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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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"And to Giovanni and Allan who served us every night in the dining room." in 78 reviews.

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"...room meals not as good as other ships- and one shore excursion was not worth the money- and really bad when it was a..." in 6 reviews.




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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 21, 2015

Every evening at supper we looked forward to seeing Serlin , Wilson, Freddy because there service was beyond what we ever thought we would get !!! They made our day and cruise !!!! They are top notch and they loved there job !!!!

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 21, 2015

outstanding cruise on the Vision of the Seas.  Very good entertainment and the cruise director made it a fun experience with his up to the moment events.  i really enjoyed the live music and the theater performances.  Compare to my last two cruises with Royal Caribbean this ship was a little smaller but the people was more friendly.  I recommend this cruise to all my friends.

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Great cruise for the whole family

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 21, 2015

This was a great cruise.  It was my 9 year old daughter's first cruise and she loved it. The Adventure Ocean staff and activities were great.  She couldn't wait to go there each night after dinner which allowed the adults to enjoy the evening performances.  The dining room waiters were great at getting her to try different foods - bringing adult entrees in addition to the kids meals.   There were great activities available at all the ports of call.  The Dolphin Discover at Cozumel and the Zip Line in Honduras were favorites. 

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Mar 07, 2015

Staff and food as good as I remember it from years past: very friendly and accommodating staff; food consistently good with great variety/choices almost any time of the day or night.

As for the rest, it was all 'selling up' at every turn: drink package? Well, even when some items are listed as 'in range' of the quoted item price, in some areas they are not available... so, for a week, I heard "not in your package' or 'extra charge' and repeated consulting with 'the manager' to accommodate an 'exception'  Frankly, I am done buying used cars for a reason!  Dinner interrupted to run the card at every drink... do they think I was going to jump ship or something???

And the room: nowhere was noted that it was right under a storage area (I guess) busy 24/7 moving every possible piece of heavy equipment available (impossible to rest).

Excursions were average to mediocre: rushed at best, some did not merit a tip.

And... no longer able to pick any item from the menu, now we have 'extra charge' items, even in the main dining rooms... no thanks.

Summary: the people/staff try really hard to salvage a pathetic marketing strategy, but is not working with me, so long RC.

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Vision of seas-RC

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Feb 28, 2015

LoveLoved this cruise because the captain and officers were very involved and we saw them all over the ship- even singing karaoke! The itinerary was great! Did an excursion in Belize to lamanai ruins with speed boat ride on the river. We had the best tour guides- the Lyons brothers-very knowledgable and entertaining! We saw parrots, monkeys and even a crocodile. We have taken cruises on other cruise lines but always feel that RC is the best and staff go out of their way to make sure you have fun

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Good value cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015

Royal Caribbean provides a quality experience at a good price. The Western Caribbean ports other than Cozumel are small and the port shops are identical. .  You will require taxis or tours to gain any local shopping experience away from the ports.  

The dining experience was good with the buffet in the Windjammer Café is likely a better bet than the main dining room.  There is exceptional choices and always something you will like.   The main dining has good choice but the food quality was only average and the servers are very rushed.  For additional money you can upgrade to specialty dining.   

My main complaint was the continuous requests for pictures whether you want them or not and the repeated requests for additional gratuities for the staff. 

Overall, this was a good cruise and the price was less than being in a hotel for a week.

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latvian
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Excellent Captain and Crew, coupled with great itinerary made for an amazing 'WOW' voyage

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015

Incredible Captain and Crew - all discipline regarding operations of the vessel BUT interacted extremely well with passengers.  Was the best run vessel we had sailed on

Food was the best in several cruises.

Itinerary was excellent

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Had a great time.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Feb 21, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  The crew was so friendly and helpful.  There was always an activity scheduled that we could participate in.  The captain and his crew were just wonderful.  Our waiter (Romeo) and his assistant (Maryna) were so friendly and catered to our every need.

After dinner every evening Romeo would entertain our table with his amazing magic tricks. He deserves a great big "WOW". We had been on a similar cruise to the Western Caribbean on a different cruise line and there was just no comparison.  Well done RC!

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Very Little entrainment on board

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Feb 14, 2015

The overall opium by myself and my wife was that as far as the cruise went it was ok except for the fact that there was hardly any good entrainment that we have come to expect on Royal Caribbean. We are Diamond members and have taken many cruises before and were very disappointed with the quality and frequency of the events. There were two nights that we retired to our stateroom at 9 P.M. because there was just nothing going on. Also they stopped giving hair shampoo and conditioner in your stateroom on this ship which is a real pain because everyone knows how things are now traveling with the airlines and carrying liquids onboard your flight. I think this is a real stupid decision on Royal Caribbean's part really how much does it cost to provide this onboard just like they do on every other ship we have cruised with.   Also the food in the Windjammer was very, very bad. They really have to address this on this ship. The crew and the officers especially the captain were very public almost every day and were also very entraining. Overall the ship had a great appearance the crew was very friendly and attentive  but they need to correct the entrainment problem.

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The ports that you stop at are mostly about shopping unless you have booked an excursion. There are lots of people selling the same excursions off the boat. We used the dive shop right at the pier to go snorkeling and had a great time with great snorkeling

Go for the specific settings for dinner---these seemed to work better.

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

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