Vision of the Seas
Vision of the Seas recently emerged from an extensive renewal to feature some of Royal Caribbean’s unmatched and exciting amenities, venues & programming to WOW their guests onboard!
Five new dining concepts, an aerial entertainment experience, and multiple advancements in technology are just some of the incredible additions to this ship. A much loved favourite onboard is the Viking Crown Lounge. Situated 150 feet above the waves, with a 360 degree panoramic vista, the views on Vision of the Seas are spectacular.
Kids can have fun in the fully supervised Adventure Ocean Youth Programme and teens can hang out at the Teen Centre, or enjoy a film on deck at the Outdoor Movie Screen. If you’re feeling active, head to the Fitness Centre, rock climbing wall or sports courts. For more leisurely pursuits, lie back under the retractable glass roof in the solarium, relax in the Vitality Spa or head to the West End-style theatre.
There are activities for all the family – from Royal Tots to rock climbing, mini-golf to the Vitality Day Spa; with so much to do onboard, Vision of the Seas is a destination in her own right. Designed to let the light in, she features spacious public areas with plenty of windows providing impressive views. One of the fleet’s more intimate ships, she offers a friendly atmosphere.
Designed with larger families and groups in mind, accommodating up to 7. The largest cabins onboard, they offer priority boarding, dedicated entertainment seating and private concierge services. A private balcony with ocean views, sitting area with sofa bed, two twin or one king size bed, refrigerator or mini-bar, TV, telephone and private en-suite bathroom with bathtub.
Following a renewal of the ship, Vision of the Seas has added five new dining options. You can experience a wide variety of culinary experiences, from family-style festivity at the Italian trattoria, Giovanni’s Table, to the intimate and exclusive multi-course Chef’s Table.
The Main Dining Room delivers attentive service and flexible dining options, and the informal Windjammer Café has a great choice including salads, burgers, carvery, a buffet and a range of hot main dishes, plus delicious desserts! Both of these popular dining options are included in the price of your cruise.
The Aquarius, two-tier main dining room, features a grand staircase and huge windows allowing for impressive views. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it offers flexible ‘My Time Dining’ – allowing passengers to eat when they want, in addition to more traditional two-sitting dining. Tables typically seat 4-12, with limited seating for 2 available upon request.
A top spot with amazing views. Serving brilliant buffet breakfasts, lunches, dinner and snacks throughout the day. Here’s where you’ll find food from all around the world – from delicate Asian flavours to hearty all-American favourites, spicy Indian curries to authentic Italian pizza and pasta.
Serving Seattle’s Best Coffee, Latte-tudes is a hip and happening coffee shop. It’s a great place to recharge, or settle down with a good book and a steaming mug of coffee. The menu includes lattes, cappuccinos and espressos. You’ll also find pastries, beer, wine and soft drinks in this informal cafe.
Enjoy intimate exclusivity and the personal service of your very own chef in this wonderful culinary treat. Your private dining area seats up to 14 guests who will be indulged in a specially-prepared menu of gourmet dishes and paired-wine prepared by the featured chef. Before you dine, you can enjoy an apéritif with your fellow guests at a chic cocktail party.
From traditional cruise favourites to innovative, first at sea activities; the entertainment onboard offers something for all ages and preferences.
The Some Enchanted Evening Lounge with its large windows offers a light and airy atmosphere for guests to enjoy along with a large central dance floor and its own bar.
With a model of a lighthouse at the entrance to the venue, the large lounge acts as the ships second entertainment venue with a host of entertainment and activities taking place throughout the day and night from seminars, enrichment lectures, live art auctions and trivia competitions to karaoke and game shows including The Quest game show and Majority Rules.
Experience a 1960s vibe at the all-new R Bar, featuring iconic furnishings and classic cocktails — gimlet, martini, gin, whiskeys and more — all served by the ship’s resident mixologist. And be sure to try the drink specials, specially created to complement the Centrum’s nightly theme and aerial performance.
Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics, from wine tasting to casino tuition.
- Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
- Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some of the casino's most popular games
- Dance and fitness - including yoga, pilates, ice skating and dance
- Cookery - try your hand at cupcake decoration
The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including, a spa, a fitness centre, a rock climbing wall and much more.
A range of services and relaxation treatments are available from the Vitality Spa & fitness Centre. The salon, located within the spa area, offers haircuts, styling, manicures, pedicures and teeth whitening. Visit Vitality Spa for massages, reflexology, facials, bodywraps and acupuncture.
Health, fitness and beauty demonstrations are run by qualified professionals during most voyages. The Vitality Wellness Programme offers a holistic approach to well being, with seminars, expert advice, healthy menu options, fitness programmes and spa.
Their signature rock climbing walls are the most popular feature and are available on all Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Whether it’s your first time on a rock wall or you’re a seasoned climber, there are challenges for all levels of experience. They’ll provide all of the equipment, including shoes, helmets and harnesses. All you need to do is bring a pair of socks and, of course, your sense of adventure!
Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships offer a wide range of options for the whole family, as well as a great range of just-for-kids options.
With three age-specific groups – Aquanauts (3-5 years), Explorers (6-8 years and Voyagers (9-11 years), this award-winning youth programme is so much fun, kids won’t even notice that it’s educational as well! Events run from morning until ten in the evening every day, kids can make new friends whilst enjoying a whole range of activities and games.
Enjoy the magic of Bubbling Potions, uncover the dinosaur-sized secrets of Jurassic Jr, and take over the ship with the Pirate Party Parade. Parents of three-year olds can opt for pagers so Adventure Ocean staff can stay in touch.
Space Mud, Fossil Fever and Meteorology Madness. Hands-on science gets young minds churning – along with explorations of arts with Adventure Art and Adventure Theatre. Round out the night with dancing through the decades and ice cream for all.
For 9 to 11 year olds there’s a range of cool and educational activities including science experiments, backstage tours and new sports like Gagaball.
Treating teenagers more like adults, this programme is a way for them to meet new friends while they enjoy their favourite pastimes, from morning until 2am. As well as sports, gaming, pool parties, dancing and music, teens have their very own designated areas to hang out in such as The Video Arcade and teen night club.
Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to sailing.
A wide range of vegetarian and gluten free meals are available onboard as standard.
Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is also available on request.
The ship has ramps and lifts on most decks, and hoists are available on request at certain pools and jacuzzis. Please note that passengers must provide their own wheelchairs/scooters or hire from an outside vendor.
There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual: Polo shirts and trousers for men, sundresses or trousers for women.
Smart Casual: Jacket and shirt for men, dresses or trouser suits for women.
Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses or trouser suits for women.
There are however certain restaurants onboard which maintain a casual dress code throughout the cruise. On a typical 14 night cruise, 8 nights will be casual, 3 nights will be smart casual and 3 nights will be formal, however this depends upon individual cruise itineraries.
For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. , For any sailing which commences outside of the above stated areas, the minimum drinking age is 21. Therefore any ships departing from or calling at a port in North America the minimum drinking age will be 21.
Passengers who wish to use the spa, casino and adult nightclub must be 18 years or over. Those wishing to use the solarium and whirlpools must be 16 years or over. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult when attending the theatre.
The following drinks packages are available onboard:
Select Drinks Package - from $40 per person per day (approx £25)- Includes: Beer (a selection of bottle, can and draught), wine by the glass (up to $8 value), fountain soft drinks with souvenir cup and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Premium Drinks Package - from $55 per person per day (approx £35) - Includes: All house spirits with mixer and premium cocktails, beers (a selection of bottle, can and draft), premium wine by the glass (up to $12 value), frozen & non-alcoholic cocktails, fountain soda with souvenir cup, still bottled water (500ml).
Ultimate Drinks Package - from $65 per person per day (approx £40) - Virtually unlimited options. A combination of all the benefits from the Premium and Royal Replenish Packages.
Wine & Dine Package - from $99 per person (approx £60) - Wine enthusiasts can save up to 25% on standard list prices with a multi-bottle Wine Package. Choose from a renowned selection and enjoy your wine in the Main Dining Room, speciality restaurants or the Windjammer Café.
Evian Water Package - from $28.45 per person per day (approx £18.70). Stay perfectly refreshed with Evian 1 litre bottled water, available in quantities of 8, 12, 16 and 24 and delivered conveniently to staterooms, with savings up to 35% on individual bottles.
Juice Package - from $20.15 per person per day (approx £13.20) - Minute Maid bottled juice packages delivered to your stateroom. They're available in a variety of flavours and quantities (6, 8 and 12 bottles) for savings of up to 25% on individual bottles.
Please note: 15% gratuity is included in all package prices.
Recommended gratuities for guests in a Grand suite or above, is advised to be $14.25 per guest per day.
For guests in a Junior suite or a Stateroom it is advised to be $12.00 per guest per day.
A 15 % gratuity will automatically be added to bar bill or wine bills and for services in the Spa or Salon.
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