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Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 22, 2007
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Overall the cruise was great. Right from the very beginning I began meeting people while waiting to board the ship. Boarding was much faster then I had expected. It only took a few minutes from the time I arrived at the pier and parked my car. The "Monarch" which is a weekend cruise took approximately an hour or more to get on board. The first night meal had problems. The table that we were originally assigned to would "vibrate" considerably during the entire meal. After speaking with the maitre d, we were moved the next evening to the lower section of the main dinning room which resolved the problem. The selection of meals in the main dinning room was very good and the quality of the meals was the same. There was one meal that several of us ordered and we all agreeded that it was horrible, but that was quickly remedied by the waiter who quickly replaced it with something else from the menu. Formal night - I requested FOUR Lobsters and received FOUR without question.!!! Casino was excellent, dancing in the Viking Lounge was the same. The headline shows in the main theater were good but I found the "crew" shows to be excellent - both singing and dancing. Comedy shows in the Enchanted room were very good also. I was a little disappointed with the band that played up by the pool. They would take breaks when a lot of people would finally get up and start dancing, losing the momentum. Rooms on the ship where what I expected, and our cabin steward did stay on top of things. One thing I will applaude the staff on, was many of them made it a point to learn my name and use it. Overall, I was not disappointed with the ship at all. The public areas where kept clean and periodic maintenance was being done to keep things that way. Finally - departing the ship was like heaven !!!! We were scheduled to depart between 11:00am and 11:30am but our color was called by 9:00am. Within 15 minutes of having our color called to depart we where off the ship and thru customs and headed for the parking lot !!!!!!!!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
3 out of 5
I have yet to visit Cabo when things where really happening. We stopped at the Hard Rock and had a drink there - very clean, but also very quiet. We got to the Hard Rock about 11:00am by the time we got off the ship. Knowing it was still very early in the day, I knew not to expect much. We stopped by Squid Roe across the street after that and it was also very quiet. We went on down to the Giggigiling Marlin and there were a few people there. We were gonna stay for a couple of "shots" and take a few pictures hanging upside down, but decided to wait until we got to Hooters in Puerto Vallarta. We finally ended up at Cabo Wabo.....had the worst margarita ever. Normally this is the only bar I go to in Cabo and it was as I expected - pretty quiet. They had a lot of people there having lunch but it never got "wild". It was still a little early in the day.
Don't Miss: Cabo Wabo
3 out of 5
PV has always been my port of choice. This time however, Mazatlan had it beat hands down. Carlos O'Brians is my favorite bar, music gets loud and when they play "Tequilla" they jump on top of the tables and start dancing. We started off by going to Hooters where we wanted to drink shots and hang upside down but the pulley was broken and you could not do it on this trip. That was a little disappointing since we skpped it this time in Cabo. Hooters was quiet and I expected that. Leaving there we went back to Carlos O'Brians and sat there drinking for several hours. I bought a deck of cards and we sat there drinking and playing cards. After a 1/2 hour or so, one of the bar girls joined us and we played blackjack. Then a second bar girl joined us and we played dominoes, which turned out to be a lot of fun. We finally left Carlos O'Brians and ended up at "Bubba Gumps" where we ate. The place had recently opened. It was clean, fun and the food was Excellent.
Don't Miss: Bubba Gumps - Carlos O'Brians
5 out of 5
Mazatlan has always been my "2nd" favorite port on this route. But this time, Mazatlan was the BEST. I don't do tours when I go on a cruise, I only do bars!! We got to Senor Frogs about noon and it was quiet then. I told my friend to wait until 2:00pm, everyone goes shopping in the "gold zone" and then ends up here having lunch and drinking until it is time to head back to the ship. By 2:30pm there was a line out the door and they were not letting anyone else in. The music is loud, a canon was shooting confetti into the air and the strobe lights were going. The entire bar area was filled and everyone was dancing. They have a stage platform and that was packed with people dancing!!! Even the resturant side was filled and everyone was dancing in there.....It was "Incredible"
Don't Miss: Senor Frogs

Pros: I really enjoyed having the 2 days at sea on the way back. Gave me time to recover from the time I spent on shore.

Cons: I was a little disappointed with the quality of the late night room service meals and the hours of operation in the Windjammer cafe.

Recommends Vision of the Seas? Yes!

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