Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas

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  • Vision of the Seas gave us more vision about cruising

    Jun 13, 2009 by knotheadusc is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great itinerary. Good food. Nice stateroom.
    Cons: Constant emphasis on tipping. Aggressive photographers.

    Summary: My husband Bill and I just took our very first cruise on Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas. I had been curious about cruising for a long time and we get a little bit of a deal by booking through USAA, our bank and insurance company. Last fall, ... read more

  • Holy Land.

    Apr 20, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Elegant and confortable ship: many public areas; quite large fitness and sport facilities.
    Cons: Medium size cabins; no specialty restaurants.

    Summary: -Itinerary:I have cruises onboard this ship in October 2009 for an 11 days long cruise from Piraeu (Greece) to Istanbul (Turkey) with calls at Limassol (Cyprus), Haifa (Israel), Ashdod (Israel), Port Said (Israel), Alexandria (Egypt), ... read more

  • Royal Caribbean Poor Service Recovery

    Mar 5, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 14 good cruises with RCCL. 15th was terrible. 
    Cons: Very poor "after cruise" customer service

    Summary: Avoid Royal Caribbean if you expect any service recovery after a bad cruise. RCCL is not a bad cruise line, at least in our first 14 cruises with them. But our 15th cruise was a disaster: On arrival, our bathroom was flooded and our ... read more

  • A relaxing cruise.

    Jun 25, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A cruise you can just relax on.
    Cons: Not the cruise to go on if you want to busy all of the time.

    Summary: When my husband and I decided to take a cruise I went online and started looking at our different choices. We have been on different cruise lines and have become a fan of Royal Caribbean. On the Royal Caribbean web site I found many different 7 day ... read more

  • Vision of the Seas, Seattle to Juneau June 2007

    Jun 27, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Alaska, just breath taking. Eagles,whales,and glaciers.A bonus is the Seattle port.
    Cons: If anything its expensive, but considering what you experience,its well worth making the trip.

    Summary: Sailed on the Vision June 8-15. Boarding was relatively easy and trouble free considering we has 11 pieces of luggage. Cabin 8502 was roomy,well appointed and more than comfortable for a family of four. The ship which holds just over 2000 passengers is ... read more

  • Smooth ride, nice layout, affordable

    May 3, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Relaxing, large ship, minimal movement
    Cons: Easy to lose track of expenses.

    Summary: My wife and I went on the Mexican Riviera cruise on Mar 2005. This was my first cruise, and I was very nervous since I get violently seasick (I cannot go on carnival rides or "violent" rollercoasters and simlulator rides due to my motion sickness). My ... read more

  • Blurred Vision

    Mar 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: it's a cruise
    Cons: Food, Service, Excursions

    Summary: We just came back from a cruise down the Mexican Riviera, 2/20/05 to 2/27/05 on Vision of the Seas and it wasn't a great experience overall. We always had great experiences with previous RCL cruises and never had any complaints. Usually, the crew, ... read more

  • 2004 MEXICAN RIVIERA 7-NIGHT CRUISE Dec 5 - Dec 12

    Jan 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Main Seating: Table companions delightful! Ship: Stable in rough waters. Many shore excursion choices.
    Cons: Food: Needs improvement. Maintenance: Crew needs to clean more. Entertainment: Las Vegas Lounge quality.

    Summary: Vision of the Seas Dec 5 - Dec 12 2004 by xmasaddict | Jan 19 '05 ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -------------------- Recommended: I pretty much agree with Middle of the Road Cruise Experience by directhr, Dec 28 '04. ... read more

  • Middle of the Road Cruise Experience

    Dec 28, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Decent price, stable ride, nice itinerary.
    Cons: Perfunctory service.

    Summary: My extended family and I just returned from the December 19th sailing of the Vision of the Seas to the Mexican Riviera (8 day cruise, departing from LA and visiting Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerta Vallarta). This was my family's second cruise ... read more

  • Three Trips to Alaska

    Sep 13, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good service, friendly staff, good live music, excellent benefits for repeat customers
    Cons: AOL isn't supported, loud sound for productions, very slow disembarking

    Summary: Three Trips to Alaska on Vision of the Seas On August 6, 2004 we completed our 15th cruise. Seven have been on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Three of the seven have been to Alaska on the Vision of the Seas. We also were on the Vision on a trip through ... read more

  • Vision / Mexico Review

    May 10, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, nice, fun, lax rules
    Cons: bland food, lax rules

    Summary: This was our first cruise. That said we had a lot of expectations and most of them were met. I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone looking for an affordable, fun time. This was the 7 day cruise to Mexico. Very fun. We went in Mid-April, ... read more

  • Vision of the Seas, 7 day cruise to the Mexican Riviera

    Dec 9, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice rooms, good mix of passengers, newer ship.
    Cons: More maintenance needed in the Windjammer Cafe, and debarkation procedures need improvement.

    Summary: My wife and I just completed the November 30, 2003 seven day sailing of the Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas Mexican Riviera cruise and share our observations for those considering this ship and itinerary. THE SHIP: The Vision of the Seas is ... read more

  • Nice ship for first time cruise

    Jul 7, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Staff hospitality, Audience games, night shows
    Cons: Length of stay at ports, lack of day activities

    Summary: This was a first time cruise for me. My usual travels are usually in group tours that are constantly ... read more

  • Mexican Riviera Dec 2002- Jan 2003

    Jan 15, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautifully Decorated Ship, Excellent Cabin Steward Service
    Cons: Entertainment left much to be desired, Very few activities for teens

    Summary: I will start by saying that overall, we had a very nice time on our recent vacation, and any "negative" feedback expressed is due mostly to being disappointed by overexpectaions on our part. This was my second cruise, and my husbands 1st. I ... read more

  • Not So Perfect Vision: October 14-18, 2002

    Oct 18, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of windows, marble and brass; very upscale.
    Cons: No Lobster on three/four night itinerary. No sports court. Not a good choice for kids.

    Summary: Overview: I was aboard the Vision of the Seas on October 14-18, 2002. During the summer, the Vision sails Alaska. However, this year (for two months anyway) she is making three and four night cruises to Ensenada, Mexico before embarking on ... read more

  • Vision of the Seas - Alaska

    Aug 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Entertainment was great, food was wonderful...and Alaska - wow!
    Cons: Not enough time at port

    Summary: We traveled to Alaska for our honeymoon. It was my second cruise and my husband's first cruise. We left Vancouver on June 16th, 2002. We arrived at the terminal around 1:30. It was very well organized. When we arrived, we were given a number and ... read more

  • A Vision of paradise - and a bargain

    Dec 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Exceptionally beautiful ship with top-flight facilities, excellent food
    Cons: RCI has trimmed some costs, and you'll notice it

    Summary: Cruises may be a bit like love -- in many ways the experience gets richer and fuller with the years, but somehow there's nothing quite as magical as the first time. At least that's my conclusion after getting home from seven ... read more

  • See the Sea- Repositioning with RCCL's Vision of the Seas- Hawaii

    Oct 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Relaxing trip across Pacific, time to enjoy the ship
    Cons: Food needs improvement, and "name" entertainment is third rate.

    Summary: FOREWORD: This cruise began a mere five days after the horrific terrorist attacks on America. My family took a vote, and we decided to drive and fly to get to the pier in Vancouver on time. My father was going to see Pearl Harbor again for the first time ... read more

  • A wonderful trip

    Jul 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent service, fun ship, perfect size.
    Cons: Missed one port.

    Summary: This was my second cruise. The first was in April, 2000, on the Norwegian Sea on its Texaribbean itinerary out of Houston. Ironically enough, the Sea was docked right next to the Vision in Miami when we got there. The size difference was obvious. The ... read more

  • Royal Caribbean Cruises are fantastic

    May 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good food, service, beautiful ship
    Cons: absolutely none

    Summary: I went on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Vision of the Sea last year at this time. It was for my honeymoon and it was simply awesome. I have been on a couple of cruises before. Royal Caribbean happens to be my favorite Cruise Line. We went through the ... read more

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