Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Needs Work

Sail Date: October 28, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

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.

Pros: Ports of Call

Cons: the Ship

Recommends Vision of the Seas? No.

Food and Dining
Poor food in Windjammer; average selections in main dining room ... generally below standard of previous Royal Caribbean cruises
Best: ship's own singers and dancers; Worst: movies instead of live entertainment; cancelled headliner
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Service and Staff
Generally well-behaved
Istanbul, Turkey

Don't Miss: Hagia Sophia; Blue Mosque, Tokapi Palace
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
Ephesus is a real gem, must see!!!
Don't Miss: Ephesus
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Everything in Greece is a must see... and we had seen it all before.
Haifa, Israel
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.

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