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Overview

Most recently updated in 2013, the 2,514-passenger Vision of the Seas offers Royal Caribbean staples like diverse dining venues and nonstop entertainment. Past cruisers especially praise the ship's appealing decor and the Solarium, an adults-only pool and lounge area. 

In terms of food, travelers can choose from the main dining room, the buffet and several casual eateries. Cruisers recommend springing for a meal at the ship's specialty restaurants, which range from the Chop's Grille steakhouse to the Izumi Asian venue. Food in the main dining room received mixed reviews, but travelers praised the service around the ship.

When it comes to daytime activities, guests can try rock climbing, swim in the pools (which can become crowded) or play games in the casino. There are also sushi- and cupcake-making classes available.

In terms of lodging, Vision of the Seas touts four staterooms categories: Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite. Interior cabins range from 136 to 256 square feet, while Suites on the opposite end of the spectrum range from 243 to 1,087 square feet. Opt for a balcony-equipped Suite and you'll enjoy cushier extras like whirlpool bathtubs. All cabins include amenities like flat-screen TVs and vanity areas. 

In 2018-19, Vision of the Seas departs from Fort Lauderdale, Galveston, Los Angeles, MiamiNew Orleans, Puerto Rico and Barcelona. It features itineraries in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal and Europe

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Most recently updated in 2013, the 2,514-passenger Vision of the Seas offers Royal Caribbean staples like diverse dining venues and nonstop entertainment. Past cruisers especially praise the ship's appealing decor and the Solarium, an adults-only pool and lounge area. 

In terms of food, travelers can choose from the main dining room, the buffet and several casual eateries. Cruisers recommend springing for a meal at the ship's specialty restaurants, which range from the Chop's Grille steakhouse to the Izumi Asian venue. Food in the main dining room received mixed reviews, but travelers praised the service around the ship.

When it comes to daytime activities, guests can try rock climbing, swim in the pools (which can become crowded) or play games in the casino. There are also sushi- and cupcake-making classes available.

In terms of lodging, Vision of the Seas touts four staterooms categories: Interior, Ocean View, Balcony and Suite. Interior cabins range from 136 to 256 square feet, while Suites on the opposite end of the spectrum range from 243 to 1,087 square feet. Opt for a balcony-equipped Suite and you'll enjoy cushier extras like whirlpool bathtubs. All cabins include amenities like flat-screen TVs and vanity areas. 

In 2018-19, Vision of the Seas departs from Fort Lauderdale, Galveston, Los Angeles, MiamiNew Orleans, Puerto Rico and Barcelona. It features itineraries in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal and Europe

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
1998

Pros & Cons

  • Clean cabins and good service

  • Pricey add-ons and shore excursions

Rankings

Vision of the Seas ranks #12 out of 24 Royal Caribbean International Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

4.00Scorecard
  • 4.0Expert Rating »
  • 3.8Traveler Rating »
  • 4.5Health Rating »

Cabins

Vision of the Seas offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Vision of the Seas contains 11 decks. Find out which features are available on each Vision of the Seas deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 1045 guests have reviewed Vision of the Seas, giving it a rating of 3.8 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.8 out of 5(1045 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples48.1%
Singles/Friends15.5%
Families w/older children12.8%
Groups7.9%
Families w/young children5.6%
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