MS Vision of the Seas

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Vision of the Seas departing Tallinn 19 August 2013 (cropped).JPG
The Vision of the Seas in Tallinn, Estonia on 19 August 2013.
Name: Vision of the Seas
Owner: Vision of the Seas Inc.
Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Port of registry:
Yard number: F31
Laid down: 29 October 1996
Launched: 1 September 1997[1]
Completed: 15 April 1998
Maiden voyage: 2 May 1998[2]
In service: 2 May 1998
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Vision-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 78,340 GT[1]
Length: 279.0 m (915.4 ft)[1]
Beam: 35.6 m (117 ft)[1]
Draught: 7.77 m (25.5 ft)[1]
Decks: 11
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 2,435 passengers
Crew: 765

MS Vision of the Seas is a Vision-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International, the last of her class. Her maiden voyage was on May 2, 1998, following which she sailed for a year in Europe before being moved to other routes.

In 2013, Vision of the Seas received a dry dock refit which added additional staterooms, an outdoor movie screen in the pool area, a steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a sushi restaurant, a cafe eatery, digital signage, Wi-Fi internet access, flat screen televisions in rooms, digital signage throughout the ship, a concierge lounge and a nursery for children 6 to 36 months of age.


In the summer, Vision of the Seas is based in Northern European ports such as Oslo, Copenhagen or Stockholm and sails to Norway, the Baltic Sea or the British Isles. During the fall the ship sails over the Atlantic ocean for the winter season and sails 7 day Caribbean cruises from Tampa, Florida.


The cruise ship has a deadweight tonnage of 6,300 tons and a gross tonnage of 78,491. Vision of the Seas has length of 279 metres (915 ft) and beam of 32.2 metres (106 ft). Vision of the Seas was launched in 1998. The draft of the vessel is 7.63 metres (25.0 ft). The cruise ship has 10 passenger decks and capacity for 2,416 guests. Vision of the Seas has a crew of 765.


  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Themed bars and lounges, including a large lounge with dance floor looking out over the stern, a nautical themed bar, and the Viking Crown, a bar and lounge overlooking the ship
  • Casino Royale,[3] which is open whenever the ship is within clearance limits from land
  • Broadway-style entertainment
  • Open Atrium (called the Centrum) with a bar, dance floor, small stage and rigging for aerial shows.
  • Indoor/outdoor pool in a Solarium with a sliding roof, which is open to guests age 16 and over.
  • Saltwater Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor movie screen
  • 6 whirlpools, 2 indoor, 4 outdoor
  • Youth facilities, including Adventure Ocean for kids, Royal Babies and Tots Nursery, and FantaSeas arcade and teen lounge
  • Day Spa and Fitness Center

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Vision of the Seas (19121)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  2. ^ RCI ships, Maiden Voyage
  3. ^ "Vision of the Seas - Royal Caribbean International".  horizontal tab character in |title= at position 23 (help)

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