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New Orleans to the Western Caribbean Royal Caribbean Cruise Reviews
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"My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on Vision. We chose it for two reasons. We wanted to spend a day or two in New Orleans so we looked for a ship leaving from that port. We also wanted to be..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Fabulous mother/daughter cruise out of New Orleans

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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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


First time on Vision, not first time cruiser

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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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


Christmas Cruise

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Valley Boy

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first Christmas Cruise and it was a fantastic time. We spent three nights in New Orleans, the city is amazing, The southern hospitality and the music makes it a must visit place. We boarded the Vision early and it was a very quick check in. This was the smallest ship that we had sailed on and we weren’t sure what to expect. It did not take long to realize that this ship ticked all ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Interior

3 Helpful Votes


Make New Friends

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Buzzbea

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on Vision. We chose it for two reasons. We wanted to spend a day or two in New Orleans so we looked for a ship leaving from that port. We also wanted to be cruising rather than dealing with any departure problems on December 23. Vision's itinerary was perfect. If you are "willing to share", breakfast in the Main Dining room is a ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

6 Helpful Votes


Excellent service

Review for Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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HazeGray

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our second cruise on the Vision, our last was in 2006. Our check-in at the Port of New Orleans was smooth and efficient. Although the ship is on of the smallest in the fleet, we did not find our selves crowded in. We could always find a place to sit back and relax and play cards. We always found a seat in the Windjammer regardless of the time of day. My time dinning was always ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Interior

4 Helpful Votes


Honeymooner's First Cruise

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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thecatwedding

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We went on our first cruise for our honeymoon. We loved our experience on Serenade of the Seas. Our room was an interior room on the 2nd level, 2005. The cruise director was great and for the most part there was always something interesting to do. There were enough food options to always be well fed (not all food was great but most was pretty good). We enjoyed out 8pm dining in the main ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)


Honeymooner's First Cruise

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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thecatwedding

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

We went on our first cruise for our honeymoon. We loved our experience on Serenade of the Seas. Our room was an interior room on the 2nd level, 2005. The cruise director was great and for the most part there was always something interesting to do. There were enough food options to always be well fed (not all food was great but most was pretty good). We enjoyed out 8pm dining in the main ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)


We had a great first cruise on Serenade

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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nolafun985

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Hi! We just returned from the 3-28 to 4-4 Western Caribbean sailing on Serenade of the Seas out of New Orleans. We are still newbies, but I thought I’d post our experiences in case it helps anyone else. Prior to our cruise I learned so much from CruiseCritic! I really think it made our experience more enjoyable. Our family included myself, husband, 16 y.o. son, and 17 y.o. son. About a week ...
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Sail Date: March 2015

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony

Traveled with children

3 Helpful Votes


A Quick Cruise Review

Review for Serenade of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

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Raxter54

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We are back from our cruise on the Serenade of the Seas. This was our first ever cruise, and we really enjoyed the experience. I've broken the review down into segments concerning different aspects of the cruise. Embarkation – I read several reports that Royal Caribbean does embarkation well at NOLA. Our experience is that these reports are true. From parking garage to standing at the entrance to ...
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Sail Date: February 2015

Departure Port: Palermo (Sicily)

Cabin Type: Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony


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