Royal Caribbean has announced that they entered into an agreement to sell a cruise ship, Legend of the Seas, to Thomson Cruises in the spring of 2017.
The final Royal Caribbean sailing on Legend of the Seas will commence on March 13, 2017 and all crew members and officers will transfer to other Royal Caribbean cruise ships after the cruise is completed.
Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., gave the following statement:
“Since its inaugural sailing, Legend of the Seas has created many wonderful memories for hundreds of thousands of guests, and we expect this successful history to continue as she transitions to Thomson Cruises. While she will be missed, her transition supports Double-Double and our objective of moderate capacity growth.”
Legend of the Seas joined Royal Caribbean’s fleet in 1995. The 69,130 gross ton cruise ship can carry over 2,500 passengers and crew members (1,832 passengers, 726 crew).
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. currently operates 47 cruise ships across the following six cruise brands: Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises, CDF Croisieres de France, and a 50% joint venture in TUI Cruises. Each year, these 47 ships visit approximately 490 destinations on all seven continents.
The global cruise company also has an additional 12 cruise ships on order.
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