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CCL Unveils Details Of hantiers-Built Legend Of The Seas

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line RCCL) has released details for the first time on its newest ship, the 70,000-ton, 1,808-passenger Legend of the Seas, which is currently under construction at Chantiers de 1' Atlantique in France. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in April 1995, and its twin, Splendor of the Seas, is due for delivery in March 1996.

The vessel design incorporates an extraordinary amount of open deck space. The top level Sun Deck, which encompasses an outdoor swimming pool, will stretch more than 118 feet (36 m) from one side to the other, extending nearly seven feet (two m) beyond either side of the ship's 105- foot (32-m) wide hull. The vessel will have accommodations for a variety of budgets, ranging from economical inside cabins to the 1,148- sq.-ft. Royal Suite which features a baby grand piano and veranda.

Legend of the Seas will be the first ship to unite two of RCCL's hallmark design features: a multi-deck atrium called The Centrum and the distinctive Viking Crown Lounge. The Centrum extends through the center of the ship and up to the Viking Crown Lounge projecting from the ship's funnel. The vessel will feature a high cruising speed in excess of 24 knots. Designers from two continents, includingNjal Eide, Lars Iwdal, Howard Snoweiss, Paula Rees, P.B. Wilday, Per Hydahl, Tom Graboski and Petter Yran have worked on the vessel's interior and exterior design.

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