14 August 2015

Serenade of the Seas in Helsinki, 29 June 2015

Serenade of the Seas

IMO 9228344
Built 2003, Meyer Werft Papenburg, Germany
Tonnage 90 090 GT
Length 293,20 m
Width 32,40 m
Draugth 8,50 m
2 110 passengers (double occupancy), 2 500 passengers (maximum)
2 GE/Fincantieri gas turbines, combined 39 000 kW
2 azipods
3 bow thrusters
Speed 25 knots

The Serenade of the Seas is pretty much a perfect example of anonymous Royal Caribbean ships. The ship has a generic name and a genric (though admittedly attractive) exterior design. There is nothing that sets her apart from her fleetmates, all traces of individual identity have been swept away and she's just another Royal Caribbean ship. She was built in 2003 as the third of the four gas turbine powered cruise ships built at Meyer Werft for Royal Caribbean.

The photographs below show the Serenade of the Seas departing Helsinki Länsisatama on the afternoon of 29 June 2015. Photographed from Sisä-Hattu. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

I realised afterwards that I've taken a very similar picture of the sister ship Jewel of the Seas back in 2011.
It's the return of The Photogenic Tree.
...and roses.
And a bit more granite, while we're at it.
Next time: Costa Luminosa

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