GTS Serenade of the Seas
© Carsten Dettmer
Steel twin Azipod ‘Radiance Class’ gas turbine vessel built in 2003 by Meyer Werft GmbH & Co, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 657) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Royal Caribbean International (RCI)
- Length: 293.2 m (overall) 266.23 m (between perpendiculars
- Breadth: 39.8 m
- Depth: 11.7 m
- Draught: 8.5 m
- Tonnage: 90,090 gross/53,812 net/11936t deadweight
- Propulsion Engines: 2 x GE Gas turbine type LM2500 of 25 MW each, 1x Fincantieri 56B steam turbine of 7.8 MW
- Main Generator Engine: 1 x Wärtsilä 38B 16V – 11.2 MW
- Propulsion: 2 x ABB Azimuthing pods – each 19,5 MW
- Power: 57400 kW/HP
- Speed: 24 knots
- Capacity: 2500 passengers
- Call Sign: C6FV8
- IMO Number: 9228344
- MMSI Number: 311492000
- Official Number: 9000068
- Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas
- Sister-Ship: Brilliance of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas
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December 7th 1999: Contract signed.
September 26th 2001: Keel laid.
June 20th 2003: Launched.
© Benoit Donne
July 11th 2003: Left Papenburg for Eemshaven.
July 30th 2003: Delivered to Serenade Of The Seas Inc, Nassau, Bahamas (Management Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd).
August 4th 2003: Maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Boston.
August 25th 2003: Christened in New York.
© Willem Oldenburg
August 25th 2003: Maiden cruise from New York.
© Cees Bustraan
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