Not a wonderful experience

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 14, 2014
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 3157
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago
I've only had one other cruise to compare this to and I'll chose Disney from now on. The shows were okay on the Vision of the seas. Me and my wife enjoyed the comedy shows. But the selection after that was pretty non existent. We weren't informed of the white party prior to the cruise. There were drink packages you had to pay for. WiFi was even being sold. We felt all the"extra"little charges were just unnecessary. It should be included in the cost of the cruise so we can just focus on the cruise and spend money when we reach our destination. The crew was wonderful but that didn't make up for the hidden costs. We even tried to go karaoke the first time and went to the wrong venue which was about 30 feet away from where we ended up and the "piano man" even after we asked him if this is where we can do karaoke, he didn't direct us to the correct venue. I'm guessing because he wanted an audience for his horrible singing. The "prize" for completing the officer scavenger hunt was just another way to get people to one of restaurants that toy had to pay to dine in. I'm sure anyone who completed the hunt were "winners". Which is probably why we heard no announcements of any winners. Then again if there were an announcement, we wouldn't have been able to hear it from room 3157 unless we open the door! The pillows were too soft. The beds weren't comfortable. The service personnel in the corridors of our cabins didn't speak unless they were spoken to or unless they were around their superiors. Alex or room cleaner for room 3157 was great. It was the rest of the cleaning personnel in that hallway that was not attentive to great customer service as far as greating was concerned. We will never recommend nor cruse with this line again. Congratulations to Super Mario. Doreen the bartender on deck nine,by the main pool area was not only a great drink maker but also great at personal relations. Steve was a great cruise director. We regret not getting the Sheridan because we'd at least have something tangible other than the thriller dance that we could be happy about choosing this line.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
the syru6 was HORRIBLE ! But the bacon cheese burgers from room service were AWESOME!

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Comedy show

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
I saw them mostly in the pool which was too small

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Doreen the bartender on deck none pool bar, Steve the cruise director. Or room attendant for room 3157.i think his name was Alex.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
the pool was small

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Couldn't hear announcements unless door is cracked open. Pillows to soft. Bed to hard.

Ship Tip

Any event your I interested in, get there early. Guest tend to hold seats for people. Order the room service Bacon Cheeseburger. It's to die for!

5 out of 5
environment was pleasant
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