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  • 4 August 2006

    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 […]

  • 21 April 2007

    The world’s newest and joint largest cruise ship has arrived in a British port for a promotional visit. The 160,000 metric ton Liberty of the Seas has docked in Southampton on its first port of call and its only European visit.

  • 18 April 2008

    The third in the series of the world’s largest cruise vessels for Royal Caribbean was delivered today in Aker Yards, Turku. The ‘Independence of the Seas’ has all of the signature elements of her sister ships ‘Freedom of the Seas’ and ‘Liberty of the Seas’, making the Freedom-class ships the most innovative and forward-looking class […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    All four cruise ships arrived safely in Galveston this weekend, the port authority said in its latest update in the Hurricane Harvey aftermath. As of September 1, the Port of Galveston and Galveston Ship Channel have been open to vessels with the maximum 37ft draft and no night restrictions. The port was unable to receive ships as […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    A search operation has been launched following reports that a crew member went missing from the cruise ship Liberty of the Seas some 170 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, on April 24. According to the United States Coast Guard, Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Eighth District command center in New Orleans received a report at 4:30 am that a 39-year-old Filipino […]

  • 28 December 2006

    Royal Caribbean International today announced that the line’s third and final Freedom-class ship will be named Independence of the Seas. The ship, currently under construction at Aker Yards in Turku, Finland, is set to make her debut in May 2008. She will follow Liberty of the Seas, which makes her entrance into New York City […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    After searching a total of over 5,000 square-nautical miles, the United States Coast Guard has suspended the search operation for  a cruise ship crewmember who went missing from the cruise ship Liberty of the Seas on April 24. The search for Norman DeCastro was halted at 12:42 pm local time on Tuesday after the authorities searched the […]

  • 18 August 2014

    This infographic shows a list of the top five largest cruise ships in the world, measured by gross tonnage. All of those ships are currently in use, and offer their passengers a myriad of services. The list covers MS Allure of the Seas, MS Oasis of the Seas, Norwegian Epic, MS Freedom of the Seas […]

  • 7 August 2006

    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 […]

  • 11 February 2010

    Call it the battle of the titans. Royal Caribbean today announced it would move one of its largest, most amenity-filled cruise ships, the 154,407-ton Liberty of the Seas, to Barcelona in 2011, setting up a head-to-head confrontation with the equally giant flagship of rival Norwegian Cruise Line, the 153,000-ton Norwegian Epic.

  • 5 October 2017

    A class action lawsuit has been filed against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd on behalf of passengers who booked a cruise on the Liberty of the Seas during the week of Hurricane Harvey. Namely, Maritime Attorney Michael Winkleman from Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman law firm, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    Royal Caribbean Cruises has ordered four Alfal Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems, including the first test inline hybrid version of the scrubber, which is to be installed on Adventure of the Seas. Three other PureSOx 2.0 systems will be installed as retrofits aboard Freedom of the Seas, Independence of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas. […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance

    Royal Caribbean International announced that its newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, will make its home port in Shanghai (Baoshan), China, bringing the company’s most innovative ship to the world’s fastest-growing cruise market. The ship will reposition to China in May 2015, following her inaugural winter season sailing out of New York Harbor to the […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    Green Tech Marine’s compact exhaust gas scrubber, recently installed onboard Royal Caribbean International’s ‘Liberty of the Seas’, has received a Statement of Compliance certificate according to MARPOL regulations. As representative for the flag state, DNV has issued certification that measurements of exhaust gas emission and wash water criteria are well below the required limits stated […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI) has delivered its second Aframax tanker to SeaRiver Maritime, Exxon Mobil Corporation’s U.S. marine affiliate. The 820 foot long, 115,000 deadweight ton tanker will transport up to 800,000 barrels of Alaskan North Slope crude oil from Prince William Sound, Alaska to the U.S. West Coast. The vessel is equipped with […]

  • 8 August 2014

    A cruise ship is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages. The voyage is a part of experience, as well as the different destinations along the way. Transportation is not the prime purpose, as cruisers operate mostly on routes that return passengers to their originating port. There are even “cruises to nowhere” or “nowhere voyages” […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Hurricane Harvey, which was downgraded to a tropical storm over the weekend, has left three cruise ships stranded in the Gulf of Mexico as the Port of Galveston had to be closed to all vessel traffic and commercial activities amid heavy weather. Namely, as the port will remain closed on Monday, Carnival Cruise Line said […]

  • 31 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Galveston, which has been closed to commercial traffic due to extreme flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, is working to get the port ready to receive cruise ships. Due to the port’s closing, Carnival’s three Galveston-based ships diverted course to New Orleans and stopped there to allow guests to disembark if they wished to […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Port of Galveston, Royal Caribbean Cruisesto develop and operate a new cruise terminal. 

  • 16 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Royal Caribbean Cruises signs a long-term contract for a new USD 100 million cruise terminal in Galveston.

  • 5 June 2015

    The UK charity Human Rights at Sea (HRAS) and the European Union’s Network of Experts on the Legal Aspects of Maritime Safety and Security (MARSAFENET) have published a new international and independent guidance for Deprivation of Liberty at Sea. This guidance, financed through the European Union COST Action IS1105, is the first independently drafted international document […]

  • 29 March 2013

    A year after taking delivery of its last Bourbon Liberty 200 vessel and 1st Bourbon Liberty 300 vessel, BOURBON has extended its range of services with the Bourbon Liberty 151, built by SINOPACIFIC’s Zhejiang Shipyard, the very first vessel in a series of 15 next generation PSVs. BOURBON has been investing in an extensive range […]