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Royal Caribbean Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western Caribbean from New Orleans
Cruiser Rating
4.3
Very Good
245 reviews
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Vision Not 20-20
"I have been on this ship many times and have always considered it one of my favorite smaller ships in the line. However things seemed to have changed a bit in the last year or so. This trip consisted of two one..."Read More
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Fast Alongside

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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Vision Not 20-20

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Fast Alongside

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I have been on this ship many times and have always considered it one of my favorite smaller ships in the line. However things seemed to have changed a bit in the last year or so. This trip consisted of two one week cruises back to back. Midway through the first cruise the female cruise director was replaced by a fellow named Steve. Fairly soon thereafter the atmosphere on the ship seemed to ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

131 Helpful Votes


Smaller ship than usual but still loads of fun!

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Pancha Villa

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Had wanted to cruise out of New Orleans forever so once this particular cruise became available I reserved my cabin at best price immediately. The trip on the Mississippi River is quite rough, in fact the first 24 hours was rough so I suggest putting on those pressure point wrist bands on within the first 2 hours and leaving them on though out the night. Since the ship is much smaller than ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Interior

2 Helpful Votes


Very Relaxed Cruise

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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ameliasmom

10+ Cruises

Age 30s

The ship was very dated but overall clean and well-kept. Most of the staff was very friendly and personable. Our room stewart, Clover, was amazing and really made us feel at home. The Guest Services staff needed some work. They gave the impression that we were inconveniencing them by asking questions or addressing any problems. The ship was on the smaller size so there wasn't much in line of ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

6 Helpful Votes


Fabulous mother/daughter cruise out of New Orleans

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gardengal68

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise for two reasons. We wanted to visit New Orleans and the price was phenomenal! Embarkation was fast and easy, being the only ship in town that day. I agree that the ship is a bit dated and has a few maintenance issues. This was obvious in a few areas such as the public restrooms where toilet paper holders were broken or sinks did not work. There were also a few areas where ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Ocean View

2 Helpful Votes


Great service and lots of space

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Ginniandwillie

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

We are Platinum with Carnival but decided to join friends who were taking a trip on the Vision. We were a little skeptical about being newbies on Royal and selecting an older, smaller ship on top of that, but we were pleasantly surprised. Embarkation port was in New Orleans, very easy and quick process. We had no problems bringing a 12 pack of our favorite soda on board. Cabins were ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Not bad

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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lpaulow

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Got to New Orleans port at 9:30, they didn’t start letting guests start checking in with cruise staff til 10. I believe we were on the ship by 11:30 (we are not diamond club, just first time on royal). If you want to carry your baggage off yourself at end of cruise in self-assist, we were getting off the ship at around 7:17 a.m., through customs and out of terminal just after 7:30. Back to car ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Maybe too small for anyone that gets seasick...

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tshutterbug26

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Our daughter booked this cruise for her family, which included a 6 year old, 4 year old, and a 14 month old. We found an interior room a few doors down last minute so we booked our cruise to join them. I knew nothing about Royal Caribbean or the ship when we booked. Our previous cruises have been on Carnival. We really liked the layout of the ship and we could easily get anywhere within a few ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children

2 Helpful Votes


First time on Vision, not first time cruiser

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Joan W

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We loved Vision of the Seas. We’ve sailed on Oasis and although it has more things, we loved the friendliness of the other guests, the staff, the cleanliness and the ability to find things to do on the ship much better. I live near Baltimore but chose to cruise out of New Orleans. We had a great time and loved sailing from there as well as Baltimore. Grandeur and Vision are so similar. The ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Ocean View

3 Helpful Votes


Super Small boat dedicated to people in their 80s or older.

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blonde polack

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Our original cruise itinerary was changed via Royal Caribbean cuz they decided to take our boat out of service for maintenance. Left with no choice due to the dates we had locked in we were forced to pick this boat. The crew and staff were beyond great!! BUT the boat needs to be gutted and completely overhauled. Its old and stinky. Everything smelled like pee. The boat only has 2 bars ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Spacious Ocean View Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Wonderful Service but Not a Lot to Do

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Chocolateislife

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We traveled the week before Christmas with our two kids 10 & 13. We had a wonderful time because that is what we made it! Though there were some cons, we figure life is what you make it. Pros: Service. The service was amazing. Everyone from our room steward to the dining staff did everything they could to ensure we were happy and taken care of. Our daughter is sensitive to gluten and ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


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