Serenade of the Seas
Cruise ship Serenade of the Seas in Long Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, January 6, 2008
|Name:||Serenade of the Seas|
|Operator:||Royal Caribbean International|
|Port of registry:||Nassau, Bahamas|
|Ordered:||7 December 1999|
|Builder:||Meyer Werft, Papenburg Germany|
|Laid down:||26 September 2001|
|Launched:||1 December 2002|
|Sponsored by:||Whoopi Goldberg|
|Acquired:||30 July 2003|
|Maiden voyage:||1 August 2003|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Radiance-class cruise ship|
|Tonnage:||90,090 GT11,936 DWT|
|Length:||293.2 m (962 ft)|
|Beam:||39.8 m (131 ft) (max)32.2 m (106 ft) (waterline)|
|Draft:||8.5 m (28 ft)|
|Speed:||25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)|
Serenade of the Seas is a Radiance class cruise ship that is owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International cruise line. She 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.
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 its higher fuel consumption as well as the demand for higher quality fuel. She is 294 metres (965 ft) long, 32.3 metres (106 ft) wide, has a 8.5 metres (28 ft) 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. It 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.
Serenade of the Seas sails the Caribbean, departing from its home port of Fort Lauderdale, 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 relocates back to Florida.
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