Monday, September 2, 2013

Tampa to Get Vision

Vision of the Seas to Home Port in Tampa

Port of Tampa getting a second Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
Vision of the Seas (P.D.)

Beginning in mid November of next year, the Vision of the Seas will sail seven night Western Caribbean itineraries out of Tampa, departing on Saturdays.

Ports of call will include Cozumel, Costa Maya, Belize, Roatan, and Grand Cayman.  It appears that most weeks, four out of those five ports will be on tap.

The ship comes to Tampa just a year out of an extensive dry dock, scheduled for 34 days, beginning later this month.  The refurb will include not only the things we've come to expect from a revitalization operation, like new carpets, furniture, and flat screens in cabins, but a whole lot more.  There will be new alternative eateries, including a Chef's Table, a re-done atrium, an outdoor movie screen, and even a few added balcony cabins.  Those will be near the bridge, where there is currently a crew conference area.

For Loyalty Program members: The Concierge Lounge  will be in a section of the Viking Crown, while the Diamond Lounge will be located in a part of Some Enchanted Evening.

The Vision will be joining Brilliance of the Seas, which will continue her winter schedule of five night cruises from Tampa.