Almost a very good cruise

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
9 Night Southern Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 21, 2015
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7658
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Our aft cabin was smaller than expected but the large balcony was wonderful.

Very loud music in the Evening Lounge of Diamond Club on deck 6 ran until 3am each day at an audio level of a jet engine - the thump-thump-thump of the audio amps kept us awake. No reason for such hing amp settings. RCI needs to discipline its audio outputs in those rooms also on deck 9 where the setting is excessivly high.

No music channel in our cabin, and we missed it. Other ships now offer user-selectable music oiptions. 

Terrible Internet service - no better than dial-up bandwidth of the 1980s. RCI touts bow-to-stern WiFi on this ship but that is very misleading.  It should not take 15+- minutes togin (one day it was 4o+ minutes - I just gave up), or 9 minutes to download a 1.6MB file, or 20 minutes to upload a similar file. We wil not book on RCI again withour confirmation that broadband Internet service is available.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Would have a higher rating except for the loud music late at night on deck 6 aft, no music channel, and terrible Internet service.

Ship Tip

Don;t book withour first checking for broadband Internet service and a music channel in your cabin.

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