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Voyager of the Seas in Villefranche, France
Career
Name: MS Voyager of the Seas
Owner: Royal Caribbean International
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas
Builder: Kvaerner Masa Yards
Cost: $500 million
Christened: November 20th 1999
Maiden voyage: November 21st 1999
In service: 1999 - Present
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Voyager Class
Tonnage: 137,276 GT (gross tonnage)
Length: 1,020 ft (310.90 m)
Beam: 156 ft (47.55 m)
Height: 63 m (206.69 ft)
Draft: 29 ft (8.84 m)
Decks: 15
Propulsion: 3 x 14 MW Azipod propulsion, two azimuthing, one fixed
Speed: 23.7-knot (44 km/h; 27 mph)
Capacity: 3,138 passengers[1]
Crew: 1,181 crew
The bow of the ship
The stern of the ship
The ship at Labadee

MS Voyager of the Seas, completed in 1999, is the first of five Voyager-class cruise ships from Royal Caribbean International. It can handle up to 3114 guests, and, along with its sisters in the Voyager class, is one of the largest passenger ships in the world; currently, only Cunard's Queen Mary 2, and Royal Caribbean International's Freedom Class and Oasis Class are larger. Constructed at Aker Finnyards in Turku, Finland, the ship measures 137,276 gross tons[2] on a 64,000 ton displacement.[3] It is 1,020 ft. long overall, has a waterline beam of 127 ft. and a maximum width of 156 ft (47.55 m).

Contents

On board Voyager of the Seas

Voyager of the Seas is commonly referred to as a 'Floating hotel' due to the vast range of facilities that it offers, along with some world firsts for cruise ships when the ship was released. Voyager features the world's first rock climbing wall (mounted on the funnel) and ice-skating rink at sea. During Voyager's first weeks at sea, there were doubts on how effective the ice rink would be due to the ice occasionally cracking in places due to the instability of the ship and hot ventilation pipes on the deck below, although these merely turned out to be teething troubles and today, the ice is used throughout the cruise as a public ice-skating venue and for the evening ice show.

Another innovative feature of Voyager of the Seas and another world first is the Royal Promenade which is a marble floored street stretching just over 3/4 the length of the ship and features shops and light dining venues. This area is the heart of the ship for evening activity , along with the three story high 'Lyric' theatre in which some of the latest production technology is used to produce Broadway standard production shows at night.

Almost all outward facing cabins on Voyager feature balconies as well as en-suite bathrooms and an innovative interactive television service.

Activities

Other amenities

  • Royal Promenade
  • Casino
  • Three-story main dining room
  • Restaurants such as Johnny Rockets (1950s-style) and Portofino (Italian)
  • Themed bars and lounges
  • Day spa and Fitness Center
  • Wedding chapel
  • Swimming Pools
  • Library
  • "Optix" Teen Club
  • "The Vault" Nightclub

Islands

The ship has several ports of call; some examples include:

References

  1. ^ "Cruise Ship Guide". Cruise Travel (Lakeside Publishing Company): 37–43. January/February 2009. ISSN 0199-5111.  
  2. ^ DNV Exchange
  3. ^ Seaward SEA GUARD Marine Fenders Protect World's Largest Cruise Ship at “The Cruise Ship Capital of the World”

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Records
Preceded by
Grand Princess
World's largest passenger ship
1999 – 2000
Succeeded by
Explorer of the Seas
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