Vision of the Seas

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.

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The Vision of the Seas in Tallinn, Estonia on August 19, 2013.
Name: Vision of the Seas
Owner: Vision of the Seas Inc.
Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Port of registry:
Yard number: F31
Laid down: October 29, 1996
Launched: September 1, 1997[1]
Completed: April 15, 1998
Maiden voyage: May 2, 1998[2]
In service: May 2, 1998
Status: Service suspended
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)

2,050 passengers (double occupancy)

2,514 passengers (maximum)
Crew: 765

In 2013, Vision of the Seas received a dry dock refit.


In the summer, Vision of the Seas is based in Northern European ports and during the fall the ship sails across the Atlantic Ocean for the winter season and sails Caribbean cruises from Tampa, Florida. The ship will start sailing itineraries out of New Orleans in late 2018.[3] She also sails winter itineraries out of Galveston and San Juan, Puerto Rico.


The cruise ship has a deadweight tonnage of 6,300 tons and a gross tonnage of 78,491. Vision of the Seas has a length of 279 metres (915 ft) and a beam of 32.2 metres (106 ft). Vision of the Seas was launched in 1997. 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.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e "Vision of the Seas (19121)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  2. ^ RCI ships, Maiden Voyage
  3. ^ "Vision Caribbean_Galveston_Deployment_Flyer.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved February 9, 2017.

External linksEdit

  Media related to IMO 9116876 at Wikimedia Commons