March 2015 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Cruise on Vision of the Seas
Not as expected
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.