Nice Ship; Touristy Stops

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 10, 2015
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 3078
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We revisited several ports we've been to before...Cozumel, Roatan, and Belize. Each port has improved since our last visits. However, the port areas were very touristy and very actively trying to sell you souvenir type goods....same goods in each port.

We could not do any of the sports/adventure tours this time and those might have improved our port experiences. The tour of Roatan was interesting but showed the poverty of the area. The reef that encircles the island looked as if it would provide excellent, shallow water snorkeling or diving. We have been to the beach in Roatan before and it is lovely.

If you travel to Cozumel, leave the port area and taxi/walk to downtown. Eat at Pancho's Backyard and shop in their shop. Good food and nice products in their winding store.

The tender into Belize took about 20 minutes and we should have taken a tour of the city. Our friends did and found it quite interesting. A poor area divided from the wealthy area by a local river.

Our ship, Vision of the Seas, was comfortable, well staffed, clean, and fun. We went with a group of friends and met others on the ship. I recommend Royal Caribbean; this was our third cruise with RC.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
If leavng/arriving by car from Tampa, find out where passengers can be let out. A bit confusing.
1 out of 5
Go to the beach; town was dirty and poor
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Good tequila for sale; try Almondrado by Crendain!
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