7 Night Southern Caribbean (Santo Domingo Roundtrip) Sail Date: March 15, 2009 Ship: Vision of the Seas Cabin Type: Inside Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 8 years ago
The ship was great, large, lots to do.
Food and Dining
5 out of 5
The staff were amazing. I am a strict vegetarian and they went out of their way to make sure I was satisfied. The food was great and there was a lot of variety.
I would suggest more "ethnic" food. The cruise was more than half latino, but they held back on the spice in the buffet and offer mostly traditional american food.
1 out of 5
There was a lot to do and I enjoyed my time on the ship. However, some activities (yoga) had extra charges. DO NOT PURCHASE EXCURSIONS! We wasted $350 dollars on these (which are tours of the islands the ship visits). They are non refundable. We paid $64 to go to the beach in Antigua when a cab would cost $10. In Barbados, the ship was late. We had paid over $150 for two excursions that day. The staff insisted that although the ship was late, our tour would still go on. This was a outright lie. When we got off, we were informed that the tour left and the manager insisted we would have to pay for a place in a tour that was twice as expensive. We did, but the manager oversold and we were kicked off that tour after waiting 5 hours. They ruined our day in Barbados. We complained to this manager's manager, who did absoultley nothing, not even apologize. DO NOT BUY EXCURSIONS.
Service and Staff
3 out of 5
Dining staff and other service staff: EXCELLENT
Excursions staff and management: POOR QUALITY
3 out of 5
Perfect size, layout, etc but some activities cost extra
Cabin / Stateroom
5 out of 5
Cozy. However if you are very fat it would not be suitable.
We paid the cruise ship a non refundable $64 to go to the beach when local cabs could take us for $10. Do NOT buy the ship's excursions. Because we paid them and not a local driver, we were stuck on the beach for 5 hours even though one person was very sick.
Don't Miss: Beach
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