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We chose this cruise to get some much needed rest, sleep and sunshine having done the same cruise on Splendour of the seas last year. We found Vision of the Seas a bit tired and not as nice as Splendour. Embarkation and disembarkation were quite smooth. We found that the menu choices in the Main Dining Room were poor on some evenings. The (always busy) Windjammer food was consistently fresh when we ate at lunchtime and breakfast in the cabin was generally fine. We had a fantastic meal at Chop's Grille but did not enjoy our meal at Giovanni's table. We chose our shows carefully and enjoyed the Beatles tribute band and Bruce Parker and watched 2 movies on deck which we really enjoyed. Most of the time service was good and our waiter and assistant were very good but sometimes food service in the main dining room was a bit slow. We only booked one excursion, the hop on/off bus, via the ship in Muscat as we had already visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi before. We really enjoyed the bus tour. Although the we enjoyed the winter sunshine we felt that even from January 2016, RCI has cut back a lot on what it provides while trying to sell lots of extras to you. Overall the quality of this cruise was inferior to that of last January and the issue with noise in our cabin, overall reduction in service and the poor way in which our complaint was handled, make it unlikely that we will sail with RCI again.

Not a good as last year!

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review by Denbears

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We chose this cruise to get some much needed rest, sleep and sunshine having done the same cruise on Splendour of the seas last year.

We found Vision of the Seas a bit tired and not as nice as Splendour.

Embarkation and disembarkation were quite smooth. We found that the menu choices in the Main Dining Room were poor on some evenings. The (always busy) Windjammer food was consistently fresh when we ate at lunchtime and breakfast in the cabin was generally fine. We had a fantastic meal at Chop's Grille but did not enjoy our meal at Giovanni's table.

We chose our shows carefully and enjoyed the Beatles tribute band and Bruce Parker and watched 2 movies on deck which we really enjoyed.

Most of the time service was good and our waiter and assistant were very good but sometimes food service in the main dining room was a bit slow.

We only booked one excursion, the hop on/off bus, via the ship in Muscat as we had already visited Dubai and Abu Dhabi before. We really enjoyed the bus tour.

Although the we enjoyed the winter sunshine we felt that even from January 2016, RCI has cut back a lot on what it provides while trying to sell lots of extras to you. Overall the quality of this cruise was inferior to that of last January and the issue with noise in our cabin, overall reduction in service and the poor way in which our complaint was handled, make it unlikely that we will sail with RCI again.
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Cabin 7620
The cabin was reasonably spacious with ample storage space. However, there was dirt/mould on the PVC of the balcony doors and the balcony floor was stained. The bed and pillows were comfortable.
We had a significant problem at night with noise from The Schooner Bar as the cabin was almost directly above the piano/microphone and we could hear every note played and word sung until midnight, or just after on some occasions. This prevented us from sleeping and getting the rest that we needed. RCI did not take the complaint seriously enough and tried to suggest it had never been a problem. We were unable to move cabin as the ship was full. Eventually after much persistence by my husband, the noise was turned down for the last 2 nights. If you are planning on trying to sleep before midnight, avoid this cabin.
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