Vision of the Seas Review

3.5 / 5.0
1,209 reviews

Nice ship, horrible food and excursion desk staff, tiny stateroom

Review for the Panama Canal & Central America Cruise on Vision of the Seas
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Nov 2018
Cabin: Interior

We took a 16 day cruise from LA to New Orleans. This was out 5th RC cruise. We’ve enjoyed the others. The ship was nice, not too big. The cruise director was wonderful. Very friendly and creative. On this cruise however the dining room food was worse than terrible. We were in second seating. Food consistently arrived over cooked, cold, and not as described in the menu. Try a baked potatoe that has been overlooked so it’s brown inside, and then cold so butter won’t melt. Or a steak ordered medium rare that comes out well done. Ok. Mistakes happen, but not in every order, for all 8 people at the table. We complained, sent food back, spoke to a head waiter, always met with excuses and denials. Finally a chef came to our table. He was confused. Couldn’t understand how it was happening, and offered to fix all our food the next night himself.

We spoke with other passengers. People in first seating had no complaints, while 2nd seating had consistent problems. One couple who were cruising back to back said the food on the previous cruise was excellent, it this cruise was terrible.

The chef fixed our food and it was better, not great, but improved through the last five nights of the cruise.

Cabin Review


The cabin was extremely tiny. Even though my husband had to refrigerate His insulin there was no refrigerator. We were told there were refrigerators in the higher decks. Finally one was brought in, but it took up a lot of the sparse space. Our room steward was excellent, but the stateroom was the worst I have ever had on a ship. It was extremely noisy, with metal doors slamming and banging metal on metal sounds all night. We had no idea where the noise was coming from.

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Puerto Quetzal (Antigua)

We took a tour of Antigua and saw the volcano, and the village destroyed. Y a recent eruption. I loved this tour.

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