Vision of the Seas joined the Royal Caribbean fleet in May 1998. This Vision Class ship underwent a makeover in October 2013 to enhance her onboard facilities and sets sail with 2,435 passengers on board. Step aboard and admire the amazing six-deck high glass Centrum that wends its way skywards. From the R Bar on Deck 4 to the Viking Crown Lounge on Deck 11, you'll discover a world of fun, sports, dining, leisure and entertainment. By day, relax in the adult-only Solarium and Vitality Spa, while the children are kept busy at the Adventure Ocean Youth Area and FantaSeas Teen Centre. After dark, the ship comes to life with amazing family shows on stage, movies under the stars, and late-night dancing.
Vision of the Seas offers a world of flavours to tempt your tastebuds. Dine on sumptuous international cuisine at Aquarius Dining Room, with the option of an early or late sitting or flexible My Time Dining. Serve-yourself buffets are on the menu in the Windjammer Cafe, or tuck into made-to-order salads, paninis and sandwiches in the open-air Park Cafe. Savour premium steaks, fresh seafood and delicious desserts at Chops Grille, or enjoy hearty rustic Italian fare in Giovanni's Table. Japanese-style sushi rolls, sashimi and hot rock plates are served at The Izumi restaurant, but why not treat yourself to the ultimate dining experience with an intimate dinner at the exclusive Chef's Table.
You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to bars and lounges on Vision of the Seas. Watch the world go by as you sip your morning cappuccino in Cafe Latte-tudes. Chat with friends over a drink in the nautically-themed Schooner Bar or delight in the signature cocktails and bustling entertainment in the 1960s vibe of R Bar. Celebrate in style with a glass of bubbly in chic Champagne Bar. The Viking Crown Lounge offers comfort and panoramic views by day and a lively dance club with a buzzing atmosphere by night.
The evening scene on Vision of the Seas offers something to match your every mood. Experience exciting musical extravaganzas and production shows in the Masquerade Theatre, or head to Some Enchanted Evening Lounge for live music, entertainment and dancing. Watch first-run movies and big time sports event at the outdoor movie screen on Deck 9, or dice with Lady Luck at the gaming tables and slot machines at Casino Royale.
Day 1: Fly UK to Barcelona, Spain
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Barcelona. On arrival be privately transferred to the your four-star hotel for your two-night stay.
Day 2: Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is one of the most famous cities in the world. Located between the gleaming Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Collserola hills, this cosmopolitan Spanish city is known for its diverse art and architecture. Walk the iconic Las Ramblas promenade and see quirky street entertainers or stop for a coffee at a pavement cafe. View some of Antoni Gaudi's most famous works including the Sagrada Família Church and the mosaic wall in Park Güell. Explore the winding streets of the Gothic quarter and sample tapas in a traditional bar or relax in the city's biggest green space — Park Ciutadel.
Day 3: Barcelona, Spain (Embarkation Day)
After check out be privately transferred to the port to board Vision of the Seas for your twelve-night Mediterranean cruise.
Day 4: Nice, France
The heart of the French Riviera is alive with expensive yachts, crystal clear waters and an abundance of glitz and glamour everywhere you look. Absorb yourself into the world of a celebrity and royalty as you stroll around the coast, taking in the stylish town of Nice. Visit one of the world famous art galleries and take in the works of Monet and Matisse or simply visit one of the many harbour cafés and admire the abundance of super yachts in this millionaires playground.
Day 5: Florence & Pisa, Italy
The Italian port of Livorno gives you access to both Florence and Pisa. Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region and the centre of Italian Renaissance. Explore Italy's greatest artistic treasures; Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza Duomo with its world famous dome. No visit would be complete without stopping by the Uffizi Gallery and admiring the panoramic views of Florence from the 19th-century Pizzale Michelangelo. Pisa is most famous for its iconic leaning tower and is a must on any to-see list. Take a tour around the five-aisled Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the nearby Baptistery. Pay a visit to Campo Santo (Sacred Field), Museo Nazionale, and Palazzo dei Cavalieri.
Day 6: Civitavecchia (for Rome), Italy
History is around every corner in Rome. ‘The Eternal City’ is one of the world’s most historically significant destinations, home to the Pantheon, piazzas, and Vatican City’s Sistine Chapel. Discover cultural remnants of the Roman Empire, awe-inspiring Renaissance art, numerous historic landmarks, as well as the culinary delights of la dolce vita - the sweet life.
Day 7: Salerno (for Amalfi Coast), Italy
Amalfi is a small, picturesque town on the Amalfi Coast on Italy’s South West shoreline. Visit the stunning Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo, a 9th-century church with breathtaking Roman and Gothic architecture. Stop by the burial site of the elite families of Amalfi who are commemorated in the mosaic work and striking bronze doors of the bell tower. Explore Museo Arsenale Amalfi, a medieval shipyard-turned-exhibition space, or take a ten-minute boat trip to the magical Emerald Grotto. Discover the natural beauty of the Valle delle Ferier and enjoy a breathtaking hike to the dazzling waterfall of Amalfi.
Day 9 - 10: Venice, Italy
Explore beautiful Venice on Italy's north-east coast. This city built on water is a popular tourist destination due to its gondola rides, delicious cuisine and stunning Gothic architecture. A maze of winding canals, you can sail up the Grand Canal to visit the stunning Palazzo Ducale and Basilica di San Marco. See works of arts from Bellini and Titian at Gallerie dell Accademia, then head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco to see the intricate and captivating way Tintoretto depicts Old and New Testament scenes. Many canal-side bars host live music that you can enjoy as you dine on fresh seafood dishes and prosecco. Make sure to try Venetian cicheti — similar to tapas — which include dishes such as soft salami and smoked swordfish.
Day 11: Split, Croatia
Split, on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, is the country's second-largest city. It's popular for its golden beaches and bustling centre — which was built around the fourth-century Diocletian's Palace. Today, the palace remains a central part of Split's heritage after its transformation into a variety of houses, flats, churches, and chapels. Stroll through the centre to admire the towering Cathedral of Saint Domnius with its 13th-century oak doors that tell the story of Christ. The Riva waterfront promenade runs the length of the old town and is the perfect place to stop for lunch. See cascading waterfalls at Krka National Park or relax and snorkel on the beach of Brac Island before departing.
Day 12: Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor is based on the Adriatic coastline in south-west Montenegro. One of the country's prettiest and most-famous towns, Kotor is an UNESCO World Heritage site and offers a range of historic landmarks and natural beauty spots. The old town district is filled with medieval architecture and monuments — as well as one of the narrowest streets in the world! From its Venetian-style gates to its former Austrian prisons, Kotor's past is kept alive for you to explore. Wander around the range of shops, and head to a bar or restaurant at a piazza to admire views of the mountains.
Day 15: Barcelona, Spain to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be privately transferred back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.