Voyager announcement causes waves Down Under

Royal Caribbean International
adds yet another ship for the Australian cruise market.

Did you know that, with 1,556 staterooms, Voyager of the Seas is nearly two and a half times bigger than Australia’s largest hotel? It’s a fact, according to Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Voyager is 311m long and 48m wide and, with 15 passenger decks that can carry up to 3,840 guests, she will be two times bigger than the current cruise ships based in the region.

A press conference held in China yesterday revealed that Voyager of the Seas will be based in Australia and Asia during 2012. Voyager’s first stop will be in China from June to October and then she will be Sydney-based for a five-month season from November 2012.

The ship will bring with her a host of features never before seen on an Australia-based cruise ship. The Royal Promenade is where guests can go to 11 restaurants to dine and watch street performers. The Royal Promenade also provides as a great view for inside cabins. There is a skating rink that seats 900 people for ice shows. Sports fans can partake in activities, such as a rock-climbing wall, a 9-hole mini-golf course, swimming and much more. Kids and teens can splash around at the water park. Teens can play games at the arcade and dance at their designated disco. Adults can do the same in 13 lounges, bars and clubs.


Voyager of the Seas’ Australia & New Zealand season will feature 12 itineraries in New Zealand, South Pacific and Australia ranging from one to 18 nights, sailing from Sydney and Fremantle. Travelers can book their cruise in early July 2011.

In the 2012 – 2013 season, Voyager of the Seas will be one of five Royal Caribbean ships sailing in the region, along with her sister ships Rhapsody of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas, and Celebrity Solstice and Celebrity Millennium from sister brand Celebrity Cruises.

Are you excited for Voyager’s arrival?