Vision of the Seas 5*

Royal Caribbean International


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Number of passengers



265 m


Cruise ship review

The 78,717-ton, 2,435-passenger Vision of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean's older cruise liners. Each of the Vision-class vessels, although in the medium-size range, also offers big-ship touches. Vision of the Seas features many of the expected Royal Caribbean facilities: 7-deck-high atrium named the Centrum; a funnel-side rock-climbing wall; a solarium pool with sliding glass roof; signature circular Viking Crown lounge. But what makes Vision of the Seas so appealing is the layout strategy applied there (and even through the Radiance class of vessels that came later). It uses lots of glass walls in the public zones to bring the views of the outside in. In fact, more than 2 acres of glass was used in Vision's construction to make the sun, sea and sky part of the interior as much as possible.

Cruise itinerary program

Vision of the Seas itinerary program is based on Western Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona, Spain in the summer. For the rest of the year, Vision cruises in the Caribbean departing from Tampa, Florida. Vision of the Seas offers cheap Transatlantic repositioning crossings between Florida and Europe.


Vision Of The Seas has a total of 1007 cabins (of which 97 Suites, 132 Balcony rooms) in 25 grades. Most Vision of the Seas staterooms are 150-190-sq.foot balcony and 130-175-sq.foot inside (405). There are a total of 1024 staterooms in 25 categories. 14 are the wheelchair accessible rooms. The largest aboard Vision of the Seas are the Royal Suites (1175 ft2).


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Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Vision of the Seas offers a traditional main dining room - The Aquarius, which is a 2-tier venue spanning Decks 4 and 5, and made elegant by enormous windows and grand staircase. During the 2013 refurb, it received minor decorative touches, new carpeting and Chef's Table. Passengers can book the intimate space for $95 per person and indulge in a wine-paired dinner hosted by ship's executive chef and sommelier.

Chef's Table is nestled towards the back of the dining room, accented with warm lighting, dark wooden paneling, big portholes and chandeliers made of silverware. Three for-fee restaurants, which first debuted on Oasis of the Seas, appeared on Vision: Giovanni's Table, Izumi and Chops Grille. They are open between 6 and 9:30 p.m. (Kids ages 3-13 can only dine until 7 p.m.)

Follows the complete list of Vision of the Seas restaurants and food bars.

  • Aquarius Restaurant (1158-seat aft Dining Room; offers Brasserie 30 lunch on seadays; Chef's Table)
  • Windjammer Cafe lido buffet restaurant (454-seat, offers Early Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Breakfast between 7:00-11:30 a.m., Lunch 11.30-3:30 p.m. and Dinner 6.30-9:00 p.m.)
  • Chops Grille (74-seat specialty restaurant; reservations recommended)
  • Giovanni’s Table (78-seat Italian specialty restaurant)
  • Izumi (79-seat Asian specialty restaurant)
  • Park Cafe (deli restaurant; complimentary - serves the Solarium area).


Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The Centrum, only located on Vision-class vessels, is a mecca for onboard entertainment. Its central location is best for the activities that abound day and night. Vision of the Seas most notable upgrades during the last refurb are the addition of R Bar and Centrum Experience aerobatics show. During the day, guests head to the Centrum for live music, enrichment activities, art auctions and more. At night, the place to grab a drink and boogie to a live band is the R Bar. The Some Enchanted Evening Lounge and the R Bar are ideal to meet and mingle with friends before heading up to the Viking Nightclub on Deck 11. If you prefer a more relaxed ambience while dancing, better stick to the Some Enchanted Evening Lounge. The updated Viking Crown features tiered seating areas and outward-sloping windows. It also provides the best location for viewing the passing scenery.

Additional amenities include: Complimentary 24-hour Room-Service, Supervised Youth program, Internet/WiFi Access, Laundry, Self-Serve Laundromats (14).

Follows the complete list of Vision of the Seas lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Masquerade Theatre (853-seat, features grand production shows with dance, acrobatics, comedy and games)
  • Photo Gallery and Shop; Art Gallery
  • The Centrum (7-deck atrium and social hub, offers aerial acrobatics entertainment); Some Enchanted Evening Lounge (300-seat show entertainment lounge); Diamond Club and Lounge; Concierge Club (suite and past guests only); Viking Crown Lounge and Nightclub
  • R Bar (41-seat cocktail bar); Cafe Latte-tudes Bar (12-seat specialty coffee bar, Starbucks Coffee); Schooner Bar (125-seat piano bar)
  • Centrum Boutiques (duty-free; clothes, perfumes, accessories, jewelry, logo souvenirs, General Store/alcohol and cigarettes)
  • Casino Royale (241-seat)
  • Royal Caribbean Online center (Internet computers room; 24-hour)
  • Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center; 6 jacuzzis; 3 pools
  • Solarium lounge (includes Cafe Bar, pool bar and adults only pool area)
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Video Games Arcade; FantaSeas Teen Center and Disco; Royal Babies and Tots Nursery
  • Adventure Beach; Adventure Ocean kids lounge area
  • Sports Court (golf simulator, table tennis, basketball court); Jogging Track; Rock-climbing Wall.

For kids

Special programs are organized for children and teens in clubs according to the age:
Royal Babies® and Royal Tots® are programs for babies from 6 months to 3 years, which are specially developed by the world famous company Fisher Price.
Royal Babies Club (6-18 months) - the youngest of the guests and their parents participate in interactive classes developed by experts for early childhood and shaping various skills in babies.
Royal Tots Club (18-36 months) - 45-minute interactive events with activities and toys corresponding to the age of children are held here by specialists. The kids at the same time learn about the world through educational games. A parent or guardian must accompany the child during all activities.
Adventure Ocean Club - a program for children from 3 to 11 years.
Club Aquanauts (Aquanauts), age 3-5 years: music classes, role-playing games, educational and educational programs.
Club Explorers (Researchers), age 6-8 years: there are themed events, talent shows, drawing, sports tournaments.
Club Voyagers (mariners), children aged 9-11 years: a variety of educational programs, games, karaoke, evening film screenings.
Club Tween & Teen Programs is a program for teenagers from 12 to 17 years. The club hosts sporting events, themed evenings, discos, interactive games and games in a circle of peers. The style of visiting is free.
Babysitting services (group or personal) for children from 1 year old are provided for extra. fee, which varies depending on the route and the liner (specified at the reception).
Food option for children My Family Time Dining - providing the opportunity to feed children before the main evening dinner time. Dinner is served at a convenient time for the family from 18.00 to 21.30; Children are served as quickly as possible so that they continue playing in the clubs of the program, and parents can relax in the restaurant.

Dress code

The cruise company recommends to have three types of clothing during the trip:

  • for recreation and sports (casual);

  • clothes and shoes for excursions, depending on the season and route features (sport and casual);

  • elegant clothes for evening visits to restaurants and evening events: shows, casinos, clubs, bars (smart casual "more strict" and formal "strict").

During the evening events, the cruise company does not welcome a beach clothes.