Monday, 22 December 2014

Cruise to NZ (and back again)

We spent 11 nights cruising to NZ and back again to Sydney in December 2014 on the Voyager of the Seas... This post is some highlights of the ship with pictures...

Another post will cover the food and the stops...

Cruiseline: Royal Caribbean
Ship: Voyager of the Seas
Departure Date: 9 December 2014
Room: 1818 on Deck 12 in a panoramic view room (new)
Ports of call: Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Picton -- other days were spent cruising

Sprocket wanted to stowaway.  Unfortunately he had to stay home :(

Cruise terminal was packed (overseas passenger terminal) and it was still being renovated.  The queues were long and people were whinging already!

Our room was fantastic!  A ceiling to floor window which sloped... 

As you can see it's a fairly large room.

The TV was big and new but it would intermittently just stop and cut out.  Apparently all the Deck 12 rooms had this problem.  Teething problems are were the first batch of guests in these new rooms. 

The couch folds out to be another bed if required.

The ship sports a flowrider (surf simulator) which we watched for a bit but didn't try.

A mini toy version of the ship.

I love a round window :)

Sunset out on the deck

La Scala theatre.  Doubles up as a 3D movie theatre too.

Star Lounge

Cafe Promenade - the only 24 x 7 food place.  The lamingtons were great :)

Main Dining Room (Sapphire Dining room) 

Dining room spans 3 levels

The Promenade.  Looks great and has street parties with themes which makes it hard to get past as only a couple of the public decks go from front to rear.

Even has an English pub... but only for drinks (no food there)

And a half size ice skating rink!

We stayed on Deck 12 in our room a lot because it was comfy :)

The Beatnix did a show!

And we listened to some live music by the Kinetics

There was an amazing Ice Show (best show on the ship)

Back in Sydney... 

Some of the fittings are pretty amazing!

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