Vision of the Seas


Year built: 1998

Speed: 24 kn

Passengers: 2,050

Crew: 742

78k tons

12 decks


The Vision of the Seas currently sails 10 to 13 night Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona. In the Winter, Vision sails 7 night Western Caribbean and Bahamas cruises from New Orleans, Louisiana.


On February 19, 2006, the Mazatlan port call was dropped due to propulsion system problems. The incident caused operation at reduced cruising speed. The problems occurred first on February 9, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, while the vessel maneuvered for docking. It caused several hours late arrival in home port Los Angeles, California, and on the next itinerary Puerto Vallarta port was skipped. As compensation, all passengers received $100 in on board credit. Those on the shortened sailing received $200 in on board credit. On both voyages, they were given the option to cancel at the last minute (without refund).

On December 19, 2012, a male passenger died ashore during a sponsored by Royal Caribbean shore excursion in Dominica. The deceased was snorkeling when he began to feel sick, experiencing difficulties in breathing. The man was transported to a local hospital where he died.

On July 18, 2003, when the ship docked in Skagway, Alaska, a 28-year-old male passenger was arrested and charged for sexual assault of a 22-year-old female passenger. The incident happened near Glacier Bay, Alaska.

On February 22, 2006, a 35-year-old female passenger reported a sexual assault. The woman was assaulted and also battered by one of the ship’s security guards, who entered her cabin. During the incident, the ship was on a Mexico Riviera cruise. A lawsuit was filed on August 8, 2006.

On December 20, 2012, a 59-year-old male passenger was forcibly removed from the ship in St. John’s, Antigua. The forced disembarkation was due to an altercation incident, in which he attacked a 53-year-old male passenger (who used a service dog). The attacker was removed for violating the line’s guest conduct policy. The ship was on a 6-day cruise from home port of Port Everglades.

On December 29, 2015, the ship made an unplanned stop in call port Cozumel to offload two passengers. Initially there were reported two bodies being offloaded and carried away by two ambulances. Later, the ship’s Captain announced via the PA system that due to illness two passengers were disembarked in Cozumel. On Dec 23, he made another announcement about both of them being well. One of them even rejoined the ship on Dec 24. The incident occurred on a 7-day Western Caribbean Christmas cruise from Tampa, Florida, with call ports of Roatan, Belize City, Costa Maya, and Cozumel.

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