GTS Brilliance of the Seas
© Carsten Dettmer
Steel twin Azipod ‘Radiance Class’ gas turbine vessel built in 2002 by Meyer Werft GmbH & Co, Papenburg, Germany (Yard No 656) as a Passenger (Cruise) ship for Royal Caribbean International (RCI)
- Length: 293.95 m (overall) 263.5 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 39.9 m
- Depth: 11.5 m
- Draught: 8.626 m
- Tonnage: 90090 gross/56328 net/10759t 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 (service) 25 knots (max)
- Decks: 12
- Capacity: 2,500 passengers
- Crew: 906
- Call Sign: C6SJ5
- IMO Number: 9195200
- Official Number: 8000459
- MMSI Number: 311361000
- Port of Registry: Nassau/Bahamas
- Sister-Ships: Radiance of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas
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April 9th 1998: Contract signed. Cost; US $ 350 million.
June 25th 1998: Keel Laid.
December 12th 2001: Launched.
July 5th 2002: Delivered to Brilliance Of The Seas Inc (Management Royal Caribbean Cruises), Nassau, Bahamas.
July 13th 2002: Christened in Harwich, UK.
© Aleksi Lindström
July 15th 2002: Maiden cruise from Harwich to Norway.
2002 – 2004: Registered Manager; Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
2004 – 2011: Registered Manager; RCL (UK) Ltd.
© Aleksi Lindström
© Pieter Inpyn
May 27th 2018: Due at Dover.
🆕© Neil Hopper (Dover 27/05/2018)
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