With mystery surrounding the winter 2018/9 deployment for Vision of the Seas, could my favourite Royal Caribbean ship be about to join Splendour and Legend as TUI ships for Thomson Cruises or is she replacing something that is?
Splendour of the Seas was the first to go, becoming TUI Discovery in 2016. She will be joined this May by Legend of the Seas as TUI Discovery 2.
In 2018, a TUI Discovery 3 is listed on Gibraltar Port calls on the 14th May and 3rd October.
Vision is scheduled to transat from Galveston on the 16th April 2018, ending in Barcelona 3rd May, do her Med summer season before sailing to Miami on the 18th October, arriving the 31st. Her Caribbean cruises were announced in March but didn’t go on sale and have now been removed.
So what is happening? It is all a mistake? Is it another Royal Caribbean ship? Could it be Grandeur or Enchantment, which are listed for sale? Watch this space….
Update 1st May 2017 – Mystery solved. She’ll be going twice through the Panama Canal then cruising from New Orleans from the 15th December 2018.