Sovereign of the Seas Anchored off CocoCay, Bahamas.
MS Sovereign of the Seas (1987-2008)
Sovereign Of The Seas Inc. (2005-2008)
Royal Caribbean International (1987-2005)
Royal Caribbean International (1987-2008)
|Port of registry:||
Template:NOR, Oslo (1987-2005)|
Template:BAH, Nassau (2005-2008)
Chantiers de l'Atlantique|
St. Nazaire, France
|Yard number:||A29 |
|Launched:||4 April 1987|
|Christened:||15 January 1988|
|Acquired:||19 December 1987|
|In service:||16 January 1988|
|Fate:||Sold to Pullmantur Cruises|
|Status:||In active service as of 2010|
|Class and type:||Lloyd's Register|
|Length:||268.33 m (880.35 ft)|
|Beam:||32.21 m (105.68 ft)|
|Draft:||7.55 m (24.77 ft)|
4 × 9-cyl, Pielstick-Alsthom diesels|
combined 21844 kW
|Propulsion:||Two controllable pitch propellers rear; two thrusters each side forward|
MS Sovereign (formerly MS Sovereign of the Seas ) is one of three large cruise ships of the Sovereign class formerly operated by Royal Caribbean International. At the time of her maiden voyage on January 16, 1988, she was the largest cruise ship in the world at 73,192 gross tons. She was initially based at the Port of Miami. In 2006, she sailed three- and four-night cruises to the Bahamas out of Port Canaveral, Florida. These cruises visit CocoCay, one of RCI's privately-owned islands, in the Berry Islands group. Her refurbishment in 2005 was the subject of The Learning Channel mini-series "Drydock - A Cruise Ship Reborn".
Like other RCI ships of similar size, Sovereign has a multi-deck atrium lobby called the Centrum, and a top-deck, funnel-mounted Viking Crown Lounge with panoramic views of the sea. In November 2008 Sovereign of the Seas was transferred to the fleet of Pullmantur Cruises and renamed MS Sovereign. Sovereign set sail on its first voyage with Pullmantur Cruises on March 23, 2009.
- RCI Sovereign of the Seas.jpg
Soverign of the Seas at anchor in the 1990s.
- Asklander, Micke. "M/S Sovereign of the Seas (1987)" (in Swedish). Fakta om Fartyg. http://www.faktaomfartyg.se/sovereign_of_the_seas_1987.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
- "Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Transfers Royal Caribbean International Ship to Pullmantur". http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-12-2007/0004680941&EDATE=. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
- Lloyd's Register of Ships, 1992[clarification needed]