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Vision of the Seas Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Nice smaller, older ship

Vision of the Seas Cruise Review by Kcdaugherty

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jan 2019
  • Destination: the Bahamas

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, which was to include CocoCay, Bahamas, and Key West. We have been to the Bahamas, but were eager to see CocoCay and revisit Key West. Unfortunately, CocoCay wasn't completed on time and we were diverted to Miami. We weren't especially interested in Miami but we were able to visit South Beach for about $14 each way via Uber.

The Vision is a small ship, and had recently been in dry dock in November 2018. A crew member told us that the ship was in for maintenance issues, rather than refurbishing.

We had a cabin with a balcony that had an unobstructed view. The cabin was arranged with the vanity dresser near the balcony door rather than near the cabin entry door. We had the beds set up with two twins. This set-up would not work well for a passenger requiring a walker or wheelchair due to very narrow spaces between the end of the bed and the wall.

This ship does not have updated technology to allow you to access your account on the TV, not see the daily schedule or dining options. It also does not support the Royal Caribbean app.

Service on the ship was average to very good, with one notable exception (a rather rude server in the Park Cafe.We had My Time dining and requested to share a table, and had little to no wait being seated. The food was very good, with offerings typical if Royal Caribbean.

The onboard entertainment included three comedians, Jimmy Hopper, and two production shows. The production shows were very good. We missed one of the comedians and Kimmy Hopper, and didn't care for one of the comedians. The third comedian was also a juggler and was very entertaining.

We had one shore excursions in Key West, which included the trolley and the ;Butterfly Conservator, which was really enjoued.

The cruise overall was very good. Although the ship is smaller, it was in good condition. We prefer larger ships with updated technology, so we would not likely sail on this ship again.

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