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Stephanie Matthews

Age: 16

Occupation:student

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean

Ship: Vision of the Seas

Sailing Date: December 23rd, 2001

Itinerary: Mexican Riveria

Mexican Riveria

What a great vacation!!! What a great ship!!! What great service!!!

As you can tell, this vacation was definitely the best vacation ever. I spent most of the cruise with my cousin Caroline. We had the best time making new friends and learning about the waiters and where they were from. Gustavo from Costa Rico was our waiter. Andrea from Chile was our assistant waitress. Both of them were awesome. Very attentive. Halil, our head waiter, was a lot of fun, and enjoyed singing a lot. Mustafa was a joy to talk to, as to how he had a great sense of humor. Sabastian from Chile had to be the cutest guy ever!!! Very nice too. Soon from South Africa, was Caroline's 'Gorgeous South African Import'. Ismail and Bulent, who were from Turkey, were lots of fun to talk to. Bulent was really nice, along with being "very well done", and Ismail was VERY handsome. Much more, too, just too many to name.

The food on this cruise was very good, just like the service. Wherever you went there were crew members who could make you smile no matter what your mood. Some walk around singing, and some even walk around saying little rhymes like "you got to be boozing' while you cruising'". I was on a different royal Caribbean ship 3 years ago, and all the royal Caribbean crew really do whatever it takes to make their guests enjoy their cruise.

The ports were lots of fun, as well. Cabo San Lucas, was not very busy as to the fact that we were there on Christmas, so many stores were closed. Mazatlan was awesome, though I think I liked the taxi rides the best. Puerto Villarta was really beautiful. There were a lot of really neat sculptures on the sidewalks (I'm an artist so I appreciate things like that).

The ship, though, had to be the best part. There were great activities onboard as well. The midnight buffets were all top-of-the-line. The Dancing under the stars event was very fun. And on Christmas eve, there was Caroling in the Centrum, which was pretty amazing. The entertainment was spectacular. There was not one night I walked away disappointed.

This cruise was the best, and I would not make any complaints about anything. It was a great cruise, and I hope I get to go on another one real soon!!!

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