Royal Caribbean International has announced a US$97 million modernisation of the Voyager of the Seas, which will set sail as the company’s first ship in Asia to be transformed under the Royal Amplified fleet modernisation programme come October 21.
The company revealed that the modernised ship will feature three-storey-high racer waterslides, reinvigorated Vitality Spa, and redesigned kids and teens spaces.
Battle for Planet Z laser tag, the glow-in-the-dark adventure that has become a staple on Royal Caribbean ships, will be introduced to the Voyager of the Seas.
In addition, younger guests from babies to teens will enjoy a top-to-bottom redesign of their dedicated spaces. A fresh take on Adventure Ocean, for kids of three to 12 years old, brings a modern, free-play approach in the form of a new, open layout with activities at every corner.
In addition to a new nursery for babies and tots, the ship’s hangout area for teens will be updated, along with the addition of an outdoor deck.
Moreover, the Vitality Spa and Fitness Center will be enhanced and relocated to the aft of the ship, offering a signature menu of services including massages, acupuncture, manicures, fitness classes and personal training.
The poolside Solarium for all-day, adults-only tranquil vibes will also be refreshed.
Other highlights of the transformation include 72 new inside and balcony staterooms, a Suite Lounge and outdoor area – exclusively for guests in Grand Suites and above; and the Diamond Lounge for members of Royal Caribbean’s Crown & Anchor Society loyalty programme.
As well, travellers can enjoy a better app experience, with mobile check-in and other on-board conveniences such as itinerary planning, management of bookings for dining, shore excursions and show reservations.
Voyager of the Seas will be the fourth ship reimagined as part of the Royal Amplified fleet modernisation effort built on research and guest feedback.
The cruise line’s investment of more than US$1 billion spans 10 ships in four years.
The newly transformed ship will set sail on a series of three- to five-night South-east Asian itineraries with seven sailings from Singapore to Penang, Phuket and Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang). This is followed by a season down under with nine- to 12-night South Pacific cruises from Sydney, starting on November 30.