CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Vision of the Seas Mexico February 13, 2005

This was our 6th cruise, 4th with the RCCL. There were 70 people in our "Hot Rod Cruise Group." We enjoyed the cruise and rated it good to excellent overall. We were able to board the ship by noon and it all went smoothly. We are not picky eaters but enjoyed all the food and thought many dishes were excellent. We ate every breakfast and lunch at the Windjammer or at the pool for hamburgers or pizza. Our waiter was good but we did not receive the normal cruise service we have come to expect. But he was friendly and always had a smile. Every night we had to give him our standing orders of drinks, etc. and the service was slow. Several of our other tables had excellent service. The entertainment was enjoyable and had lots of variety. My favorite was the group who did the tribute to the Temptations. We participated in the 50's night.

We are antique car owners and builders this is the era we enjoy the most. We also joined in on the Vision Quest. This not to be missed! It is an adult type savenger hunt. Of course 2 of our groups won the prizes. My friend Kathy won the hula hoop contest and was able to set a new record of 31 hoops! The Newlywed game was hilarious too. I enjoyed that the hot tubs are now open until midnight. We did our own tours in Cabo and Mazatlan but signed up for the Historic Towns and Tequila making tour with RCCL. It was an excellent tour as we experienced the true flavor of Mexico. We enjoyed seeing the small towns around the city and visited a wood carving studio and a tortilla factory. We enjoyed the stop at the old world tequila making factory. Pacho was a delight and the great grandson of the founders. This was a bargain at only $28.00 each. The snorkeling in Santa Maria Bay was nice but the water very cool this time of the year. The fish were plentiful and we would do it again. I would also sign up for this cruise and this ship again. If fact several of us thought we could do this every few years as it is a reasonable price for us as we live on the west coast. I have found with cruising go with the right attitude and make some of your own fun and you will have a blast!

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