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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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msmith598
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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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Winter break

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

This was our first cruise and was not sure what to expect. We were pleased with the stateroom and the ship. Our first day at sea was a bit overwhelming due to the number of people trying to enjoy the pool area. Talking with other experienced cruisers a larger ship is better. Once we arrived in the first port things got much better. We had a wonderful time and the service was great. I would recommend this ship for those that want a relaxing trip and older crowd. The itinerary was excellent and excursions were great fun. 

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Belize Reef Feeding the tarpon Caulker Caye Belize Visions of the sea

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great trip

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

1)At Belize, felt wet towels and water would have been nice while waiting for tender to return to ship

2) On TV, felt more US cities should have been shown on weather temperature - also should be listed in both centigrade and Fahrenheit.

3) Would have like Fox News on TV

4) Felt the excursions were overpriced for the value received

 

The staff, service, food was outstanding, especially for the price paid.  Our waitress and room attendant could not have been any more efficient or friendly. My husband fell and scrapped his leg and arm.  He was taken to the nurse who cleaned up his "wounds" and applied bandaids.  She also gave us a few antiseptic packages and bandaids for his future use.  I was pleasantly surprised when the nurse called the following day to check up on his condition.

 

I will definitely go Royal Caribbean on our next cruise.  

 

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mamenck
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First time cruising! Loved it!

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

Ship was great! I can get lost in a hotel, but the ship had all types of devices to see where you were, where you want to be and what to do at that time.  Easy process boarding and debarking.  Chose to eat at a scheduled time at a scheduled table, so my 3 friends and I ate with two couples each night.  The waiters were pleasant, efficient and entertaining. The food choices were fabulous and if you wanted a change they were happy to accommodate you.  Food and beverages were available on a number of decks, even a Ben and Jerry's ice cream! Although we were in a stateroom on the lowest deck, it was comfortable for two with lots of storage space.  Entertainment was very enjoyable and available all day and half the night!  I would highly recommend a cruise with Royal Carribbean!

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eshowman
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Great Mid Winter Cruise

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

I don't know if it was the cruise ship or just getting away from the cold.  We had a wonderful time on the Vision of the Seas.  The staff was very friendly and helpful.  The food was fabulous and the weather was great.  The captain joined in on many activities, which I have never seen before.  He was very friendly and interacted well with the passengers.  He sang to us, played volleyball, walked in the Make a Wish walk and was quite visible throughout the cruise.  Our Waiter and Assistant Waiter were great and very attentive.  I know other areas of the dining room did not receive such good service.  Some complained the ship was older but I thought it was well maintained and clean.  The staff was always cleaning, painting or doing something to keep the ship in good shape.   We met many friendly passengers and crew members since it was only my husband and myself we did not know anyone on the ship but we all felt like family by the end of the cruise.

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Cruise Director wanted attention.

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

Very good cruise. This was our first cruise. Not knowing what to expect and based on reviews we read prior to departing, we felt the Cruise Director on the Vision of the Seas wanted attention and really didn't care about executing his job. He was visible when the spotlight was on. He didn't really plan a lot of activities for people our age (40-50). If you were a senior citizen this cruise would have been perfect. Activities were centered around a much older crowd.

We had a small insect problem in our stateroom. They looked like small flies or gnats. The food was great in both the buffet forum or the dining room. The staff, other than the Cruise Director, really went all out to make sure everyone was taken care of.

It was kind of ironic that the focus of the ports was to buy diamonds and gems from a large retailer and then the movie "Blood Diamonds" was shown on board.

Overall, it was a good experience and we would definitely recommend a cruise just probably on a bigger ship with more on board activities planned.

 

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jlalley
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Not Like It Used To Be

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

The entertainment was good. The staff courteous, but food quality was only middle range and the buffet line was closed after 8:30 .. not like the old days, no midnight buffet or great steaks unless you paid for an upgrade to the specialty dinning rooms. Constant marketing from the time you got on board till you got off the shop.  The drink packages were insanely priced, with a coke/water package costing $140 for one person for the week. There must be a better cruise line out there somewhere.

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tanddmcc
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First time cruise sets the bar high

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

The amazement never stopped. From the beautiful ship to the fine dining every aspect delivered a dream vacation. Our stateroom was clean and the attendant was always greeting us by name and meeting every request. The waiter remembered our drink order and the food was excellent. Cannot think of one negative detail.

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jan5012
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wonderful fun in the sun

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

Well cruising the west Caribbean was amazing. My sister and I had a amazing time. Our excursion's were exceptional with excellent guides and great information to offer. The crew and staff was as always splendid!!!! Friendly, kind the helpful!!! The sea was very rough but great care was taken to go slow and have at had any meds we may need to keep thing from making us sick. Our experience was great!!! The only thing I would say is to have better food at the windjammer café or I should say a better selection. For example many more desserts and what happened to the chocolate fountains as well as fiestas at night? But it was wonderful also my many thanks to our waiters JO and ROLANDO excellent service. Not for getting out room attendant which the name escape's me but he was also amazing!!!!!   Thanks again Janice MillsBig Smile

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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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