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The Cruise Shipping Edition

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Cruise Shipping

Main Particulars

Length, o.a 1,020 ft. (31 I.I m)

Breadth, max 161.1 ft (49.1 m)

Breadth, waterline 126.6 ft (38.6 m)

Draft, dwl 28.2 ft (8.6 m)

Height to top of funnel, approx 207 ft (63 m)

Gross tonnage 138.300

Passenger capacity, lower bed 3,138

Passenger capacity, max 3,807

Passenger cabins, total 1,55

Passenger cabins with view 1,077 (69%) - of which with balconies 753 (48.4%) - facing the Royal Promenade 138 (9%)

Crew capacity 1,213

Speed, service 22 knots

Main Engines 6 x Wartsila 12V46C

Total power 75,600 kW

Total propulsion power 42,000 kW

Propulsion machinery 3x 14 MW Azipod propulsion, azimuthing, one fixed

Bow thrusters 4x3 MW, total 12 MW bridge wings). "We are proud to have built yet another great cruise ship for Royal Caribbean, to specification, on time and to budget," said Jorma Eloranta,

President and CEO of Kvaerner Masa-Yards.

This Post-Panamax size has allowed for unique design features and interior solutions. The cruise ship features a four deck high horizontal promenade, the

Royal Promenade, a design featured for the first time on this Voyager-class cruise ship series. The length of the promenade is some 120 m, and it has in each end

The engine room. an 11 deck high atrium, the Centrums. The Royal

Promenade also features inside staterooms with a view.

Almost 10 percent of Mariner's staterooms have bay windows overlooking the Royal Promenade. The big

Savoy theatre seats 1,320 guests.

Mariner of the Seas was built in a relatively short time, as production started in summer 2001, and it was docked out in February 2003.

The relationship with Royal Caribbean dates back to the mid 1960's, when the cruise line's first ship, the 18,417 gt/725 passenger cruise ship Song of Norway was on the drawing boards. The yard in Helsinki built

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