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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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Very enjoyable cruise - we hadn't been on Royal Caribbean in quite some time. Good experience

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It was probably the first cruise where the Captain was so visible and people friendly joining in activities with the passengers.  I am sure he will be working up the ranks in no time flat.  What a humble delightful gentleman.  He made the cruise.  I was also impressed with the help of Guest Services/Event coordinator obtaining a room for us to conduct daily bible studies. Meeting like minded people and sharing your faith on a daily basis was wonderful.  All the staff from Room Steward to WindJamer Buffet servers were all very friendly and helpful.  you can tell they enjoy their work.  Everyone was excited to help the passengers,

We are used to cruising with Carnival so we have all the upgrades and that does make a big difference in percs.

I felt Paula Schwartz kept us informed and helped us immensely with the cruise setup even having the staff recognized my husbands birthday.

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Mayan Delight

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This is a smaller, older but well maintained ship and by far, my favorite. The smaller ship eliminated most of the things I don't use on a larger ship and allowed guests who participated in the same type of activities to get to know one another more intimately to the point of becoming friends. I participated in my first "flash mob" and all the dance classes and opportunities to dance without a partner as my husband has a bad back that prevents him from participating. I loved the shops where I got to become friendly with the staff and got very personalized attention. I found enough to do on the ship during the days at sea or when I returned early from excursions and enjoyed the night time entertainment.

 

If you're an adrenaline junkie or 3 Red Bulls a day kind of person, this is not your ship though the itinerary may still be to your liking. If you want to engage with other passengers, read, relax or just maintain your regular exercise routine of running/walking, gym, swimming, Zumba and dance this ship could be an economical choice. The Centruim area allowed for most everyone to enjoy presentations there whether participating on deck 4 or spectating from decks 5-9. This was especially nice for older passengers or those with limited mobility who couldn't fully participate but wanted to be included.

 

The staff were especially good on this ship from the Captain on down. He was the most accessible and friendly Captain to date. The dining room staff is always good but I was equally impressed with the staff at the Windjammer. One of the best parts of travel is getting to know other cultures and people we might not otherwise meet and the intimacy of the ship allowed several staff members to share their culture with us while maintaining a high level of service.

 

We enjoyed all the ports of call and excursions. The Mayan culture was prominent in most of the excursions in which we participated including our visit to Channuknab Park to swim with the sea lions. We had a later flight home and took a tour of Tampa before we left which we enjoyed so much so that we will return to the city on vacation during hockey season to see our local team play the Lightening.

 

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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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Vision of the Seas delivers a fantastic vacation

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Excellent crew from the Captain on down - very professional, yet fun.  The Captain's leadership by example was evident throughout with rock music performances to pool volleyball - not just pictures before dinner.  Our stateroom attendant was great - entire cabin kept fresh and clean - the best in our maybe 10-12 cruises to date.  Bartenders a blast to interact with - I really enjoyed the Martini class I attended.  Casino dealers (We played Blackjack and Craps on multiple nights) were also fun.  One night I hit two or three "yo's" when tip betting and the Casino manager brought me a JW-Blue for taking care of his dealers.  Good excursions at all the Ports of Call - wide variety to choose from.  Loved the Mayan caves we explored and then tubed down the river through in Belize.  Of course the incredible weather throughout the entire trip was extremely helpful to the overall experience.  Even though the winds were above twenty knots at times and seas 5-7 feet maybe reaching 8 feet at times, the ship was very stable.

 

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So-So cruise/Old Boring Ship

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All the ports were wonderful but the ship was very boring. No fun activities or things to do... Same ol trivia and shows each day. Staff was great and hospitable especially Waiter Evangelisto, Head Waiter Amit and Assistant Waiter Shakti!!! I would endure this again just for them! Loved those guys, they made a lasting impression:-) 

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Aerial show was nice Terrific dining staff

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Awesome adventure

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This cruise was a genuine pleasure from the moment we boarded ship.  Crew and staff reflect the enthusiasm and congeniality of the captain who is a constant onboard presence.

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Refreshed and Renewed...

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The cruise was everything we wanted--relaxing and adventurous. Food was delicious, service was outstanding, excursions were awesome, and the shows were entertaining, especially the comedians. Most memorable part is all the wonderful folks we met from the the ship's crew to the locals on our shore excursions to fellow cruisers. People were so kind, funny, and interesting! I wanted to bring the whole experience home with me!

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worse cruise ever

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For our 25th anniversary we went since our first cruise was for our honeymoon. we have been on several since which has always met our expectations. This time the food was horrible. My husband has a sweet tooth and he couldn't eat the desserts. Which were tasteless rubbery. The food in the dining room main entrees were also a lot to be desired. The lobster that was served with rice and steamed veggies tasted like the veggies. Soup was watery with no pieces, completely pureed. The french onion soup even though described as bread and cheese on top didn't come that way. Just broth and onions. On the room service menu there was only breakfast items. Since they now offer all the beverage/liquor you can drink everyone was drinking excessively. 

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Great Cruise to a Less Traveled Part of the Caribbean

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We enjoyed the cruise, the accommodations, the staff, and the itinerary.  Honduras, Belize and Costa Maya were all less-traveled and not so touristy venues.  Regardless of what one may have heard about the rural areas of Mexico and the other countries, we always felt safe with the excursions arranged via the Royal Caribbean contractor.  Trips were on time and were as promoted.  The Cozumel ferry and trip to Chichen Itza were time consuming, but seeing the temples and other buildings at the site were well worth the trip. 

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For this to be my first experience on a boat, Vision of the Seas made this moment awesome.  The food, stops, entertainment, and the shopping on the boat was great.  The boat had some many things to do on it that a couple of from group decide not to debark when we hit shore.  I am definitely looking forward to my next cruise.

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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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