big brother and i on a cruise in the eastern Caribbean. we checked in, and got our rooms quite quickly. however, we didn't get our luggage until a couple of hours later as it takes time for it to be delivered to each person's room/suite. as we made a last minute booking, we got a junior suite for £400 less than the normal price. it was certainly worth it! as this was my first ever cruise, i didn't know what to expect, but i was amazed at the size of the ship when we got on it! the junior suite was very spacious, with an average sized bathroom. upon arrival, we purchased a soda package, which was $5 a day, and meant that you could have as many drinks you wanted, everyday! (excluding alcoholic drinks). after getting our baggage, there was a practice drill ofr everyone on board and at the sound of the ship's alarm, we had to put on our life jackets and make our way to our assigned emergency points, which you are told about apon arrival. after that, we left Miami and it was soon dinner time. but, as there were over 3000 guests on the ship, it meant that the main restaurant had two sitting times. the first sitting was a t 18:30 and the second sitting was at a very late 20:30 for us who live 5 hours ahead in Scotland and are kids! we asked if we could be swapped into the first seating, but it was already full, and they weren't letting anyone swap. in the end, we sat at a large table of 8. the 6 other people were from Atlanta and Seattle. the first night, it was casual night, so you could wear whatever you wanted to the dinner. on the second night however, it was formal night, and women and girls had to wear cocktail dresses, and the men and boys had to wear suits and tuxedos. all of the people at our table were Americans, and they kept asking us loads of annoying and stereotypical questions about our country, so on the 3rd night, we decided to go to another restaurant for a change. we went to the posh Italian restaurant called Portofino, and it was like it was 7 stars or something because it was soooo perfect and posh!
We also went to johnny rockets for lunch a couple of times too, and the waiters and waitresses start dancing to the music all of a sudden, which is quite funny! for breakfast, we went to the windjammer cafe and the island grill, and they had loads of great food, from pancakes and syrup to fresh watermelon and raisin bread!!!!!!!!
The first day, we were at nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. it was very hot, and there were lots of shops. WARNING!!!!!!!!!! do not ever lose your seapass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! don't ask why, just look after it, ok? it's your room key, and is also your sort of id too, while you're on the ship. it also lets you on and off the ship too, when you are at the islands, so you don't want to lose it!!!!!!!!! the second day we were at sea, the third day we were at st thomas, which we thought was by far the prettiest island. don't miss out on going on the cable cars up to the top of the hills! you get stunning views, and will get great photos! on the fourth day, we were at Puerto rico, which had the best shops but wasn't exactly the nicest of looking islands in the Caribbean! the next day we were at Labadee in Haiti, which was basically just a day at the beach. but watch out, the Guerillas will be watching you from the hills, so look out for little campfires in the trees way up in the hills! don't worry, they can't get you though, because there is a lot of security, stopping them from getting down to the beach. Labadee is the best place to sunbathe by far, but don't forget to put on a lot of sun cream, as you will burn A LOT here! the next day we were at sea, and then the day after that, we arrived back in Miami.
The ship had an excellent ice show, which you have to see, and there is also a golf course, a rock climbing wall, various kids clubs for all ages, many competitions, four pools, a spa, a large gym, a running track, fourteen bars, a roller skating track, and many more amazing things to do and to see!
That had to be the best holiday i've ever been on, and am looking forward to my next cruise on the exact same ship. i will definitely be back on this ship again, as i enjoyed it soooooo much!
So, if you're thinking of going on a cruise, choose royal Caribbean, and go on the voyager of the seas, the best ship in the world (so far!)