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What people said about this ship:

"The dining room service was very good." in 60 reviews.

"The Cruise Director and his staff were always engaged with passengers and made everything fun!" in 14 reviews.

"...on well balanced, the exercise was rewarding, the shore excursion s were invigorating and insightful." in 5 reviews.



358 reviews from our community


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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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exceeds expectations

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 06, 2014

this was our first cruise so we have nothing to compare but we were pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed the Vision of the Seas western Caribbean cruise in December 2014.  The food was great, staff very friendly and helpful, and the shore excursions were all more than we expected.   We were also happy with all of the entertainment options on board as we were never bored or at a loss for things to do or see.  All in all it was a great experience and we will very likely cruise again in the near future!

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 out of 5
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Vision of the Seas

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 06, 2014

This was a very nice cruise.  The ship is small enough to enjoy but not too small as to feel cramped.  The ship was spotlessly clean and the crew was efficient and friendly.  The food while not great was adequate and for the most part very good and there was a variety. The Chop House restaurant was exceptional.  The food and service were wonderful.  The ports of call were OK.  Nothing exceptional there.

The only "bad experience" was the boarding procedures.  The lines were extremely long.  There was little space to sit.  Guests with disabilities were uncomfortable.  The building itself was poorly air conditioned.  On the other hand the disembarkation procedures were efficient and quick.  The luggage with neatly organized and easy to find. And the customs/immigration procedures went quickly.  Too bad they can't do the same with the embarkation procedures.

Some of the security procedures were a little over the top especially with regard to searching for alcohol.  My traveling companion's suitcase was "confiscated" because they mistakenly identified a 3 oz. bottle of mouth wash as contraband alcohol.  The situation was quickly rectified after she was summoned down to open her suitcase and produce the offending "contraband". Embarrassing and unnecessary.  They were not concerned that the bottle contained an explosive but the it contained alcohol.  Would 3 ounces make a dent in on board alcohol sales.  Besides which my friend is the widow of  a Methodist Minister and a life long non drinker

All in all this was a very nice cruise.   I would recommend it as a relaxing and pleasant experience once you are on board. By the way, the Captain is a woman. That's a nice change. 

 

 

 

 

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Escooke
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 out of 5
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Nice time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Dec 06, 2014

This was our first Royal Caribbean cruise. Pros- excellent food, nice stops, great staff. Cons- slow boarding in Tampa, smaller ship didn't seem to have quite as much to do as a larger ship. 

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

3 out of 5
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Great cruise,as usual

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Nov 29, 2014

We were disappointed with the dinner time being changed to 1730 (5:30). Even 1800 (6;00) is somewhat early but acceptable. We are Diamond members and with the large number of Diamond members on-board it would have been difficult to fit in the lounge. It was great that happy hour was  extended from 1630 to 2000 and included complementary drinks from any bar service. As usual, we enjoyed the cruise, thanks to a  very helpful and courteous crew. 

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mmoskos
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

5 out of 5
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Our Cruise Experience to West Caribbean 2014

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Nov 29, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful time. We had not a dull moment because

the wealth of entertainment on board. Shows like "Love and Marriage"

"Renaissance Aerial Spectacular" the singers," The Production Showtime",

and the most important event was the "Captain's Welcome Aboard Reception".

Not only we are proud to see a woman captain, but we also have a picture

with her witch we'll treasure. I also have to mention the capable people who

run the show. Amazing people like Cruise Director Paul and staff, Activities

Manager Magic Marvin and the people who served us with great precision

for seven nights in the dining room, I only have to say THANK YOU for hiring

real professionals.

The only thing that went wrong was when we reached Tampa. I felt we've been

treated like cattle. You are very smart people, you can figure something out to make it better.

 

 

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

4 out of 5
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Good Cruoise - Long Lines Check in

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Nov 29, 2014

I will defently recommend the crouise.  The only observation is the long line for check-in specially for dissabble people that can not stand for long in a line.  Once into the ship everything runs very smooth.

Thanks,  Nitza

Happy

 

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jkpayne
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

4 out of 5
4 star
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Disembarkation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Nov 29, 2014

Getting off the ship was a disaster.  Early checkoiut didn't happen due to some foreign passengers not showing up for immigration.  The process of lining up create line cutting, aggravation, and even anger on the part of some.  It left a very bad taste in the mouths of many after what was a very good and well run cruise.  All other aspects of the cruise were good to excellent and we liked the atmosphere of the "smaller" ship.  It was one of our most enjoyed cruises and our accommodations were excellent. 

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king1948
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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

3 out of 5
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Service

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Nov 22, 2014

cruise was ok. Service getting on the ship was awful.  it took 3.50 hours to get on the ship. they said I had a balance $100.00 and they would not let me on the ship until I paid another $100The entire group was held hostile.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

2 out of 5
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Somebodies dropped the ball.3hours to get on ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Nov 22, 2014

Well all the fun started when we got to terminal three in tampa.The porter said they changed  departure to .terminal two So now we walk to terminal 2 about 2 blocks with luggage. The line outside the terminal was a city block long it took 3 hours to get on that ship total mess .WE had anytime dining for 6pm ok when we got to day 3 they called us and bumped us 8pm thru no fault of my own.So i called them it did not help.went to guest services sorry see matride at 6pm so we did so after a loud discussion she finally sat us down now i am stressed out.This was are seventh cruise  and the worst.  The food was not super,the  buffet had the same food for breakfast and lunch.  Exiting the ship was very disorgatized and we had to wait in a line for at least a hour,

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casino was fun and you did not loose you money it afforded you to play for awhile before you lost...poker machines were the best to stretch your money..service no matter where you were was great and the people were friendly as well as efficient

Go to the dining room for breakfast--skip the buffet whenever possible.

Food much better in the dining room than at the buffet. Eat in dining room as much as possible.

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Vision of the Seas

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Jan 24, 2015

Ship Name: Vision of the Seas


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7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Feb 14, 2015

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7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Feb 07, 2015

Ship Name: Vision of the Seas


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