Royal Caribbean has ‘Vision’ in the Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International opened Vision of the Seas’ winter 2012-13 Caribbean season for sale. Travellers can choose among 19 Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises, ranging from 10 to 15 nights and sailing roundtrip from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. According to officials, Vision of the Seas’ new seasonal itineraries are destination rich and visit smaller Caribbean islands less travelled by the cruise line’s larger ships. Variations of a 10-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary features calls at Tortola, St. Maarten, Dominica, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Croix and Martinique. Cruisers can also choose variations of an 11-night Southern Caribbean itinerary, calling at Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Bonaire, Aruba, St. Kitts, Dominica, and St. Vincent – a maiden port for Royal Caribbean. On a special holidays and New Year’s cruise, departing Dec. 24, guests will visit St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, Martinique and Labadee, the cruise line’s private beach destination in Haiti. And, in response to customer demand, Royal Caribbean is also offering four Panama Canal-transit sailings aboard Vision of the Seas. Two 14-night Panama Canal itineraries will sail from Port Everglades and San Diego on Oct. 5 and 19, respectively. Two 15-night sailings on March 18 and April 2, 2013 also depart Port Everglades and San Diego, respectively. Additionally, travellers can experience the grand tradition of a transatlantic crossing on two sailings aboard Vision. A 14-night westbound itinerary sails on Sept. 21, 2012, from Southampton, England, to Port Everglades, calling at Gijon and Vigo, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; and Ponta Delgada, Azores. The 13-night eastbound itinerary sails on April 17, 2013, from Port Everglades to Southampton, England, calling at Lisbon; Vigo, Spain; and Normandy (Le Havre), a French gateway to Paris. (