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Vision of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 2435 passengers and 765 crew, and sails from Venice, Italy and Copenhagen, Denmark.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"We thoroughly enjoyed the eveing dinners in the dining room." in 110 reviews.

"The Cruise Director and his staff were always engaged with passengers and made everything fun!" in 23 reviews.

" shore excursion s were decent and well organized, but not as good as..." in 8 reviews.


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Aging Vessel

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My husband and I recently returned from a European cruise on the Vision of the Seas. It has been over a decade since we took our last cruise and, after this experience, it will take another decade to forget how bad it was. The food was awful, with the food in the main dining room being only a step above the garbage served at the Windjammer. I remember food from the college cafeteria more fondly than what was served at the Windjammer. After we took a bite of what we thought were fresh eggs, only to realize that we were eating powdered eggs. It was the same with mashed potatoes. It was downright repulsive. That forced us to eat at the ship's specialty restaurants for 5 out of the 7 nights. That food was also nothing to write home about, but at least was edible.

 

The selection of the activities was also pretty poor and mainly targeted towards the elderly (65+). We attended a few trivia sessions and one evening show and spent the rest of our time at port of call or in our room when we were trapped at sea. Unfortunately, the chilly weather did not help matters. 

 

The room itself was just as bad. We both woke up with back aches every morning and some nights had to resort to sleep aid to fall asleep as the music from the 60s and 70s played loudly throughout the entire ship (making me think, at first, we were right above or right next to the band). The bathroom, as well as the shower stall, were tiny (and that's coming from someone who is 5'1). I tried not to move much when showering to avoid contact with the filthy curtain and our room was an upgrade!! The towels and sheets were the lowest quality possible, way past their prime. The cheapest Best Western has higher quality linens.

 

All in all, we thought the cruise was a waste of money and our time and has sufficiently soured our opinion of cruising that we will not be considering this option in this future. 

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greek isle sojourn

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    We were very pleased with our Royal Caribbean cruise to Kotor, Montenegro, Athens, and three Greek islands. Our ship, Vision of the Seas (capacity about 2750) is about the right size for us. Food service was excellent. We ate in the dining room every evening. Staff was well organized to handle such tasks as tendering, shore excursions, embarking and leaving the ship. Wife pleased with cleanliness of ship. Entertainment a bit slack - they even had the captain singing rock songs in place of paid entertainer! Still, it is a highly-recommended adventure.

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Had a great time on ship!

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Food was good. Service was great. Skipped last island. Wish they would have stopped at Santorini. Entertainment was great! Great cabin, had a junior suite with balcony.

 

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Great Port of Calls

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The stops were fantastic except for Cannes and having to deal with the tender boats to get ashore. The activities were more geared for an older crowd and a little disapointing. The staff were great pleasant. The buffet bars were better than expected and the main dining less than expected.The food was barely warm when served including the bread. This is the first cruise I have been on where lobster was not served at least once without having to pay for it. The main shows were colorful and entertaining but too many solos in the performances.

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Quality of the Steaks served in the main dinning room were sub-standard. Guests should not have to go to the Specialty Venues to get choice meats.

Bridge Director's on board is a positive for me when I select a cruise

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Royal didnt disappoint

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Great cruise for a great price, not much was wrong. Only issue was the random door opening by security claiming it was door checks that none of the guests were aware of. 

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Goog but avoid the 2000 cabins in forward part of ship

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The forward cabins at the lowest level (2000) are over some of the ship's machinery, including the trash compacter, and they loudly dump glass bottles and run the trash compactor machinery during the hours of 12 midnight to 6 AM--terrible awakening noise.  I complained twice, at 2:30 AM to Isadora at the service desk and then another time called security at 4:30 AM.  They came to the cabin and said they would go down & tell them to stop.  Nothing happened.

Food was good and entertainment GREAT but we were half asleep a lot of the time.

Get a cabin in the mid-ship area or on level 3--avoid the front of the ship on the lower level.

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My Trip to Spain

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Excellent service, food and entertainment.  The staff were very accommodating and friendly.  The ports were wonderful. The shows were exceptional and the schedule of activities was well organized.

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not as good as it used to be

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check in, cleanliness, food, service overall leaves much to be addressed.

The good and wonderful cruises are past! Nowadays it all about money,money

the cruise lines try to squeeze out every dime they can get their hands on. It will backfire in due time.

same goes for cleanliness -  it is simply not there anymare.

 

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excellent service throughout the ship

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I would love to thank the staff of Royal Carribean for excellent service.

They allowed our group and other Christian which were on the ship to acquire a room so we could have a fellowship.  Thank you Royal Carribean.

 

Food excellent and staff which took care of our dining table 166, were excellent.

 

Shows were also excellent.  CAPTAIN of the ship was a into guy who was always around ,  he sang, danced with all guest onboard.

 

best cruise i took

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take your own bags when checking out if you can. faster disembarkation

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Using the Express (carrying your own bags) disembarkation really saved time leaving the ship early in the morning.

We carried our own bags off. So much faster during disembarkation.

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