The Liberty of the Seas

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - 01:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month

© flickr.com - Andreas Hobi/cc-by-sa-2.0

© flickr.com – Andreas Hobi/cc-by-sa-2.0

Liberty of the Seas is a Royal Caribbean International Freedom-class cruise ship which entered regular service in May 2007. It was initially announced that she would be called Endeavour of the Seas, however this name was later changed. The 15-deck ship accommodates 3,634 passengers served by 1,360 crew.

She was built in 18 months at the Aker Finnyards Turku Shipyard, Finland, where her sister ship, Freedom of the Seas, was also built. Initially built at 154,407 gross tonnage (GT), she joined her sister ship, Freedom of the Seas, as the largest cruise ships and passenger vessels then ever built. She is 1,111.9 ft (338.91 m) long, 184 ft (56.08 m) wide, and cruises at 21.6 knots (4 km/h). Liberty of the Seas is the second of the Freedom-class vessels. A third ship, Independence of the Seas, was delivered in April 2008. In 2009, the first in a new Oasis-class of ships measuring 220,000 gross tons displaced the Freedom class as the world’s largest passenger ships.

On April 19, 2007, Liberty of the Seas was delivered to parent company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. On April 22, 2007 she made her first port of call Southampton, on a promotional visit. She arrived at Cape Liberty Cruise Port on May 3, 2007. On May 18, 2007, the ship was christened by Toronto-based travel agent Donnalea Madeley, who, along with her husband, is also the founder of the charity Hands Across the Nations.

at Grand Cayman © WikiEK/cc-by-sa-4.0 docked in Labadee, Haiti © Thatwweguy-619/cc-by-sa-4.0 docked in Port of Miami © Captain-tucker/cc-by-sa-3.0 docked in Southampton © Hassocks5489 © Dickelbers/cc-by-sa-4.0 © flickr.com - Andreas Hobi/cc-by-sa-2.0
<
>
docked in Labadee, Haiti © Thatwweguy-619/cc-by-sa-4.0
In January 2011, Liberty of the Seas underwent renovations which included an outdoor video screen in the main pool area. Later in 2011, Liberty of the Seas completed her first transatlantic repositioning cruise, moving from Miami to being home-ported in Barcelona. She stayed in Europe for the summer and part of fall, and then returned to Miami. Until 2015, Liberty of the Seas spent summers in Europe and winters in either PortMiami or Port Everglades in Florida. In 2015, Liberty of the Seas repositioned to Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey from May to November, after which she repositioned to Galveston, Texas. In February 2016, Liberty of the Seas again underwent renovations, adding additional cabins atop the front of the ship, introducing new restaurants, and making enhancements to the pool deck. After the enhancements, Liberty of the Seas was 155,889 gross tonnage (GT), making her larger than the other two Freedom-class ships, and the eleventh largest cruise ship in the world, beating Norwegian Epic by 16 GT.

Liberty of the Seas has extensive sports facilities including the FlowRider onboard wave generator for surfing, an interactive water play area for children, a full-sized volleyball / basketball court, an ice skating rink, and a large fitness center. There are also two whirlpools that are cantilevered and project out from the sides of the ship to provide unimpeded views of the sea below and a modular conference center for business meetings. Among other dining facilities there is a three level formal dining room. A refurbishment in 2016 added a water slide complex, featuring two racing slides and a boomerang-style slide, and a children only water play area, featuring smaller water slides. Many of the ship’s interiors were extensively decorated by muralist Clarissa Parish.

Read more on Liberty of the Seas and Wikipedia Liberty of the Seas. Learn more about the use of photos. To inform you about latest news most of the city, town or tourism websites offer a newsletter service and/or operate Facebook pages/Twitter accounts. In addition more and more destinations, tourist organizations and cultural institutions offer Apps for your Smart Phone or Tablet, to provide you with a mobile tourist guide (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State). If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

Ulm on the Danube

Ulm on the Danube

[caption id="attachment_160708" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Cholo Aleman[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ulm is a city in the federal German state of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the River Danube. The city, whose population is estimated at 120,000 (2006), forms an urban district of its own and is the administrative seat of the Alb-Donau district. Ulm, founded around 850, is rich in history and traditions as a former Free Imperial City (German: freie Reichsstadt). Today, it is an economic centre due to its varied industries,...

[ read more ]

Portrait: Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States of America

Portrait: Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States of America

[caption id="attachment_192665" align="aligncenter" width="466"] Offical portrait of Harry S. Truman at White House © Greta Kempton - Harry S. Truman Library[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953), taking office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. A World War I veteran, he assumed the presidency during the waning months of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War. He is known for implementing the Marshall Plan to rebuild the economy of Western Europe, for e...

[ read more ]

New Providence, the most populated island of the Bahamas

New Providence, the most populated island of the Bahamas

[caption id="attachment_150986" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pirates of Nassau Museum © JERRYE AND ROY KLOTZ MD/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]New Providence is the most populous island in the Bahamas, containing more than 70% of the total population. It also houses the national capital city, Nassau. The island was originally under Spanish control following Christopher Columbus's discovery of the New World, but the Spanish government showed little interest in developing the island (and the Bahamas as a whole). Nassa...

[ read more ]

Roman Abramowitschs Mega Yacht Eclipse

Roman Abramowitschs Mega Yacht Eclipse

[caption id="attachment_153687" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Yacht Eclipse in Hamburg © Hummelhummel/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich boasts not only the world's largest plane (the 'Bandit'), but also the world's biggest yacht: a 557-foot mega-boat called the Eclipse, which set sail from the dock of shipyard Blohm and Voss, Hamburg, Germany. The 557-foot Eclipse reportedly comes with features including two helipads, a submarine, multiple hot tubs, a pool and a missile-detec...

[ read more ]

The seaside resort of Trouville-sur-Mer on the English Channel

The seaside resort of Trouville-sur-Mer on the English Channel

[caption id="attachment_151643" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Trouville-sur-Mer Beach © Stefi123/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Trouville-sur-Mer, commonly referred to as Trouville, is a commune in the Calvados department in the Lower Normandy region region in northwestern France with 5,000 inhabitants. The town's inhabitants are called Trouvillais. The village of fishermen is a popular tourist destination in Normandy, approximately 200 km north west of Paris. Trouville-sur-Mer borders Deauville, which is loc...

[ read more ]

Colosseum and Trajan's Market and Forum - What can we learn?

Colosseum and Trajan's Market and Forum - What can we learn?

[caption id="attachment_463" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="Rome Marts © seier+seier+seier"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Everyone knows it, even if the personal or private vocational orientation have nothing to do with the construction industry. Looking at this part of the history of public and commercial architecture and the resulting economic use, then these two building complexes were to some extent "The invention of the wheel." Since then planners and architects are trying to reinvent this wheel again and again – wi...

[ read more ]

Le Castellet in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region

Le Castellet in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region

[caption id="attachment_160744" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall © Pierre Bona/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Le Castellet is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It is mostly a small feudal village perched on a cliff edge. It is situated north-west of Toulon next to La Cadière-d'Azur and Le Beausset. It is surrounded by vineyards and is part of the Côtes de Provence Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) of Bandol.[gallery size="medium" g...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Cuba - Cienfuegos

Theme Week Cuba - Cienfuegos

[caption id="attachment_161587" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Marti Park and City Hall © Wilder Mendez[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cienfuegos, capital of Cienfuegos Province, is a city on the southern coast of Cuba. It is located about 250 km (160 mi) from Havana and has a population of 172,000. The city is dubbed La Perla del Sur (Pearl of the South). In 2005, UNESCO inscribed the Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos on the World Heritage List, citing Cienfuegos as the best extant example of early 19th century Spanish Enlighte...

[ read more ]

Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲
© Phpeter/cc-by-sa-4.0
Louvre Abu Dhabi

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art and civilization museum, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The museum was...

© FoodOfMiami
Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach

Joe's Stone Crab, also known as Joe's Stone Crabs, is a restaurant in Miami Beach in Florida. The restaurant was...

Château Margaux © Benjamin Zingg/cc-by-sa-2.5
Château Margaux and Château Lascombes in Margaux-Cantenac

Château Margaux, archaically La Mothe de Margaux, is a wine estate of Bordeaux wine, and was one of four wines...

Schließen