MS Legend of the Seas

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MS Legend of the Seas
Career
Name: Legend of the Seas
Owner: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.[1]
Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Port of registry: Monrovia, Liberia (1995–2002)
Nassau, Bahamas (2002–present)
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique
Saint-Nazaire, France
Yard number: A31 [2]
Launched: September 4, 1994
In service: 1995[2]
Identification: Callsign C6SL5
IMO number: 9070620
MMSI number: 311378000
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Vision-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 69,472 GT[3]
Length: 264.26 m (867.0 ft)[3]
Beam: Max:37 m (121 ft)[3]
Waterline:32 metres (105 ft)[3]
Height: 50 m (160 ft) air draft
Draft: 8.068 m (26.47 ft)[3]
Depth: 10.45 m (34.3 ft)[3]
Decks: 11
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)
Capacity: 2,076 passengers
Crew: 720-750 crew

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.[citation needed] Starting in the winter of 2009 she was based in Asia on a year-round basis.[citation needed]

Legend of the Seas' is the sister ship to Splendour of the Seas.[2]

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.[4]

In 2015 she will be based off Brisbane, Australia until April 2016.

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