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Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to U.S.


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
Sail Date: September 17, 2012
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship was in excellent order but the crew seemed to be run off their feet and had little time or was it urge to interact with the passengers. The niceties of our first cruises with R.C. twenty plus years ago are all but gone. I infer since getting into the mass market, staff and crew are at minimum levels and as such their is a feeling tone of a malaise amongst the crew. No Maitre de and minimum interaction with waiter and virtually none with his assistant. Trollies were swishing ion and out like dodge em cars and although tables were top notch, there was an assembly line feeling to the experience.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Menus in the dining room seemed to be tailored to economy and to mass production more so than in previous years. Windjammer made full use of leftovers IE. stews when previous days were roasts. I do not eat left overs at home and do not expect to aboard ship no matter how creative the chefs are.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
We once enjoyed Les Veges type reviews on a frequent basis with top notch performers\, but on this trip but for Jacob\, the virtuoso violinist most shows were mediocre at best with has beens and never wases! The orchestra was darned good\, especially the drummer.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Interaction with Purser staff seemed to be sorry for too much and lacking the old R.C. attitude of \"Can Do.\"

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Overworked crew to be commended for superb condition of the Vision.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
State room was eminently adequate; a bit like a medium sized R.V.

Pros: The long uninterrupted crossing.

Cons: the erosion of the high standards of the R.C. of yesteryear

Recommends Vision of the Seas? Yes!

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