Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Experience
7+ cruises

Review
1

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3 out of 5

Royal has changed!

Sail Date: July 31, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

It was great to get away for a few days, but I'm a past employee so found several things have gone downhill. They tell you you can't bring bottled water onboard - you can! If you bring or buy be prepared to drink warm-no fridge in room. Viking crown lounge stinks from sushi restsurant attached. No announcement of poolside lunch or other activities like galley tour. No cushions,popcorn or bar service at deck movie. Limited supply of souvenir barware and bar servers don't know where you can get it. Drinks too sweet and too weak! Deck bar servers walk with empty trays-you have to wait forever for your drink. In the past they would circle the pool deck with trays full of daily drink special so you could get one on the spot. Used to be 3 employees to 1 passenger. Now it's 1 employee to 4 passengers. I guess they've moved their focus to the new mega ships. 

Ship Quality
Size of room good but no fridge. Housekeeping carts always outside our door.
Food and Dining
Not enough variety at bkfst. Have to ask for lox to go with bagel. No lobster even on captains formal night unless you want to pay extra for it.
Service and Staff
Cabin attendant was very attentive and nice.
Entertainment
It's a 4 night cruise. Don't need to see a comedian 3 nights. Obviously cruise director is huge disco fan since a lot of activities involved disco music
Onboard Activities
Cake decorating competition was great. Would have been nice to know a galley tour was available but it wasn't announced anywhere in advance
Destinations and Excursions
Cozumel is starting to feel like Jamaica. You can hardly walk on street or in store without being attacked by people trying to sell you something.
Cabin / Stateroom
The room was clean and a decent size. They need to remodel and take out the gigantic writing desk (not needed since they don't put a pen or paper in the room ) and add a fridge in that space.
Cozumel, Mexico
Go slightly off the main road for better shopping without being bombarded by sellers.

Tip

The cafe in the solarium has best snacks and that's where the pizza is if you're looking for it. This was a nice 4 day getaway with 2 days at sea,which is my favorite part, for a reasonable price.



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