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G'day Guys,

 

Hoping to get some info on changes after the Amplification later this year.

 

I did have a quick look, a very quick look...

loved the look of the updated pool deck on Navigator, I'm hoping Voyager gets the same?

lime & coconut?

is there a suite lounge, what deck?

is there a suite restaurant like Coastal Kitchen on Ovation?

 

Appreciate any help

Cheers

Craig

 

 

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On 8/22/2019 at 3:42 PM, NumnuT said:

G'day Guys,

 

Hoping to get some info on changes after the Amplification later this year.

 

I did have a quick look, a very quick look...

loved the look of the updated pool deck on Navigator, I'm hoping Voyager gets the same?

lime & coconut?

is there a suite lounge, what deck?

is there a suite restaurant like Coastal Kitchen on Ovation?

 

Appreciate any help

Cheers

Craig

 

 

 Suite lounge is where izumi used to be just near sky high bar (Viking crown ) which will be extended to the rear.

 Concierge lounge becomes more cabins.

 I believe there’s a tiki bar going in next to cafe promenade.A sports bar next to the pub.

No coastal Kitchen.

You can have breakfast in chops .

Izumi is taking part of Windjammer opposite chops.

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Not sure there's a lot of fuss.

 

But after the last refurb there were already complaints about crowding in the buffet, as it's not like they built the ship with excess capacity when it was initially built. So now we're nearing 4000 pax on a ship built with space for closer to 3000. Oh, and tendering was absolutely atrocious after the last increase - this will obviously make that worse.

 

I'm not sure why some play that down.

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On 8/25/2019 at 10:09 AM, Chiliburn said:

 Suite lounge is where izumi used to be just near sky high bar (Viking crown ) which will be extended to the rear.

 Concierge lounge becomes more cabins.

 I believe there’s a tiki bar going in next to cafe promenade.A sports bar next to the pub.

No coastal Kitchen.

You can have breakfast in chops .

Izumi is taking part of Windjammer opposite chops.

thanks Chilliburn,

appreciate your reply.

have only sailed on Radiance & Ovation.

 

Voyager sits in the middle - am really keen to tick off another class of RCI ship!

 

Cheers

Craig

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17 minutes ago, NumnuT said:

thanks Chilliburn,

appreciate your reply.

have only sailed on Radiance & Ovation.

 

Voyager sits in the middle - am really keen to tick off another class of RCI ship!

 

Cheers

Craig

Glad to help.

 Voyager holds a special place for hardcore royals,it was the first mega ship that changed everything.

For me it has the Italian influences as la scarla theatre we Venicean glass lamps.

 

And it’s interesting to see what the old girl has.

we have a grand suite and the new suite lounge should be good.

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Having seen the new plans I doubt I will be making any plans to sail on her in future. 

 

The only additions from a passenger perspective are:

- the smallish water slide area and

- laser tag. HOWEVER: this feature uses the ice show area, so will mean cutbacks there; likely less public ice skate time which was one of the good things about this ship. So all in all, no real benefit, just a change from one activity to the other.

 

OTOH, the downsides are:

- Reduced spa area

- Much reduced gym area - and it already filled up before

- Reduced kids area

- Reduced teen area

- Loss of teen disco (all 3 of which mean aside from direct loss of facilities, children's groups will have to reserve other areas more as well)

- Loss of Johnny Rockets

-- Loss of rear glass elevators and look out view. Fill in entire area, so that more cabins take the current open space between them.

 

Other change is the Diamond lounge moves down to the golden room, and suites lounge takes the current C&A lounge.

 

So why all the reductions? To add cabins for the 150 extra people - probably more as some cabins will likely be family/quad share cabins. Which then increases demand on the remaining public spaces more. Unsurprisingly, the result is similar to the last refurbishment which was more about raising revenue for the cruise line by taking space away and adding cabins.

 

I guess they named it "Amplified" for their revenue expectations.

 

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