Royal Caribbean’s latest megaship, Voyager of the Seas, is the world’s largest cruise vessel-measuring 1,021 feet long and 157.5 feet wide. And with its long list of unparalleled amenities, it’s proof that for the ultimate cruise experience, size matters.
Voyager is the first luxury liner that’s able to compete with land-based resorts. The ship’s focal point, the spacious and revolutionary “Royal Promenade,” calls to mind New Orleans’ Bourbon Street with its watering holes, street performers and specialty shops. This beauty also boasts full-court basketball, ice-skating, rock climbing, gambling, golfing and four saltwater aquariums. For more action, the ship features a futuristic dance club, “The Vault,” and a double-decker Romanesque spa and gym with aqua massage, cardiovascular equipment and other niceties.
As immense as Voyager is, decorous sanctums such as the “Connoisseur’s Club” (a cigar club), and the trattoria, “Portofino,” underscore its intimacy. Plus, its sensuous “La Scala” theater replicates the famous opera house in Milan. Similarly, each floor of the breathtaking three-level main dining room is distinctly decorated and named after the operas Carmen, La Boheme and The Magic Flute.
Prices per person vary depending on the season and the type of accommodations. Costs range from $1,999 to $6,999, including all taxes and port charges. The overwhelming majority of Royal Caribbean’s bookings come through travel agencies that may be privy to special price reductions. However, if you need to contact the company, call 800-327-6700.