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  Vision of the Seas (Royal Caribbean International)

Vision of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas at Cabo San Lucas.
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Vision of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas at Cabo San Lucas.
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Vision of the Seas | Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean - Vision of the Seas. Docked in Malta. Image stitched together from 5 images.
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VISION OF THE SEAS FACTS

Description
The Vision of the Seas is the lead ship of Royal Caribbean’s Vision Class and was launched in 1998. This ship is endowed with the trademark Royal Caribbean features such as the seven-story atrium called the Centrum, a rock-climbing wall, a solarium with a sliding glass roof over an indoor pool, whirlpool tubs, and the glass-encased circular Vision Viking Crown Lounge. True to its name, the Vision of the Seas is designed with a lot of glass walls to bring the scenery of the outside in.

Destinations
In the summer, the Vision of the Seas is based in Northern Europe (Copenhagen and Stockholm), in the fall sails along the Mediterranean from Venice or Istanbul, and in the winter is based in Brazil.

History
The Vision of the Seas was built in 1998 by French shipbuilding giant Chantiers de l’Atlantique in the company’s shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. It embarked on its voyage on May 2, 1998 and is the last ship to be included in the Vision Class line-up. This class of vessels was designed elegantly and with an eye toward innovation and though a mid-sized ship, the Vision of the Seas have exquisite touches often found on bigger ships.

Dining
Dining at the Vision of the Seas is a visual and gastronomic experience, with the main dining room—The Aquarius—being the focal point. Huge glass walls flank the Aquarius and the two decks are connected with a grand staircase. The ship also offers the trademark My Time Dining option, with which you can pick to eat at a time you prefer, not the time the restaurant dictates. For more casual dining, passengers can head over to the Windjammer Café for scrumptious buffet offerings including mouth-watering appetizers, salads, entrées, and a special cakes and pastries section. Good ol’ burgers, pizza, hotdogs are available from the Solarium Café. There are also a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream outlet serving milkshakes and sundaes, as well as a free tea, coffee, and cold drinks station on board.

Entertainment
While watching the scenery outside the Vision of the Seas’ glass walls is a relaxing activity, there are a lot of other exciting activities offered on board. The trademark Royal Caribbean rock climbing wall, as well as the other state-of-the-art sports facilities, will definitely be a great way to keep your body in top shape. The Vision Solarium, with its sliding roof and outdoor and indoor pools, is a good place to get a beautiful tan.

Theatre lovers will adore the Vision Masquerade Theatre with its nightly performances including world-class professional performers and Broadway-style musical revues exclusive to the Royal Caribbean ships. A highlight of the ship is the Vision Viking Crown Lounge, which is perched high on the ship and offers arresting views of the ocean through its huge glass walls.

The ShipShape Spa offers a relaxing sanctuary and soothing treatments that range from manicures and facials to full-body massages. Kids and teens won’t feel left out with the wide array of activities and areas designed specially for them, including the Play Doh sculpture sessions, dance lessons, treasure hunts, and the Adventure Ocean pool area.

Cabins
Like the other ships in Royal Caribbean’s Vision Class, there are ten accommodation options available on the Vision of the Seas. Passengers can choose from the interior, large ocean view, family ocean view, deluxe ocean view, superior ocean view, junior suite, and the grand suite staterooms, five of which offering private balconies. The owner’s suite looks great with its private balcony and elegant trappings, but the royal suite redefines luxury with its own hot tub in the private 170 square feet balcony, a baby grand piano, round-the-clock concierge service, and 1,188 square feet of spacious room.

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Ship Summary
Operator:Royal Caribbean International
Built by:Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire, France
Date Completed:1998
Gross Tonnage:78340
Length:279 m
Width:32.2 m
Decks:11
Passengers:2416
Crew:765
IMO:9116876