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Vision of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Vision of the Seas Holy Land Cruise

Review for Vision of the Seas to the Western Mediterranean
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First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Oct 2009

Our ship was the best we have been on and the ports of call the most interesting.

The ship although over 20 years old was fantastic. Very modern looking with lots of space for passengers to spread out. Two pools, one outdoor and the other indoor. I counted 6 hot tubs. They are fairly small, with not very hot water and often crowded. You had to pick your time at the hot tub unless you wanted to rub legs with the hairy guy next to you. Deck lounges were plentiful outside on several decks and around the pools. There were two decks you could walk or jog entirely around the ship. The fitness center was excellent, although we did not spend much time there. We tried a seminar at the fitness center on controlling your metabolism that turned out to be a pitch for their detox service. This was very disappointing. We did not try the rock climbing wall but it looked like a lot of fun. The public spaces are excellent in their furnishings. The Masquerade Theater is very comfortable with great seating and a beautifully rich stage curtain.

The food was very good and lots of variety. You could eat almost any time. The main dining room was OK but not great. The Windjammer buffet was excellent. They have a great environment and the food stations are spread out so you do not get large crowds in any one serving area. They had a carving station that was available at every meal service. For breakfast there is an omelet bar with omelets or eggs made to order. Coffee & tea is available 24 hours. The only disappointment here was the wait staff that seemed to be indifferent to passengers carrying plates. (They have no trays so you have to juggle numerous plates, silverware and cups, etc.) The staff would not step aside to let you pass. Most other ships I cruised on the wait staff always deferred to passengers. There was a soft serve, non-fat yogurt machine outside the buffet that we fell in love with. We spent too much time in front of it. The only food venue that we were disappointed in was their little cafe adjoining the indoor pool. It mostly served hot dogs, hamburgers, BLT's and pizza. The food there was not very appetizing.

Cabin Review

Cabin was very well situated relative to the ship. It was on Deck 2 which made it close to the gangway for return to cabin without use of the elevators after a long excursion. The cabin is a little dated but adequate. The shower is very small which was not a problem for us but a little annoying sticking to the shower curtain. Our Cabin attendant, Martin, was excellent. He remembered our names after the first night.

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