Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
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Helpful Votes
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4 out of 5

Family Celebration !!

Sail Date: May 28, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

The ports were amazing, Kotor was the best. It is a must see. 2 days in Rome would be better than 2 days in Venice. The staff were nice and accommodating. The food was much better the second part of the trip. Due to the high prices of the shore excursions we did many of the sights on our own, by hiring a driver when we got off of the ship. Also, the shuttle prices were a little high. We wanted to spend more time in the spa on the at sea days, but, again, the prices were beyond normal, a facial was $169 for 50 minutes. Overall, it was a great trip and we had a blast.

Ship Quality
the carpets looked worn in the elevators and in the traffic areas.
Food and Dining
the first week of the cruise, the food was marginal at best. The last week was a great improvement. However, the fish was always dry.
Service and Staff
From our cabin steward to our servers, they were all pleasant.
Entertainment
the ariel acrobats were my favorite.
Destinations and Excursions
2 days in Rome instead of Venice. Excursions were way too expensive.
Cabin / Stateroom
I had requested one bed but, had two smaller beds, but, it was not bad. The water is hard on the face and hair, however, the water in the spa was softer.
Barcelona, Spain
we stayed an extra day to visit this wonderful city.
Villefranche-Sur-Mer, France
lovely day on the beach. visited Monte Carlo and Monaco and enjoyed the cars of the rich and famous.
Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy
we hired a driver and visited Pisa and Florence. Was able to see the David, do some shopping and have a wonderful lunch.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
We hired a driver, was at the Vatican for the blessing by the Pope, and saw many wonderful sites.
Salerno (Naples), Italy
went to the Amalfi on a boat, it was ok, could barely hear the guide and what she was telling us.
Venice, Italy
too much time in Venice
Ravenna, Italy
not a great place, but, a beautiful churches
Kotor, Montenegro
loved and loved this place, the bike ride was an amazing experience

Tip

the ship is easy to navigate and overall the staff is pleasant.



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