Royal Caribbean: Voyager of the Seas

One of the many perks of the job is getting to do "ship inspections". To put it simply ship inspections mean getting to tour a cruise ship for the day by checking out the facilities and sampling the menu (free lunch!). And who doesn't like a free lunch and glass of wine. Today I boarded the Voyager of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean's ships out at the Port of Brisbane.

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As you can see, not the nicest day for it. Had to make sure I didn't slip on the stairs, but wow was it an amazing ship! Having only been the second ship I have boarded, second to P&O's Pacific Dawn, it's size and elegance blew me away. It carries a whopping 3644 passengers and 1181 crew. As a past hospitality worker the sheet scale of the operation is just astounding, having to feed that many people three times a day (at least).

Here are some more photos of the ship:

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Sally Cochrane

Sally is a Brisvegas (Brisbane, Australia) born travel blogger and founder of Travel Blog Squad, an online community for travel bloggers. Among many other experiences, she has skied down the Austrian Alps on Christmas day, gone for a ride in an army tank through the mud in Slovakia, woken up before dawn to see the sunrise over Angkor Wat and attended university in Mexico. Hola! Her non-travel-related interests include tea (of any and every kind), TED Talks and running at her local Parkrun.