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Old 01-03-2005, 07:59 PM
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First time cruiser on the Voyager - Eastern Caribbean. Anyone out there?
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:07 PM
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I have a few questions - how early can i board the ship? should i bring water bottles on (seems like everyone makes a stop just before boarding to get water and certain sodas). how much does the bottled water cost on the ship? will those walkie talkies really work on such a huge ship? thanks for any info. Happy New Year!
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:02 PM
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hi there... I just went on the Voyager December 4th..
I don't think you will be able to get on the ship before 2p.m....we got on around 3p.m.. they serve food on the Windjammer as soon as you get on..
the water cost two dollara a bottle i believe.. I didn't get the card for the pop and I wish I had... if you are a pop drinker it is well worth it... my grandson does not drink pop so i did not get him one but he drank non alcoholic drinks that he could have got with that card..
we took the walkie talkies but never used them.. i never seen anyone with them..
The ship is easy to figure out..didn't take long to know where everything was at..
Have fun
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:05 PM
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also... when you are boarding the ship you have to wait in line to get your pictures taken for the seaport pass........this holds up the line..very slow process....
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Old 01-07-2005, 10:18 AM
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hope you had a great time on your cruise! thanks so much for the input. i appreciate your definite answer. i'm disappointed we can't get on the ship until so late. were you in long lines? what time did you arrive at the ship? How much is that drink card? maybe you can answer these questions as well - welcome home!
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:21 AM
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Hi there...
There were long lines but it went really smooth.. When we went they had the boarding lines divided into groups according to what floor your room was located on...
Make sure you fill out the boarding passes for all in your party off the internet..this saves time....once you get through here you go up some stairs and there is a long line here..this is where they take your picture for your Seaport Card.... this card is what you use to get on and off the ship..and to make all your purchases on the ship and on Labadee..
I am pretty sure the drink card was $40.00 for the week but as I said..if you are a pop drinker it is well worth it..you will get fountain pop ..not a can....
In your room your tv is loaded with information. .. you can check your personal account on your seaport cards for each person in your room...... you can order your tours from off the tv (I went to the Purser"s desk and did this)..you can order room service off the tv or use the phone.... and they have a channel that shows the ship in the water and tells you where you are and how fast you are going..pretty neat... and there is a channel where they tell you about the upcoming Island and the shopping .......My point is...make sure you use the tv... It is a great source...
You are gonna have a great time...this is a beautiful ship... if you happen to go to the casino... the slot machine at the back ..to the right of the door...it belongs to me...ha ha ha.. sure had fun in there a couple of nights..
cj
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Old 01-09-2005, 07:04 PM
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Wow! Thanks for the info again. More questions. Did you book your day excursions from home or on the ship or not at all? Did you like the free lemonade and iced tea? Don't drink alcohol or much soda - not sure what to do...
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Old 01-10-2005, 09:25 AM
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I have cruised now four times and I always booked my excursions on the ship when getting there.... but....
I was not real happy with my tour of Mexico..stay away from the Highlights and Shopping Tour for $42.... it was not worth it..my grandson and hubby took the Mayan tour and loved it.... I wanted to do more shopping in Mexico and chose a tour that took less time..wish I had went the other way...
I am not a brave person with trying to set up my tours from home with independent excursions but I seen where a lot of people do and they are very happy with them.... I just like to play it safe and figure that I am not going to be left on an island if the cruise line is responsible for my tour...
The lemonade and tea are good and you can get that almost anytime at the Windjammer where you will go oten I am sure..... on ships of past we always ate all are meals in the Dining area but this time we ate most of our breakfasts and lunch in the Windjammer
...we would get early morning room service and sit on the deck (juice..donuts..coffee) Order this the night before from your tv or on phone...
I drank water at dinner but I am sure you could have ordered tea...
They also have an ice cream machine next to the Cafe Promanade which is free....next to it is Ben and Jerry Ice Cream for a price...
I did not go into the Portifino where it is $20 a person.... or to Johnny Rockets...Johnny Rockets was free before our cruise and then they started charging a cover charge of $3.95 per person and then if you ordered their famous shakes it was another $3.95...
all the cruises I have been on the food is included in the price of your cruise... I don't feel it is right to add additional costs to food but this is my opinion.... won't keep me from going on a cruise but I just won't participate in this... I feel the food should be the best it can be in the Dining room...that you should not have to go to a special dining room to get the best and have to pay extra for it....
I felt the service from our room attendant , our waiter and our waitress was excellent... the people at the Purser's office was very helpful.... I had a digital camera and my battery ran down... I have different plug ins to hook into the wall to charge my battery..none fit.... I took it to the Purser's Office and they did it for me...
You will have an excellent time on this ship..
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:15 AM
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Thanks for more info. Wow, that digital camera story is concerning. I will be buying a chip that will take more pictures and will bring my regular charger. What kind of plug adapter do I need to bring?
 
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