FREEDOM of the SEAS

imo 9304033

 

Owner: Royal Caribbean International: - USA

Sisterships: Liberty of the Seas - Independence of the Seas

            The Freedom class consist of technically broadly identical 3 sisterships.The Freedom class is basically an enlarged Voyager class about 15% larger in space and capacity.

Entered service: 2006.-Refit 2015 - Gross Tonnage: 154.407 -  Passengers on basis 2: 3782 - All berths: 4515. - Passenger decks:15 - Crew: 1380 - Length oa.: 338,77 m. Beam: 38,60 m.- Max.breadth: 56,10 m.- Drive: diesel/electric: 6 -Wärtsilä 12V46 engines of 12.600 kW at 514 rpm. each. - Total installed power: 75.600 kW. - Propulsion: by 3  Azipods - (2 azimuthing, one central fixed unit) of 14MW each. - Service speed 21,6 knots - Max. speed: 24 knots -  Built: Aker Yards - Finland - Yard no. 1352 - Flag: Bahamas - Classification: DNV

Febr.2015 Sixty-seven new staterooms were added to Freedom of the Seas, for a total of 1,891, during its recent drydock at Grand Bahama Shipyard. They include a new category, panoramic ocean-view, located up top and forward, with a floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall window. The ship emerged from its 24-day docking with new dining and bar options, and all furnishings, bow to stern, were refurbished.
July 23-2015 The cruise ship FREEDOM OF THE SEAS with 4,454 passengers and 1,428 crew on board caught fire in engine room during berthing at Falmouth, Jamaica. The fire started in the engine room and was quickly extinguished by the CO2 firefighting system. All the passengers were prepared at the assembly stations as a precaution. One crew member was slightly injured during the accident and all people were safely evacuated at the berth. The local authorities made a full inspection of the engine compartment and estimated that the damages are slight. The ship FREEDOM OF THE SEAS remains fully functional and after short repairs during the day will resume the cruise voyage.

                        

                                   

                                    

                                            

                                               

 

                                    Images by courtesy of Aker Finnyards-Arttu Laaksonen - RCCL and Dennis v.d.Linden

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