Vision of the Seas began its cruise season out of New Orleans this past weekend, marking the return of Royal Caribbean International to the Port of New Orleans. The ship will sail seven-night itineraries to the Bahamas, Caribbean and Yucatan peninsula through March 2019.
The Vision of the Seas underwent a revitalization in 2013 and features 12 decks and accommodations for 2,514 passengers, including 234 staterooms with balconies. The 915-foot ship offers more than 15 restaurants and bars, including Royal Caribbean standards like Izumi Asian Cuisine, Chops Grille, Giovanni’s Table and Park Café. Vision of the Seas additionally offers an assortment of entertainment including outdoor movie screenings, Broadway-style musicals and aerial acrobatics shows. For guests looking to relax on their laptop or phone, the ship offers VOOM, one of the ocean’s top internet services.
In business for 49 years, Royal Caribbean International sails 25 ships around the world. Destinations include Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia and Australia and New Zealand.
Due to its position on the Mississippi, the Port of New Orleans easily connects to 14,500 miles of waterways and offers access to over 30 major inland destinations throughout the United States and Canada. Recently acquiring New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, the port has strengthened its position as an integrated hub of transportation.