- year built
- crew members
- 223 feet
- cruising speed
- 13 knots
Cruise in fine style aboard the Variety Voyager. The 223-foot, 36-cabin mega yacht was launched in May 2012. This sleek, high-tech vessel complies with the most stringent SOLAS safety regulations.
Variety Voyager Review
AdventureSmith Explorations’ Variety Voyager review includes a detailed description of the small ship including deck plans and a photo gallery. Our Costa Rica and Panama experts have been aboard the Variety Voyager firsthand. Please read our Variety Voyager review below then contact our small ship cruise experts to compare the Variety Voyager with other Costa Rica and Panama expedition ships and yachts.
The Variety Voyager is luxurious by small ship standards. She has a very modern feel with steel, glass, lighted accents on mirrored walls and stylish amenities. Most cabins feature large portholes that cannot be opened. There is plenty of storage and a small desk in nearly every room, but note that travelers from the USA should bring an adapter as power outlets are European round style 220 plugs. The bathrooms are modern with beautiful glass doors and furnishings, and the shower is fantastic with lots of water pressure and a rain option that feels great after a long day of activity. The air conditioning in each room keeps guests cool and comfortable while cruising through tropical climates.
Common areas aboard the Variety Voyager are spacious and comfortable. Every day there is a new place to relax. Guests may especially enjoy the outdoor al fresco dining area and the Oceans Lounge on the upper deck. Large outdoor couches, chairs and coffee tables served by a full bar with fantastic views make this a popular outdoor deck. The upper Observation Deck is rarely used by other guests and provides a peaceful resting area with a 360-degree view. The ship has a small workout room with a full spa and onboard spa treatments.
Even more impressive than the ship itself is the white glove style service and the attentive crew on board the Variety Voyager. Rooms are cleaned several times each day, empty glasses and other stray items are immediately picked up and guests are constantly pampered by an attentive and well-trained staff. Meals are an event and the food is good. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style with lots of variety and always at least one made-to-order option. Dinners are five courses and last late into the evening.
Common Areas Aboard Variety Voyager
Located on the Main Deck, right off the reception area, the Main Lounge is gracefully designed and finished with wood panels. There is ample seating space and modern AV equipment for presentations. The mini library/internet suite, just off the Main Lounge, offers a variety of books and magazines as well as free internet. The spa & fitness suite, located on the Marina Deck, offers massage, sauna and some fitness equipment. Voyager’s spa supervisor provides hair, face and nail treatments. The Sun Deck features Balinese beds and sun loungers. Sunbathe in total comfort while enjoying drinks served from the sun deck Horizons bar.
Dining Aboard Variety Voyager
The elegant glass-enclosed dining room seats all passengers at once and allows for spectacular views. It extends to the adjacent open deck, which seats 50 passengers and allows for breakfast, lunch or dinner to be taken al fresco. Food is served at the table or displayed on the hot-and-cold buffet, which also includes an “a la minute cooking” section. The upper deck Horizons Bar & Lounge offers stylish shaded seating and is the ideal spot for reading, relaxing or dancing under the stars until the late hours at the sound of Variety Voyager’s resident DJ/entertainer.
Cabins & Deck Plan Aboard Variety Voyager
The Variety Voyager accommodates up to 72 guests in 36 cabins ranging from 129 to 248 square feet. 28 cabins are located on the Marina and Main Decks and 8 staterooms are on the Horizons Deck. Cabin and stateroom sizes range from 170 to 216 square feet. Cabins on the Marina Deck feature two oversize portholes, and cabins at the Main and Horizons Deck feature large windows. All cabins have individually controlled A/C and ventilation, minibars, flat screen TVs, DVD players, mini fridge, safe deposit box and all the amenities of a luxury ship. Bathrooms are finished with warm marble, glass and Corian materials, and feature deluxe toiletries and bathrobes. Wi-Fi is available on board at a charge.