A nice cruise!

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
12 Night Mediterranean & Venice (Barcelona Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 15, 2015
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Cabin Number: 4038
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This is not the best or newest ship on the seas but it was a very nice trip for 12 days. I think where this ship stands out is the staff. The entertainment director, Mercedes, was very nice. They had good trivia and a lot to do onboard and most of the staff was very accommodating.

The negatives - my travel agent told me they had laudry facitilies on this ship. They don't. I found out none of the RC ships do now. Instead they overcharge you to have a Tshirt washed. The nickel and diming onboard as well can be a bit extreme but is pretty  normal for cruising. The wifi was $20 a day which could be worse I suppose but for 12 days for a cruise we had a $240 wifi bill.

The ship was clean but our stateroom had a strange smell to it and the stateroom attendant, while nice, wasn't really that great.

The excursions were okay with the exception of the shuttle boat to Venice. It was $28 RT per person per day - and was about 105 degrees. One guest had complained that his son was throwing up from the heat and the motion of the boat.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Strange smelling cabin

Ship Tip

They have a $30 laundry bag deal mid week - you can stuff as much as you can in for $30 instead of paying the overpriced laundry rates.

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