Unresolved problems

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Panama Canal, Central America

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

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Vision of the Seas

16 Night Panama Canal Westbound (Miami To Los Angeles)

Sail date: October 14, 2019

Ship: Vision of the Seas

Cabin number: 7590

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

Overall this was a very nice cruise. Ship is in need of an overhaul and plumbing issues need to be resolved. We made many new friends enjoyed our excursions and even though we didn’t have the best cabin experience this will not deter us from traveling and cruising.


5 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Several common restrooms were unavailable do to ongoing plumbing issue

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Cabin steward did an awesome job. Size was comfortable for a 16 night cruise. Too bad they couldn’t correct the toilet. We had to call the plumber multiple times per day because the toilet would not flush. I even requested a meeting with several officers to explain why one thing that seems simple could not be rectified correctly. They blamed many issues even telling us we weren’t flushing the toilet correctly. Considering this is my 7 cruise with RCI and never had an issue in the past I thought this was a little inconsiderate on their part, considering others were also expert similar issues and several common restrooms were closed due to issues.

Ship tip

Ship in dire need of dry dock and overhaul

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5
Very nice port

Cartagena, Colombia

5 out of 5

Colon, Panama

5 out of 5
We did the lock tours very nice excursion

Panama Canal Transit

5 out of 5
Saw the locks from front of the boat, back of the boat and from our balcony very nice day

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

5 out of 5

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

5 out of 5

Huatulco, Mexico

5 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5


4 out of 5
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