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Legend of the Seas

A ship that hits the heights

Legend of the Seas certainly hit the heights when she joined the Royal Caribbean fleet in May 1995.

As well as being among the widest and fastest cruise ships in the world, she was also pretty tall, and passengers seated in Legend’s Viking Crown Lounge, which is wrapped around the ships’s smokestack, are almost high enough to look the Statue of Liberty right in the eyes.

Legend featured the world’s first floating 18-hole miniature golf course- “Legend of The Links”, with some of the most famous holes from courses around the world are replicated with trees, sand traps, water hazards and flowers.

The 1,148-sq-ft Royal Suite has a baby grand piano, entertainment centre, refrigator and wet bar, whirlpool tub and veranda.

Legend unites two of Royal Caribbean’s hall mark design features. A multi-deck atrium, The Centrum, extends up to the distinctive Viking Crown Lounge, nine storeys high with a 360 degree view of the ocean.

The ship underwent a $50m Oasis-class makeover at the beginning of 2013, emerging with acclaimed industry enhancements, such as popular specialty restaurants: Park Café, Chef’s Table, Chops Grille and Izumi Asian Cuisine, along with new spots for an evening cocktail at the 60’s inspired R Bar or Viking Crown Lounge nightclub.

Onboard entertainment options now include an outdoor cinema screen, perfect for alfresco film viewing and the addition of aerial entertainment experiences in the Centrum, the main gathering place on the ship. New and updated staterooms, flat-panel TVs, digital signage and Wi-Fi throughout the ship all add to the contemporary guest experience onboard.

Legend of the Seas of Royal Caribbean
Legend of the Seas joined the Royal Caribbean fleet in 1995

Vital statistics

Operated by Royal Caribbean International
Built at Kvaerner Masa-Yards in Finland
Entered service: December 14, 1996
Refurbished: 2005; $50m refit January 2013
Cost: $300 million
Registered: The Bahamas
Gross tonnage: 74,137 tons
Passengers: 2,446
Passenger decks: 11
Lifts: 9
Crew: 760
Cabins: 975 including

Length: 916ft
Width: 106ft
Draught: 25.5ft
Engines: diesel-electric
Speed: 22 knots

Facilities

One main dining room (two sittings), alternative dining options, themed bars and lounges, casino, library, solarium with a sliding roof and indoor/outdoor pool, day spa and fitness centre, rock climbing wall, conference centre, children’s facilities.

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