Begin your adventure in the city that birthed blue and is home to Rock ‘n’ Roll. Visit the iconic Sun studio where many great artists have recorded music including Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Graceland, Elvis’s legendary 13-acre state is hot on the visit list too. Registered a national historic landmark in 2006, Graceland is the 2nd most visited house in America second only to the Whitehouse! Welcome to the ‘Big Easy’ – New Orleans. Located on the mighty Mississippi river and the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans enjoys a subtropical climate with pleasant year-round temperatures. The city is well known for its round the clock nightlife, vibrant music scene and spicy cuisine that is reflective of its history as a literal melting pot of French, African and American cultures. A true ‘Music City’, New Orleans is the hometown of Jazz. This, along with a wider variety of music is crucial to the city soundscape with it being played and practiced on every corner, in any bar, every day. The city also has a rich history, step outside of the city to out of the former plantation estates where sugarcane and cotton were grown and tended to by slaves before being exported globally. Venture into the swamps and bayou to appreciate the natural beauty of the region, come face to face with many species including, alligators, egrets, racoons and many types of snake. Embark on you Caribbean cruise visiting tropical islands with hidden coves, palm fringe beaches and unique personalities of their own.
Blues, Bayou & Bewitching Beaches
Royal Caribbean International
Vision of the Seas
20 January 2019
Cruise and Stay
Included in this Package
International schedule flights from London
7-night full board cruise
3 nights four star room only hotel Memphis
Memphis VIP attraction pass
3 nights' four star room only hotel New Orleans
Plantation Tour from New Orleans
Rail travel from Memphis to New Orleans
London / London
Fly from London to Memphis. Private transfer to 4* hotel.
Memphis VIP attraction Pass
Day at leisure
Make your own way to the rail station. Travel by rail from Memphis to New Orleans. On arrival, make your own way to 4* hotel.
New Orleans, USA
New Orleans, USA
Day at leisure
Private transfer to the port. Embark Vision of the Seas, depart New Orleans
Private transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to London
Designed with larger families and groups in mind, accommodating up to 7. The largest cabins onboard, they offer priority boarding, dedicated entertainment seating and private concierge services. A private balcony with ocean views, sitting area with sofa bed, two twin or one king size bed, refrigerator or mini-bar, TV, telephone and private en-suite bathroom with bathtub.
The Aquarius, two-tier main dining room, features a grand staircase and huge windows allowing for impressive views. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it offers flexible ‘My Time Dining’ – allowing passengers to eat when they want, in addition to more traditional two-sitting dining. Tables typically seat 4-12, with limited seating for 2 available upon request.
A top spot with amazing views. Serving brilliant buffet breakfasts, lunches, dinner and snacks throughout the day. Here's where you'll find food from all around the world – from delicate Asian flavours to hearty all-American favourites, spicy Indian curries to authentic Italian pizza and pasta.
Serving Seattle’s Best Coffee, Latte-tudes is a hip and happening coffee shop. It's a great place to recharge, or settle down with a good book and a steaming mug of coffee. The menu includes lattes, cappuccinos and espressos. You'll also find pastries, beer, wine and soft drinks in this informal cafe.
Enjoy intimate exclusivity and the personal service of your very own chef in this wonderful culinary treat. Your private dining area seats up to 14 guests who will be indulged in a specially-prepared menu of gourmet dishes and paired-wine prepared by the featured chef. Before you dine, you can enjoy an apéritif with your fellow guests at a chic cocktail party.
Watch first-run movies and big time sporting events the way they were meant to be seen - poolside, under the stars. A screen hoisted above the main pool area will showcase all the larger-than-life action.
Diamond, Diamond Plus, and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge, created to serve these loyal guests with concierge access, complimentary continental breakfast, and evening drinks.
Guests staying in Grand Suite-level rooms and higher, Diamond Plus and Pinnacle Club Crown & Anchor® Society members enjoy access to this lounge serving complimentary continental breakfast and evening drinks.
The Some Enchanted Evening Lounge with its large windows offers a light and airy atmosphere for guests to enjoy along with a large central dance floor and its own bar.
With a model of a lighthouse at the entrance to the venue, the large lounge acts as the ships second entertainment venue with a host of entertainment and activities taking place throughout the day and night from seminars, enrichment lectures, live art auctions and trivia competitions to karaoke and game shows including The Quest game show and Majority Rules.
Enjoy daytime activities, including classes, game shows and more. Visit at night for dazzling entertainment and jaw-dropping aerial spectacles. Even the glass elevators facing into the Centrum feature LED panels down their entire length, providing a backdrop of moving visuals five decks high.
Experience a 1960s vibe at the all-new R Bar, featuring iconic furnishings and classic cocktails — gimlet, martini, gin, whiskeys and more — all served by the ship’s resident mixologist. And be sure to try the drink specials, specially created to complement the Centrum’s nightly theme and aerial performance.
Wheelchair accessible staterooms are available on request. These can include electric entrance doors and accessible shower facilities. Priority and assisted boarding is also available on request.
The ship has ramps and lifts on most decks, and hoists are available on request at certain pools and jacuzzis. Please note that passengers must provide their own wheelchairs/scooters or hire from an outside vendor.
There are three distinct types of evening on board: casual, smart casual and formal. Suggested guidelines for these nights are: Casual: Polo shirts and trousers for men, sundresses or trousers for women. Smart Casual: Jacket and shirt for men, dresses or trouser suits for women. Formal: Suits and ties or tuxedos for men, cocktail dresses or trouser suits for women.
There are however certain restaurants onboard which maintain a casual dress code throughout the cruise. On a typical 14 night cruise, 8 nights will be casual, 3 nights will be smart casual and 3 nights will be formal, however this depends upon individual cruise itineraries.
For sailings that depart from a port in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and Asia, the minimum age for purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. , For any sailing which commences outside of the above stated areas, the minimum drinking age is 21. Therefore any ships departing from or calling at a port in North America the minimum drinking age will be 21.
Passengers who wish to use the spa, casino and adult nightclub must be 18 years or over. Those wishing to use the solarium and whirlpools must be 16 years or over. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult when attending the theatre.
The following drinks packages are available onboard:
Select Drinks Package - from $40 per person per day (approx £25)- Includes: Beer (a selection of bottle, can and draught), wine by the glass (up to $8 value), fountain soft drinks with souvenir cup and non-alcoholic cocktails.
Premium Drinks Package - from $55 per person per day (approx £35) - Includes: All house spirits with mixer and premium cocktails, beers (a selection of bottle, can and draft), premium wine by the glass (up to $12 value), frozen & non-alcoholic cocktails, fountain soda with souvenir cup, still bottled water (500ml).
Ultimate Drinks Package - from $65 per person per day (approx £40) - Virtually unlimited options. A combination of all the benefits from the Premium and Royal Replenish Packages.
Wine & Dine Package - from $99 per person (approx £60) - Wine enthusiasts can save up to 25% on standard list prices with a multi-bottle Wine Package. Choose from a renowned selection and enjoy your wine in the Main Dining Room, speciality restaurants or the Windjammer Café.
Evian Water Package - from $28.45 per person per day (approx £18.70). Stay perfectly refreshed with Evian 1 litre bottled water, available in quantities of 8, 12, 16 and 24 and delivered conveniently to staterooms, with savings up to 35% on individual bottles.
Juice Package - from $20.15 per person per day (approx £13.20) - Minute Maid bottled juice packages delivered to your stateroom. Theyre available in a variety of flavours and quantities (6, 8 and 12 bottles) for savings of up to 25% on individual bottles.
Please note: 15% gratuity is included in all package prices.