MS Sovereign

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Sovereign of the Seas Anchored off CocoCay, Bahamas.
Name: MS Sovereign
MS Sovereign of the Seas (1987-2008)
Owner: Pullmantur Cruises
Sovereign Of The Seas Inc. (2005-2008)
Royal Caribbean International (1987-2005)
Operator: Pullmantur Cruises
Royal Caribbean International (1987-2008)
Port of registry: Template:NOR, Oslo (1987-2005)
Template:BAH, Nassau (2005-2008)
Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique
St. Nazaire, France
Yard number: A29 [citation needed]
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
Notes: [1][2]
General characteristics
Class and type: Lloyd's Register
Tonnage: 73,192 GT
7283 DWT
Length: 268.33 m (880.35 ft)
Beam: 32.21 m (105.68 ft)
Draft: 7.55 m (24.77 ft)
Installed power: 4 × 9-cyl, Pielstick-Alsthom diesels
combined 21844 kW
Propulsion: Two controllable pitch propellers rear; two thrusters each side forward
Speed: 21.5 knots
Capacity: 2,852 passengers
Notes: [3][1]

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.[2]


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