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When Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas launched in 1998, it was the last in a class of vessels whose design represented the freshest and most innovative at that point in the company's history. (It followed ...
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Racemedic2012
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We booked this cruise over 8 months ago. After having sailed aboard the Freedom class ship on our last cruise, we decided to scale back to a smaller, less 'busy' ship. Vision of the Seas fit the bill perfectly. The refurb it underwent in ... Read more
Shelladam
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
13 forum posts
11 helpful votes
My wife and I, both in our early 40s just returned from a week on Vision of the Seas. It was our 10th RCCL experience (plus 5 on NCL and 2 on Princess). We chose this cruise for the itinerary as we were looking to see Mayan ruins and ... Read more
MLJWIRE
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Vision of the Seas Cruise 3/13 to 20/16 After this cruise we are Platinum Royal Cariban cruisers! Yea! Also let me state we have never had a bad cruise on Royal Cariban. Our cruise before this was an awesome cruise on the Independence ... Read more
Boss A. Nova
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I was told that Royal Caribbean was rated highest among the cruise lines. They certainly did not disappoint. We sailed on the Vision of the Seas for 7 nights to the Western Caribbean and had an excellent time. This was our first cruise and ... Read more
Lu Bear
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was my 5th cruise, 3rd one with Royal Caribbean. We chose this ship based on the dates and ports that would be visited. This ship lacked many of the amenities of the other ships I was on. Something as simple as shampoo was not ... Read more

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BigR
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
228 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We arrived at the terminal about 11:30. We waited in the holding room for 15-20 minutes waiting for our group number to be called. Once called, we were on the ship in 5 minutes. The ship itself was smaller than any other RCCL ship ... Read more
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Mystyou
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Left PHL at about 9:50 AM on Feb. 5 after a very wet 1” snowfall. I was so afraid the flight would be delayed or canceled, but the airport was functioning normally. We had a very smooth flight to Tampa and was greeted by a bright, ... Read more
energyczar
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We just got back from our Vision of the Seas cruise to the Western Caribbean. This was our 35th cruise on at least 6 different lines. Last year I went on a back to back on the Vision. I was so disappointed with the cutbacks in the ... Read more
NBourke
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This ship will be leaving US service in April to go to Italy and then be transferred to a subsidiary in China. The facilities are old and tired but kept clean. The operations seem to be running to minimize expenses. The food in the main ... Read more
kasifhirani
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
We went to Royal Caribbean and were very excited to go for a cruise. But the ship was old with some renovations but you can feel its old when in your stateroom it feels noisy of whole ship falling apart. Also the food was very tasteless ... Read more

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Larkenvar
Member Since 2014
1 review
102 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have sailed on 5 cruise lines and once before on Royal. We chose this cruise specifically for the itinerary. We flew in the day of the cruise and embarked right on the ship with no wait. It was nice to see Royal hires so many senior ... Read more
Orlandocrusier
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Long time cruisers - Platinum status on Carnival and Diamond on RCCL. A few additional with Princess and Disney. In some forty cruises this was by far the smallest cabin we have ever experienced. You can't sit squarely on the toilet ... Read more
map92
Member Since 2012
1 review
40 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
THE CONS 1) the itinerary was changed after we made our final payment, 2) there was some kind of computer problem at the Tampa port and it took 1 1/2 hours to get checked in, 3) we had to leave Key West early because weather ... Read more
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Suncoast Gal
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
161 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 8th RCCL cruise but this one was our 25th. The one plus was the great music. How can a ship run out of bagels, muffins, Sam Adams within 5 days????? The ship was always clean but seemed to lack personnel. Cabin Steward had ... Read more
tipitina
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Overall a very pleasant cruise. Our fourth cruise with Royal Caribbean and ninth overall. Ship is older and smaller but nicely refurbished. We had a junior site on the 8th deck. Our cabin steward was outstanding and the staff was ... Read more

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JB7010
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our 6th cruise with Royal Caribbean and the first of the Vision of the Seas. We flew down 2 days early from the north east as we usually do in January accounting for weather delays. We stayed at the Marriot Waterside which is very ... Read more
Cruselover
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
133 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our 6th Royal Caribbean cruise. The 10 day itinerary was Tampa, Key West, Aruba, Curacao, and Grand Cayman. Vision of the Seas is an old ship. It was pretty clean and only had the basics of any cruise ship.... complimentary ... Read more
sunnisuzi
Member Since 2010
13 reviews
16 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Departure: Terminal 2, somewhat disorganized, escalators not working, one elevator, so we took the stairs. Otherwise, check in was went fairly well although they did not have tables where you can fill out the health form, so that was a ... Read more
sormula
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Getting on board took a long time after a chaotic line. At first view the ship looked dated, but the two ocean view cabins where acceptable. The window had some permanent stains and was not clear and there was also a stain on the sofa. ... Read more
Barkleyman
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2015
I will start with the positives: Boarding and getting off the ship was a piece of cake, easy, easy, easy. The balcony room was well worth the money. The room was perfectly fine, room 7640 was quite, no noise. Easy to find your way ... Read more

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john ojea
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Have been on several cruises including carnival, royal caribbean, celebrity, wind star etc. This cruise had average entertainment , the food quality not the selection was mediocre at best, the crew that cleaned our room and waiters that ... Read more
tullers
Member Since 2014
1 review
26 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I want to pass along my praise and thanks to the wonderful crew and staff that sail aboard the Vision of the Seas. Our family of 8 have had the good fortune to celebrate the 2015 Christmas season with the crew of the Vision of the Seas ... Read more
MRoberts143
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I've taken 5 Carnival Cruises ranging from 4 nights to 7 nights and Norwegian. The Vision of the Seas was my first Royal Caribbean cruise and it will be my last. The ship smelled like urine the entire time, hence "The Royal ... Read more
Mike42H
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just finished our fourth Christmas cruise, the second with Royal Caribbean, a seven-day trip on the Vision of the Seas out of Tampa cruise port #2. We have embarked/debarked at both of the Tampa cruise ports, and find #3 to be more ... Read more
mikims58
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had another great cruise. I read many of the cruise reviews and understand some of the frustrations. I also realize that everything, every time may not go right. But, with that being said, I also make the best of everything. We ... Read more

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