The Independence of the Seas

Thursday, 1 November 2012 - 01:23 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month
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in Southampton/UK © Aztec06

in Southampton/UK © Aztec06

MS Independence of the Seas is a Freedom-class cruise ship operated by the Royal Caribbean cruise line that entered service in April 2008. The 15-deck ship can accommodate 4,370 passengers and is served by 1,360 crew. She was built in the Aker Finnyards drydock in Turku, Finland, builder of Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas, her sister ships of the Freedom class. At 154,407 gross tons, she joined Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas as the largest cruise ships and passenger vessels yet built. She is 1,112 feet (339 m) long, and typically cruises at 21.6 knots (40.0 km/h; 24.9 mph). The vessel operates from Southampton, England and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Independence of the Seas is the third of the Freedom-class vessel. In October 2009, Oasis of the Seas, the first ship in the Oasis-class displaced the Freedom-class as the world’s largest passenger ships.

Pool Bar © Jolly Janner in Porto di Livorno © Etienne Li in Funchal © The HeartStealer Kid in Cobh © Robg555 in Turku © Tommy Björklund in Southampton/UK © Aztec06
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in Funchal © The HeartStealer Kid
When the ship launched, she sailed from Southampton, England in the Summer months and from Fort Lauderdale in the Winter months. Between 2008 and 2012, Independence of the Seas sailed from Southampton, England year-round.

The ship will depart Southampton on November 22, 2012, en route to its seasonal home port in Fort Lauderdale, where it will offer Caribbean voyages from December 2012 through March 2013. She will return to the U.K. in April.

On 2 May 2013 Independence of the Seas will arrive in Southampton following a dry dock enhancement and will offer a series of new itineraries including more shorter cruises such as two-night cruises Le Havre for Paris and three night cruises to Le Havre for Paris and Zeebrugge for Bruges. Independence of the Seas will also offer eight night cruises to Norway, 14-night Norway and Cork cruises, various 14-night Mediterranean cruises, and 12 night Canary Islands cruises.

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