Vision class cruise ship
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|Builders:||Kvaerner Masa Yards |
Chantiers de l'Atlantique
|Preceded by:||Sovereign class|
|Succeeded by:||Voyager class|
|Tonnage:||Multiple, 70,000 GRT - 80,700 GRT|
|Length:||Multiple, 867 ft (264 m) - 990 ft (300 m)|
|Beam:||106 ft (32 m)|
The Vision class is a term Royal Caribbean International uses to refer to six of its cruise ships. Although called a "class" by Royal Caribbean, actually it consists of two pairs of sister ships and another pair of sister ships that was later split up into two different ships by a lengthening of one of the ships. They are not identical to each other and as such do not constitute a class by the actual definition of the term. In fact, the Vision class is named after the last ship built, and formerly the largest ship in its class.
Two of the ships were built at Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Helsinki New Shipyard, Finland, while the others were built at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France (both shipyards are now a part of STX Europe).
Legend & Splendour
Built in 1995 and in 1996 by Chantiers l'Atlantique, approximately 70,000 gross tons.
Built in 1996 by Kvaerner Masa-Yards, approximately 74,000 gross tons. It originally had a sister ship, Enchantment of the Seas built in 1997 but its length was modified in 2005.
Rhapsody & Vision
Built in 1997 and in 1998 by Chantiers l'Atlantique, approximately 78,000 gross tons.
Built in 1997 by Kvaerner Masa-Yards. Originally 74,000 gross tons when built. Lengthened by 73 feet in 2005. The ship is now 80,000 gross tons. The sister ship was Grandeur of the Seas.