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Vision of the Seas Cruise Review by Arizona Budgies

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Vision of the Seas
Vision of the Seas
Member Name: Arizona Budgies
Cruise Date: September 2010
Embarkation: Copenhagen
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Cabin Category: M
Cabin Number: 8033
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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This was our 3rd Royal Caribbean cruise, we booked with them again as our prior experience had been so enjoyable. We arrived into Copenhagen 3 days early in order to rest and see the city. As we are reasonably fit and in our early 60s we opted for the city bus (#5A) from the airport (23DK each) to our room in a private residence near the airport (booked via as a B&B). The bus stop was a short walk from the bag claim, exit thru the revolving door, walk about 100 ft. The bus driver was very helpful, spoke good english and said he would tell us where our stop was. No problem with our baggage onto the bus. Once off the bus 1.5 blocks to the residence with private entry and private bath; 600DK/night. We were warned about the cost of what we as travelers would need for daily expense and they were right. By U.S. standards this is a very expensive city for transportation, admissions, eating and room cost. We bought food at the nearby market and ate in the room and tried to economize on food costs. The transit system is all linked,ticket wise so it is easy and convenient to get around town. Everyone seems to speak english so getting help was easy. One caution - do not assume a credit card will be accepted, most of the vendors needed a pin to accept visa or master card so ask first and always have local currency available. A typical meal might be $18 to $20 each without liquor. We paid 90DK for 2 hot dogs and 2 drinks, that was typical of what you can expect. 1 DK is approximately 18 cents

The biggest negative with this particular cruise was 4 port stops in 4 straight days. A day of no port might have been good to rest and regroup. We had the early dining and not all seats were taken; we heard that the Europeans preferred the later, 830pm seating. Evening dining in the aquarius was usually outstanding for selection, quality and service. Our evening shows were normally at 900pm, lasting about 1 hour and included, 2 stage production shows with the RC dancers and singers, 1 magician, 1 juggler, 1 Motown group from England, who did a good job, plus local talent brought on twice, mentioned below. We were warned the ship had not undergone refurbishment but felt it was in great shape overall with only a few places where any wear could be seen. About 1/2 of the cruisers were Danish and announcements were made in Danish and English. Other cruisers were agreeable and friendly and it was just another great Royal Caribbean experience. We have already booked our next cruise while on board to take advantage of the reduced deposit and on board credit. Of course there was the Crown & Anchor society get together with wine and appetizers. Royal Caribbean does so many things well we continue to recommend them to our friends, and their experiences mirror ours.

Publication Date: 10/03/10
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