River Voyager features 92 cabins, 71 percent of which have French balconies -- sliding-glass doors that open to the outside. All staterooms have safes, telephones, hair dryers, bathrobes and slippers, free bottled water daily, complimentary L'Occitane toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and lotion) and flat-screen interactive TVs that offer a variety of stations (including CNN, Discovery Channel, Weather Channel), music, ship information and more than 100 movies on demand. With the exception of the ship's eight dedicated solo cabins, each stateroom has two twin beds that can be combined to form a queen.
Cabins are neatly appointed, featuring light wood with orange, copper and brown accents in the carpeting and pillows. In keeping with the ship's jazz theme, music-oriented paintings adorn the walls above each bed. In each cabin, two side tables and two reading lamps are provided, as well as a desk/vanity area with a petite, cylindrical leather chair, above which the TV is located. Closet and drawer space is ample, as is under-the-bed storage space for suitcases. A full-length mirror is a huge help when getting dressed, and a tiny seating area includes two plush chairs and a small, round coffee table -- perfect for gazing out at the passing scenery through the French balcony while sipping a cup of coffee or tea.
Bathrooms are bright, featuring white marble walls and floors, as well as brown tile, a large mirror and chrome accents (towel racks, shower door handle, in-drawer garbage can, etc.). All cabin bathrooms (except the bathroom in the Owner's Suite) are shower-only, but the showers are enclosed by glass, rather than annoying, clingy curtains. Shelving is slightly scarce, but drawer space is generous. Cabin stewards leave the bathroom drawers open slightly so you can easily see where the hair dryer is located; we think that's a fantastic touch.
Other things we loved about our cabin were its anti-fogging bathroom mirror, a helpful diagram instructing passengers on the use of the TV remote control and a surplus of wall outlets (both North American and European, including some located bedside, which are ideal for charging cell phones at night). Note: Bring two or three plug adapters, and you'll double the number of outlets available to you. Room stewards leave pillow chocolates at turn-down -- a welcome extra that seems to be all but dead on other cruise lines. As part of the ship's green initiative, cabins have "do not disturb" and "make up room" buttons next to the doors, which illuminate either red or green lights in the hall to indicate your preference to your cabins steward. Finally, each stateroom is equipped with a combination iHome station and clock that can be used to charge your iPod or cell phone, play music, listen to the radio or set an alarm.
The ship has one accessible cabin onboard.
Single Cabins: Designed specifically for cruisers traveling solo, these eight cabins for one are located on the lowest deck -- Odyssey Deck. In 125 square feet of space, each one offers a twin bed and two fixed windows instead of a French balcony. Note: Vantage offers roommate matching programs for travelers who are sailing alone but don't want their own cabin.
Standard Cabins: The ship's 71 standard cabins each come in at 165 square feet. All standards on decks 2 and 3 (Explorer and Navigator decks, respectively) have French balconies; the 19 located on Odyssey Deck each have two fixed windows instead. Standard cabins on the highest deck, Navigator Deck, are all outfitted with minibars, which are stocked with for-fee soda, beer, liquor and candy.
Deluxe Suites: There are 12 one-room suites, located on Navigator Deck. Each is named after a jazz legend -- the Duke Ellington Suite, for example -- and boasts 250 square feet. Passengers staying in suites have added amenities like remote-controlled curtains, adjustable mattresses and complimentary minibar items.
Owner's Suite: The ship's sole Owner's Suite -- the Louis Armstrong Suite -- is positioned on Navigator Deck and includes everything associated with a regular suite, plus an additional 80 square feet of space (330 square feet) and a bathroom with a double sink, a whirlpool and a separate shower. It's set up so the bedroom and living area are in separate rooms.