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MS European Vision

Your Rating:Three Stars
Reviewed by: Steve Spence
# previous cruises: 1
Date of Trip: March 10, 2002
Itinerary: Caribbean - Eastern

You must pay for everything on board except your meals. they nickel and dime you, even using a basketball. water etc. is not free. The restaurants are fair at best and only are open at certain times. If you didn't want to go to the dinner, there was nowhere to eat. Buffets were non-existent.

Public Areas
Very spacious, great pool and disco. The disco however catered only to the majority, we were small in numbers as Canadians, only 115, compared to 1,500 europeans, but they could have played other music other than constant Salsa. Casino excellent, lounges, excellent.

Food and Service
Food was fair at best. Breakfast was breakfast, lunch was ok, on the deck it was either burgers or pizza, when one opened the other closed. Not much of a buffet, only twice at midnight, and food not worth the wait. Too fancy when a snack or sandwich would been okay

Despite having two adults and two teenage boys in a quad, there was plenty of space, lots of closets and lots of room in the shower. Never ran out of hot water

The shows were fair, the staff and "animaters" were excellent. They knew are names, danced with us at the casino, and always were smiling.

We went ashore at every port and took a taxi to the beach or walked around the town. Aruba, Curacao, Margarita Island, Mayreau Island, Guadaloupe and St. Barth's, and Santo Domingo. We didn't go on any excursions because the costs were crazy, especially for a family of 4. There was sort of a teens club, but none went there because it wasn't organized. They should have called all the teens together at first day and introduced them.

Who Goes
Mostly Europeans, few Canadians, no Americans. This is a new ship to the Caribbean and was the first time teens were really aboard during March break. They weren't sure what to do with them. The europeans didn't have kids and were mainly very rude. I can speak 3 languages and it's not because we didn't understand them, they were just plane rude.

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