Disappointed probably the worst of any Royal Caribbean cruise we've ever been on.

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

2.7 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 number: 3083

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

Disappointed in the condition/age of the ship. Staff/service was probably the worst of any Royal Caribbean cruise we've ever been on. The only exception was the poolside bar staff. Ship seemed old and dirty...NEVER saw anyone cleaning common areas.

Embarkation

1 out of 5
Luggage was lost, staff lied about it (including a manager)!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Tried the main dining room once and never went back. Service was slow at best, food mediocre. Staff at the Windjammer very attentive.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pool, fitness center and massage.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Had a supervisor lie our first few hours on board about the whereabouts of our luggage. Room steward did the minimum...we arrived with mold around the bathroom sink and I don't know when the last time they cleaned around the toilet. Had to keep asking for the same items over and over, ice/extra towels. Best staff was the poolside bar staff...excellent and paid attention to our regular drink order.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
NEVER saw staff cleaning common areas, handrails, bathrooms etc.! Old carpet with mismatched pieces, things like that.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Mold/dust around sink that was there the entire trip, dirt/dust around toilet area, broken light in shower, poorly draining sink. Lack of refrigeration an issue! How do you offer people to purchase drinks in cabin, but have no way too keep cold. Begged for regular ice and finally had to over tip to get it!

Ship tip

Don't!

Ports of call

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

3 out of 5
Walked to a local spot for food and drinks.

St. John's, Antigua

4 out of 5
Found a great cab driver who took us to a great private beach.

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Found a great cab driver who took us to a great private beach.

Castries, St. Lucia

2 out of 5

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
Found a great cab driver who took us to a great public beach.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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