Very good value, I would have given 5 stars for everything but our extremely small interior stateroom.

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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10 Night Southern Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 30, 2015
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 3577
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 1 year ago

The ships staff was excellent, the Captain very visible.  The entertainment was top notch, way beyond expectations.  Food in the Aquarius dining room was delicious, but a little repetitive in the Windjammer.  The ports of call were interesting, though a little brief except for Curacao.  

 

Our only negative comment would be the size of our interior cabin.  Only about six inches between one side of the bed and the vanity, and the shower was very tight.  We've been in interior staterooms before and didn't have any problem.  

 

The public spaces were beautiful, but the cabins a little dated.  We had friends who had a suite and even that was dated looking.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
aquarius excellent, windjammer a little repetitive at lunch.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Fun😍 Enjoyed taking dance lessons, except for line dancing. Enrigue(?) did more Zumba than line dancing. I went twice and he did the same thing both times. The two line dances he taught were the electric slide and the Cupid shuffle, almost everyone knows them. I was hoping to learn the Stationary Cha Cha or the Push Tush or another different line dance.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The shows were outstanding, loved them all. Very happy.w

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
N/A

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent, especially Anca, Zeljka and Laura. Would have liked early dinging but were unable to accommodate our group of eight. However it turned out that we had very attentive service and a quiet environment.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The public areas for the most part were beautiful. We did notice dust on the top of the wall divider between the food and eating area in the Windjammer. Our room was kept spotless by Lenore Reid.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very Clean. Lenore Reid did a great job keeping it clean and neat and resupplying towels. Very hard to get around the bed and the shower was way too tight.

Ship Tip

Beautiful public areas, dated staterooms. Crew and staff excellent. The entertainment was fabulous. I would take this ship again, but try to get a different room. Very glad Tampa was the departure port.

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Interesting to visit.
3 out of 5
Small, only 17,000 people live there. Glad we got to see it a least once, but would not need to go back.
5 out of 5
Took a taxi ride with 9 others for a 2 1/2 hour tour, $20 each, not bad. Would have been better if the driver had a microphone. He was talking to the man next to him but no one else could hear him. Took us to a gift store, a liquor factory and a Fort and stopped a couple of times so we could take some photos. City center very interesting and colorful. Wouldn't mind going back.
5 out of 5
Love Aruba, have been there twice on a ship and twice at a time share. A great place to visit. Lots to see and do. Very friendly residents.
3 out of 5
Only saw the area around the port, lots of shops. Our friend bought a Snoba package, on board, but because he was the only one they wouldn't take just him, so he ended up snorkeling.
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