Not a "kid friendly " boat

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 23, 2014
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 4524
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The ship was  a bit smaller than expected.  Pretty clean,  but lots of "odors" throughout.  The casino wreaks of cigarette smoke!.  I assumed the ship would have more kid stuff,  slides, pools etc. It only made the trip worse when they could not dock in Cozumel because of tides,  and we had to spend another day on the ship.  New boats have thrusters, etc.  and would have not been a problem.  Good staff,  but drink waiters are almost non-existant.  Oh well,  saved me money!  Food is okay.  Our 6th cruise,  but never again on this boat.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Very good staff, but normal food for 2,000 guests.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Lot's of stuff, nothing spectacular.


3 out of 5
A plate spinner? Really, it's 2014 not 1958.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
A rock wall and a teenager hangout. NOTHING for kids!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Drink waiters were nonexistant. I had to ask every time at the casino.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Older remodeled ship. LOT'S of unpleasant odors, smoke, musty, sewer!!!

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Bad odors!, no refrigerator and small.

Ship Tip

If you are bringing kids avoid this one. Every family we met complained about lack of activities etc. for kids. Ours were 12 and 14 years old.

3 out of 5
Lots of construction going on. It's a dump just like 90% of other ports.
5 out of 5
Book with Victor Bodden excursions!
1 out of 5
Could not dock the older ship do to thrusters. Missed the port!
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