Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

Good value cruise

Sail Date: February 21, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Royal Caribbean provides a quality experience at a good price. The Western Caribbean ports other than Cozumel are small and the port shops are identical. .  You will require taxis or tours to gain any local shopping experience away from the ports.  

The dining experience was good with the buffet in the Windjammer Café is likely a better bet than the main dining room.  There is exceptional choices and always something you will like.   The main dining has good choice but the food quality was only average and the servers are very rushed.  For additional money you can upgrade to specialty dining.   

My main complaint was the continuous requests for pictures whether you want them or not and the repeated requests for additional gratuities for the staff. 

Overall, this was a good cruise and the price was less than being in a hotel for a week.

Ship Quality
Ship is older but well maintained
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Much of the available entertainmnet was after 10 PM which is too late.
Onboard Activities
The main hall is too small to support dancing other than for perhaps 30-40 max on a ship that has 2200 guests
Destinations and Excursions
Ports are typically small and remote to the towns
Cabin / Stateroom
Lots of room for storage. Well worth the minor increase in cost.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
The Port is small withbwarnings for tourists not to venture outside the Port. We did and had no issues.
Belize City, Belize
You need a shuttle or taxi to go anywhere.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
You need a shuttle or taxi to go anywhere.
Cozumel, Mexico
We did the shopping tour and it was good.


The local taxis and tours can be arranged at the dock for much less than offered by the ship.

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