We just returned from a week aboard the Vision of the Seas. Having previously cruised on the Oasis of the Seas with RCC, I was not sure what to expect from an older, smaller ship. However, we had a great time and were pleased with the experience. While the ship is dated, it is clean and well maintained. In contrast to our cruise last year on Norwegian (Pride of America), the staff and service from Royal Caribbean was again excellent. You feel like the crew on RCC ships is genuinely passionate about customer service.
This cruise had a younger crowd than we expected, and there were few children. The three members of our party are between 32 and 41 with no children, so this was a positive for us. However, if you are at a more mature stage in life or have children, this may be a negative. The food was good, and the entertainment was fun. We did experience some fairly rough seas on this trip, and the ship could not dock in Costa Maya due to weather. But, that did not bother our party much, although I am sure some others were disappointed.
Excursion wise, we thoroughly enjoyed all of our experiences. The highlight was the Eco Forest Hike in Roatan led by Michael Price. He is very knowledgeable about the jungle and highly entertaining. We really enjoyed it. We did the Belize Zoo and boat ride in Belize and a beach day in Cozumel. Both were very enjoyable.
We hiked through the jungle lead by our guide Michael Price. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining, and we learned a lot about the plants and animals on the island. Highly recommended.
The beach break as what you would expect. The resort visited, Playa Mia, was nice with two pools, massages, shops, bars and food, as well as an obstacle course floating off shore.