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Vision of the Seas - Cruise Ship Review - Passenger Reviews

Vision of the Seas cruising The 78,000-ton, 2,000-guest Vision of the Seas was the last of Royal Caribbean’s six Vision-class ships, launched in 1998, just a year before Royal launched the game-changing Voyager of the Seas.

Vision is not much less than half Voyager’s size, and today is even more overshadowed by Royal’s Oasis and Allure of the seas, which are nearly three times as large. Size isn’t everything, of course, and midsize ships have a certain charm owing to their greater coziness and the convenience of having everything close by. Still, Vision and her Vision-class ships do feel a bit dated.

Public Rooms on Vision of the Seas
Most public rooms are located on Decks 5 and 6, radiating out from a central seven-story atrium full of faux palm trees and glass elevators. At the base of the atrium, on Deck 4, the Champagne Bar offers musical entertainment to go with its namesake bubbly. On Deck 5, there’s the Masquerade Theatre and the flashy and crowded Casino Royale. On Deck 6, there’s the nautically themed Schooner Bar for piano entertainment and relaxation; the cozy Showboat seaview lounge; the Some Enchanted Evening lounge for a mix of live music, dancing, and entertainment; and six shops. Up at the top of the ship, Deck 11′s Viking Crown Lounge is an observation lounge by day and disco by night.

For kids, the Adventure Ocean playroom on Deck 10 is stocked with toys and games, and there’s a teen center and video arcade right next door.

On Deck 9, you can swim or lounge in the spacious main pool area or chill out in the Solarium, with its retractable glass ceiling and vaguely ancient design motifs. Just astern, the spa and fitness center offers the usual selection of treatments, steam rooms, and saunas, plus small aerobics and workout rooms. One deck up is a rock-climbing wall and a jogging track.

Dining on Vision of the Seas
Dining options on Vision are limited. Dinners are taken at the two-deck Aquarius Dining Room, with its grand staircase and dramatic chandelier. Other than that, your main alternative is the Windjammer Cafe buffet restaurant.

Cabins on Vision of the Seas
Cabins aboard the Vision-class ships tend to be small and have seen a lot of use in their decade and a half of service. Standard outside cabins are only 152 square feet, and come with a TV, a small sitting area, a vanity, and a small bathroom. If you want a private balcony, you’ll have to bump up to a 191-square-foot Superior Oceanview cabin, which also offers a minibar, small sitting area, and lots of storage space. The top-of-the-line accommodations are the 1,177-square-foot Royal Suites, which come with separate living room and bedroom, a huge marble bathroom with a whirlpool tub, a baby grand piano, and a 138-square-foot private veranda.

The Centrum on Royal Caribbean's Vision of the SeasShip Information
Vision of the Seas belongs to Royal Caribbean's Vision Class of cruise ships. The ship's design with thousands of windows give a feeling of closeness to the sea. The Vision Class cruise ships will take you to all corners of the world in comfort and convenience.

Ship Facts
Year Built 1998 ♦ Ship's Class: Vision Class ♦ Country of Registry Bahamas ♦ Tonnage 78,000 ♦ Length 916 ft - 275 m ♦ Cruising Speed 22 knots ♦ Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 1,998 ♦ Passenger Capacity (incl. upper beds) 2,435 ♦ Passenger Decks 11 ♦ Officers and Crew 742 ♦ Officer's Nationality Scandinavian ♦ Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality International

Cabins
Total 999 ♦ Suites with Balcony 97 ♦ Oceanview with Balcony 132 ♦ Oceanview without Balcony 366 ♦ Inside 404 ♦ Accessible Cabins (all categories) 14 ♦ Royal Caribbean's cabins are among the best one can find, with spacious, thoughtful and comfortable design. Amenties in all cabins include luxury bedding, refrigerator, extensive satellite TV programming, and complimentary room service.

Cabin Amenities
TV with music channels ♦ In-Cabin Movies ♦ In-Cabin Internet Access ♦ Private Safe ♦ Minibar ♦ Hair Dryer

Dining
Traditional 1st and 2nd Sitting Assigned Table Seating ♦ Optional Open Seating - "My Time Dining" allows you to be seated any time the dining room is open ♦ Formal Nights ♦ Specialty Restaurant: There are no specialty resturants on Vision Class ships ♦ Specialty Coffee Bar ♦ 24 Hour Room Service Available

Public Rooms
Bars and Lounges ♦ Library ♦ Internet Center

Entertainment
Showlounge ♦ Casino ♦ Disco/Nightclub ♦ Card Room/Game Room ♦ Video Games Arcade

Sports and Activities
Outdoor Pools ♦ Sports Court ♦ Fitness Center ♦ Rock Climbing ♦ Jogging Track ♦ Promenade Deck wraps around the ship

Spa and Wellness
Full Service Spa ♦ MedSpa Services ♦ Sauna or Steam Room ♦ Beauty Salon ♦ Yoga ♦ Pilates ♦ Fitness Assessment ♦ Health and Nutrition Evaluation

Children and Teens
Family Cabins ♦ Organized Age Specific Activities ♦ Children's Pool ♦ Outdoor Children's Play Area ♦ Youth Staff ♦ Dedicated Teen Center ♦ Teen Programs ♦ Teen Staff

Other Facilities and Services
Duty Free Shops and Boutiques ♦ Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦ Business Center Services ♦ Medical Center