Royal Caribbean is sending its renovated Voyager of the Seas to the South Pacific this fall, marking the first time one of the line’s Royal Amplified ships will sail in the region. Royal Amplified is a $1 billion fleet enhancement program spanning 10 of the cruise line’s ships over the course of four years, and in the case of the Voyager of the Seas, it means more waterslides, a reinvigorated Vitality Spa and redesigned kids and teens areas.
Starting October 21, the renovated Voyager of the Seas will set sail on a series of three- to five-night Southeast Asia itineraries from Singapore, followed by a season of nine- to 12-night South Pacific cruises out of Sydney, Australia, starting November 30.
Representing a $97 million investment, the project will bring the cruise line’s Perfect Storm racing waterslides to the ship, joining other signature attractions including the FlowRider surf simulator, rock-climbing wall and mini golf in the ship’s aft area.
For family travelers, the cruise line will add the Battle for Planet Z laser tag experience, which pits teams of “aliens” and “robots” in a head-to-head adventure in a glow-in the-dark environment. For younger guests, the kids and teens areas will receive a top-to-bottom redesign; the Adventure Ocean area for kids three to 12 years of age will be revamped with a modern, free-play approach in mind and a new open layout, while a new nursery area will be dedicated to three- to five-year-olds. The teen hangout will also get a number of updates, including a new outdoor deck.
The Vitality Spa and Fitness Center will roll out an updated menu of services, including massages, acupuncture, manicures, fitness classes and personal training, as well as a refreshed, adults-only Solarium.
In terms of accommodations, the renovations will add 72 new inside and balcony staterooms, as well as a Suite Lounge and outdoor area exclusively for guests in Grand Suites and above. The cruise line will also add a Diamond Lounge for members of its Crown & Anchor Society loyalty program.
Finally, the ship will offer the new Royal Caribbean International mobile app, which allows travelers to check in on their phone and, once onboard, plan daily activities, view onboard expenses, and book and manage dining, shore excursion and shore reservations.
The Voyager of the Seas will be the fourth ship renovated as part of the Royal Amplified program.