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Vision of the Seas Cruise Review by Fair Weather: Vision of The Seas Needs TOTAL RE-VAMP


Fair Weather
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Member Since 2013
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Cabin 2.0
Dining 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 2.0
Entertainment 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 2.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Rates 3.0
Service 2.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 4.0

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Vision of The Seas Needs TOTAL RE-VAMP

Sail Date: February 2013
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

This was the first ship we sailed on and years ago it was gorgeous. However, 15yrs later - it looks the same ship only in a negative way. The ship is completely outdated. The windows around the entire ship were filthy! and made it difficult to see out of. The gorgeous wood railings have not been kept up but are weather beaten and feels grimey. The carpets around the entire ship are filthy. The staterooms are completely outdated; the bedding feels old and saggy. The dance/disco area is small and uninviting. The casino is a joke!! It is so outdated with a very small variety of slot machines or table games. Don't even bother to play the slot machines. They have turned the machines down so low that you are lucky to win a couple quarters --- and they still kick out coins. Are you kidding me - what with all the worry about bacteria and illness on board? The casino staff was rude and unfriendly.

The entertainment was barely average which probably appealed to most of More the much older crowd. They had two 'older' comedians who focused their jokes around the nursing home crowd.... really? The dancers and singers, however, were quite good.

The serving staff was excellent. Good variety of daily food and lots of it - however, most of it lacked any form of flavor. Once again, it seems like the cooks prepared for the very 'senior' crowd who needed to watch their bland food intake.

It was hard to find a beverage server around the pool. And the 'drinks' were weak.

The fitness center was small and very hard to get to. You have to walk thru the spa and have the spa attendants stare you down. The machines are also outdated.

The 'adult pool' area was lovely - very peaceful and calming. Other than the filthy windows we had to try and look out of - it was our favorite place on the ship.

Our cabin was right above the gang plank. Neither the Royal Caribbean nor Cruises.com informed us of this when they booked us in to this room. We were abruptly awoken every day for 6 days between 5:00am and 6:00am when the ship ported. They dropped chains/ropes against our outer wall which startled us awake, as well as, the gang plank and proceeded to prepare for tourist departure. Being that our room was RIGHT above the area most of the ship left for excursions - it sounded like being in a ship yard. Unbelievable that they would even charge for this room!! We complained. They said 'oh sorry' and did nothing.

We love the Royal Caribbean cruise line - but not this ship! They need to do a major overhaul. Less


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Cabin review: Vision of the Seas Large Oceanview Stateroom Deck 2 2594

When my husband booked the cruise almost 9 months in advance - he asked for the middle of the ship as I tend to get sea sick. We went thru Cruises.com and they did NOT offer us a variety of cabin choices nor had us look at the deck plans to choose a cabin of our choice. We found out several months later that they had put us on the 2nd floor in the WORST room on the ship. We called many, many times months in advance to change they room but they told us that the ship had already been sold out. I honestly feel that was a lie as we called MONTHS in advance not weeks. Our cabin was right above the gang plank. Neither the Royal Caribbean nor Cruises.com informed us of this when they booked us in to this room. We were abruptly awoken every day for 6 days between 5:00am and 6:00am when the ship ported. They dropped chains/ropes against our outer wall which startled us awake, as well as, the gang plank and proceeded to prepare for tourist departure. Being that our room was RIGHT above the area most of the ship left for excursions - it sounded like being in a ship yard. Unbelievable that they would even charge for this room!! We complained. They said 'oh sorry' and did nothing. The room itself is old with stains on the couch and carpets. Coloring is horrid. Enough space, however, for two people to co-exist with stepping on each other. The bedding was lumpy/bumpy. The TV was a small 1960s TV. The room steward was average but did not go out of his way clean the room other than the bathroom - which he always kept very clean.

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