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Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Holy Land (Istanbul Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 28, 2011
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

Food in the Windjammer has deteriorated from earlier cruises on Royal Caribbean; likewise main dining room choices were only average. Vision of the Seas does NOT have any specialty restaurants or much in the way of alternatives.
The evening shows were mediocre; with the best being the ship's own singers and dancers. One headliner missed connection and the show was cancelled; another night all they did was show movies.
Crew members remain friendly but our cabin attendant was slow... with our room not being made up every day until 2:00pm or later as I guess we were near the bottom of his list.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Poor food in Windjammer; average selections in main dining room ... generally below standard of previous Royal Caribbean cruises


1 out of 5
Best: ship's own singers and dancers; Worst: movies instead of live entertainment; cancelled headliner

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Generally well-behaved

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Junior Suite was smaller than on other ships; on board television was poor; moveis generally changed every 2 days, but Bad Day at Black Rock (which I used to love as a moviee) was shown continuously for 7 straight days.
3 out of 5
Due to rockets at Ashdod, we remained in Haifa 3 nights, making the commute to Jerusalem very arduous and long (2 1/2 hours) turning visits into day long treks.
5 out of 5

Don't Miss: Hagia Sophia; Blue Mosque, Tokapi Palace
5 out of 5
Ephesus is a real gem, must see!!!
Don't Miss: Ephesus
3 out of 5
Everything in Greece is a must see... and we had seen it all before.

Pros: Ports of Call

Cons: the Ship

Recommends Vision of the Seas? No.

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