MS Legend of the Seas
MS Legend of the Seas
|Name:||Legend of the Seas|
|Owner:||Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.|
|Operator:||Royal Caribbean International|
|Port of registry:||Monrovia, Liberia (1995–2002)
Nassau, Bahamas (2002–present)
|Builder:||Chantiers de l'Atlantique
|Yard number:||A31 |
|Launched:||September 4, 1994|
IMO number: 9070620
MMSI number: 311378000
|Class and type:||Vision-class cruise ship|
|Length:||264.26 m (867.0 ft)|
|Beam:||Max:37 m (121 ft)
Waterline:32 metres (105 ft)
|Height:||50 m (160 ft) air draft|
|Draft:||8.068 m (26.47 ft)|
|Depth:||10.45 m (34.3 ft)|
|Installed power:||5 x Wärtsilä Vasa 12V46B V12 engines
11,700 kilowatts (15,700 hp) each
|Propulsion:||2 5.8-metre (19 ft) diameter, fixed pitch propellers|
|Speed:||24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)|
MS Legend of the Seas is the lead ship of the Vision Class of cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean International. With a gross tonnage of 69,130 GT, the ship can carry 2,074 passengers. Its maiden voyage was May 16, 1995. Its facilities include a Minigolf course, a theater and cinema, a solarium, two pools, a spa, a fitness center, a 2 story dining room called the Romeo & Juliet, the Windjammer Cafe, 4 themed bars, a dance center, a shopping center, a teen disco, a piano bar, an observation center, a rock-climbing wall and the Viking Crown Lounge.
Navigation of the Legend of the Seas is regularly handled by Sverre Ryan and Vinko Mozara.
Legend of the Seas is the most-traveled ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet, having been based in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific, Alaska, Central America, Caribbean, the Baltic, Mediterranean and the Middle East during her 19 year career at sea. Starting in the winter of 2009 she was based in Asia on a year-round basis.
After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, almost all of her North Asia routes were canceled. Those who booked beforehand were refunded.
In 2013 she returned to Europe to offer cruises in the Mediterranean Sea. During the winter period the ship is based at Fort Lauderdale for Caribbean cruises. In the summer period in 2014, she offered cruises to Northern Europe where she visited port in the Baltic Sea and Norway.
In 2015 she will be based off Brisbane, Australia until April 2016.
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