steencondo

steencondo
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Joined: 09/10/2015
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Vision of the Seas

November 2015 - Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

Small Ship with lots to do

Just completed a 10 day cruise on the Vision of the Seas. If you like smaller ships and looking for a lot of fun this is the ship for you. Everything was almost perfect. There was always something to do. 

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Freedom of the Seas

August 2015 - Freedom of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

Almost perfect

Normally we cruise on the smaller ships of Royal Caribbean out of Tampa, but we decided to check out a larger ship. We were not disappointed. The Freedom was great, although we still prefer the smaller ships. 

Check in was very smooth as was debarkation. We were concerned about the number of passengers but it turned out not to be an issue.

The ship was clean and the crew friendly.  Our cabin was a little small but who spends much time in the cabin? So no complaints there. 

We decided to eat all out meals at the Windjammer rather than the main dining room. This gave us the flexibility pick the activity we wanted to do, which most of the time was to find music and dancing. Almost perfect relates to this issue. If you like dancing or even like to listen to music, at times it was nonexistent. There were good bands on board but they either played for very short time or did not start playing until late, Some nights the bands didn't start until 10 PM or latter.  Might be Ok for the younger cruisers but maybe not for the older ones. It would have been a perfect cruise if there was dancing earlier each night. When there was dancing earlier it was on the 4th deck in a very small bar. The dance floor was so small 3 couples made it crowded. Our only disappointment.

The food was good, not great, but there was plenty of choices. The Windjammer was clean and the crew great to deal with. 

We had been to all the ports before so the only comment is, the ship offered a variety of tours and you'd have to pick the one that suits you. Just remember it very hot an humid in the summer at these places.

We rated this cruise a 5 even though we would have liked have more dancing. Maybe RC will read this and make some changes in the future.

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Vision of the Seas Vision of the Seas - The Vision is a smaller ship. There is lots to do. It's not perfect, but you are on vacation so don't bring your grouchy pants with you. Relax and enjoy the cruise vacation. If you want thrills book a larger ship. The Vision is all about relaxing.

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shared a quick tip for Vision of the Seas"The Vision is a smaller ship. There is lots to do. It's not perfect, but you are on vacation so don't bring your grouchy pants with you. Relax and enjoy the cruise vacation. If you want thrills book a larger ship. The Vision is all about relaxing."

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reviewed their Caribbean - Southern cruise on Vision of the Seas and gave it 5 stars!

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received a helpful vote on their Freedom of the Seas cruise review - Almost perfect

received a helpful vote on their Freedom of the Seas cruise review - Almost perfect

received a helpful vote on their Freedom of the Seas cruise review - Almost perfect