An unforgettable experience

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 16
Helpful Votes: 211

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Vision of the Seas

16 Night Suez Canal Transit Southbound (Venice To Dubai)

Sail date: November 26, 2016

Ship: Vision of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7200

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Just the most memorable cruise ever. A fantastic friendly buzz round the ship. Lovely ports of call but the Suez Canal transient was the highlight! Great ship staff and entertainment

Embarkation

5 out of 5
This was probably our most memorable ever. The passage through the Suez Canal was just breathtaking. Ship and staff were great as usual. There was such a friendly feel with a constant buzz of anticipation!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We tend to use the Chops Grille and Giovannis Table on the first 2 nights as there is usually a BOGOF offer on to encourage guests to use them. Great value and well worth the extra. Steaks were luscious and tender. Service excellent. Evenings we used Windjammer and the main dining room. Windjammer is more flexible when a good show is on . Both have great food. Breakfast was taken in the main dining room to avoid the horrendous queues in the Windjammer. Still a buffet but so much more comfortable!!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Not an awful lot to do on this ship. Weather was so good that we spent the days on the deck not on our balcony. There were quizzes and dance lessons as well as officers doing cooking competitions. Most took part in The Centrum which was ideal as our cabin was right by it

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Excellent shows and music in the Centrum. Other entertainment took place in the theatre. All very entertaining with lots of variety

Children's Programs

No children with usAll the

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All the staff were amazing. Our cabin steward was lovely keeping our room spotless. Our request for daily ice was never forgotten. Bar staff remembered our names and drinks. We used the concierge lounge which overlooked the ocean. All staff in both the Windjammer and main dining room were friendly and attentive!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
All the ship was constantly being cleaned. You are encouraged to wash your hands frequently. The ship is nicely set up and all parts are easy to find after a couple of days

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our balcony stateroom was brilliant situated right by the Centrum. We spent many hours sitting watching our progress. Kept very clean. Well appointed and enough storage space for us

Ship tip

Take advantage of all the shows and entertainment

Ports of call

Venice, Italy Did not visit port

We just arrived there and got straight on the ship

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5
We went on a poor ships excursion to an outside arena. Freezing cold and rainy. Not a great start to our cruise we

Haifa, Israel

5 out of 5
We went to Bethlehem which was amazing. A bit too touristy for our liking but still good to see. Saw lots of churches etc. Beware taken to a souvenir shop and kept there for 45 minutes. Mostly a lot of expensive rubbish

Ashdod, Israel Did not visit port

It was cancelled due to high winds and storms

Suez Canal Transit

5 out of 5
An unforgettable experience. Accompanied by another 29 ships. Kept well informed by historical commentary as we went. Lovely weather helped . So many different things to look at which were never boring!

Salalah, Oman

5 out of 5
Went to a 5*hotel for the day which was lovely and relaxing.

Dubai, U.A.E.

5 out of 5
A bit false but fascinating to see. So expensive. Went to see the fountains dancing in time to music overlooking the Burge Kalifa. So so hot and humid!!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
No problems. Well organised!!
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