Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas emerges from dry dock following ‘amplification’

Voyager of the Seas has finished a 41-day refit and refurbishment project that saw her ‘amplified’ with new dining options and on-board attractions at a cost of US $97-million.

The ship will now commence a series of roundtrip cruises from Singapore, becoming the first of Royal Caribbean’s Royal Amplified vessels to debut in Asia.

The Royal Amplified project is a US $1-billion program across several ships in the fleet to bring older tonnage up to spec with newer ships such as the Quantum-Ultra class and the newer Oasis-class ships.

Voyager of the Seas

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During the dry-dock Voyager of the Seas had The Perfect Storm duo of three-story racer waterslides and glow-in-the-dark laser tag with Battle for Planet Z installed, along with a redeveloped Vitality Spa and Fitness Center, redesigned kids and teens spaces and 72 new inside and balcony staterooms.

The ship also now features the new Royal Caribbean International mobile app, through which guests can check in for their cruise vacation from their phone, and once on board, use an array of capabilities.

These include planning activities for each day of the itinerary, viewing onboard expenses, and booking and managing dining, shore excursion and show reservations.

“Our newly transformed Voyager of the Seas will wow our guests more than ever, with a larger array of unique next-generation experiences and signature Royal Caribbean offerings,” said Angie Stephen, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

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“This is a tremendous boost for our efforts to grow our presence in Singapore and across the region, as we look forward to welcoming more guests to enjoy our amplified cruise products,” she added.

Voyager of the Seas will sail a series of cruises from Singapore to Penang, Melaka and Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia; and Phuket, Thailand, before repositioning to Australia at the end of November.

Voyager of the Seas will offer 9- to 12-night South Pacific cruises roundtrip from Sydney until the 2020 summer season, when she will return to Singapore and cruise from the city between May and June.

At 137,000 gross tons with a guest capacity of 3,200 at double occupancy, the 1999-built cruise ship is one of the largest to homeport in Singapore and following her refit, is also now one of the most high-spec in terms of on-board experience.

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