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Vision of the Seas – Transatlantic – April 16th 2017 Overview A wonderful crossing for the second year in a row. We love the Vison Class ships. They have a very friendly staff in all parts of the ship. The food was very good the entertainment was mostly excellent. Embarkation We stayed at the Tremont Hotel in Galveston. It’s a marvelous old hotel located very close to the port. We didn’t go to the ship until close to 1 p.m. and were able to board quickly and head to the room Cabin – Ocean view 3628 Adequate size for us to store all our stuff. We chose to have the bed separated into two singles as it made the layout a lot friendlier with access to the window. There is no comfortable place to stay in the room for any length of time (so we didn’t). Cabin steward was OK (nothing extraordinary) On Board Nit-picks first – The music played on the ship was on a loop that ended up playing the same music at the SAME TIME every day! C’mon man! That’s just lazy. They had a shortage of martini glasses on the ship (yes you read that right). One night they served our martinis in wine glasses. Very weird (and unprofessional) The good- The Schooner Bar is our favorite before dinner place. An awesome bar! Food in the MDR was very good as well as the service. The solarium was our sea day hangout! Food in the Windjammer was good, but the same every day. Food in the Park Café was exactly the same limited menu every single day. We did not go to a specialty restaurant Entertainment on board was typical cruise ship stuff. The headliners were generally good, I am not a big fan of the ships singers and dancers, but they were ok too. The best was the Piano headliner Brook Aehron who was fantastic and then he brought on flutist Jaymee Coonjobeeharry who provided on of the best onboard shows I have seen! There was also a guest speaker talking about spying which I attended but it was only mildly interesting Ports San Juan – got off and looked around, had a beer and did some shopping and went back to the ship. Been there many times Porto Delgada – We took a ships tour to Crater Lake. We don’t often take the ships tours anymore, and now I remember why. You have to go to a meeting place and follow in a nice little line behind the girls with the sign and find your bus. I much prefer booking a trip on my own BUT this excursion was pleasant and the island is very nice! Sea Days! – HEAVEN! Malaga – (Spain Rocks). We took the shuttle to town (5 Euros return). Walked to the cathedral and went on the big Ferris wheel (again) for the views (20 euros) and had some a nice cold beer. Alicante – What a great place! Everything is close to the port. We walked around town, saw the old church and had something to eat and drink. Lots and Lots of restaurants! Palma. – A big rainstorm, We stayed on the ship. (It was $20 return for the shuttle! Ridiculous!) Barcelona – Straight to the airport this year. We were there last year for a few days.

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Vision of the Seas Cruise Review by Freedom55

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2018
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View
Vision of the Seas – Transatlantic – April 16th 2017

Overview

A wonderful crossing for the second year in a row. We love the Vison Class ships. They have a very friendly staff in all parts of the ship. The food was very good the entertainment was mostly excellent.

Embarkation

We stayed at the Tremont Hotel in Galveston. It’s a marvelous old hotel located very close to the port. We didn’t go to the ship until close to 1 p.m. and were able to board quickly and head to the room

Cabin – Ocean view 3628

Adequate size for us to store all our stuff. We chose to have the bed separated into two singles as it made the layout a lot friendlier with access to the window. There is no comfortable place to stay in the room for any length of time (so we didn’t). Cabin steward was OK (nothing extraordinary)

On Board

Nit-picks first –

The music played on the ship was on a loop that ended up playing the same music at the SAME TIME every day! C’mon man! That’s just lazy.

They had a shortage of martini glasses on the ship (yes you read that right). One night they served our martinis in wine glasses. Very weird (and unprofessional)

The good-

The Schooner Bar is our favorite before dinner place. An awesome bar!

Food in the MDR was very good as well as the service.

The solarium was our sea day hangout!

Food in the Windjammer was good, but the same every day.

Food in the Park Café was exactly the same limited menu every single day.

We did not go to a specialty restaurant

Entertainment on board was typical cruise ship stuff. The headliners were generally good, I am not a big fan of the ships singers and dancers, but they were ok too. The best was the Piano headliner Brook Aehron who was fantastic and then he brought on flutist Jaymee Coonjobeeharry who provided on of the best onboard shows I have seen!

There was also a guest speaker talking about spying which I attended but it was only mildly interesting

Ports

San Juan – got off and looked around, had a beer and did some shopping and went back to the ship. Been there many times

Porto Delgada – We took a ships tour to Crater Lake. We don’t often take the ships tours anymore, and now I remember why. You have to go to a meeting place and follow in a nice little line behind the girls with the sign and find your bus. I much prefer booking a trip on my own BUT this excursion was pleasant and the island is very nice!

Sea Days! – HEAVEN!

Malaga – (Spain Rocks). We took the shuttle to town (5 Euros return). Walked to the cathedral and went on the big Ferris wheel (again) for the views (20 euros) and had some a nice cold beer.

Alicante – What a great place! Everything is close to the port. We walked around town, saw the old church and had something to eat and drink. Lots and Lots of restaurants!

Palma. – A big rainstorm, We stayed on the ship. (It was $20 return for the shuttle! Ridiculous!)

Barcelona – Straight to the airport this year. We were there last year for a few days.
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Cabin Review

Spacious Ocean View
Cabin 1M 3628
Adequate size for us to store all our stuff. We chose to have the bed separated into two singles as it made the layout a lot friendlier with access to the window. There is no comfortable place to stay in the room for any length of time (so we didn’t). Cabin steward was OK (nothing extraordinary)
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