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This Magical Cruise From Singapore To Malaysia Needs To Be A Part Of Your New Year's Plan

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Think impossibly blue waters as far as the eye can see. Think charming coastal towns glimmering away in the horizon. Think chilled wine by the sea.

Sound like your dream vacation?

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Voyager of the Seas

A cruise aboard Royal Caribbean International's Voyager of the Seas is guaranteed to take this fantasy to a whole new level. Promising to be possibly the most indelible, indulgent holiday of your lives, your journey on this ship will be one-of-a-kind. Routinely blushing sunsets, skies wearing a zillion shades of blue and the whisper of a warm, tropical breeze will be your constant companion.

Ideal For

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Royal Caribbean International's Voyager of the Seas

A perfect experience to pamper your family and friends, spoil your partner or to simply embark on a solo adventure – the lull of the sea is bound to mute out the world and its despairs and have you returning for more.

About Voyager of the Seas

The majestic cruise ship set out on her maiden voyage on 21st November, 1999. During the day, the ivory vessel weaves its way through the water like an agile beast and come sundown, the ship resembles a glittering jewel adrift the sea.

Wake up to the sound of the sea

With a massive total of 1,643 rooms, all the cabins on the ship come with en-suite bathrooms and an interactive television service. Offering the perfect escape from the ship's buzzing environment, the staterooms are a class apart.

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Breathtakingly beautiful balcony suites

The suites come with views that will make you swoon and a list of deluxe amenities that doesn't end. You could also curl up with a fat novel on one of the sun loungers in the balcony rooms that usher you in with the waves right outside your door. Or wake up to a different glimpse of the sea with the alluring ocean view cabins. And lastly, the interior staterooms that overlook the heart of the ship – the festive street of Royal Promenade. Dotted with boutique shops, cafes and pubs, this area is home to many a parade, concerts and dance parties.

Set your pulse racing

Flowrider surf simulator

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Bedecked with possibly every amenity you can dream of, the Voyager delights you at every bend. Those seeking an adrenaline rush, can grab a board and let the 40-foot-long surf simulator do its magic.

La Escala theatre

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Head to the incredible ice-skating rink to show off your moves or strap in, and use the rock climbing wall forty feet above deck for some spectacular views. The nine-hole miniature golf course is a favourite with children and adults alike and the kaleidoscopic arcade equipped with the newest games and those from the 80s and 90s sees its share of both wily grandmothers and ace gamers.

Taste the world on your plate

Sapphire , the main dining room

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The three-level main dining room – aptly named, Sapphire will make your jaw drop. Utterly gorgeous and what resembles a scene straight out the movie Titanic, it guarantees you warm, personal service and sumptuous food.

Windjammer Café

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Favoured by the masses, Windjammer Café with its sweeping menu leaves you spoilt for choice. The bounteous buffet features everything from an array of salads, pastas, curries and desserts, to the interactive stations that offer fresh-pressed panini, frittatas and omelettes, juices blended before your eyes and so on.

Café Promenade

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Created for a midnight craving or simply a quick bite to eat, Café Promenade charms its way into your heart with its fresh sandwiches and pizzas straight out of the oven. Grab a table and a coffee and engage in an hour or so of people-watching.

Izumi

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Giovanni's Table

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While these complimentary restaurants are a delight to visit, the speciality dining options are designed to enthrall you. Giving the traditional steakhouse a face-lift, the contemporary menu at Chops Grille dishes out the succulent offerings of prime beef, Maine lobster and veal Parmesan. Giovanni’s Table indulges you with one Italian delicacy after the other. Make sure you try the refreshing Caprese salad and the comforting Bolognese. Johnny Rockets delivers the typical American fare of hamburgers, fries and shakes. Only, this comes with a breathtaking view of the sea. But quite possibly the cruise ship's most heavenly establishment is the elegant Izumi. Bringing all the flavours of Far East right to your plate – this dining experience serves up everything from sushi to sashimi, and each plate of food will find a way to hack into your Instagram feed.

Unplug with a beer by the sea

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Schooner Bar

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Travel back in time at Schooner Bar with the pianist crooning away into the night. Get yourself a pint from Pig and Whistle – the English pub seems to be picked right out of a buzzing street in London. From ales and lagers, to UK-themed cocktails, the bar is privy to many a live gig. The Pool Bar is, however, the most vibrant of the lot. Catch the sunset here with a frozen Daiquiri or two. You could also get your drink on at the ship's glitzy Solarium Bar or the rustic Tavern.

Round-the-clock entertainment

Music in Pictures

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Voyager of the Seas Casino

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From jazz sets to techno-inspired cabarets, the Voyager of the Sea will captivate you with its impeccable original productions. Our absolute favourite – the Music in Pictures show steals your heart and how! Featuring songs from beloved musicals to chart-topping hits, this set will have you grooving by the end of the night. With appearances from your beloved DreamWorks characters – the entire bandwagon of Po, Puss in Boots, Shrek, the Penguins of Madagascar and so on, the parades on the Royal Promenade are a joyous celebration and a must-do. The ship also boasts of a legendary nightlife and the options are as expected – endless. Pump it up at the pool parties where dance classics and drinks will be pouring away till midnight or attend one of the dance parties that are a sure-fire riot with charismatic cruise director, Ricky Matthews and troupe. If all of the above hasn't whet your appetite yet, there's a 220 square foot movie screen on the pool deck and an extravagant casino to keep you busy as a bee.

Galley tour with Chefs Anil George and Ranveer Brar

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For a slightly different experience, get yourself the all access tour. This gets you an exclusive glimpse into the behind-the-scenes of keeping a cruise ship up and running. You can take a trip down to the galley and see the brilliant team of chefs cooking and prepping to cater nearly 4,000 guests every day or explore the enlightening engine control room.

For the complete digital detox

You'll never run out of things to do at the ship. There's nonstop activity at every corner to keep you entertained throughout the day. But in case you're looking for an hour or two of unadulterated, uninterrupted relaxation, the Voyager has you covered.

Vitality Spa and Fitness centre

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Hop into any one of the several sun-doused pools available on your deck. Grab a complimentary lounger, get yourself a cocktail from the pool bar and find bliss like no other. The indoor-outdoor retreat of Solarium is also just as perfect for some quality 'me time'. The crystal canopy area is home to a multitude of swimming pools, whirlpools and lounge areas. Take refuge at the serene Vitality Spa and Fitness centre and pamper yourself with a plethora of services such as massages, wraps, facials and acupuncture. The fitness centre equipped with all your gym essentials also hosts classes for pilates, spinning, sculpting and more. Make sure you schedule in a few hours or more for some retail therapy. From Swiss timepieces, fine jewellery to liquor – you'll find everything here, all tax and duty free!

Itinerary

While there are a multitude of itineraries you can pick from, if this is your first cruise and you're looking for a quick getaway, the 3-night Penang Getaway is our pick.

Route: Singapore – Penang, Malaysia – Singapore

Top Experiences:

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Sitting near Sentosa Island, get to the Singapore Cruise Centre a few hours early to soak in the cultural concoction Singapore has to offer; head to Arab Street to explore the city's Islamic heritage with the stunning Sultan Mosque; gorge on some authentic delicacies from Chinatown; for some Instagram-worthy photographs, explore Little India – the microcosm of the Tamil Indian community; straight out of James Cameron's Avator, walk around Botanic Gardens and marvel at futuristic Supertrees of Gardens by the Bay; on the last day of the cruise go up to the Marina Bay Sands' rooftop for a magnificent view of the Singaporean skyline.

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the 18th century Fort Cornwallis and the Taoist Goddess of Mercy Temple; hop into a cab to Penang Hill for a tram ride into lush hills; bask in the sun at the Batu Ferringhi Beach; click one too many photographs of the 18th century Blue Mansion and the ornate Peranakan Museum; grab yourself a plate of fried strips of rice cake and soy sauce at Georgetown; take a stroll around the fresco-covered Dharmikarama Burmese Temple; you could also book one of the ship's curated shore excursions that range from Georgetown by Trishaw to the Colour of Georgetown walking tours.

Cost

Starting at ₹26,000/ person. For details, check here.

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