TUI Discovery II
TUI Discovery 2 as Legend of the Seas
|Name:||TUI Discovery 2|
|Port of registry:|
|Yard number:||A31 |
|Launched:||September 4, 1994|
|Class and type:||Vision-class cruise ship|
|Length:||264.26 m (867.0 ft)|
|Height:||50 m (160 ft) air draft|
|Draft:||8.068 m (26.47 ft)|
|Depth:||10.45 m (34.3 ft)|
|Propulsion:||2 5.8-metre (19 ft) diameter, fixed pitch propellers|
|Speed:||24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)|
TUI Discovery 2 is the lead ship of the Vision Class of cruise ships originally 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 two story dining room called the Romeo & Juliet, the Windjammer Cafe, four 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.[needs update]
Legend of the Seas was 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.
On the 2 June 2016, Royal Caribbean sold Legend of the Seas to the UK based Thomson Cruises. Legend of the Seas's last scheduled cruise with Royal Caribbean ended on 26 March 2017 before the ship was transferred to Thomson. Thomson Cruises debuted the ship as the TUI Discovery 2 in Malaga, Spain on 14 May 2017.
Ports Of Departure
- "Legend of the Seas (18204)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas.
- Fakta om fartyg(in Swedish)
- "Thomson Cruises Acquires Second Royal Caribbean Ship - Tui Cruises - Cruise Critic". cruisecritic.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
- Ford, Matt. "Homeport honours for Malaga". euroweeklynews.com. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
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