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Vision of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1160 reviews
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First leg of 26 day cruise

Review for Vision of the Seas to Canada & New England
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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2017
Cabin: Grand Suite

After 5 days in Quebec, boarded the Vision of the Seas for the 1st leg of our back to back to Galveston. I am only going to review the ship.

Embarkation was a breeze at 12:30 pm. No line, speedy check in, on ship in minutes, cabin available.

MJ, in Concierge, is wonderful. Always pleasant and helpful. Due to the number of D+ and Pinnacle, a portion of the Viking Crown lounge was blocked for the overflow.

Cabin Review

Grand Suite

Cabin GS

Initial cabin was on deck 7, mid ship, premier OV. Unpacked then headed off to meet friends (11) who loined us on this cruise and check dining table.

24 hours later we were playing bingo when last game - we won the Grand Suite for the balance of the cruise - 11 days!!

Staff moved us late afternoon.

The suite was comfortable, lots of room and storage with a fabulour bathroom.

Our cabin Steward, Anton, was wonderful.

Staff moved us to the Suite on deck 8; beautiful, spacious and well furnished.

Unfortunately, deck 8 is below Windjammer and pool deck. Noise begins at 6am with something heavy being drug across floor as well as a lot of stomping feet! Not good for suite guests. Absolutely loved the Suite, would not book deck 8 again on the Vision as we heard of same issues from others further back on same deck.

As we were doing the back to back and not in the GS for the second leg, staff moved us while docked at Cape Liberty.

Port Reviews

Corner Brook

A very small town with little to do. The fall foliage was beautiful, but this area is more known for winter snowmobiling. Walked around then back to the ship.

Quebec City

Arrived 5 days prior to cruise to enjoy this beautiful City. Weather was perfect except for cool, rainy day on Sunday. This did not stop us from walking to and visiting the Citadel. Our small boutique hotel was perfectly locatedd across from the Hotel Frontenac and just baove Basse-Ville (lower Quebec). A true walking City with much to see as it was decorated for the Thanksgiving weekend.

We found great restaurants, enjoyed the food tour, Hop on Hop off tour, night lighting of the Frontenac and quaint streets. Lots of tourists intown, but were able to avoind crowds at most places. Will definitely return for a longer visit.

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Very pretty old town with lots of fall foliage color. A mariners town with monuments to the Canadian Merchant Navy and Merchant Seamen lost in 3 wars. Also visited The Anglican Church of St. George established in 1785.

Portland (Maine)

The day was spent walking around town, eating lobster, checking out a few pubs and enjoying the beautiful weather; clear and cool.

Rockland

Small town with lots of history. Home to some of the Windjammers that sail the coast in summer, now winterized.

By chance, found Bixby & Co. a chocolatier - worth the walk. Bought lots which made it home to enjoy!

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