The Vision of the Seas began sailing in 1998 and can hold 2,050 guests double occupancy. The ship is 915 feet long and has a cruising speed of 22 knots. In addition, the ship has a total of 1,024 staterooms onboard.
The ship's primary competition will be with the Carnival Liberty, which does 4 & 5 day cruises from Galveston. Galveston is year round home to the Carnival Breeze, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Liberty, and the Liberty of the Seas. The Disney Wonder sails from Galveston seasonally. It is still unclear if the Vision of the Seas will become year round or will remain seasonal from Galveston.
I was unable to find a press release from Royal Caribbean. All information in this article is subject to change and was gathered from Royal Caribbean's booking engine.