Royal Caribbean

11-night Southern Caribbean

Vision of the Seas

Refit in October 2013, she offers a unique range of entertainment, facilities and distinct features that have made Royal Caribbean International stand out for more than 40 years.

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Itinerary highlights
Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States of America
Cartagena Colombia
Oranjestad Aruba
Ship highlights
Photo of the Aquarius Dining Room Aquarius Dining Room
Photo of the Casino Royale Casino Royale
Photo of the Masquerade Theatre Masquerade Theatre
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The itinerary

With over 480km of waterways, Fort Lauderdale is the 'Venice of America' and the yachting capital of the world. The city's cruise port, Port Everglades is the third busiest in the world, catering to almost four million passengers every year. Before you head to your ship, check out the 2-mile Las Olas Boulevard, filled with chic cafés, independent boutiques and entertainment venues. A stroll along the tree-lined promenade and beautiful sand beaches, will give you the perfect taster of what's in store on your sun-soaked cruise itinerary.

Day 2Cruising

Day 3Cruising

The provincial capital of Colón, beside the canal's Atlantic entrance, is named for the Spanish-language surname of Christopher Columbus, though the Americans called it Aspinwall in the 19th century.. The city was founded in 1850 by Americans working on the Panama railroad and named Aspinwall for one of the railway engineers. Following completion in 1855, Colon gained in importance, which was furthered by the plans for an isthmian canal. During the time of the French canal attempt, a fire in 1885 burned the city nearly to the ground and left thousands of people homeless. Colon was rebuilt in the architectural style then popular in France. Buildings from that era plus the ones constructed by Americans between 1904 and 1914 are still in use today, although the majority is on the verge of collapse. In addition to its importance as a port, Colon boasts the world’s second largest duty-free zone, known as Zona Libre, which is contained in a huge fortress like, walled-off area with giant international stores. However, most of the merchandise is sold in bulk to commercial businesses throughout the country.

Cartagena's magnificent city walls and fortresses, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enclose a well-restored historic center (the Cuidad Amurallada, or walled city) with plazas, churches, museums, and shops that have made it a lively coastal vacation spot for South Americans and others. New hotels and restaurants make the walled city a desirable place to stay, and the formerly down-at-the-heels Getsemaní neighborhood attracts those seeking a bohemian buzz. The historic center is a small section of Cartagena; many hotels are in the Bocagrande district, an elongated peninsula where high-rise hotels overlook a long, gray-sand beach.When it was founded in 1533 by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena was the only port on the South American mainland. Gold and silver looted from indigenous peoples passed through here en route to Spain and attracted pirates, including Sir Francis Drake, who in 1586 torched 200 buildings. Cartagena's walls protected the city's riches as well as the New World's most important African slave market.

Cartagena's magnificent city walls and fortresses, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enclose a well-restored historic center (the Cuidad Amurallada, or walled city) with plazas, churches, museums, and shops that have made it a lively coastal vacation spot for South Americans and others. New hotels and restaurants make the walled city a desirable place to stay, and the formerly down-at-the-heels Getsemaní neighborhood attracts those seeking a bohemian buzz. The historic center is a small section of Cartagena; many hotels are in the Bocagrande district, an elongated peninsula where high-rise hotels overlook a long, gray-sand beach.When it was founded in 1533 by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena was the only port on the South American mainland. Gold and silver looted from indigenous peoples passed through here en route to Spain and attracted pirates, including Sir Francis Drake, who in 1586 torched 200 buildings. Cartagena's walls protected the city's riches as well as the New World's most important African slave market.

Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, is easily explored on foot. Its palm-lined central thoroughfare runs between old and new pastel-painted buildings of typical Dutch design (Spanish influence is also evident in some of the architecture). There are a lot of malls with boutiques and shops—the Renaissance mall carries high-end luxury items and designer fashions. A massive renovation in downtown has given Main Street (a.k.a. Caya G. F. Betico Croes) a whole new lease on life: boutique malls, shops, and restaurants have opened next to well-loved family-run businesses. Stroll along the boardwalk from the city centre to the Palm Beach area of Aruba, filled with resorts, restaurants, nightclubs and more. Cruise ships dock at Aruba Port Authority, around a 10 minute walk from the centre of Oranjestad.

Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, is easily explored on foot. Its palm-lined central thoroughfare runs between old and new pastel-painted buildings of typical Dutch design (Spanish influence is also evident in some of the architecture). There are a lot of malls with boutiques and shops—the Renaissance mall carries high-end luxury items and designer fashions. A massive renovation in downtown has given Main Street (a.k.a. Caya G. F. Betico Croes) a whole new lease on life: boutique malls, shops, and restaurants have opened next to well-loved family-run businesses. Stroll along the boardwalk from the city centre to the Palm Beach area of Aruba, filled with resorts, restaurants, nightclubs and more. Cruise ships dock at Aruba Port Authority, around a 10 minute walk from the centre of Oranjestad.

Dutch settlers came here in the 1630s, about the same time they sailed through the Verazzano Narrows to Manhattan, bringing with them original red-tile roofs, first used on the trade ships as ballast and later incorporated into the architecture of Willemstad. Much of the original colonial structures remain, but this historic city is constantly reinventing itself and the government monument foundation is always busy restoring buildings in one urban neighborhood or another. The salty air causes what is called "wall cancer" which causes the ancient abodes to continually crumble over time. The city is cut in two by Santa Anna Bay. On one side is Punda (the point)—crammed with shops, restaurants, monuments, and markets and a new museum retracing its colorful history. And on the other side is Otrobanda (literally meaning the "other side"), with lots of narrow, winding streets and alleyways (called "steekjes" in Dutch), full of private homes notable for their picturesque gables and Dutch-influenced designs.

A colourful street in Willemstad, Curaçao

Day 10Cruising

Day 11Cruising

With over 480km of waterways, Fort Lauderdale is the 'Venice of America' and the yachting capital of the world. The city's cruise port, Port Everglades is the third busiest in the world, catering to almost four million passengers every year. Before you head to your ship, check out the 2-mile Las Olas Boulevard, filled with chic cafés, independent boutiques and entertainment venues. A stroll along the tree-lined promenade and beautiful sand beaches, will give you the perfect taster of what's in store on your sun-soaked cruise itinerary.

The ship Vision of the Seas

Refit in October 2013, she offers a unique range of entertainment, facilities and distinct features that have made Royal Caribbean International stand out for more than 40 years.

Capacity
2435
Cabins
1018
Total crew
723
Length
915m

Food and drink

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.

Aquarius Dining Room

The Aquarius, two-tier main dining room, features a grand staircase and huge windows allowing for impressive views. Open for breakfast, lunch and... Read more

Complimentary
Classic

Windjammer Cafe

A top spot with amazing views. Serving brilliant buffet breakfasts, lunches, dinner and snacks throughout the day. Here's where you'll find food... Read more

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Varies

Izumi

Enjoy the pure and invigorating flavours of Japan with sushi rolls, sashimi, our Hot Rock (Ishiyaki) Plates or sukiyaki, all impeccably presented.

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Sushi

Chop's Grille

A high-end grill where you’ll find filet mignon and mesquite-grilled salmon on a menu that changes daily There’s no better place for... Read more

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Surf Turf

Latte-tudes

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... Read more

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Cafe

Chef's Table

Enjoy intimate exclusivity and the personal service of your very own chef in this wonderful culinary treat. Your private dining area seats... Read more

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Steakhouse

Giovanni's Table

Savour great Italian home cooking in this family-friendly restaurant specialising in the traditional dishes of Tuscany.

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Italian

Entertainment

From traditional cruise favourites to innovative, first at sea activities; the entertainment onboard offers something for all ages and preferences.

Casino Royale

The exciting Casino Royale offers, roulette, black jack, poker and slot machines, with lessons, games and tournaments for players of all abilities.

Masquerade Theatre

This Broadway-style performance space offers contemporary and Broadway-inspired shows, headline musicals and live comedy.

Pool Bars

The ship's pool bars make it easy to stay cool in the sun without having to stray too far from the deck... Read more

Schooner Bar

This nautical themed bar is available on all Royal Caribbean ships. In the evening this is a popular place to be, with... Read more

Viking Crown Lounge

Offering the best views at sea The Viking Crown Lounge is Royal Caribbean's signature bar. Located on the top deck, this glass... Read more

Outdoor Movie Screen

Watch first-run movies and big time sporting events the way they were meant to be seen - poolside, under the stars. A screen hoisted... Read more

Diamond Club

Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access, complimentary... Read more

Concierge Club

Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast... Read more

Some Enchanted Evening Show Lounge

The Some Enchanted Evening Lounge with its large windows offers a light and airy atmosphere for guests to enjoy along with a... Read more

Onboard Shopping

The Royal Caribbean distinctive storefronts offer an array of merchandise ranging from logo items, perfume and jewellery to liquor and cruise wear.

Centrum

Enjoy daytime activities, including classes, game shows and more. Visit at night for dazzling entertainment and jaw-dropping aerial spectacles. Even the glass elevators facing into... Read more

R Bar

Experience a 1960s vibe at the all-new R Bar, featuring iconic furnishings and classic cocktails — gimlet, martini, gin, whiskeys and more — all served... Read more

Health and fitness

The ship features a fantastic array of health and fitness facilities including, a spa, a fitness centre, a rock climbing wall and much more.

Sports Deck

Passengers can also enjoy the ship's fantastic sporting facilities, which include: a golf simulator, a running track, as well as basketball and... Read more

Fitness Centre

A fully equipped gym and fitness centre, including free weights, weight machines and cardiovascular machines. Classes include pilates, spinning, kickboxing, yoga and... Read more

Solarium

The Solarium offers a calm, quiet, peaceful atmosphere for adults to relax in. Both in and outdoors, the lounge area can be... Read more

Vitality Spa

A range of services and relaxation treatments are available from the Vitality Spa & fitness Centre. The salon, located within the spa... Read more

Rock Climbing Wall

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... Read more

Swimming Pool

The ship's main pool is heated and incorporates a shallow end for children to splash around in, separated from rest of the... Read more

Kids and teens

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.

Royal Babies & Tots Nursery

Parents love the new colourful nursery where the littlest guests can be left in the care of trained professionals, to enjoy specially-designed programming and... Read more

Adventure Ocean Programme

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... Read more

Teen Centre

Treating teenagers more like adults, this programme is a way for them to meet new friends while they enjoy their favourite pastimes,... Read more

Enrichment

Enrichment programs, or ‘Explorer Academy’ classes cover a wide range of topics, from wine tasting to casino tuition.

Explorer Academy

Classes include:

  • Wine tasting - learn about wines from around the world
  • Casino tuition - from poker to blackjack, learn how to play some... Read more

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Special Dietary Requirements

Special meals can be provided on all ships, when requested in advance, however not all requests are guaranteed. Requests must be submitted... Read more

Disabled Facilities

Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is... Read more

Dress Code

There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are:
Casual:... Read more

Age Restrictions

For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and... Read more

Drinks Packages

The following drinks packages are available onboard:

Deluxe Beverage Package

Enjoy any individual beverage item up to $12 (retail value) available onboard, choosing from... Read more

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