INDEPENDENCE of the SEAS

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Registered Owner: Independence of the Seas Inc. - USA - Beneficial owner:Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. - USA - Operator: Royal Caribbean Cruises - UK

Sisterships: Freedom of the Seas - Liberty 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.

May 2018 Saturday may 19 at her seasonal new home of Southampton, following a multi-million pound makeover.The cruise ship has an array of new features including Sky Pad, a virtual reality bungee trampoline experience and bigger Splashaway Bay aqua park.The reimagined ship, the first of 10 RCI ships to undergo the company's new $900m program, also includes new features The Perfect Storm with racing water slides Cyclone and Typhoon, a glow-in-the-dark laser tag experience and an escape room.New lounges and Panoramic Oceanview staterooms offer wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling views of the ocean.

Entered service: 2008.-Refit: 2018 - Gross Tonnage: 155.889 -  Passengers on basis 2: 3648 - All berths: 4375. - 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. 1354 - Flag: Bahamas - Classification: DNV/GL

             Passenger space ratio all berths: 35.63
             Passenger space ratio lower beds: 42.73

         First ship of this size start operations in Europe in 2008. First Freedom-class with heated swimmingpools.


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