Saturday, July 12, 2014

Liberty of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Liberty of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International 

Passenger capacity: 3,634 double occupancy
Gross tonnage: 160,000
Length: 1,112'
Max Beam: 184'
Draft 28'
Cruising Speed 21.6 knots

unused postcard from 2013

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Liberty of the Seas

Royal Caribbean International

This postcard is also a magnet!

postmarked in 2013 with a Belize map stamp

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MS Liberty of the Seas is a Royal Caribbean International Freedom class cruise ship which entered regular service in May 2007.  The 15-deck ship accommodates 3,634 passengers served by 1,360 crew. She was built in 18 months at the Aker Finnyards drydock in Turku, Finland, where her sister ship, Freedom of the Seas, was also built. At gross tonnage (GT) of 154,407 tons, she joined her sister ship, Freedom of the Seas, as the largest cruise ships and passenger vessels then ever built. She is 1,111.9 ft (338.91 m) long, 184 ft (56.08 m) wide, and cruises at 21.6-knot (40 km/h; 25 mph).

In 2009, the first in a new Oasis Class of ships measuring 220,000 gross tons displaced the Freedom class as the world's largest passenger ships.

In 2011, Liberty of the Seas underwent renovations in drydock  to include features introduced on Oasis class ships that have proven to be popular.

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