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2 ships to sail out of Tampa in 2014-15

Posted by RCI fans on August 30, 2013 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Royal Caribbean will base 2 ships in the port of Tampa during the winter 2014 - 2015 season. 

Brilliance of the Seas as well as Vision of the Seas will both offer Caribbean cruises. 

Vision of the Seas will sail 7-night Western Caribbean itineraries in addition to Brilliance of the Seas sailing four and five-night cruises.

Vision of the Seas will arrive in Tampa after a 9-night Southern Caribbean cruise departing Fort Laurderdale on November 6th 2014. The itinerary will include stops at Aruba, Curacao, Grand Cayman and Labadee.

When she arrives in Tampa on 15th November, Vision of the Seas will sail every Saturday to various destinations including Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Belize.

Norovirus Outbreak on Vision of the Seas

Posted by RCI fans on March 9, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas returned to Port Everglades today after 105 guests and 3 crew members contracted norovirus on the ship.

"Vision of the Seas experienced an elevated number of persons with a gastrointestinal illness on its last sailing," Royal Caribbean International said in a statement.

Royal Caribbean crew members gave out over-the-counter medication to those affected by the virus. An official statement by Royal Caribbean discussed what steps the cruise line has taken to prevent the problem in the future, "At Royal Caribbean International we have high health standards for all our guests and crew. During the sailing, we conduct enhanced cleaning onboard the ship, to help prevent the spread of the illness."

When Vision of the Seas docked in Port Everglades, Royal Caribbean conducted an extensive sanitizing onboard the ship and within the cruise terminal, to help prevent any illness from affecting the subsequent sailing.