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Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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10 Night Holy Land (Istanbul Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 07, 2011
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 6 years ago

The cabin was comfortable, the food was good (not great, but very good), the entertainment ranged from good to excellent, the dance music was excellent. Clearly, some corners were being cut; there were no toiletries in the bathroom, and no grand meals (but no one left hungry). I think onboard activities could have been better arranged, as some days there were too many competing activities, other days, the pickings were sparse.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Carpets were being replaced while sailing, and some areas needed fresh paint. Overall, things were quite shipshape.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Bring your own lotion, shampoo and conditioner.
3 out of 5
The beach looked wonderful and the B'Hai gardens were beautiful, but there weren't any other "wow" sights to see. Passengers should note that the city runs a free tour bus that stops very close to the port terminal.
Don't Miss: B'Hai Gardens or the beach.
5 out of 5
The point of being in Jerusalem is the visit to the old city, with all the Biblical sites.
Don't Miss: Biblical sites in old Jerusalem.
5 out of 5
The port is beautiful and the ancient sites of Athens are must-see places, however, the demonstrations and strikes made siteseeing problematical.
5 out of 5
Ephesus is a must-do. The walk around the waterfront is also lovely.
Don't Miss: Ephesus
5 out of 5
Wonderful things to see. Allow a few extra days before or after sailing.
Don't Miss: Topkapi Palace

Pros: Interesting ports of call

Cons: Haifa was not worth all the time spent there, unless you wanted to hit the beach.

Recommends Vision of the Seas? Yes!

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