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Vision of the Seas Review

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May 11, 2013 - Scandinavian and Russia Cruise

Review for Vision of the Seas to Europe - Black Sea
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jv_nyc
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: May 2013
Cabin: Grand Suite

On May 11, 2013, we embarked on the Vision of the Seas for a Scandinavian and Russia Cruise. Starting in Copenhagen, with stops in Tallinn, Estonia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden before returning to Copenhagen. We booked Grand Suite 8508. Were a husband and wife in our thirties and this was our eighth cruise together (five on RCCL, one on Celebrity, one on Cunard and one on Regent).

Boarding in Copenhagen was easy (love the priority line for Suite Guests), and we had about an hour and a half before the rooms would be ready at 1pm, so we went up to the pool bar and met Melvin. Melvin was so welcoming and starting telling us all about the ship and what to do on board. He also confirmed for us that in lieu of a Concierge Lounge, Suite Guests could go to the Viking Crown Lounge nightly from 5-8:30pm for drinks and appetizers. It was nice to get this confirmation early in the cruise because we hadnt really seen a definitive answer. Diamond and above also joined us in the VCL during this time for their nightly event.

When our room was ready, we headed down there, and wow, the Grand Suite on the Vision blew the Grand Suite on the Navigator away. Its smaller, but the layout is the same, the biggest difference is the balcony and the windows. Basically, the entire wall is floor to ceiling glass, so you can see everything going by. We loved this because on the days it was a little too chilly to sit on the balcony, we could still watch the world sail by from our couch or bed. No noise complaints or any real issues, we did hear a little thumping from deck nine above as things were being set up, but nothing that bothered us. The cabin is in great ship for a ship that hasnt been refurbed yet, and if you just keep that in mind, youll be pleasantly surprised.

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Wow, the Grand Suite on the Vision blew us away. Its smaller than what we had on the Voyager Class, but the layout is the same, the biggest difference is the balcony and the windows. Basically, the entire wall is floor to ceiling glass, so you can see everything going by. We loved this because on the days it was a little too chilly to sit on the balcony, we could still watch the world sail by from our couch or bed. No noise complaints or any real issues, we did hear a little thumping from deck nine above as things were being set up, but nothing that bothered us. The cabin is in great ship for a ship that hasnt been refurbed yet, and if you just keep that in mind, youll be pleasantly surprised.

The facet in the right sink leaks a little, but you just have to turn it off at the right angle, and it'll stop.

Ive posted pictures of our suite on Flickr below because I know how hard it was to find Grand Suite photos on the Vision.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9586028...7633533612436/

Happy Cruising!

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