World’s largest cruise ship to get sister in 2007

The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s (RCL.N: Quote, Profile, Research) (RCL.OL: Quote, Profile, Research) Freedom of the Seas, is to get a twin, Liberty of the Seas, within the next year — but the sisters won’t hold the No. 1 slot for long.

A spokeswoman for Royal Caribbean International said the hull on Liberty of the Seas is complete and the ship, which is being built in Turku, Finland, was moved from dry to wet dock on Friday for the finishing work before her May 2007 debut.