It would have been nice if there were other music venues in the lounges other than elevator music. We could tell that money was trying to be saved on the preparation of the foods. The specialty restaurants had excellent food and service.
Vision of the Seas is a good ship with a pleasant and happy team of staff led by the equally pleasant Captain Marek. However, you get what you pay for. The food is good but not excellent. Likewise the entertainment and overall feel of the ship. I paid Holiday Inn prices and as such I was more than satisfied with what I got. The all-you-can-eat (and believe me there are several heaving examples of people with food piled high) dining room, The Windjammer, is the predictable buffet quality of food. The main dinning room, The Aquarius, is better (as it should be) but is often a little disappointing in terms of the taste of the food. The presentation, however, is rather good and the service excellent. If they have the Breaded prawns on your cruise definitely order two portions...they were delicious! In terms of entertainment it lacks a bit of creativity or passion. Yes the entertainment team is very good and they are very energetic but the serve up the usual cheezey cruise ship type of activities without putting much further thought into it. Inparticular I think an opportunity was lost in not screening movies the night before a port of call where the movie was either filmed there or was somehow related to the next days shore stop (i.e.: Captain Corelli's Mandolin the night before getting to Argostoli or Shirley Valentine before Myconos.) Something like that being added to the entertainment programme would have really added to my enjoyment of the cruise as I am not a sing and dance / exercise / gambling type person. Other than that Vision of the Seas is a very good middle of the road cruise and represents fairly good value for money.
The service in dining, the shows were awesome. If you don't mine a smaller ship and you don't need a lot of activities then this ship is perfect. The ports were beautiful Kusadasi could've been changed people very pushy and aggressive, I was uncomfortable.
Cruise was great. Loved the ports. Food was divine! Entertainment could definitely be improved. We were some of the younger people on the cruise (early 30's), so maybe it just wasn't geared toward us. Additional shore excursions would be nice, as there weren't many options at each port like there are on Caribbean cruises. Overall, would do it again in a heartbeat!
1) My son is allergic to Dairy products. They recommended a desert for him and insisted that it didn't contain any milk or milk products. However after eating a bit my son started having reaction and had to take medication.
2) We were assigned to a stateroom right next to engine room. Every time when ship is docking or leaving, it made horrible noise for half an hour. And at least 3 times it docked in the very early of morning and affected our sleep/rest.
Dining and crew service have been excellent. The cleanness of the ship is good for the most part except you can smell the bathroom sometime when in common area on the ship. There is too much chemical in the indoor pool which made our eyes burn.
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