Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Nice Ship; Touristy Stops

Sail Date: January 10, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

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Cabin / Stateroom
Tampa, Florida
If leavng/arriving by car from Tampa, find out where passengers can be let out. A bit confusing.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Go to the beach; town was dirty and poor
Belize City, Belize
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Cozumel, Mexico
Good tequila for sale; try Almondrado by Crendain!

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