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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Information about Vision of the Seas
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Vision of the Seas started sailing in 1998. Former names: none. The Vision of the Seas is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. The Vision of the Seas has 1018 cabins.

You can expect between 2036 to 2443 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Vision of the Seas has a space ratio of 32.1. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 38.5.

The Vision of the Seas has 765 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are no self serve laundromats on this cruise ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
1995- Legend of the Seas - No longer sailing
1996- Grandeur of the Seas
1996- Splendour of the Seas - No longer sailing
1997- Enchantment of the Seas
1997- Rhapsody of the Seas
1998- Vision of the Seas


There are 14 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

12 Decks

There are 12 on this ship. The highest deck number is 12. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 5.

23% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

The abbreviation Royal Caribbean uses for this ship is VI. Built in 1998, this is the last ship in the vision-class.

There are 1018 staterooms on board, with the largest being the Royal Suite.

Dining options on board include:

Windjammer Cafe Lido buffet restaurant- all 3 meals, self service
Aquarious Restaurant- main dining room with a chefs table
Chops Grille- specialty, reservations recommended
Giovannis Table- Italian specialty, reservations recommended
Izumi-asian specialty
Park Cafe- complimentary deli

Nightly entertainment can be found at one of the many lounges and bars on board. The Masquerade Theater features grand production shows and the Centrum offers aerial acrobatics entertainment. Other options can be found at the Some Enchanted Evening Lounge, R Bar, Diamond Club and Lounge, Viking Crown Lounge and Nightclub, and the Casino.

Children will have plenty to do with their own age-appropriate clubs and activities including a video game arcade, Adventure Ocean pool area, and teen nightclub. For all ages there is an outdoor movie screen and a multi-sports court which offers a golf simulator, table tennis, basketball, and a rock-climbing wall.

Adults will enjoy time at their private Solarium area which has a pool, bar, and lounge area. They will also enjoy the Spa and Fitness center which has 6 jacuzzis and 3 pools.

Vision of the Seas Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 1998
Years Old 25
Tons 78,340
Speed 22.3 knots
Length 915 feet
Beam 117 feet
Total Cabins 1,018
Crew 765
Expected Passengers 2,036 to 2,443
Expected Space Ratio 32
Total decks 12
Decks with cabins 5

Vision of the Seas Features


  • 1 Retractable Roof Pools
  • 1 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 6 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • Rock Climbing Wall rockclimbing
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • No Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • No Mini Golf
  • No Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • No Cigar Lounge
  • Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • Sea Viewing Lounge on upper deck
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

Live Cruise Ship Tracking - Vision of the Seas

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Smoking Policy

  • Smoking cigarettes, cigars, electronic cigarettes, and pipes is permitted only in designated outdoor areas that have signage (mainly on the starboard side)
  • Smoking is not permitted inside staterooms or balconies, Central Park or Boardwalk neighborhoods, dining venues, theaters, bars, lounges, hallways, pools, elevators, or jogging tracks
  • The casino allows smoking and has a designated area for non-smoking on most cruises.

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