Independence of the Seas - It's officially announced now!!!

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#1
29,589 Posts
Joined Sep 2003
It´s officially announced now that the third Freedom Class ship will be named Independance of the Seas.



Royal Caribbean International Names Third Ship in Freedom Class
MIAMI, Dec 21, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- 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 harbor May 3, 2007.
"Independence of the Seas will have 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 of ships in the cruise industry," said Adam Goldstein, president for Royal Caribbean International. "Her name reflects the all-encompassing mindset behind Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas, where guests have the freedom to create their own unique adventure by choosing multiple onboard options, from active pursuits such as rock climbing, surfing or ice skating; to more relaxing experiences, such as spa treatments, fine dining or world-class entertainment."

At 160,000 GRT and holding 3,634 guests double-occupancy, Independence of the Seas will share the title of the world's largest cruise ship with Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas. Among new programs and onboard embellishments yet to be announced, amenities on Independence of the Seas will include the popular innovations already found on her sister ships including the FlowRider(R) surf simulator; the H20 Zone aqua park; cantilevered whirlpools, suspended 112 feet above the ocean; an ice-skating rink; a boxing ring; and the 1,215-square-foot Presidential Family Suite, which sleeps up to 14.

Beginning May 19, 2007, Liberty of the Seas will sail alternating seven- night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries year-round from Miami, calling on San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Labadee, Haiti in the east; and Labadee; Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico in the west. Liberty of the Seas will depart Miami on Saturdays while Freedom of the Seas, also sailing alternating seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries out of Miami, will depart Sundays.

Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 20 ships currently in service and three under construction. The line also offers unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand through its cruisetour division. For additional information or to make reservations, go to www.royalcaribbean.com or call (800) 327-6700.

SOURCE Royal Caribbean International

Tracy Quan, +1-305-539-6577, or [email protected], or Lyan Sierra-Caro, +1-305-539-4091,
or [email protected], both of Royal Caribbean International

http://www.royalcaribbean.com/
#2
Michigan
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Do you think they misspelled it on purpose?
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#3
Columbus, OH USA
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Great. I can't remember is there a projected date for it to enter service?
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1st cruise 4/29/06 RCCL Voyager of the Seas. - Eastern Caribbean.
2nd cruise - 5/11/07 Majesty of the Seas - Bahamas. MOTHER'S day cruise!
3rd cruise - 4/27/08 Freedom of the Seas -Western Caribbean. Freedom's 100th cruise!
4th cruise - 4/16/09 Navigator of the Seas - Cozumel/Belize.
5th cruise 11/15/10 Majesty of the Seas - Key West Nassau.
6th cruise -5/1/11 Allure of the Seas Eastern route 30th anniversary cruise
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10th cruise 5/3/14 Jewel of the Seas Southern Caribbean
11th cruise 4/26/15 Freedom of the Seas Western Caribbean
12th cruise 4/30/16 Oasis of the Seas Eastern Caribbean
13th cruise 10/17/16 Majesty of the Seas 4 day from Port Canaveral Bahamas
14th cruise 4/29/17 Adventure of the Seas Southern Caribbean ABC islands.
81 great night's sleep

21 days on an Oasis class, 19 days on a Voyager class,15 days on a Sovereign class ship, 14 days on a Freedom class, 12 days on a Radiance class, .








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#6
Michigan
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Joined Aug 2004
Originally posted by madforcruising

Confused now if I misspelled it or if there´s a typo in their press release.

Sorry if I created any confusion.
Independence is correct. My first post was before you added the press release with the correct spelling.

Following the theme their next ship, designed for those addicted to cruising, will be called Codependence of the Seas.
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#7
Orlando, FL
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I don't like the name.

Oh well. I'll live
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#8
Atascocita, Texas
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Originally posted by MGoBlue2
Independence is correct. My first post was before you added the press release with the correct spelling.

Following the theme their next ship, designed for those addicted to cruising, will be called Co-dependence of the Seas.
And then a senior retirement ship...Depends of the Seas...or...Dependency
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#10
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Hi all:

I think we need a ship named: ADDICTEDTOTHESEAS!!!
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#11
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Joined Dec 2004
I like it. I'm sure she'll be called the 'Inde' for short as ships before her have been.
#12
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Joined Jan 2005
Read the CC Announcements. You are famous.......


Originally posted by MGoBlue2
Independence is correct. My first post was before you added the press release with the correct spelling.

Following the theme their next ship, designed for those addicted to cruising, will be called Codependence of the Seas.
#14
Houston, TX
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"NAUSEA OF THE SEAS"

For the rough weather days.
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#16
NJ/NYC
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Originally posted by brn2crz
And then a senior retirement ship...Depends of the Seas...or...Dependency
ha-ha!
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#18
Atlanta/Palm Springs
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Originally posted by Parrothead8
A name at last....now we wait till May(?) or whenver we can book!
Now everyone can start guessing the name of the first Genesis class ship. See, it never ends.
#19
Orlando, FL
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Originally posted by Shannon12
What a day.....A new ship name announced, a new Harry Potter book name announced...life is good lol
Not when your favorite hockey team is about to move out of your hometown
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Liberty of the Seas 6/30/13
Oasis of the Seas 7/2/11
Disney Dream 1/11/11-pre inaugural
Oasis of the Seas 6/26/10
Monarch of the Seas 1/15/10
Monarch of the Seas 7/3/09
Freedom of the Seas 6/7/09
Mariner of the Seas 6/22/08-Part 3
Mariner of the Seas 6/8/08-Last minute cruise
Mariner of the Seas 5/27/07-Part 2
Sovereign of the Seas 9/15/06
Mariner of the Seas 5/21/06
Disney Wonder 5/01
Disney Magic 9/00
Disney Magic 5/00