Ship Comparison

Ship Voyager Freedom Vision Monarch Monarch Liberty Radiance Oasis of the Seas Allure of the Seas Liberty Aircraft Carrier Titanic
Cruise # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10    
Length 1020 1112 915 880 880 1112 962 1181 1181 1112 1092 882
Width 156 184 105 106 106 184 106 208 208 184 257 92
Tonnage 138,000 160,000 78,491 73,941 73,941 160,000 90,090 220,000 220,000 160,000 104,112 46,328
Maiden Voyage Nov. 21, 1999 June 4, 2006 May 2, 1998 Nov. 17, 1991 Nov. 17, 1991 May 19, 2007 Mar. 10, 2001 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 May 19, 2007 --- ---
Cruise Date Apr. 30-May 7, 2005 Oct. 22-29, 2006 Dec. 2-9, 2007 Feb. 18-22, 2008 Feb. 22-25, 2008 Sept. 6-13, 2008 June 5-12, 2009 Oct. 9-16, 2010 Oct. 23-30, 2011 Jan. 13-19, 2013 --- ---
Destination East. Caribbean West. Caribbean Mexican Riviera

Southern Cal


Southern Cal


West. Caribbean Alaska East. Caribbean West. Caribbean West. Caribbean --- ---
Stops Miami, Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan, Labadee Miami, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Labadee Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta Los Angeles, San Diego, Catalina, Ensenada Los Angeles, Ensenada Miami, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Labadee Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Point, Hubbard Glacier, Seward Ft. Lauderdale, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Nassau Ft. Lauderdale, Labadee-Haiti, Falmouth-Jamaica, Nassau-Bahamas Falmouth-Jamaica
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Passengers 3114 3634 2435 2744 2744 3634 2501 5400 5400 3634 --- 1317
Room Number 9588 9262 3118 5026 2594 9230-32 9642 11721 12727 9230-32 --- ---
Room Size 188 sq. ft. 214 sq. ft. 154 sq. ft. 122 sq. ft. 122 sq. ft. 214 sq. ft. 204 sq. ft. 182 sq. ft 182 sq. ft 214 sq. ft. --- ---
Balcony Yes -  50 sq. ft. Yes - 68 sq. ft. No No No Yes - 68 sq. ft. Yes - 41 sq. ft. Yes -  52 sq. ft. Yes -  52 sq. ft. Yes - 68 sq. ft. --- ---


Ship Liberty Norwegian
Majesty of the Seas Oasis of the Seas Allure Of The Seas  Adventure Of The Seas       Aircraft Carrier Titanic
Cruise # 11 12 13 14 15  16      
Length 1112 10 10 1181 10         1092 882
Width 184 15 15 208 15         257 92
Tonnage 160,000 13 13 220,000 13         104,112 46,328
Maiden Voyage June 4, 2006 No9 No9 Fall 2009 No9         --- ---
Cruise Date May 1-14, 2014 Apr. Feb. 23-27, 2015 Feb. 28-Mar. 7, 2015 Apr.         --- ---
Destination Transatlantic Mediterranean Bahama West. Caribbean East. Caribbean  Southern Caribbean       --- ---
Stops Ft. Lauderdale, Lisbon, Cadiz, Palme de Mallorca, Barcelona Mi Miami, Nassau, Cococay, Key West Ft. Lauderdale, Labadee-Haiti, Falmouth-Jamaica, Cozumel Mi         --- ---
Passengers 3634 3 3 5400 3         --- 1317
Room Number 9310 9 7048 11723 9         --- ---
Room Size 214 sq. ft.  sq. ft.  sq. ft. 182 sq. ft  sq. ft.         --- ---
Balcony Yes - 68 sq. ft. Y. Y. Yes -  52 sq. ft. Y.         --- ---



JOHN F. KENNEDY (Aircraft Carrier)

Length of Flight Deck: 1,092 feet

Width of Flight Deck: 257 feet

Height of keel to mast: 244 feet

Area of flight deck: 4.5 acres

Weight of carrier: 97,000 tons


USS Missouri (Battleship)

Dimensions: 887'3"  x 108'3" (33m) x 28'1" (8.60m)

Maximum speed: 33 kts

Displacement: 45000 tons


USS Satterlee (Destroyer)

Displacement 2395 Tons (Full)

Dimensions, 348' 4" x 36' 1" x 13' 2" (Max)




Freedom of the Seas - November, 2006

Western Caribbean


Miami - South Beach - Key Biscayne

Freedom of the Seas - Outside

Freedom of the Seas - Inside

Cozumel, Mexico

Georgetown, Grand Caymans

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Labadee, Haiti


Voyager of the Seas - April, 2005

Eastern Caribbean

Voyager of the Seas (Outside)

Voyager of the Seas (Inside)

Nassau, Bahamas

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Labadee, Haiti

Florida Keys

Sample of Daily Activities & Shopping Guide

Vision of the Seas - December, 2007

Mexican Riviera

Cabo San Lucas - Mazatlan - Puerto Vallarta

Monarch of the Seas - February, 2008

San Diego - Santa Catalina - Ensenada, Mexico

Liberty of the Seas - September, 2008

Miami - Cozumel - Grand Cayman - Jamaica - Labadee

Radiance of the Seas - June, 2009


Royal Caribbean - Genesis Project - Oasis of the Seas

June 5-12, 2010

Western Caribbean


Royal Caribbean cruise ships

Each Royal Caribbean ship includes a top-of-ship lounge called the Viking Crown Lounge offering sweeping panoramic views, onboard rock climbing walls, bars, lounges, spas, gyms, a main dining room and alternative dining venues. The line has a special kids and youth program known as Adventure Ocean. The line's first ship was the Song of Norway, now Caspi Cruises's Dream Princess. The current fleet consists of:

Genesis Class

The first ship of this class, as yet unnamed (though, if it follows suit of previous vessels, its name will end in ... of the Seas), is expected to surpass the Freedom-class ships as the world's largest passenger ship in autumn 2009. It will be able to accommodate up to 5,400 double-occupancy passengers (up to 6,400 when third & fourth passengers are included), will have a registered tonnage of approximately 220,000 tons and will cost the line around US$1.24 billion. This would make it “the most valuable ship ever ordered in the history of commercial shipbuilding” as per a Royal Caribbean spokesperson. It is anticipated that the Genesis-class of vessels will primarily sail the waters of the Caribbean Sea, but Royal Caribbean may also choose to deploy these vessels in other parts of the world. Like the Freedom class ships, it will be constructed at Aker Finnyards, Turku, Finland. A second Genesis-class ship was ordered on April 2, 2007, to be delivered in August 2010. [1]

Royal Caribbean International, in conjucntion with USA Today, is sponsoring a contest to name these vessels.

Freedom Class

Freedom of the Seas left Aker Finnyards shipyard in Turku, Finland on April 24, 2006. The third ship of this class is currently under construction at Aker Finnyards in Turku, Finland, with a scheduled delivery of May 2008. With gross tonnage of 154,407 tons, they dethrone Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 as the largest passenger ships in the world even though they are five meters shorter than the Queen Mary 2. Freedom of the Seas includes two new features: the Flowrider and the H2O Zone for kids. The Freedom of the Seas continues the traditions of the Voyager Class Ships with a 400 foot mall named the Royal Promenade, featuring pubs, shops, arcades, bars, and a 24 hour Cafe Promenade.

Voyager Class

The largest passenger ships at sea only behind the Freedom Class and Cunard's Queen Mary 2, the Voyager class ships were built at Kvaerner Masa-Yard’s (now Aker Finnyards) facility in Turku, Finland. These ships include a 350 foot indoor mall known as the Royal Promenade, featuring indoor pubs, shops, cafes, and bars. Activity options on board include: basketball courts, skating rinks, at least 3 pools, a mini-golf course, and a rock wall.

Radiance Class

Radiance class ships have all the features of RCI, as well as grand public rooms such as on the Queen Mary 2. All ships have more environmentally-friendly gas turbine engines. The Radiance Class ships have over 3 acres of glass, glass exterior viewing elevators, over 700 balcony staterooms, two-level glass windowed dining rooms, alternative restaurants, a retractable glass roof over a pool, an outdoor pool, as well as the first self-leveling billiard tables at sea. The Radiance Class ships were constructed at Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany.

Vision Class

Technically speaking the Vision Class consists of three pairs of sister ships and is not a "class" of ships in the same sense as the Radiance, Freedom or Voyager classes. The Legend and Splendour, built at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire, France have a gross tonnage of approximately 70,000 and are the only ones which have a golf course. The Grandeur and Enchantment were built at Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Helsinki, Finland and have a tonnage of approximately 81,000 gross tons. The final pair, Rhapsody and Vision were also built at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, and have a tonnage of 83,000 gross tons. All ships of this class feature over 2 acres of glass.

In 2004, a 74 foot midsection was added to the Enchantment of the Seas, allowing for the addition of a pool, suspension bridges, specialty restaurants, additional staterooms, and expanded areas for guest comfort.

Sovereign Class

These were the first "mega-ships" in the industry (with exception of the SS Norway, an ocean liner converted into a cruise ship), built at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The Sovereign Class ships were the first ships ever to have an open atrium area. Like larger Royal Caribbean ships, the Sovereign Class ships have pools, open bars and pools, ars and lounges inside, and grand theaters.

In 2004, the Monarch of the Seas went into drydock for an extensive refurbishment, followed by the Sovereign in 2005, and the Majesty of the Seas in 2007. New features include enhances staterooms, public areas, Johnny Rockets, addition of rock walls, new pools, and more space for guest comfort. In October 2007 it was reported that the Sovereign of the Seas will transfer to the fleet of Pullmantur Cruises in late 2008.

RCL Cancellation Policy

Q:  If I have to cancel my cruise, will I get a refund?
A:  You will get a full refund if you notify us in writing 70 days prior to your
sailing date (60 days for 3 & 4-night cruises or 90 days for holiday sailings).
Consult the chart below to determine the cancellation charges applicable later.
Note: No refunds will be made if you do not show up for your cruise or if you
interrupt or cancel your vacation once it has begun.
This cancellation policy applies when reserving with our US Office only. Guests
should contact their local Royal Caribbean International Office or Travel Agent
for full details of applicable cancellation policies.

     Cruise Length   6 - 9 Nights  
Days to Departure    70+
Charges Per Person    No charges

Days to Departure     69-30 Deposit amount
Charges Per Person     29-8 50% of total price (taxes & fees are excluded)

Days to Departure     7 or less
Charges Per Person    No refund except for taxes and fees

Q:  Can I make changes to a guest listed on my reservation?
A:  Names may be changed up to 24 hours prior to sailing provided one of the original names remains on the reservations.
Name changes will be subject to a $35 per guest fee if one of the following conditions exist:
 Request is made less than 35 days prior to commencement of cruise vacation (inclusive of tours)
 Cruise Only documents have been issued
 Air Arrangements have been assigned and documents have been issued. Travel agents or guests should contact the Custom Air Desk for resolution of any
 incremental air charges encountered as a result of the change
 Pre/Post Hotel arrangements have been assigned to the reservation
       **Change fees are subject to change without notice. 

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