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Vision of the Seas

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Not the best but most memorable cruise

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

Let me start by saying that I did relax and had one of most enjoyable shore excursions ever. I went on the salsa and salsa trip,it was just fantastic. But the cruise was far from even being good. The dinner service was totally disorganised and unprofessional. Tables were not ready for diners. The menu was not special,rather ordinary. There were a couple nights we ate at the buffet. The final dinner gave me food poisoning, I ate the vegetarian, sweet and sour chicken chunks. The service at the pool and on deck was nonexistent. When we asked where the servers were,we were told they were in the corners. If this is what cruise are now,then I guess I will not be going on any more. I have always been ready to reboard the ship after leaving. Not this time I was happy to get through customs before vomiting my dinner from the night before. I have cruised quite a few times (6) and I have never been so entirely disappointed. The pastries were good but not exceptional, there was no midnight buffet,no flare to any thing. Looking back I feel either the crew was training or utterly exhausted.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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not impressed

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: May 17, 2014

I came on this cruise only to see how well royal would stack up against carnival since i've already taken this cruise once before and honestly you disappointed me.  I dont care how old or how big a boat is and you are advertising WOW in your commercials then thats what you should deliver.  Your food was good but your desserst were not even close to good.  I know what good is and that didnt come close to it,  Also your activities esoecially for a sea day should be more of them and if they were good you had to pay for them how fair is that.  I remember when i was wanting to go on your cruises cause you had so many awesome things and now that im grown you think those same things would be there and they were not.  Your pictures were more expensive than the compentition and at a lower quality.  I thought you'd have more night shoes for the adults and that wasnt the case. i've been on many and this was my first royal and sad to say that it didnt win me over. The fact that you are telling me because it was old you didnt bother to give it the same care or more than if it were and NEWER AND BIGGER BOAT.

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Vision 5 day western cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: Jul 26, 2014

This ship gets a above average for the dining room food. The food on all ships have seemed to have gone down since the 80's and 90's, this cruises dining brought me back to those days. I usually go on two or three cruises a year and I do rate the dining room food on Vision to be on top.The Windjammer restaurant was less than on other Royal ships. The specialty restaurants are always great.

This ship had two ports of call. The Key West port is nice for everyone, and the Grand Cayman is

terrific for everyone. The ship also has better entertainment than most ships of the same size. It does not match ships like the Allure, but for the size the entertainment is above average. And last the children's area is very average.  They try to keep the children engaged but just don't have the setups that newer bigger ships have. Still the best on the seas is the newest Disney ships.

Happy sailing, RussHappy

 

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Not for your veteran cruisers

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: May 12, 2014

This ship was the smallest I have been on thus far. This ship showed how small it was with its service, structor and amenities of lack there of. I was disappointed and let down by this ship and Royal Caribbean in general. Food is a big part of cruising and I was disappointed a few times with the service and quality. The breakfast service in the Main dining room was very slow. My wife and I ate at the specialty dining restuarant Giovanni's Table. Most of courses were very good but dessert was weak. My cannoli was soft and my wife's tiramisu was not to standard to say the least. Our room was a Junior Suite, I was nice a big, with a touch of the little extras but, there was sounds of stomping and other loud sounds overhead at night while my wife and I tried to sleep. Later I discovered it was the workers rearranging the chairs and tables on the Pool's deck. The gym to be fair may have been a victim of surcumstance; I have never been on a ship that had so many people in shape before, so this meant the small gym was packed. The shows were ho-hum, the acrobatic wire or bungie show was lack luster and the comedy show was out dated. There were more things wrong with this ship and her crew but I am sure you get the point by now.

This ship had some nice features and like most cruise ships it was beautiful inside but the were no WOW moments for me. If you are not familiar, Wow is Royal Caribbean's current slogan and/or campaign. Also go for a bigger ship I went with ship against my personal rule of No Small Ships but it was recently "Dry Docked" so I thought I would be safe. I was wrong.

 

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Good value and great entertainment!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Vision of the Seas | Sail Date: May 08, 2014

The all you can drink packages have left the cruise industry less desirable for the traveler not out to get plowed their entire vacation. I enjoy adult beverages but not passengers falling down drunk at most turns. The ship was nice, a little dated but overall clean and inviting. The cruise director made the ship amazing. He was so hilarious and the shows and activities were great !!! From the Casino host to bingo host and the  late night early morning show had me in stitches. I would sail Royal again but hope my cruise was a rare instance of alcoholics. Lol 

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Popular Tips for Vision of the Seas


Any event your I interested in, get there early. Guest tend to hold seats for people. Order the room service Bacon Cheeseburger. It's to die for!

Windjammer is best all around food. "My time" dining works best with a reservation for the main dining room.

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Vision of the Seas
18
Members on Cruise

9 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale To Tampa)

Sail Date: Nov 06, 2014
Ship Name: Vision of the Seas
18 Ship Mate app members

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12
Members on Cruise

4 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Sep 25, 2014
Ship Name: Vision of the Seas
12 Ship Mate app members

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Vision of the Seas
12
Members on Cruise

7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Jan 24, 2015
Ship Name: Vision of the Seas
12 Ship Mate app members

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