Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4 out of 5

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

Sail Date: November 30, 2015

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Not sure about regular since we had a special needs person in our group. A little slow to get the requested wheelchair, but once our turn came the attendant was very helpful.
Ship Quality
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.
Destinations and Excursions
Liked that there were islands we hadn't visited before, but not enough time on Aruba.
Onboard Activities
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.
Children's Programs
N/A
Entertainment
The shows were outstanding, loved them all. Very happy.w
Service and Staff
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.
Food and Dining
aquarius excellent, windjammer a little repetitive at lunch.
Tampa, Florida
Key West, Florida
Interesting to visit.
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Small, only 17,000 people live there. Glad we got to see it a least once, but would not need to go back.
Willemstad, Curacao
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.
Oranjestad, Aruba
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.
George Town, Grand Cayman
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.

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.



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