Spice of Southeast Asia: Onboard Voyager of the Seas

I love cruising. Ever since my first cruise I just can’t get enough of it! Some say that cruising is just for the more mature; others, that it’s for those who love to party. Did you know there is a cruise for everyone? With destinations across the globe, I’m sure you will find the perfect one for you.
At the beginning of the year, we escaped the January blues to head to the blue waters instead. Come with me while I recapture the incredible highs of the ship, ports of call and, of course, the great people we had the pleasure of meeting. This was the trip of a lifetime on the Voyager of the Seas’ Spice of Southeast Asia cruise.

Panoramic view of Phuket, Thailand
Voyager of the Seas, Phuket, Thailand ©MDHarding

The voyage began in Singapore. Reaching the Marina Bay Cruise Centre is easy with the metro departing every few minutes. It can also be reached by taxi. It wasn’t long before the 138,000 ton Voyager of the Seas was in our sights.

Top Tip: Photocopy your passport in advance for this sailing (needed for duration ashore in Thailand). Boarding is severely delayed while this takes place.

View of Singapore Skyline from Marina Bay Cruise Centre ©MDHarding

About Voyager of the Seas

Voyager of the Seas was commissioned in November 1999, and at the time was the largest cruise ship in the world. It accommodates more than 3,000 passengers. The 310-metre ship has themed lounges, bars, a theatre, speciality restaurants, nightclub, wedding chapel, Vitality Spa, swimming pools, games room, children’s Adventure Ocean, towering climbing wall, ice rink, surf simulator (Flowrider), basketball court, mini golf and even a street filled with onboard shops.

Its entertainment schedule includes world-class performances from jugglers, comedians, illusionists and singers. The cruise staff are also on hand offering lessons from origami to Zumba. With so much to see and do onboard, it can be a tough decision to visit the port of call!

Up On Deck, Voyager of the Seas ©MDHarding

Who are Royal Caribbean International?

Royal Caribbean International are based in Miami, Florida, USA. The brand is setting new standards with the world’s largest cruise ship (Symphony of the Seas). Innovations include robot bartenders and a nine-story zipline. The latest additions to their on-board entertainment program include an Aqua Theatre.

Can You Spot Me? Outside Cabin Deck 8, Voyager of the Seas ©MDHarding

Spice of Southeast Asia

There are a few itineraries departing Singapore onboard Voyager of the Seas with a variety of durations and ports of call. We sailed on the 7-night Spice of Southeast Asia cruise. We visited Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Penang and Langkawi in Malaysia, and Phuket, Thailand. This itinerary has something for the whole family, from visiting some of the world’s tallest towers to bathing elephants. More on each port of call coming soon!

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur ©MDHarding

Ship crew and fellow adventurers

No matter which ship you set sail on to cruise with Royal Caribbean International, you will always be greeted with a warm smile from one of the fantastic crew. Crew members represent more than 80 nationalities.

Gloria, Alex and the Cruise Staff Giving A Dance Class ©MDHarding

“One of the great things about travel is that you find out how many good, kind people there are.”

Edith Wharton
Wat Suwan Kuha – Buddha Cave in Phang Nga, Phuket ©MDHarding

I hope you have enjoyed reading and are inspired to go on a voyage of a lifetime with Royal Caribbean International. As always, I would love to hear your comments/questions. Maybe you are wondering what to pack or perhaps would like to share your cruise highlight? Please leave your comments and questions below. Until next time . . . Happy Travels 🙂 x

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Michelle has a love of travel and photography, which has currently taken her to six continents. Experiencing other cultures/history and food both independently and while working on-board luxury cruise ships. Discover more about Michelle, her enthusiasm for travel and photography via: www.MDHardingTravelPhotography.com

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