Vision of the Seas

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Vision of the seas was built at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in France and is one of six ships in royal Caribbean’s vision class, these type of ship were designed to have more glass windows thereby giving her passengers greater views of the oceans from interior spaces, the vessels in the vision class are Enchantment, Rhapsody, Grandeur, Splendour, Legend and Vision of the seas.

the ship came into service for royal Caribbean in 1998 and was officially named in a ceremony that took place in Southampton UK with Helen Morin Stephan, the wife of Royal Caribbean's founder and Vice Chairman, Edwin Stephan taking on the role of godmother.

On board the ship there are four cabin types to choose from these are interior, outside, and suites each type has a good choice of options, a typical interior cabin is equipped with a Sitting area, Two twin beds or one Royal King bed, Luxurious bedding, TV, telephone and safe, Private bathroom with shower, vanity area and hair dryer, Room service available, while top of the range suites  include extra touches such as private balconies and a personalised concierge service.

The ship offers plenty of dining options and food is served in the main dining room, but if you prefer a change from the traditional dining there are plenty of speciality restaurants available for a small extra charge, at the windjammer cafe you can get a light snack, such as a panini or a sandwich or a laid back dinner, or treat yourself to a burger and fries from johnny rockets the all american diner.

As you would expect from a royal Caribbean ship, Vision of the seas offers plenty of entertainment, you can choose to relax at the spa and fitness centre, or if you are feeling more energetic theres a rock climbing wall, and jogging track, other facilities on the ship include video arcade,  internet centre, three pools and six whirlpools, beauty salon, internet centre, art gallery and much much more.

Vision has recently been refurbished and now includes an outdoor movie screen, Centrum aerial entertainment, new dining venues, Viking crown lounge, new cabins, new family suite, the diamond and concierge clubs, a children’s nursery, flat screen TVs, ipads, and WIFI.




Onboard Entertainment and Facilities


Pools tick-icon whirlpools tick-icon
Flowrider  Cross-icon  Rock wall  tick-icon 
Restaurants & Bars  tick-icon  Shops  tick-icon 
Fast Food  tick-icon  Room Service  tick-icon 
Nightclub or Disco  tick-icon  Lounge  tick-icon 
Theater  tick-icon Cafe's  tick-icon
Casino  tick-icon  Piano Bar  tick-icon 
Pursers desk  tick-icon  Excursion desk  tick-icon 
Library  tick-icon  Photo shop  tick-icon 
Card room  tick-icon  Medical room  tick-icon 
Laundry room  tick-icon Sauna/steam room  tick-icon
Gym  tick-icon Childrens activity clubs  tick-icon
Babysitting service  tick-icon Video games room  tick-icon
Sports facilities  tick-icon Outdoor movie theater  tick-icon



Ship Specifications

  • Size: Large
  • Length: 915 feet
  • Beam: 117 feet
  • Speed: 22 knots
  • Tonnage: 78,340
  • Decks: 11
  • Crew: 765
  • Passengers: 2,435
  • Maiden Voyage: 2 May 1998
  • Christened: 1998
  • Godmother: Helen Morin Stephan

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