Voyager-class cruise ship

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Adventure of the Seas Wade 2012.JPG
Adventure of the Seas docked at Saint Croix
Class overview
Builders: Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Operators: Royal Caribbean International
Preceded by: Vision class
Succeeded by: Radiance class
Built: 1999-2003
Completed: 5 ships
Active: 5 ships
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 138,000 GT
Displacement: 68,000 tons
Length: 1,021.40 ft (311.32 m)
Beam: 157.50 ft (48.01 m)
Draft: 29 ft (8.8 m)
Decks: 15
Speed: 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 3,114 passengers
Crew: 1,185

The Voyager class refers to a design of post-Panamax cruise ships owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International cruiselines. The Voyager class ships were built at Kværner Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland.

In 2012, Mariner of the Seas was modified to include an outdoor movie screen and new passenger lounges; these same changes were made to Adventure of the Seas in 2014. Navigator of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, and Explorer of the Seas replaced their inline skating tracks with Flowrider surf simulators in 2014 and 2015.[1]

Design[edit]

Voyager-class ships have a diesel-electric powertrain, they are powered by six Wärtsilä 46 diesel engines, giving a total output of 75,600 kW.[2] The generated electric power drives three 14 MW ABB Azipod azimuth thrusters (two steerable and one fixed).[2]

The Voyager class featured some world firsts for cruise ships when it debuted, including the first rock climbing wall[3] (mounted on the funnel) and ice-skating rink at sea.

At 139,570 gross tons, Navigator of the Seas is the 30th largest passenger ship at sea as of 2016.

Ships[edit]

Ship Year Built Entered service
with Royal Caribbean
Gross tonnage Notes Image
First generation
Voyager of the Seas 1999 21 November 1999 138,194[4] Voyager of the Seas was the largest cruise ship in the world when built, was the first ship to have an ice rink at sea. She received a flowrider and new staterooms during an April 2015 drydock refurbishment.[5]
Voyager of the seas1.jpg
Explorer of the Seas 2000 28 October 2000 138,194[6] Has built-in atmospheric and oceanographic laboratory operated by the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. She received a flowrider and 86 new staterooms during an April 2015 drydock refurbishment.[7]
Explorer of the Seas, Fremantle, 2015 (01) (cropped).JPG
Adventure of the Seas 2001 18 November 2001 137,276[8] Refitted in 2014 and received a water park and flowrider in December 2016.[9]
Adventure of the Seas ship (cropped).jpg
Second generation
Navigator of the Seas 2002 14 December 2002 139,570[10] First of the second generation of Voyager-class vessels. Received a flowrider and 81 new staterooms in a January 2014 drydock refurbishment and was again refurbished in February 2019. [11]
Navigator of The Seas at Linnahall 10 June 2007 (cropped).jpg
Mariner of the Seas 2003 16 November 2003 138,279[12] Refurbished in April 2012 and 2018.
Mariner of the Seas Crete.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VOYAGER CLASS FLOWRIDER REFURBISHMENT". Mobimar.com. Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Voyager Facts". Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  3. ^ cruiseshipguide.com Retrieved June 2016
  4. ^ "Voyager of the Seas (19902)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.heraldsun.com.au/travel/holiday-ideas/sneak-peek-on-board-australias-newlook-cruise-ship-voyager-of-the-seas/story-fnjjv4qv-1227014401752
  6. ^ "Explorer of the Seas (19903)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 12 March 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=6322
  8. ^ "Adventure of the Seas (20125)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Adventure of the Seas to Receive Water Slides, FlowRiders & Izumi Restaurant During Dry Dock". Cruise Critic. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Navigator of the Seas (22759)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  11. ^ "ROYAL CARIBBEAN'S NEWLY REVITALIZED NAVIGATOR OF THE SEAS TO WOW GALVESTON WITH YEAR-ROUND SAILINGS STARTING WINTER 2013". Royal Caribbean Press Center. Royal Caribbean International. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Mariner of the Seas (22760)". DNV GL Vessel Register. Det Norske Veritas. Retrieved 9 July 2012.

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