Don’t waste your money!! Ship old but ok. Food BAD!! Actual Date Jan 17th

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

2.7 out of 5
Vision of the Seas

Western Caribbean from Galveston

Sail date: January 03, 2018

Ship: Vision of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7130

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

If Royal Caribbean is rated so good why was cruise and Food so bad!!! Stay Away from Vision of The Seas unless you really don’t like your money and how you spend your vacation.


4 out of 5
Smooth easy swift and done. Checked in and on ship within 30min.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
All buffet food was mediocre to average at best. Selections were limited. Never any fresh fish unless breaded and over cooked. Windjammer was the main buffet and all but one couple was displeased. Arquarius Diningroom Dinner was average and at least edible. Park Cafe left us disgusted. Pizza, sandwiches and what ever they had there was subpar. I even bit into a rancid sandwich. Only and I do mean only really good food was the Chops Grille premium $30 each. Soon as we got home today, we came out to dinner. WE WANTED GOOD FOOD !!

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Weather was cold to cool and limited the pool/outdoors activity. Solarium was gorgeous area and well designed. Chlorine smells were high. Lots of good entertainment in the Masquerade Theater.! Average entertainment elsewhere. Did not participate in outside deck venue due to weather. Egg drop and Centrum Music were fun. Dancers not bad (Carnival Better) Wrong male Lead singer. Go away Cory, Matthew much better. Cruise Director Steve great manager Talita seems to be faking it. Need to improve skill sets a lot.

Casino Royale

3 out of 5

Table Minimums were better than another cruise line. We were willing to play and lose. Small casino but nice. Staff here was bit better than rest of their crew. Don’t play on other line at all. Their loss.


3 out of 5
Heath Harmison was good if not great during the welcoming show. His follow up Adult show sucked. Tim Allen and George Carlin can do better in their sleep. The adult shows were tame and lacked crew ability to make it really fun. Get Rid of Talita!! She need to be groomed as she lacks great character for the he job.


1 out of 5

They call it a book Nook and for good reason. Only a few shelves and much literature was in another language. NOT ENGLISH SAILING FROM AN ENGLISH PORT!!

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Staff left a lot to be desired. They never introduced themselves nor did they do a good job. Incomplete room cleaning by stewards.. Hotel Manager said they were new. Dining staff apparently new as well or just returning from vacation as they sucked. 45 min to get a drink and 2 hours minimum for meal service. They tried to do Dinner shows seemed something disorganized and unrehearsed. Very little truly friendly staff. Almost never acknowledged us let alone say good morning or how are you doing? Again stay away!!!!!!! We have 9 cruises to Nader our belts and this left a lot to be desired. Do not waste your money on Vision of The Seas Royal Caribbean!!!

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
For refurbished ship they should have done better. The Royal Diamond Club members thought this place sucked!!! Martha, Terry, Jerry and Pepper. They asked us to give Royal another chance. They never had it as bad as this pathetic ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin comfortable but smallest we have ever had for the amount of money spent!!!! Carnival so much better.

Ship tip

Turn around go home. Get your money back!!

Ports of call

Galveston, Texas

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

1 out of 5


5 out of 5
Glad we got off quickly. Couldn’t get to a restaurant fast enough to have really good food. Hunger was high for edible quality food!!!

Traveler Photos

Lousy Pizza might as well go to the grocery store and get  something me frozen pizza. It would be better.
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