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Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 21, 2015
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 3552
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The main hall is too small to support dancing other than for perhaps 30-40 max on a ship that has 2200 guests

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Much of the available entertainmnet was after 10 PM which is too late.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship is older but well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Lots of room for storage. Well worth the minor increase in cost.

Ship Tip

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

1 out of 5
The Port is small withbwarnings for tourists not to venture outside the Port. We did and had no issues.
3 out of 5
You need a shuttle or taxi to go anywhere.
3 out of 5
You need a shuttle or taxi to go anywhere.
3 out of 5
We did the shopping tour and it was good.
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