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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. Many times we found ourselves in the Diamond lounge due to friends status. Service in Diamond was abominable. More staff is needed. Felt sorry for the bartender as most were going to the bar to get drinks as no floor staff in sight! We enjoyed breakfast in Giovanni's as we were in a suite. However, service was abysmal at best. Two wait staff working hard with three officers standing around doing nothing. Took forever to get waited on, even longer to receive complete breakfast. Enough suite guests and Pinnacle complained that another officer was brought in to oversee service. There was a remarkable change for the better almost immediately. The first leg we had late seating in main dining room and did not take advantage of any of the specialty restaurants.Our waiter and asst. waiter were excellent. No complaints about food or service. We took part in a galley and bridge tour. Have done both, but on larger class ships. As usual, impressed with the galley staff with all they produce in 24 hours. Also wanted to view the smaller facilities. The Bridge tour was the best ever! A young man from the U.K., an apprentice officer 4 months on the Vision, was outstanding.

First leg of 26 day cruise

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review by Galveston Cruiser

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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.

Many times we found ourselves in the Diamond lounge due to friends status. Service in Diamond was abominable. More staff is needed. Felt sorry for the bartender as most were going to the bar to get drinks as no floor staff in sight!

We enjoyed breakfast in Giovanni's as we were in a suite. However, service was abysmal at best. Two wait staff working hard with three officers standing around doing nothing. Took forever to get waited on, even longer to receive complete breakfast. Enough suite guests and Pinnacle complained that another officer was brought in to oversee service. There was a remarkable change for the better almost immediately.

The first leg we had late seating in main dining room and did not take advantage of any of the specialty restaurants.Our waiter and asst. waiter were excellent. No complaints about food or service.

We took part in a galley and bridge tour. Have done both, but on larger class ships. As usual, impressed with the galley staff with all they produce in 24 hours. Also wanted to view the smaller facilities.

The Bridge tour was the best ever! A young man from the U.K., an apprentice officer 4 months on the Vision, was outstanding.
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Cabin Review

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom
Cabin GS 8012
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.
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