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Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
10 Night Southern Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 30, 2015
Ship: Vision of the Seas
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 3046
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I have been cruising around the Caribbean for over 45 years and this was the first time I've been to Bonaire.  Those I spoke with who did the "around-the-island" tour seemed to truly enjoy it, although the weather was hot (90+).  Of course, Aruba and Curacao were beautiful as always.


The Vision of the Seas could use some upgrades - old carpet, old bathrooms, old pillows and mattresses.  The bathroom sink in our cabin had been replaced with one that sat 6-8 inches above the counter and almost touching the faucet - very awkward.  Our cabin (3046) was very small in comparison to others in the same category.  No sofa, just a very worn chair.  The pillows were awful.  Had there been a convenient Walmart, we would have bought our own pillows.  The beds were lumpy as well.  I would have preferred a deck chair.


The staff on the ship was wonderful - all of them.  The food on the ship was fantastic!  This was one of the most attentive groups of people we've ever had on a cruise.  The captain was always walking around the ship meeting people, having his picture taken, even putting on a show for us (twice) with his singing talents including a solo of "I'll be watching you".  And he's young and handsome besides.Love


I will definitely do this itinerary again next fall.  And take my own pillow.







Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Plenty of closet space and drawers. Bathroom, well, it's a cruise ship. Bring your own pillow.

Ship Tip

The shore excursions are pricey, but a fairly good value. Taxis in every port were very expensive. Don't miss the solarium. It's wonderful. If you don't fit well in the cabin shower, you can use the ones in the spa which are very roomy and nice. Good place to shave your legs, ladies.

3 out of 5
Never drive from Atlanta to Tamps on I-75 on the Sunday after Thanksgiving!
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5 out of 5
I went to the dentist. His fees were reasonable and covered by my travel insurance. He was cute, too.
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