Vision of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
Vision of the Seas
Maiden voyage: 1998
We were on board this ship in 2013. The Vision, the namesake of the Vision class is one of Royal Caribbean's smaller ships, with a capacity of just under 2,500 passengers. As it is a smaller ship, it can get into some ports that the mega-ships cannot visit.
We had an inside room on this ship, and interestingly, it was smaller than an inside room we had a few years ago on the Grandeur of the Sea. However, it was still larger than an inside room on the Majesty of the Seas. On a 10 day cruise, we were able to manage well enough.
The ship has the theatre and Windjammer cafe both forward, which is bit of a different layout than many of Royal Caribbean's ships. An adult-only Solarium is mid-ships, and they have the best hot-dogs and fries I think I have ever eaten. Perhaps its the environment that makes them so tasty. The Solarium has a glass roof that can be opened if needed, or enclosed with air conditioning as needed.
The ship looked to be very well maintained, and you would not know it has been in service for nearly 15 years.