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  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-chilled-soup - Colorful, cool chilled soup provides a refreshing lift-me-up during a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-sea-scallops-chorizo - Pan Seared Sea Scallops and Chorizo, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-lemon-meringue-pie - Sky High Lemon Meringue Pie, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-potato-leek-spinach - Potato Leek and Spinach Tower, available from the kitchen of your Royal Caribbean ship.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-fish-tomato-chowder - Fish and Tomato Chowder, a popular soup on Royal Caribbean voyages.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-caramel-apple-pie - Caramel apple pie à la mode, a worthy dessert to top off your day on a Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Vision-of-the-Seas-Windjammer-Cafe - Buffet meals are served at the Windjammer Café, on deck 9 of Vision of the Seas.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Main-Dining-Apple-Parcels - In Royal Caribbean cruises, a favorite desert is apple parcels, made with puff pasty, apples, cinnamon, sugar and almond paste, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.
  • Royal-Caribbean-wait-staff - The staff in the dining rooms on Royal Caribbean cruises are charged with making sure that all dishes meet exacting standards.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Main-Dining-Room-food - Begin your meals with the vibrant flavors of land and sea during your Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-entree - Royal Caribbean menu options include free-range chicken as well as gluten-free and vegan/vegetarian dishes.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-entree-2 - Royal Caribbean chefs will  prepare your meals to your specifications.
  • Royal-Caribbean-main-dining-room - Dining options on Royal Caribbean cruises range from formal seating in the main dining room to more casual fare.
  • Royal-Caribbean-main-dining-room-2 - Royal Caribbean menus include dishes specially prepared to please the discerning palate of children.
  • Vision-of-the-Seas-dining-room - The two-level Aquarius, Vision of the Seas' main dining room, serves multi-course breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
  • Vision-of-the-Seas-Viking-Crown - Take in the views by day and party it up at night at the Viking Crown Lounge and Nightclub, on deck 11 of Vision of the Seas.
  • Vision-of-the-Seas-Centrum - Vision of the Seas' Centrum, a multi-level atrium and hub of the ship, hosts live music, art auctions, aerial shows and other entertainment.
  • Vision-of-the-Seas-Champagne-Bar - Where better to celebrate your first night cruising than Vision of the Seas' upscale Champagne Bar?
  • Vision-of-the-Seas-Some-Enchanted-Evening-Lounge - Vision of the Seas hosts eight bars and lounges, including the Some Enchanted Evening Lounge.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Adventure-Ocean - Royal Caribbean's fleetwide Adventure Ocean Youth Program and its trained staff offer age-appropriate entertainment and activities for cruisers ages 3 to 17.
  • Royal-Caribbean-woman-poolside - Relax at poolside and let your cares slip away during your Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Vision-of-the-Seas-Norway - Vision of the Seas cruises the fjords of Norway. The ship now sails in and around the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
  • Vision-of-the-Seas-Champagne-Bar - Where better to celebrate your first night cruising than Vision of the Seas' upscale Champagne Bar?
  • Coco-Cay-aerial-Royal-Caribbean-5 - You can explore CocoCay, an eco-certified private destination in the Bahamas, through eco-tours, guided nature walks, leisurely kayaking and snorkeling. The secluded island has no restaurants or shops — but lots of shady hammocks.
  • CocoCay-floating-mats-2 - Relax on a floating mat with your sweetie during a day trip to CocoCay in the Bahamas.
  • Vision-of-the-Seas-in-Norway - Vision of the Seas cruising through a fjord in Norway. The ship now sails to the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
  • Labadee-beach-aerial-Royal-Caribbean - Water sports, snorkeling, kayaking and parasailing are all part of the action at Labadee, Royal Caribbean's 260-acre private beach resort on the north coast of Haiti.
  • Vision-of-the-Seas-in-Europe - Vision of the Seas in Northern Europe. The ship's Mediterranean itineraries include Italy, Malta, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey and Montenegro.
  • CocoCay-snorkeling-group - Grab your snorkeling gear and head out to the pristine waters off CocoCay in the Bahamas on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Labadee-water-sports-Royal-Caribbean - Take a jetski out for a spin when your Royal Caribbean sailing takes you to  Labadee, its 260-acre private beach resort on Haiti's north coast.
  • CocoCay-floating-mats - Grab a mat and splash your way to some fun on a Royal Caribbean trip to the tropical island of CocoCay in the Bahamas.
  • Vision-of-the-Seas-aerial-2 - Vision of the Seas' Mediterranean itineraries include port calls in Spain, France, Italy and Greece.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-caramel-apple-pie - Caramel apple pie à la mode, a worthy dessert to top off your day on a Royal Caribbean sailing.
  • Royal-Caribbean-dining-fish-tomato-chowder - Fish and Tomato Chowder, a popular soup on Royal Caribbean voyages.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Vision-of-Seas - Passengers on Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas will enjoy new staterooms, the Centrum experience, a high-flying aerial acrobatics show, and an outdoor movie screen.
  • Gibraltar-Casemate-Square - Stroll through Gibraltar and stop for refreshments at Casemates Square.
  • fun-along-beach - Fun along the beach during a shore excursion in the tropics on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Royal-Caribbean-Labadee-rollercoaster - Daughter and dad take a rollercoaster ride in Labadee, Royal Caribbean's private beach resort on Haiti's north coast.
  • Labadee-water-sports-Royal-Caribbean - Take a jetski out for a spin when your Royal Caribbean sailing takes you to  Labadee, its 260-acre private beach resort on Haiti's north coast.
  • Labadee-water-sports-Royal-Caribbean-2 - Cavort in the surf when your Royal Caribbean cruise takes you to  Labadee, its 260-acre private beach resort on Haiti's north coast.
  • Labadee-Haiti-Royal-Caribbean - An aerial view of Labadee, Haiti, Royal Caribbean's 260-acre private beach playground on Haiti's north coast.
  • Labadee-beach-aerial-Royal-Caribbean - Water sports, snorkeling, kayaking and parasailing are all part of the action at Labadee, Royal Caribbean's 260-acre private beach resort on the north coast of Haiti.
  • Labadee-beach-scene-Royal-Caribbean - Water sports, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and parasailing are all part of the action at Labadee, Royal Caribbean's 260-acre private beach resort on the north coast of Haiti.
  • Coco-Cay-aerial-Royal-Caribbean - Walk along the white beaches and turquoise lagoons of CocoCay in the Bahamas. The east end of the private island is where the recreational activities take place, with beaches facing a coral basin where you can see rays, tropical fish and occasional manatees.
  • Coco-Cay-aerial-Royal-Caribbean-2 - An aerial view of CocoCay in the Bahamas, a private island reserved just for cruise ship guests and run by Royal Caribbean.
  • Coco-Cay-aerial-Royal-Caribbean-3 - CocoCay in the Bahamas is less than than a mile wide and less than 200 yards from north to south. The 140-acre tropical retreat was awarded a Gold-Level Eco-Certification by Sustainable Travel International for its environmentally friendly activities and tours.
  • Coco-Cay-aerial-Royal-Caribbean-4 - Explore new aquatic facilities, nature trails and places where you can just kick back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink at CocoCay.
  • Coco-Cay-aerial-Royal-Caribbean-5 - You can explore CocoCay, an eco-certified private destination in the Bahamas, through eco-tours, guided nature walks, leisurely kayaking and snorkeling. The secluded island has no restaurants or shops — but lots of shady hammocks.
  • jetski-in-Coco-Cay - Take a jetski out for your own private tour of CocoCay in the Bahamas.
  • CocoCay-cabanas - You can rent out a private cabana on the beach during your day trip to CocoCay in the Bahamas
  • CocoCay-floating-mats - Grab a mat and splash your way to some fun on a Royal Caribbean trip to the tropical island of CocoCay in the Bahamas.
  • CocoCay-floating-mats-2 - Relax on a floating mat with your sweetie during a day trip to CocoCay in the Bahamas.
  • CocoCay-snorkeling-group - Grab your snorkeling gear and head out to the pristine waters off CocoCay in the Bahamas on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
  • Gibraltar-Barbary-Macaques - The famed Barbary Macaques make themselves seen on the Rock of Gibraltar.
  • Gibraltar-airport - The Gibraltar Airport stands in the shadow of the Rock.
  • Gibraltar-St-Michael-Caves - St. Michael's Cave is the most visited of the more than 150 caves in Gibraltar.
  • Gibraltar-Moorish-fort - Moorish fortifications in Gibraltar signal the contested nature of the region over the centuries.
  • Gibraltar-cable-car - Visitors to Gibraltar can take the cable car to the Top of the Rock.
  • Gibraltar-drum-corps - British pageantry on display as the Corps of Drums of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment passes by the Convent.
  • Gibraltar-Strait - The Strait of Gibraltar, separating Africa and Europe, brings visitors from across the globe.

Vision of the Seas ship overview

Have you sailed on Vision of the Seas? We'd love to hear your take and see your photos. The following information was curated by Cruiseable.

Snapshot

Vision of the Seas underwent a renovation in 2013 and reemerged with new restaurants, new technology and even new home ports in Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale. Cruise passengers can now enjoy new staterooms; the Centrum experience, a high-flying aerial acrobatics show;– and an outdoor movie screen. There are also five new dining experiences on board, including Giovanni's Table, Park Café, Izumi, the intimate Chef's Table and Chops Grille. Other signature favorites on board include the Vitality Spa, the adults-only Solarium pool, the Casino Royale and Broadway-style entertainment

Who will like sailing on Vision of the Seas

Cruise passengers looking for a combination of Royal Caribbean's signature amenities and an extensive list of new offerings will enjoy cruising on Vision of the Seas. From the restaurants to the spas and whirlpools, adults will enjoy the experience just as much as kids will enjoy the activities on board.

Where Vision of the Seas sails

Destinations: Vision of the Seas sails in and around the Caribbean and the Mediterranean on seven- to 15-night cruise itineraries. The popular transatlantic voyage takes cruise passengers from South Florida to Spain.

Ratings & awards

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Where better to celebrate your first night cruising than Vision of the Seas' upscale Champagne Bar?
1996-2004 AccuSoft Co., All rights reserved / Courtesy of Royal Caribbean InternationalWhere better to celebrate your first night cruising than Vision of the Seas' upscale Champagne Bar?

Top dining options

  • Main Dining Room: features complimentary, multi-course dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • More complimentary options including the Park Cafe, Windjammer Cafe and Solarium Cafe
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream: serves up frozen treats for a nominal fee
  • Cafe Latte-tudes: serves up Seattle's Best Coffee
  • Izumi: Asian-fusion cuisine, featuring a la carte sushi selections
  • Chef's Table: an intimate dining experience with a Royal Caribbean chef
  • Chops Grille: Royal Caribbean's signature steakhouse
  • Giovanni's Table: an Italian restaurant that serves family-style dishes
  • Room service: Late-night service charge applies to room service orders between midnight and 5:00 am

Rest & relaxation

  • Vitality Spa with an extensive treatment menu
  • State-of-the-art fitness center, with classes ranging from aerobics to kickboxing to yoga
  • Two pools including the Solarium, an adults-only retreat
  • Six whirlpools
  • Outdoor poolside movie screen
  • Concierge Club and Diamond Lounge, reserved for select members and suite guests
Take in the views by day and party it up at night at the Viking Crown Lounge and Nightclub, on deck 11 of Vision of the Seas.
Courtesy of Royal Caribbean InternationalTake in the views by day and party it up at night at the Viking Crown Lounge and Nightclub, on deck 11 of Vision of the Seas.

Entertainment & shopping

  • Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment in the Main Theater
  • 6,276-square-foot, Vegas-style Casino Royale with 194 slots and 9 tables
  • Eight bars and lounges that never have a cover, including Anchors Aweigh Lounge and the Champagne Bar
  • Duty-free shops on board feature name-brand jewelry, perfumes, apparel and more
  • Chic and sophisticated Centrum experience with enriching daytime activities, nightly entertainment and aerial spectacles
  • R Bar features a sophisticated 1960s vibe, complete with iconic furnishing and signature cocktails created by a savvy mixologist

Kids & families

  • Complimentary Adventure Ocean Youth Program
  • Royal Babies and Royal Tots programming featuring specially designed Fisher Price activities
  • Expanded teen-only hangout areas and disco
  • Family-friendly activities including games, contests, enrichment classes and lectures
  • Royal Babies & Tots Nursery

Action & adventure

  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Upper-deck jogging track
  • Video game arcade

Staterooms

Staterooms are put into different categories based on size and amenities as well as the location on the cruise ship. All staterooms have closed-circuit TV, a radio, hairdryer, vanity area and a bathroom with a shower. All lower beds are convertible to a queen. Suites have a sitting area, private balcony and a full bath with a tub.

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Viking Crown Lounge & Nightclub
  • Where: Deck 11

  • What: Shore excursions
  • Where: CocoCay, Bahamas

  • What: Centrum
  • Where: Vision of the Seas
  • Gaming in the Vegas-style Casino Royale
  • Broadway-style entertainment in the Main Theater
  • Solarium, an adults-only retreat
  • Spa treatments at Vitality Spa

Top dining options on board

Giovanni's Table

  • Style: Italian
  • Additional cost
  • Open: Lunch & dinner

Main Dining Room

  • Style: Continental
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Windjammer Cafe

  • Style: Continental
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

2,435 Passengers [?]
723 Crew
11 Decks
1998 Maiden voyage
78,491 Tonnage [?]
915 Length in feet
117 Width in feet (max beam)
2013 REFURBISHED

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