Vision of the Seas

3.6 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    
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Vision of the Seas is a large ship, carrying 2435 passengers and 765 crew, and sails from Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey and Copenhagen, Denmark.

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The Baltic in 12 days

Great cruise. A little cool but dry. the stops were great, although we liked Skagen and... Read more
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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

baltic

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estonia.  the ships food was very good.   the staff very friendly.  the server was not very happy, he was the wine steward. the shows in the evening were good.

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5 out of 5

The Baltic in 12 days

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Great cruise. A little cool but dry. the stops were great, although we liked Skagen and Estonia the best.. quaint little old towns that retain old world charm. Lots of construction in Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen

Skagen and Estonia make great walking tours and easily accessible from the port. All other ports you need HoHo bus or local bus to get into town.

St.Petersburg was interesting. You need a visa to visit Russia, HOWEVER if you book a off ship tour ( SPB  tours ) or with the ship, your visa coverage is included in the price of tour.

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3 out of 5

Disappointed with the ship

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My husband and I choose the cruise by the destinations...which we're amazing! We planned excursions at every stop, which felt like we never stopped while at port. Our favorite port was st Petersburg,  the 2 day tour including lunch was amazing! Our tour guides were knowagable, and patient with the group. The only downside was the ship. We understand that the ports needed a smaller ship, but on sea days there was not much to do. The weather was windy and in the 40s. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Needs some work

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The support staff was great.  Very friendly, helpful and cheerful.

 

We enjoyed the tours except for the one to Ibiza.  The guide pointed out all the bars and discos and didn't talk about local culture, or talk about what was growing in the fields as we passed.  The tour to Niece was unfortunate because it rained so much that most of the people sat in cafes.  It would have been nice to cut the time there and spend more time in Monaco.  After spending money for the tour, we did not think that we should be charged $10 to walk into the Casino just to see it.

 

More time in Mallorca to shop at the pearl factory and in the shops.

 

The Whisper amplifiers were used on a few tours and they were great.  I think you should make it a condition of tour companies to provide them.  When there is a tour guide speaking to a bus load of tourists it is almost impossible to hear her/him  at the sites with outside noise and noise from other groups.   

 

The ship's entertainment was good, fun and provided for an enjoyable evening.  The acts that were brought on ship were a very poor quality with the exception of the four tenors.  Some of them could not sing, and their programs were weak. The guy on the drums was super hyped up and he would have honored Pavarotti more if he had spared us the horrible rendition of the song.

The timing for the last night's entertainment was poorly planned.  It was so early that we had to rush through dinner, and others missed it, though truth be told, they did not miss much.

 

The food.  The first time I had salmon it was excellent, future servings were overcooked, as was most of the fish.  The lamb was overcooked as was the steak. The desserts were a disappointment and  the pastries were dense and dry,  We ate at the buffet and My Time Dining.  The wait staff was excellent.

 

The couple of games that we participated in were fun because your staff was fun and made the game and evening enjoyable.

 

sauerkraut was provided the first day for hot dogs and then never reappeared.  Spicy mustard would have been nice with the lunch meats.  Not everyone likes yellow mustard.

 

The class on the camera was pretty useless.  The class on how to make animals from towels  was too hard to see, and a hand-out on some basics would have been helpful, as would a mirror over the person making the animal.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Cruise

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I was very happy with the dinning room service.Alejandro's service was exceptional. Also the shore excursions were very fun and organized. The shows were spectacular. The room service was very good.Thanks

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

I will never go on a Royal Caribbean cruise again!

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My favorite part of the cruise was meeting and getting to know other people on the cruise.  My least favorite part of the cruise was the food in the main dining room.  We sat at a table for 6 and every one of us did not like most of the food.  For example we had a shrimp cocktail  and when it arrived we were amazed.  There were 4 shrimp in every one's dish and the shrimp were about as big as a quarter and there was no red sauce on the shrimp.  Most of the fish dishes smelled fishy and had to be sent back.

Our waiter was terrific and took back all of the food that he was asked to.

Every time we turned around there was another fee.  When we left the ship for an excursion they asked us if we would like to BUY a bottle of water.  Every cruise I have been on has given the water for free.  I have bought many cases of water at home depot at the price of 16 cents per bottle so I know that when they were charging $2..00 per bottle we likened that to highway robbery. A regular size bottle of diet coke was $3.00

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

NICE CRUISE

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Nice cruise but need more time in the short excursions in Israel, and next cruise must be program diferent dates than Holy  thursday and Friday in Israel , because all chourches were closed.

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5 out of 5

Excellent Cruise.

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The "Vision of the Sea" Friendly, Pleasant, Medium Category Ship,

WELL maintained, highly recommended, excellent, safe and lovely Crue including

the Captain of the Ship !!!!

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

after 37 cruises this was the worst ship I have ever been on

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The ports was very good but the ship was the worst I've ever been on. Most of the staff was rude like the had no customer service experience. My daughter fell while dancing with the cruise director and staff and not one of them came to see if she was okay or anything. This young man that worked in the bar storage area came to assist us and since he could not get anyone on the phone He went down stairs to get a wheel chair to get her to the doctor. The ship is very old and was not that clean as I am accustom to with exception of our cabin linen. The food was not good and in the windjammer restaurant the menu changed very little. I was very disappointed with Royal Caribbean.

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DECK SIX

Deck 6 features the Some Enchanted Evening Lounge, Masquerade Theatre (upper level), Showboat Lounge, Schooner Bar, the photo gallery, shops, and the...

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DECK TEN

Deck 10 features the ShipShape Fitness Center & Spa (upper level), Sun Walk, Adventure Ocean, Fantaseas Teen Center, Crystal Canopy, a jogging track, video...

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Deck 5 features the Aquarius Dining Room (upper level), Masquerade Theatre (lower level), and Casino Royale.

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Deck 9 features the ShipShape Fitness Center & Spa (lower level), Windjammer Cafe, Solarium, the main pool, and whirlpools.

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janettegoldsmit
Contributor Level: Purser

take your own bags when checking out if you can. faster disembarkation

Gandyb
Contributor Level: Purser

Using the Express (carrying your own bags) disembarkation really saved time leaving the ship early in the morning.

dmassey92399
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

We carried our own bags off. So much faster during disembarkation.

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Price

L

Size

May 1998

Built

4 yrs ago

Refurbished

2435

Total Passengers

3.18

Crew to Passenger Ratio

11

Number of Decks

1024

Total Cabins

24

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