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About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line was founded by three Norwegian shipping companies in 1969-Anders Wilhemsen & Co., I.M. Skaugen & Co., and later Gotaas Larsen and a year later its first ship, Song of Norway, entered service. By 1986, several ships had been added to the fleet and the company had created its own exclusive destination resort Labadee on Hispaniola.
In 1988 Royal Caribbean and Admiral Cruises merged. Anders Wilhemsen & Co. bought out its original partners and gained full ownership of Royal Caribbean. Subsequently Wilhelmsen entered into a joint ownership agreement with an entity of the Pritzker family (owner of the Hyatt hotel chain) and the Ofer family who own a major shipping company. As the company grew, adding six more ships to its fleet of four ships over the next five years, it went public, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RCL in 1993. Four years and five more ships later, the company changed its name to Royal Caribbean International in 1997 to reflect its growing global itineraries. In the same year, Celebrity Cruises merged with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. where it operates as a separate brand.
Today Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is the world’s second largest cruise company, operating Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Club Cruises and CDF Croisieres de France brands, with 38 ships and a passenger capacity of approximately 84,050; and TUI Cruises through a 50 percent joint venture.
Allure of the Seas (2010); 5,400 p (do); Bahamas registry
Oasis of the Seas (2009); 5,400 p (do); Bahamas registry
Freedom of the Seas (2006); 3,634 p (do); Bahamas registry
Independence of the Seas (2008); 3,634 p (do); Bahamas registry
Liberty of the Seas (2007); 3,634 p (do); Bahamas registry
Adventure of the Seas (2001); 3,114 p Bahamas registry
Explorer of the Seas (2000); 3,114 p Bahamas registry
Mariner of the Seas (2003); 3,114 p Bahamas registry
Navigator of the Seas (2002); 3,114 p Bahamas registry
Voyager of the Seas (1999); 3,114 p; Bahamas registry
Brilliance of the Seas** (2002); 2,501 p; Bahamas registry
Jewel of the Seas (2004); 2,501 p Bahamas registry
Radiance of the Seas (2001); 2,501 p; Bahamas registry
Serenade of the Seas (2003); 2,501 p; Bahamas registry
Enchantment of the Seas (1997); 2,446 p; Bahamas registry
Grandeur of the Seas (1996); 2,446 p; Bahamas registry
Legend of the Seas (1995); 2,076 p; Bahamas registry
Rhapsody of the Seas (1997); 2,435 p Bahamas registry
Splendour of the Seas (1996); 2,076 p; Bahamas registry
Vision of the Seas (1998); 2,435 p; Bahamas registry
Majesty of the Seas (1992); 2,744 p; Bahamas registry
Monarch of the Seas (1991); 2,7444 p; Bahamas registry
** Brilliance of the Seas is operated by RCL (UK) Ltd., a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.