Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

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4 out of 5

Great cruise Itinerary

Sail Date: September 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

We recently returned from a 15 day European tour on RCL's Vision of the Seas. The ship had been refurbished only 7 months ago and it was beautiful! offered an inexpensive suite upgrade, so we took advantage of the deal and were upgraded to a grand suite. All I can say is FABULOUS! We had a party for 17 people in our suite and everyone had a place to sit and enjoy a good time.
The ports of call itinerary was superb. We thoroughly enjoyed each excursion. RCL was well organized which made the logistics of moving several hundred people through each port easy.
Only negative comment concerns the food. The meats were tough and fish dishes appeared to be frozen fish stick quality.

Pros: Ports of Call

Cons: Food

Recommends Vision of the Seas? Yes!

Every entertainer was great.
Service and Staff
We had a concierge on the Suite level floor who was superb. Always helpful. Only person that we encountered that was not helpful was the maitre D in the dining room.
Cabin / Stateroom
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Food options were good, but the quality of the meat and fish entrees was poor.
Cadiz (Seville), Spain
Instead of Cadiz, we took the Seville tour. Our guide was great and the sites were most interesting.
Don't Miss: City tour of Seville
Vigo, Spain
Did not expect this port to be as good as it was. Loved the city. Our tour of the Galecian vineyards was cancelled since the harvest was early. We walked the town of Vigo on our own. It was easy to find our way around.
Don't Miss: Citadel
Cagliari, Sardinia
We toured on our own instead of taking the RCL sponsored tour. I would highly recommend as it gave us enough time to see the sites we wanted to see. However, I would not recommend walking the city unless you are in very good physical condition.
Don't Miss: National Archaeology Museum
Malaga, Spain

Don't Miss: Alhambra in Granada
Le Havre (Paris), France
I can not say enough about the visit to the Normandy WWII Beach sites, museum and American soldier grave site. Tour guide was a wealth of knowledge.
Don't Miss: Normandy World War II beach sites
Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium
Wish we had gone to Brugge instead of Brussels, but we did enjoy Brussels. Next time we will go to Brugge.
Lisbon, Portugal
I would skip "Alfama." It was dirty and was meant to drive tourists into their local stores to buy souvenirs.
Don't Miss: Lisbon Cathedral
Copenhagen, Denmark

Don't Miss: City tour and visit to Crown Jewels

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