Royal Caribbean Unveils “Revitalized” Vision of the Seas


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.


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