Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 80
    Sound and graphics are unchanged from previous iterations of the series of course, and there’s nothing here that will convert you to The Sims if you never liked the series before. For Sims fanatics though, there will be plenty here to keep you entertained for another dozen hours.
  2. The vacation activities are certainly an entertaining break from the drudgery of everyday Sim life, and the new jewelry options and photo-taking feature are a nice addition to the game.
  3. The newest Sims add-on is an extensive holiday package with a lot of places to go and plenty of things to do. It is well made, but adds nothing really new to the game. You have that nice sensation that you’ve seen it all many times before. Also, the game’s a little slow from time to time even if you have a brand new computer. [Nov 2007]
  4. It doesn't add as much as the University Expansion, but it's fun. [Nov 2007, p.84]
  5. Luckily, this expansion pack does the series proud. [Dec 2007, p.88]
  6. Bon Voyage is a worthwhile expansion that makes plenty of neat little additions to The Sims 2.
  7. There is no lack of creative things you can do with Bon Voyage, and fans will enjoy it. On this vacation all the lifeguards are nice, and there is not a stingray in sight.
  8. It is time Maxis was held accountable for a product that has more bugs than it should – and fair-sized ones at that.
  9. As fun as malaria. [Christmas 2007, p.74]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Mar 8, 2013
    I'd say that this is the best Sims 2 expansion that I have played. It really enhances the idea of vacation in the Sims. It gives you tons of new items to work with and new things that you can do. It is also fun to build brand new vacation destinations for your Sims. A great expansion for a pretty good sim. Full Review »
  2. Sep 3, 2012
    For my opinion, this is the best expansion of The Sims 2. It doesn't only add new objects and possibilities, it adds the most special thing about the expansion, vacation. Exotic vacations and camping is full of enjoyments. You can rent a room in a hotel, where you can stay for 1 week max. What's good about vacations, is that you can meet people, and other stuff. 90 out of 100 Full Review »
  3. TomC.
    Sep 16, 2007
    Oh my god this was the best of all the 10 Sims 2 games. This game is great, finally a Sims 2 game that lets you travel. Buy it and love it!!!