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MV Majesty of the Seas – Past and Present

MV Majesty of the Seas

© Simonwp

Majesty of the Seas – © Simonwp (Dodge Island, Miami 01/11/2001)

Steel twin screw ”Sovereign Class” motor vessel built in 1992 by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, St Nazaire, France (Yard No B30) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Royal Caribbean International

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $300 million
  • Length: 268.32m (overall) 236.0m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 32.20m
  • Depth: 9.70m
  • Draught: 7.875m
  • Tonnage:  73,941 – 74,077 gross/47,515 – 47,599 net/8600 – 6953t deadweight
  • Engines: Four 9-cyl, Pielstick-Alsthom 9PC20L400 diesels
  • Power: 21844 kW/29,719 HP
  • Speed: 21.6 knots (service)
  • Passenger Decks: 13
  • Capacity:  2,744
  • Crew: 833
  • Call Sign: CFZ8
  • MMSI Number: 311734000
  • IMO Number: 8819512
  • Official Number: 9000118
  • Port of Registry: Oslo/Norway, Nassau/Bahamas
  • Sister-Ship: Monarch of the Seas, Sovereign of the Seas

Location Data

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December 6th 1988: Keel laid.

September 21st 1991: Launched.

March 27th 1992: Delivered to Majesty Of The Seas (management Royal Caribbean Cruises), Oslo, Norway.

April 26th 1992: Christened in Miami.

April 1992: Commenced cruising in the Caribbean.

January 12th 2007: Entered a 4-week dry-dock period where she underwent a multimillion-dollar refurbishment of the pool decks, all public areas, restaurants, shops and cabins.

© Wil Weijsters

Majesty of the Seas – © Wil Weijsters (Miami, 19/01/2008)

June 8th 2020: Arrived at Dover.



© Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping)

June 8th 2020: Sailed from Dover to be replaced on the Eastern Arm by AURORA.

June 9th 2020: Arrived back in Dover (CT2). She then visited Southampton and Poole Anchorage.

August 21st 2020: Arrived at Dover.


© Dover Strait Shipping

August 23rd  2020: Left Dover showing destination as Valletta.

September 3rd 2020: Arrived at Souda Anchorage (Greece) joining her fleet mate EMPRESS OF THE SEAS.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Nigel Scutt (Dover Strait Shipping), Simonwp and Wil Weijsters for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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