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Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 47

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Vision of the Seas

12 Night Mediterranean Greek Isles (Barcelona Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 14, 2018

Ship: Vision of the Seas

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 8054

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

So glad we booked this cruise as we had been talking about it for several years. Again the Vision of the Seas is a beautiful small ship and the service is exceptional. Captain Merik is so involved and you will see him all over the ship and always willing to talk with you. He also sings and is pretty good. I hope to book another cruise on the Vision when it goes to New Orleans toward the end of this year until March Bon Voyage

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The specialty restaurant (Chops and Giovanni’s) were great. Had outstanding waiters at each. The main dining for my time dining was so so. Seems the menu only changed a few items new each day. The service was also great. Not sure if the food quality and choice of menu items are different for the smaller ships vs the mega ships.

Windjammer Marketplace

5 out of 5

This was a happening place where most people ate breakfast and lunch. Ate their a few times for dinner and it was good, and quite a few people eat dinner their

Schooner Bar

5 out of 5

Very relaxing bar with piano player

Main Dining Room

5 out of 5

Main dining room was nice and service was great

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I think they could have had more and also videoed the activities and play them on tv. We just kept seeing the same few things that were taped.

Swimming Pools

5 out of 5

Nice pool area

Solarium

5 out of 5

A good area for adults. Also has a small cafe with food and desserts and beverages and also a bar. Get their early to get a spot

Photo Gallery and Shop

5 out of 5

Very helpful staff and they usually remember you

Guest Services and Explorations!

5 out of 5

The staff at both Guest Services and Excursion desk were very nice and helpful

Casino Royale

4 out of 5

Nice little casino. I wish it had a crap table

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Masquerade Theater

5 out of 5

This was a nice theater. Was always good shows

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The total service was outstanding. I have never seen a captain as involved as Captain Merik. He was awesome. I had seen other reviews before sailing how great Capt. Merik was and he did not disappoint.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Design was good and the ship was very clean. You can tell this is an older ship as it is in need of some updating and maintained. I know it is due to go into dry dock later this year.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

This small ship is able to go many different ports. It’s not a mega ship but she has everything needed to have a great time and the service from the Capt on down was outstanding. I would sail on her again because of the Capt and crew.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Cannes, France

5 out of 5

La Spezia, Italy

5 out of 5
Very nice town. Small streets @nd ally ways. Very crowded

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
Visited a few churches which were beautiful. Saw the Vatican and the square. Their is much to see but not enough time to see it all and very crowded.

Piraeus (Athens), Greece

5 out of 5

Mykonos, Greece

5 out of 5
So glad they added this port as it is beautiful. One of my favorites

Santorini, Greece

5 out of 5
Another beautiful port. Also one of my favorite ports

Valletta, Malta

5 out of 5
Very nice place.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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