Serenade of the Seas

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Serenade of the Seas in Long Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, 6 January 2008
NameSerenade of the Seas
OwnerRoyal Caribbean Group
OperatorHouse Flag of Royal Caribbean International.svg Royal Caribbean International
Port of registryNassau,  Bahamas
Ordered7 December 1999
BuilderMeyer Werft, Papenburg
Yard number657[1]
Laid down26 September 2001[1]
Launched1 December 2002
CompletedJuly 2003
Acquired30 July 2003[1]
Maiden voyage1 August 2003
In service2003–present
StatusIn service
General characteristics [1]
Class and typeRadiance-class cruise ship
Length293.2 m (961 ft 11 in)
  • 39.8 m (130 ft 7 in) (max)
  • 32.2 m (105 ft 8 in) (waterline)
Draft8.5 m (27 ft 11 in)
Speed25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Capacity2,490 passengers

GTS Serenade of the Seas is a Radiance-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. She was completed in 2003.


The ship was built at Meyer Werft yard in Papenburg, Germany and is registered in Nassau, Bahamas. She completed her maiden voyage on 25 August 2003. Other ships in the Radiance class include Jewel of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas.

The ship was the first Royal Caribbean cruise ship to visit Alaska since 2019; her first voyage there departed Seattle, Washington, on 19 July 2021.[2][3]

On 21 October 2021, Royal Caribbean announced that Serenade of the Seas will sail a 274-day itinerary, the longest offered by any cruise line, called the Ultimate World Cruise.[4] She is scheduled to depart from Miami on 10 December 2023, and will visit 65 countries, including Morocco, Australia, and Brazil. Prices for guests range from US$61,000 to US$112,000.[5][6]


Serenade of the Seas is a gas-turbine vessel. This system produces higher efficient speeds than other cruise ships, and lower emissions than diesel cruise ships, but its drawback is higher fuel consumption as well as the demand for higher quality fuel. She is 294 metres (964 ft 7 in) long, 32.3 metres (106 ft 0 in) wide, has a 8.5 metres (27 ft 11 in) draft, and has a cruising speed of 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph). There are 12 passenger decks, serviced by 9 passenger elevators (6 of which are glass and either look over the Centrum atrium or outside the ship through a glass wall). The ship holds 2,490 guests and 891 crew, and is powered by two smokeless gas turbines, each able to produce up to 25.25 MW (33,860 hp) of power. There are a total of 1,055 passenger cabins.


The cruise ship Serenade of the Seas arriving at the Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico, on 2 January 2020.

Serenade of the Seas sails the Caribbean, departing from her home port of Tampa, Florida, during the winter months. During the summer months, Serenade of the Seas sails the Baltic Sea leaving from the home ports of Copenhagen, Denmark, or Stockholm, Sweden. Starting in August 2016, Serenade of the Seas started sailing out of Boston, Massachusetts until the beginning of October when the ship relocated back to Florida. Starting in May 2020, Serenade of the Seas was scheduled to sail out of Vancouver, British Columbia until the beginning of September when the ship relocated to Sydney, Australia, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these sailings have been canceled.

Serenade of the Seas was the first major cruise ship to return to service in Alaska from Seattle, departing from Pier 91, Seattle on 19 July 2021, and then every Monday until 27 September 2021.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Serenade of the Seas (22826)". DNV Vessel Register. DNV. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Royal Caribbean releases health protocols for first Alaska cruise ship". Royal Caribbean. 1 July 2021. Retrieved 23 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Saunders, Aaron (19 July 2021). "Serenade of the Seas Sails From Seattle for Alaska, Marking First Cruise Ship Back". Cruise Critic. Retrieved 23 October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Royal Caribbean announces world's longest cruise spanning nine months and seven continents". The National. 23 October 2021. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  5. ^, Katherine Rodriguez | NJ Advance Media for (21 October 2021). "Royal Caribbean announces a 274-night cruise around the world that costs over $60k". nj. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  6. ^ Dean, Grace. "Royal Caribbean is launching what it says is the world's longest cruise. It lasts 274 days, and prices start at $61,000". Business Insider. Retrieved 14 November 2021.

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