One of the remaining Vision-class ships, Vision of the Seas Cruise ship was the first ever ship of the Royal Caribbean that offered private balconies in a number of categories. Launched in 1988, the ship was the pioneer in providing the freshest and most innovative cruise experience for passengers. Despite its mid-size range, Vision of the Seas have a touch other big ship offers. Her sister ships include Legend, Splendour, Enchantment, Grandeur and Rhapsody of the Seas.
The ship’s key feature is the soaring seven-deck central atrium full of champagne bars and soothing music when night falls. The 78,491 ton vessel can accommodate more than 2,000 passengers. The ship has a total of 765 friendly and dedicated international crews attentive to your every need. Vision of the Seas is perfect for travelers who want plenty of windows for ocean view both in the dining room and public rooms.
Cabins are generally spacious and comfortable. In fact, cabins were designed to make them look larger than they actually are. The closet and drawer shelf storage are pretty much adequate in space. Amenities include a vanity desk, television, personal safe, hair dryer, a small sitting area, telephone, a mini bar, and bath tub as well as shower.
Things to Do
Passengers on board Vision of the Seas will never have a hard time finding something for fun. Over at Masquerade Theater, cabaret-inspired production shows featuring singers, magicians, and impressionists are presented each night. During the day, passengers are treated with quizzes, pool games, treasure hunts, port lectures and beauty demonstrations.
For health conscious travelers, the ship provides a ShipShape Fitness Centre and Spa over at the ship’s Solarium. The spa is equipped with a gym and a dance studio where you can attend a free fitness class. The yoga, kickboxing and Pilates sessions require a $10 fee. There is also the Steiner Spa that offers a wide array of services. Some of the treatments include are 25-minute treatments and include a massage, mini-facial, reflexology and Lime & Ginger Scrub.
For the Kids
Kids will have a grand time with the “Adventure Ocean” program that includes age-specific facilities and activities. Vision, a teen lounge that transforms into a disco is perfect for the younger passengers. But if you want to get away from the crowd, the ship’s library located on deck 7 is a peaceful haven. For those who love dancing, head on to the Viking Crown Lounge where pop tunes are played well into the early hours of the morning.
Restaurants and Bars
The formal dining room on board is the double deck high Aquarius, which serves formal meals in two seating. The best alternative dining place is Windjammer Lido café, which offers three buffet meals daily.
The Viking Crown Lounge and Schooner’s bar are two of the must-see places for late night cocktails. Room service on board is available 24 hours a day.