Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Not a "kid friendly " boat

Sail Date: June 23, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

Ship Quality
Older remodeled ship. LOT'S of unpleasant odors, smoke, musty, sewer!!!
Food and Dining
Very good staff, but normal food for 2,000 guests.
Service and Staff
Drink waiters were nonexistant. I had to ask every time at the casino.
A plate spinner? Really, it's 2014 not 1958.
Children's Programs
A rock wall and a teenager hangout. NOTHING for kids!
Onboard Activities
Lot's of stuff, nothing spectacular.
Destinations and Excursions
Roatan had great diving, but it is 3RD World!
Cabin / Stateroom
Bad odors!, no refrigerator and small.
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Lots of construction going on. It's a dump just like 90% of other ports.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
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Cozumel, Mexico
Could not dock the older ship do to thrusters. Missed the port!


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.

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