Above: the Vision of the Seas (all photos by CJ)
By Alexander Britell
MIAMI — Royal Caribbean has officially debuted its “revitalized” Vision of the Seas cruise ship.
The Vision of the Seas, which made its maiden voyage in 1998, underwent a month-long renovation in October that included a totally revamped interior, new restaurants and updated staterooms.
Above: the balcony of a junior suite
All of the staterooms received upgrades that included the addition of flat-panel LED televisions.
Above: the Viking Crown Lounge
The ship’s changes included a new R Bar, Viking Crown Lounge and the Giovanni’s Table, Izumi Asian Cuisine, Park Cafe and Chops Grille restaurants.
Above: the new Centrum
The ship’s Centrum has been converted into an entertainment venue, with aerial performances and a light show; the ship additionally installed an oversized outdoor movie screen and refurbished the Masquerade Theater.
Above: the updated Masquerade Theater
The project is part of an across-the-board upgrade for the Royal Caribbean fleet, with 12 ships already having been enhanced. Another four ships are slated for enhancements in 2014-2015, according to the company.
Above: Vision of the Seas (Photo: Royal Caribbean)
Vision of the Seas will be cruising from Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Colon, Panama this season.