Royal Caribbean`s new ship creates strong competition in cruise industry

In less than a year, Royal Caribbean International`s Freedom of the Seas, the cruise ship holding the title “world`s largest,” will have to share her designation with her new younger sister. With her hull now complete, Liberty of the Seas, under construction at Aker Yards in Turku, Finland, reached an important maritime milestonewhen she was “floated out” – moved from dry dock to wet dock – for the final months of finishing work leading up to her May 2007 debut.