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Istanbul Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas Cruise Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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OH YAAAAYYY

Review for Vision of the Seas to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

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MRS Birmingham
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We have just returned from a wonderful cruise and have the obligatory air con cold to prove it. We booked an internal room as we have found as its so dark this is the best sleep we ever get. We never sleep in long at home. We took the tip of another reviewer and brought a tiny torch so we could find the loo in the night. Great Tip. We felt no vibration and at times forgot we were at sea. Only ...
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Sail Date: November 2011

Cabin Type: Interior Stateroom


Concierge Class falls short of expectation

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gbs
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Royal Caribbean Vision of the Sea Istanbul and the Holy Land departing 28 October 2012 Grand Suite 8518 The three star rating is based on the experience of a suite booking. Had a lower grade been booked the rating would have been higher. This voyage was selected for its chance of a first visit to Israel at a time that suited me. We have cruised before, on Cunard, Silversea, Fred Olsen and ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Grand Suite


Thumbs up for Vision of the seas

Review for Vision of the Seas to Middle East

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paddyzim
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We booked this cruise because it was amazingly good value, and also gave us the opportunity to visit Israel. We arrived not sure what to expect - and after reading such negative reviews of Vision we were apprehensive to say the least. We thought we would probably "get what you paid for" but it completed surpassed anything we could imagine. It was wonderful. Our rooms were much bigger than we ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom

Traveled with children


Met most expectations for an enjoyable cruise.

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

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marksocal
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Overall: I had an enjoyable vacation. I was never "wowed" on board, nor was anything terrible on board (well, except for the coffee, which was about the worst I've ever tasted). This was my 6th cruise in 7 years, so I do not fall into the category of avid cruiser. Previous cruise experiences included 3 Celebrity, 1 Royal Caribbean (Radiance), and one NCL. Embarkation: Embarkation in ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Eastern Med/Holyland

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Deckhandoug
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this cruise about a year out because it had 3 areas we really wanted to see: Istanbul, Egypt and Israel. Unfortunately due to the "Arab Spring" Egypt was dropped as a port so we got one more port in Greece and they added an overnight in Israel. A plus was that due to the unrest in the region the price of our cruise kept dropping and we ended up with a really good deal, almost a quarter ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


Chosen for the itinerary, but the ship didn't disappoint

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John Bull
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Chosen for its interesting itinerary, this cruise from Istanbul went to Haifa, Ashdod, Athens, Kusadasi, back to Istanbul. And it gave good shore time, including overnites & evening departures. We're Brits, we booked late through a T/A who had an excellent eye for an opportunity. The ship had obviously been under-booked, so with RCI slashing prices but no flight availability, the T/A had lined ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


This Year in Jerusalem

Review for Vision of the Seas to Middle East

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cruise pup
10+ Cruises

This cruise turned out to be a bargain and so was the airfare to and from Istanbul. I spent a few days before the cruise in Istanbul since hotels were ridiculously cheap. Unfortunately the weather was miserable for the entire stay. Transfer to cruise ship was very easy and boarding took no time at all. I was on the Vision about 12 years ago and it was nice to see that it has held up very well. ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


ddanorman

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ddanorman
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

Due to a lack of proper sanitation/hygienic conditions on the ship, there was an outbreak (publicly announced throughout the ship) of a gastrointestinal virus which I contracted. My immune system was not up to battling the bug, I could not function nor eat for one full day and thereafter medically quaranteed for 24 hours. Unfortunately, the virus struck at a very critical time so I missed what I ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Exceeded Expectations

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lsnhc
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Unable to resist the almost ridiculously low rates for this voyage and the availablity of very reasonably priced air from NY to Istanbul, my wife and I decided to return to the Mediterranean. Let me state - unequivocally - that this trip met or exceeded all expectations. The ship, while obviously older (1998), was in very good shape. It does show some age with some of the design and ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Large Ocean View Stateroom


Ancient Lands in Eastern Mediterranean

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AteErNok
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The ship stayed in Istanbul the first night. This made for a pleasant embarkation. I arrived at 2 pm (12 noon opening) and walked right on the ship. There were no lines and my luggage was in the room in an hour. We explored the ship and ate at the WindJammer. Please note that if you are talking the Metro (formally Tram-1), don't get off until the second to last stop. I got off just past the ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Large Interior Stateroom


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