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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
 
 
Page 2 - The Mega-Ships
 
 
These pages are devoted to postcards of the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. The Table below gives links to complete postcard history pages on selected individual ships (to be added). Below the table are official postcards of the fleet in chronological order. This page covers the later and larger cruise ships in the fleet, starting with the 74000 ton Sovereign of the Seas - the largest cruise ship in the world when built in 1987.
 
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines are one of the three major players in the 21st Century cruise business, the others being Carnival and Star Cruises/NCL, (the fourth group P&O/Princess having joined Carnival). They were formed by Norwegian freighter owners Isak Skaugen and Anders Wilhelmsen specifically to operate new ships in the promising US cruise trade out of Miami. Two purpose-built ships were ordered from Wartsila of Helsinki, the world leaders in modern cruise ship design at that time. Song of Norway was delivered in 1970, followed by Nordic Prince in 1972. A third ship, the Sun Viking, to slightly modified design, arrived in 1972. All ships had a distinctive funnel-mounted lounge which set them apart from other lines. Another Norwegian company, Gotaas-Larsen later joined the partnership.
 
It was ten years before the next addition to the fleet, the larger Song of America which arrived in 1982. These earlier ships are covered on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line- Page 1. In 1987, the Sovereign of the Seas was delivered, at that time the largest cruise ship in the world, which set the scene for the incredible building-spree of huge mega-ships by all four cruise leaders which continues to this day (July 2001), although there are signs of a slow-down with some current options being put on hold. Sisters to the Sovereign of the Seas, the Monarch of the Seas and the Majesty of the Seas, were delivered in 1991 and 1992. The fleet has grown rapidly since 1995, with new ships arriving each year, culminating in what are the largest cruise ships in the world (at July 2001), the five Voyager Class ships of 137000 gross tons, being delivered between 1999 and 2003. These were followed by the even larger Freedom Class, which exceeded the Queen Mary 2 in gross tonnage. An even larger 220000 gross ton vessel is on order for 2009 as part of Project Genesis. The first two ships of this class will be named Oasis Of The Seas and Allure of the Seas. In 2008 Sovereign of the Seas was transferred to Pullmantur as the Sovereign.
 
 
Ships on This Page:-
Adventure of the Seas - 2002 - Voyager Class
Allure of the Seas - 2010 - Oasis Class (Project Genesis)
Brilliance of the Seas - 2002 - Radiance Class
Enchantment of the Seas - 1997 - Vision Class
Explorer of the Seas - 2000 - Voyager Class
Freedom of the Seas - 2006 - Freedom Class
Grandeur of the Seas - 1996 - Vision Class
Independence of the Seas - 2008 - Freedom Class
Jewel of the Seas - 2004 - Radiance Class
Legend of the Seas - 1995 - Vision Class
Liberty of the Seas - 2007 - Freedom Class
Majesty of the Seas - 1992 - Sovereign Class
Mariner of the Seas - 2003 - Voyager Class
Monarch of the Seas - 1991 - Sovereign Class
Navigator of the Seas - 2002 - Voyager Class
Oasis Of The Seas - 2009 - Oasis Class (Project Genesis) - new!
Radiance of the Seas - 2001 - Radiance Class
Rhapsody of the Seas - 1997 - Vision Class
Serenade of the Seas - 2003 - Radiance Class
Sovereign of the Seas - 1987-2008 - Sovereign Class - later Sovereign
Splendour of the Seas - 1996 - Vision Class
Vision of the Seas - 1998 - Vision Class
Voyager of the Seas - 1999 - Voyager Class
 
 
Ships on RCI Page One:-
Empress of the Seas - 2005-2008 (ex-Nordic Empress - later Empress)
Island Escape 2002 - (ex-Viking Serenade - joint venture with First Choice)
Nordic Empress - 1990-2005 (later Empress of the Seas, Empress)
Nordic Prince - 1971-1994
Song of America - 1982-1999
Song of Norway - 1970-1996
Sun Viking - 1972-1998
Viking Serenade - built 1982, RCI: 1989-2002 (later Island Escape)
 
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Table of Ship Histories
Name
Other names
 Built
 Independence of the Seas  
 2008
 Jewel of the Seas  
 2004
 Liberty of the Seas  
 2007
 Navigator of the Seas  
 2002
 Nordic Prince  Carousel
 1971
 Oasis of the Seas   2009
 Song of America  Sunbird
 1982
 Song of Norway  Sundream
 1970
 Splendour of the Seas  
 1996
 Viking Serenade  Scandinavia, Stardancer, Island Escape
 1982







RCCL Fleet List
 
 
Sovereign of the Seas (1987-2008)
Sovereign Class - 73192 grt
 
Sovereign of the Seas is 74000 gross tons, carries 2282 passengers and has a service speed of 16 knots. Built at Alstom-Atlantique, St Nazaire, between June 1986 - December 1987. She was the largest cruise ship in the world when delivered, and has two sisters, Monarch of the Seas (1991) and Majesty of the Seas (1992). In 2008 she was transferred to Pullmantur as the Sovereign.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, published by Astral Graphics, serial SV673/P36989.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, published by Astral Graphics, serial SV202.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, published by Scenic Publishers, serial RCC-81.
The ship appears to be Monarch of the Seas, not Sovereign as titled.
 
 
Editions d'Art "Jack" postcard, of Sovereign of the Seas at St Nazaire, posted 1989.
 
 
Editions d'Art "Jack" postcard, of Sovereign of the Seas at St Nazaire, serial 4981.
 
 
Editions d'Art "Jos" postcard, of Sovereign of the Seas at St Nazaire, serial 9912401280.
 
 
Scenic Florida postcard, of Sovereign of the Seas at Miami, serial 46-M121DG.
Photo by Alan Schein.
 
 
Chantry Classics serial number CC/S91 of Sovereign of the Seas.
Photographed by Frank Kalinowski at San Juan.






Nordic Empress (1990-2004)
Empress of the Seas (2004- )
 
Although delivered after the Sovereign of the Seas , the Nordic Empress is covered on Page 1 with the other smaller ships in the RCI fleet.






Monarch of the Seas (1991- )
Sovereign Class - 73941 grt
 
Length: 268.32 metres, Width: 32.20 metres, Cruising Speed: 18 knots, Power: 297000hp
 
Monarch of the Seas has two sisters, Sovereign of the Seas (1987), and Majesty of the Seas (1992). Built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, published by Scenic Publishers (St Thomas), serial STT-189.
The photo by Don Herbert actually shows the Sovereign of the Seas. Issued in 1991.
Text:- "Royal Caribbean Line's newest luxury liner, the beautiful Monarch of the Seas, with a gross tonnage of 74000 and a crew of 827, carries 2354 passengers."
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, published by Scenic Publishers (St Thomas), serial STT-203.
The photo by Alan M.Brin does actually show the Monarch of the Seas. Issued in 1993.
Text:- "The beautiful Monarch of the Seas is 880ft long, 106ft wide and weighs 74000 gross tons. It carries a crew of 834 and 2570 passengers. Weekly food consumption includes 13700 lbs of beef, 4400lbs of fish and 22000 eggs"
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, serial PCMJ992.
Text:- "See the world of Royal Caribbean in 3 to 12 nights. Named No.1 in Passenger Satisfaction for over a decade by the World Ocean and Cruise Liner Society."
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, published by Scenic Publishers, serial RCC-46C.
The ship does appear to be Monarch of the Seas, but the card was also issued as the Sovereign of the Seas.
Text:- "Royal Caribbean's beautiful 880ft long Monarch of the Seas, 20000 electrical fixtures and 800 miles of electric cable, is
a glowing sight at night. Its diesel generators produce 12 million watt, enough to supply a town of 10000 persons."
 
 
Editions d'Art "Jos" postcard, of Monarch of the Seas at St Nazaire, serial 9912401545.
 
 
Simplon Postcards serial number sc2029 of Monarch of the Seas, issued April 1993.
Photographed by Clive Harvey at Barbados, 30th December 1992.






Majesty of the Seas (1992- )
Sovereign Class - 73941 grt
 
Length: 268.32 metres, Width: 32.20 metres, Cruising Speed: 18 knots, Power: 297000hp
 
Majesty of the Seas (1992) has two earlier sisters, Sovereign of the Seas (1987) and Monarch of the Seas (1991). Built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, serial M-1.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, serial M-1 (variation of card above).
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, serial M-2.






Legend of the Seas (1995- )
Vision Class - 69130 grt
 
Length: 867ft, Beam 105ft, Gross Tonnage: 69130 gt, Passenger Capacity: 1804, Cruising Speed: 24 knots.
 
Legend of the Seas has one true sister, the Splendour of the Seas (1996), although she is considered to be part of the Vision Class. Built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, serial LA-1.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, serial LA-2.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, serial LA-4.
Can anyone supply me with a copy of LA-3? - mailto:simplon@simplon.co.uk
 
 
Editions Dubray postcard, of Legend of the Seas at St Nazaire, serial D5079.
 
 
Simplon Postcards serial number sc2088 of Legend of the Seas, issued September 1996.
Photographed by Jim Stephen at Vancouver, 30th June 1996.
 
 
A Royal Caribbean advertising postcard of Legend of the Seas, or sister Splendour of the Seas.
Serial number MK0027498, issued 1998.
 
 
Altitude postcard, of Legend of the Seas at Vancouver, serial VRS017.






Splendour of the Seas (1996- )
Vision Class - 69130 grt
 
Length: 867ft, Beam 105ft, Gross Tonnage: 69130 gt, Passenger Capacity: 1804, Cruising Speed: 24 knots.
 
Splendour of the Seas (1996) has one true sister, the Legend of the Seas (1995), although she is considered to be part of the Vision Class. Built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire. Additional postcards of Splendour of the Seas are shown on this link, and photographs are shown on this link.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, serial SD-1.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, serial SD-1 (replaced the card above).
 
 
Aune Postcards serial number 168960 of Splendour of the Seas.
Photographed by Ole P.Rorvik at Oslo.
 
 
Editions d'Art "Jos" postcard, of Splendour of the Seas at St Nazaire, serial 4418407225.
 
 
Editions Miegeville-Deleville postcard, of Splendour of the Seas at St Nazaire, posted 1996.






Grandeur of the Seas (1996- )
Vision Class - 73817 grt
 
Length: 916ft, Beam: 106ft, Gross Tonnage: 74000, Passenger Capacity: 1950, Cruising Speed 22 knots.
 
Grandeur of the Seas (1996) was the first of the four ships in the Vision Class, later ships being the Enchantment of the Seas (1997), Rhapsody of the Seas (1997) and Vision of the Seas (1998), although Royal Caribbean also consider the smaller Legend of the Seas (1995) and Splendour of the Seas (1996) to be part of the same class. Built by Kvaerner Masa Yards (now Aker Shipyard), Turku.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, serial G-1.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, serial G-1 (the same as the card above).
 
 
Ramsey postcard 139 of Grandeur of the Seas.






Enchantment of the Seas (1997- )
Vision Class - 74136 grt
 
Length: 916ft, Beam: 106ft, Gross Tonnage: 74000, Passenger Capacity: 1950, Cruising Speed 22 knots.
 
Enchantment of the Seas (1997) was the second of the four ships in the Vision Class, other ships being the Grandeur of the Seas (1996), Rhapsody of the Seas (1997) and Vision of the Seas (1998), although Royal Caribbean also consider the smaller Legend of the Seas (1995) and Splendour of the Seas (1996) to be part of the same class. Built by Kvaerner Masa Yards (now Aker Shipyard), Turku.
 
 
Royal Caribbean official postcard, serial E-2.
Can anyone supply me with a copy of E-1? - mailto:simplon@simplon.co.uk
 
 
Chantry Classics serial number CC/S261 of Enchantment of the Seas.
Photographed by Walter Sartori at Southampton.
 
 
Simplon Postcards serial number sc2125 of Enchantment of the Seas, issued March 1998.
Photographed by Mike Louagie at Southampton, 12th July 1997.






Rhapsody of the Seas (1997- )
Vision Class - 78491 grt
 
Length: 916ft, Beam: 106ft, Gross Tonnage: 78500, Passenger Capacity: 1950, Cruising Speed 22 knots.
 
Rhapsody of the Seas (1997) was the third of the four ships in the Vision Class, other ships being the Grandeur of the Seas (1996), Enchantment of the Seas (1997) and Vision of the Seas (1998), although Royal Caribbean also consider the smaller Legend of the Seas (1995) and Splendour of the Seas (1996) to be part of the same class. Built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire.
 
 
Royal Caribbean postcard, serial number RHA, of Rhapsody of the Seas.
 
 
Original Postcard Co, St Thomas, serial number STT-97889 of Rhapsody of the Seas.
 
 
Editions d'Art Jos le Doare postcard, serial number 4418409507 of Rhapsody of the Seas, at Saint-Nazaire.
 
 
Editions Mieseville-Deleville postcard (Nantes), serial number 3477980000011 of Rhapsody of the Seas, at Saint-Nazaire.
 
 
Simplon Postcards serial number sc2126 of Rhapsody of the Seas, issued March 1998.
Photographed from the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, by Mike Louagie, 7th July 1997.






Vision of the Seas (1997- )
Vision Class - 78340 grt
 
Length: 916ft, Beam: 106ft, Gross Tonnage: 78000, Passenger Capacity: 1950, Cruising Speed 22 knots.
 
Vision of the Seas (1998) was the last of the four ships in the Vision Class, other ships being the Grandeur of the Seas (1996), Enchantment of the Seas (1997) and Rhapsody of the Seas (1997), although Royal Caribbean also consider the smaller Legend of the Seas (1995) and Splendour of the Seas (1996) to be part of the same class. Built by Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St Nazaire.
 
 
Royal Caribbean Official postcard of Vision of the Seas, supplied on board in 1998.
Printed by Poulton's Print Shop, photo by G.Watson.
 
 
Astral Graphics, Miami, serial number Pan-31 of Vision of the Seas, in the Panama Canal.
 
 
Astral Graphics, Miami, serial number Pan-32 of Vision of the Seas, in the Panama Canal.
 
 
Astral Graphics, Miami, serial number CUR-30 of Vision of the Seas, at Curacao.
 
 
Ramsey Postcards serial number 104 of Vision of the Seas.
Photo: Philip Cone, Harwich
 
 
Chantry Classics serial number CC/S273 of Vision of the Seas.
Photo: Walter Sartori, Southampton
 
 
Vision of the Seas in dry dock at San Francisco.
Photo: © Marvin Jensen, January 2006.
 
 
Vision of the Seas at Curacao.
Scan: Peter Raywell
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Voyager of the Seas (1999- )
Voyager Class - 137276 grt
 
Voyager of the Seas is 137000 gross tons, 1020 ft long (311.1 metres), and has a double-occupancy capacity of 3114 passengers, looked after by 1180 crew. Her cruising speed is 22 knots. This is the first of five Voyager Class sisterships, to be delivered between 1999 and 2003. Later ships are Explorer of the Seas (2000), Adventure of the Seas (2002), Navigator of the Seas (2002) and Mariner of the Seas (2003). Built by Kvaerner Masa Yards (now Aker Shipyard), Turku.
 
 
An RCCL official postcard (serial Voya-1) of Voyager of the Seas is shown below.
 
 
This is RCCL official postcard serial Voya-2 of Voyager of the Seas.
 
 
Maxcards postcard of Voyager of the Seas.
Photo: © Roy Cripps.



Voyager of the Seas at Dubrovnik, with Zenith and Ocean Majesty
Photo: Neven Jerkovic 13th July 2011
VOYAGER OF THE SEAS






Explorer of the Seas (2000- )
Voyager Class - 137276 grt
 
Explorer of the Seas is 142000 gross tons, 1020 ft long (311.1 metres), and has a double-occupancy capacity of 3114 passengers, looked after by 1180 crew. Her cruising speed is 22 knots. She is the second of five Voyager Class sisterships, the first being Voyager of the Seas (1999). Later ships are Adventure of the Seas (2002), Navigator of the Seas (2002) and Mariner of the Seas (2003). Built by Kvaerner Masa Yards (now Aker Shipyard), Turku.
 
 
This is RCCL official postcard serial Et-2 of Explorer of the Seas.
 
 
This is RCCL official postcard serial EX-4 of Explorer of the Seas.
 
 
Official Kvaerner Masa-Yards builders postcard (oversized) of Explorer on the Seas, with technical data on the reverse, which can be seen on this link.
 
 
Chantry Classics CC/S292, released October 2001, of Explorer of the Seas. Photo by Walter Sartori.






Radiance of the Seas (2001- )
Radiance Class - 90090 grt
 
Radiance of the Seas is 90090grt, 293.2 metres long, and carries 2100 passengers (2496 max). She is the first of four sisterships, the others being Brilliance of the Seas (2002), Serenade of the Seas (2003) and Jewel of the Seas (2004). Built by Meyer Werft.
 
 
This is RCCL official postcard serial RA-10 of Radiance of the Seas.






Adventure of the Seas (2002- )
Voyager Class - 137276 grt
 
Adventure of the Seas is 142000 gross tons, 1020 ft long (311.1 metres), and has a double-occupancy capacity of 3114 passengers, looked after by 1180 crew. Her cruising speed is 22 knots. She is the third of five Voyager Class sisterships, the first two being Voyager of the Seas (1999) and Explorer of the Seas (2000). Later ships are Navigator of the Seas (2002) and Mariner of the Seas (2003). Built by Kvaerner Masa Yards (now Aker Shipyard), Turku.
 
 
Official Kvaerner Masa-yards postcard (oversized) of Adventure of the Seas.
Click on this link to see the data sheet on the back in a new window.
 
 
Astral Graphics postcard serial Adv-1 of Adventure of the Seas.
 
 
Astral Graphics postcard serial Adv-2 of Adventure of the Seas.
 
Astral Graphics postcard of Adventure of the Seas.
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Navigator of the Seas (2002- )
Voyager Class - 142000 grt
 
Navigator of the Seas is 142000 gross tons, 1020 ft long (311.1 metres), and has a double-occupancy capacity of 3114 passengers, looked after by 1180 crew. Her cruising speed is 22 knots. She is the fourth of five Voyager Class sisterships, the first three being Voyager of the Seas (1999), Explorer of the Seas (2000) and Adventure of the Seas (2002). The final ship is Mariner of the Seas (2003). Built by Kvaerner Masa Yards (now Aker Shipyard), Turku.
 
Additional images of Navigator of the Seas
 
 
Astral Graphics postcard serial Nav-3 of Navigator of the Seas.
 
 
Astral Graphics postcard serial Nav-4 of Navigator of the Seas.
 
 
Astral Graphics postcard of Navigator of the Seas.
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Official Kvaerner Masa-yards postcard (oversized) of Navigator of the Seas.
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Brilliance of the Seas (2002- )
Radiance Class - 90090 grt
 
Brilliance of the Seas (2002) is 90090grt, 293.2 metres long, and carries 2100 passengers (2496 max). She is the second of four sisterships, the others being Radiance of the Seas (2001), Serenade of the Seas (2003) and Jewel of the Seas (2004). Built by Meyer Werft.
 
 
This is RCCL official postcard of Brilliance of the Seas.
 
 
De Utrooper Verlag (Leer) postcard P99 of Brilliance of the Seas.
Photo: © Ernst Mueller.






Serenade of the Seas (2003- )
Radiance Class - 90090 grt
 
Serenade of the Seas (2003) is 90090grt, 293.2 metres long, and carries 2100 passengers (2496 max). She is the third of four sisterships, the others being Radiance of the Seas (2001), Brilliance of the Seas (2002) and Jewel of the Seas (2004). Built by Meyer Werft.
 
 
De Utrooper Verlag (Leer) postcard Q70 of Serenade of the Seas.
Photo: © Heiner Unkel.
 
 
De Utrooper Verlag (Leer) postcard Q71 of Serenade of the Seas.
Photo: © Heiner Unkel.






Mariner of the Seas (2003- )
Voyager Class - 137276 grt
 
Mariner of the Seas is 138300 gross tons, 1020 ft long, and has a double-occupancy capacity of 3138 passengers, looked after by 1181 crew. Her cruising speed is 22 knots. She is the last of five Voyager Class sisterships, the first four being Voyager of the Seas (1999), Explorer of the Seas (2000), Adventure of the Seas (2002) and Navigator of the Seas (2002). Built by Kvaerner Masa Yards (now Aker Shipyard), Turku.
 
Official Kvaerner Masa-yards postcard (oversized) of Mariner of the Seas.
 
 
Photo of Mariner of the Seas
Photo: © Michael Donaruma.
 
 
Photo of Mariner of the Seas
Photo: © Michael Donaruma.






Jewel of the Seas (2003- )
Radiance Class - 90090 grt
 
Jewel of the Seas (2004) is 90090grt, 293.2 metres long, and carries 2100 passengers (2496 max). She is the last of four sisterships, the others being Radiance of the Seas (2001), Brilliance of the Seas (2002) and Serenade of the Seas (2003). Built by Meyer Werft.
 
Additional photographs are available on this link.
 
 
Jewel of the Seas leaving Harwich in May 2004
Photo: © Ian Boyle
 
 
Photo: © Ian Boyle, Harwich, May 2004.
 
 
Photo: © Ian Boyle, Harwich, May 2004.






Freedom of the Seas (2006- )
Freedom Class - 154407 grt
 
Freedom of the Seas is the first of three Freedom Class ships of 154400 gross tons and a length of 338.9 metres. The design is essentially a lengthened Voyager Class. Subsequent deliveries are Liberty of the Seas (2007) and Independence of the Seas (2008). They have a lower berth capacity of 3634 passengers and a crew 1394. Freedom of the Seas was the first ship to exceed the gross tonnage of Cunard's Queen Mary 2, although she is slightly shorter. The Freedom Class will be followed by a new series of 220000 grt vessels of 360 metres length. All built by Aker Yards, Turku.
 
 
Aker Yards builders postcard of Freedom of the Seas
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Aker Yards builders postcard of Freedom of the Seas
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Freedom of the Seas on her first visit to Grand Cayman
Photo: © Manfuso
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Liberty of the Seas (2007- )
Freedom Class - 154407 grt
 
Liberty of the Seas is the second of three Freedom Class ships of 154400 gross tons and a length of 338.9 metres. Originally announced as Endeavour of the Seas. Sisters are Freedom of the Seas (2006) and Independence of the Seas (2008). They have a lower berth capacity of 3634 passengers and a crew 1394. The Freedom Class will be followed by a new series of 220000 grt vessels of 360 metres length. All built by Aker Yards, Turku.
 
Additional images of Liberty of the Seas
 
 
Postcard of Liberty of the Seas
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Liberty of the Seas at Southampton.
Photo: © Ian Boyle, April 26th 2007
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Independence of the Seas (2008- )
Freedom Class - 154407 grt
 
Independence of the Seas is the last of three Freedom Class ships of 154400 gross tons and a length of 338.9 metres. Sisters are Freedom of the Seas (2006) and Liberty of the Seas (2007). They have a lower berth capacity of 3634 passengers and a crew 1394. The Freedom Class will be followed by a new series of 220000 grt vessels of 360 metres length. All built by Aker Yards, Turku.
Independence of the Seas official postcard




Independence of the Seas official postcard Scan: Martin Lear



Independence of the Seas leaving Southampton on a short cruise to Cobh
Photo: © Ian Boyle, May 2nd 2008
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Independence of the Seas leaving Southampton, to be followed by P&O Cruises' Ventura (left)
Photo: © Ian Boyle, May 2nd 2008
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Independence of the Seas leaving Southampton on a short cruise to Cobh
Photo: © Ian Boyle, May 2nd 2008
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Independence of the Seas leaving Southampton on a short cruise to Cobh
Photo: © Ian Boyle, May 2nd 2008
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Oasis of the Seas (2009- )
Oasis Class - 220000 grt
 
225000 gt - 360 m long - 47 m breadth - 5400 passengers (6400 max)


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The first of a new series of 225000 gross ton 'Genesis' ships due in 2009 from Aker Yards (renamed STX), Turku. To be known as the Oasis Class following the announcement of the first two names.
Aker Yards postcard of Project Genesis (Oasis Class)



Advance publicity image of Oasis of the Seas
Image: Royal Caribbean International
Oasis of the Seas



Advance publicity image of Oasis of the Seas
Image: Royal Caribbean International
Oasis of the Seas



Advance publicity image of Oasis of the Seas
Image: Royal Caribbean International
Oasis of the Seas



Advance publicity image of Oasis of the Seas
Image: Royal Caribbean International
Oasis of the Seas



Advance publicity image of Oasis of the Seas
Image: Royal Caribbean International
Oasis of the Seas



Builders official postcard of Oasis of the Seas
Published: STX Europe
Oasis of the SeasOasis of the Seas



Oasis of the Seas in the Solent on her delivery voyage
Photo: Ian Boyle, 2nd November 2009
Oasis of the Seas - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 2nd November 2009



Oasis of the Seas in the Solent on her delivery voyage
Photo: Ian Boyle, 2nd November 2009
Oasis of the Seas - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 2nd November 2009



Oasis of the Seas in the Solent on her delivery voyage
Photo: Ian Boyle, 2nd November 2009
Oasis of the Seas - Photo:  Ian Boyle, 2nd November 2009



Oasis of the Seas in the Solent on her delivery voyage
Photo: Andrew Cooke, 2nd November 2009
Oasis of the Seas - Photo:  Andrew Cooke, 2nd November 2009



Oasis of the Seas in the Solent on her delivery voyage
Photo: Andrew Cooke, 2nd November 2009
Oasis of the Seas - Photo:  Andrew Cooke, 2nd November 2009






Allure of the Seas (2010- )
Oasis Class - 220000 grt
 
225000 grt - 360 m long - 47 m breadth - 5400 passengers (6400 max)


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The second of a new series of 220000 gross ton 'Genesis' ships due in 2010 from Aker Shipyard, Turku (STX Finland Oy by the time she was delivered). To be known as the Oasis Class following the announcement of the first two names.
 
 
Aker Yards postcard of Project Genesis (Oasis Class)



STX Finland Oy official postcard of Allure of the Seas
Note that funnel exhausts have been retracted to fit under the bridge
ALLURE OF THE SEAS - Royal Caribbean cruises - www.simplonpc.co.uk



STX Finland Oy official postcard of Allure of the Seas
ALLURE OF THE SEAS - Royal Caribbean cruises - www.simplonpc.co.uk





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