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Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Vision of the Seas

7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 18, 2020

Ship: Vision of the Seas

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7144

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Cruise ship is nice. Older ship and is very small. Has no promenade so shops are tucked into hallways. This is the second time we have been on this ship. We enjoy the smaller size as there are less people. Passengers were mostly 50+ but there was enough small kids to fill the main pool. Recommend balcony if you can as this cruise gets to a lot of islands and it’s nice to sit and have coffee on the deck. Try to get Port side because it has more to see. If you eat earlier you will be able to get to more shows. We ate at 745pm and missed out on a lot of shows. Don’t pack much. You wear a swimsuit and coverup almost the whole cruise! Especially on excursions.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Quick check in

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining room “our time dining”. Service and staff excellent.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Main pool small. Hot tubs always full and had children in them. “Solarium Pool” adults only located a deck below the main pool. Very small pool. Crowded as the pool gets just a little sunlight.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Entertaining staff. Saw the same performers again and again.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Waiters very accommodating. Room steward excellent! Loved the attention.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
One of the smallest RCCL ships. Nice if you don’t like the huge crowds on the larger ships. Common areas were almost always spotless.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Balcony. Bed incredibly nice. Size of cabin nice for two people. Room steward was very attentive.

Ship tip

Take advantage of the excursions that are provided by the cruise ship. You won’t be left behind.

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Old city. Not real clean. A lot of panhandling.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Lovely port. Nice people. Friendly. Clean. Took a tour into the mountains with a few stops to enjoy the view. Unable to use the beach due to rough waves.

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Very nice port. People and shops good. Stingray tour. Fun. Too many people on excursion makes it hard to snorkel and not get kicked in the face.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Nice port. Swam with turtles with a 45 minute stop to snorkel above a shipwreck. Really fun with a huge assortment of fish to see.

Castries, St. Lucia

2 out of 5
Not a welcoming port. Run down. Dirty. Ship docks at an old pier. Lots of panhandlers and souvenir shops. Sidewalks broken not easy to walk. Had to pay for toilet paper in local bar to use toilet (we were customers).

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

2 out of 5
Could not figure out the port. Tendered ashore. Beautiful condos along the shoreline but all looked abandoned. One shop open. If you don’t do an excursion here you will have nothing to do on shore.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Excellent. Used a porter for suitcases go us through customs fast.
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