Vision of the Seas Review

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Review for the Baltic Sea Cruise on Vision of the Seas
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First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

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Sail Date: Jul 2010
Cabin: Large Interior Stateroom

This is our third cruise - and our first with Royal Caribbean. First of all, I have to strongly disagree with those who criticized the decor and cleanliness of the ship. We thought the decor of the ship was beautiful, up-to-date, and well-maintained. The carpet designs, the furniture, the artwork (sculpture and paintings especailly in the stairwells, the layout of the public places, and the wonderful windows made cruising enjoyable and even luxurious for us. Even though the ship was filled to capacity, the public lounging areas always felt spacious. The same can't be said for the shop and photography areas, however, which were narrow and often crowded.

Our cabin was one of the larger inside cabins, and though I felt, at first, that the space was smaller than what we had on other ships, we found that the storage and amenities were more than sufficient. And, while the ship did have the system of inserting a card in the door to indicate when we wanted service, still the service and cleanup were efficiently done twice a day. Even though the staff didn't hover around the cabin as they had in other ships, still they were never far from the room and we saw our staff person frequently. What we were surprised about and missed, however, were the heavy mats that other ships had on the bed for packing and unpacking one's suitcase and, even more, the basket (mailbox)outside the cabin door for news (both ship and outside). Ship news was delivered (inside) to our cabin during the time we were in the dining room for dinner - but the ship didn't offer any type of world news at all - not into the cabins - and no newspapers in the ship's library. There were also no lectures detailing the history of the places we would visit - just some photo highlights of each tour on a ship TV station.

Food choices were varied and food presentation was great in the Aquarious dining room. Not so in the Windjammer where the choices were bascially the same each day (but extensive). Our dining room waiter, Francisco, was excellent - fast, professional, courteous, and friendly. The one time that we ordered in for dinner, he called us to see whether everything was delivered to our cabin okay. The room service, however, though quick to arrive, was too slow to be removed.

Cabin Review

Large Interior Stateroom

Cabin L

Good location - right near stairs and elevator - down the hall from Aquarious dining room and Centrum. Room was small, but efficiently designed.

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