This cruise was a cruise that stopped at some very lovely ports. The ship appears to be dated. Having gone on another cruise of the Mediterranean with RCI I can say that this ship should be retired. It does not have the activities of other cruise ships. What made the cruise very good was the crew. The crew member who took care of our state room was a friendly exceptional woman. She was there with whatever we asked for. Our waiter and assistant waiter were also exceptional serving us what we like without even requesting it. Without the crew this cruise would of been a 2 star cruise but as I said the crew made this a very good cruise. I would also have liked Santorini to be one of the stops, perhaps instead of Montenegro.
Our stateroom was great and our dining team was wonderful. Our ship did not have very many activities as we thought it would. The spa was really nice with the steam room and sauna. The food for dinner was good. I like that everyday it was something different for the buffet.
this cruise was fantastic for people who are not all about the ship. The ports of call were beautiful and amazing!!! The ship itself was very nice and clean (!) everywhere - even the gelato machines (that's right, ice cream was gelato 😱😍). Embarkation/disembarkation were extremely smooth, not a long wait at all. All in all a fantastic vacation. Would definitely recommend two thumbs up 👍🏼👍🏼
Just got back from Vision of the seas cruise to the Eastern Mediterranean. This was our first cruise and we really didn't know what to expect. We were a little nervous based on some previous reviews, but after the experience it was obvious that some people just like to complain about little things. The crew was fantastic and the excursions were equally as fantastic. The food was good. Maybe not 5 star restaurant quality at every meal and some were better than others, but we didn't care. This is not why you go on a cruise. I liked the boat decor. Yes, it wasn't 2016 up to date, but again we didn't care. The boat was clean and that was much more important. The only complaint I can even think of has to do with the chairs around the pool area. On at sea days, it was difficult to find a chair, but we figured it out and still had a great time. We really enjoyed our cruise and it was due to the crew and the itinerary.
We loved our Mediterranean cruise. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was great. Our cabin was spacious and the ship was nice although a bit smaller than most other cruises I've been on. We usually go to all the shows on cruise ships but we only went to one this time. Our only real complaint was that the itinerary felt a little rushed. As on most cruises, most port days are limited to only part of a single day so we always felt rushed to get off, see as much as we could and get back to the ship. If you do excursions, you really don't have much time to see the town or port area once you get back from exploring. But, overall we enjoyed the cruise very much.
The itinerary was great. The room and dining room staff was very good.
Ship needs updates. Room air conditioning system was not working. Took 3 days to get it fixed. This should have been fixed after the first complaint was made. Room needs new mattresses. Food was terrible and what happened to Lobster Night?
I have been on many cruises and I can say the food on this cruise was very good. We had exceptional service from Trixie during our dinner services.
However I was highly disappointed with the bar service. On all other cruises there was sufficient staff walking around taking drink orders for the customers. On this cruise, the staff was few and far between. In the main lounge they had 2-3 - which seemed sufficient. There were only a few by the pool. However by the 'adult pool area' there were ZERO staff to take orders. The client had to go to the bar to get the drink.
Not only that, but in the first couple days of the cruise when going up to one of the bars we were informed they were out of one of the popular beers (Bodingtons), and the decent wine Clou de bois was out. What we found out that at that bar they were out, the other bars had them. So me, the customer, had to walk from bar to bar to find out who had the beverage we wanted.
WAIT - the customer is going from bar to bar to get the drink - having to go from deck 9 to deck 4 hitting multiple bars to finally find the beer and wine. I can not believe that Royal Caribbean did not have staff as 'runners' to ensure the alcohol was fulfilled. Do they not know that this is the money maker on a cruise ship.
I must honestly say we've done Norwegian and Carnival (in the Mediterranean) and both of those cruises were SIGNIFICANTLY better service than RC.
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