Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
7

4 out of 5

First Time Royal Caribbean-er

Sail Date: June 04, 2016

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

this cruise was fantastic for people who are not all about the ship. The ports of call were beautiful and amazing!!! The ship itself was very nice and clean (!) everywhere - even the gelato machines (that's right, ice cream was gelato 😱😍).  Embarkation/disembarkation were extremely smooth, not a long wait at all. All in all a fantastic vacation. Would definitely recommend two thumbs up 👍🏼👍🏼

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Easy, breezy, beautiful. Embarkation took maybe 15 minutes, and once we got on the cruise ship our room was ready for us (we were on the 3rd deck). A lot of advertising for restaurants on this ship. Debarkation was great we left between 7am-7:30am because we brought along carry on luggage. P.S. The terminal will hold your luggage for €5 a piece until 5pm so that you can spend the whole day in Venice without it. They open around 8am though.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Montenegró was a pleasant surprise, quite beautiful and such a pretty and quaint town! Corfu as well. Athens was OK, the only thing they have going for them as a city is their ancient ruins, which were amazing! Mykonos was very windy, but we still went to the beach and it was gorgeous! My husband's favorite. Argostoli, Kefalonia was my favorite, beautiful beaches, turtles, and bigger than Mykonos. Really made the cruise unforgettable!
Entertainment
Pretty awful. We only went to 2 shows, the Broadwah one and the Donino one. The Broadway one I did not care for their interpretation, and I just want to note that just because you can sing loudly doesn't meant you can sing well. With the exception of two singers they just didn't mean well, and the dancers weren't in sync. The Donimo one was predictable and cheesy...booooo for these shows.
Service and Staff
Our waiters Juan and Marlenny were amazing!!!! So considerate and attention to detail. Made us feel like we were their only table in the whole dining room. Our stewardess Juana did such a great job of cleaning our room and turning it down. We just loved them! Everyone else on the ship were so polite and always smiling it was just a delight!
Food and Dining
The food itself is nothing to write home about. We are in the dining room every night except one and several times we ordered things that we did not like (because the food was blasé). The desserts in the dining room usually weren't great. Also, on every ship I've been on in the buffet next to the hamburgers and fries are usually chicken tenders, which were not on this ship (just saying). I should thank Royal Caribbean for their lackluster foods, since I did not gain weight on this trip. Yay?


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