RCCL Takes Delivery of Serenade of the Seas

Wednesday, July 30, 2003
The Serenade of the Seas’ atrium is among many of the exotic features aboard the latest addition to the RCCL fleet. The third of Royal Caribbean's Radiance-class ships, Serenade of the Seas will be named in NYC on August 22. At a ceremony today in Eemshaven, Netherlands, Royal Caribbean International added Serenade of the Seas to its fleet. The 2,110-guest ship, built at Meyerwerft Yard in Papenburg, Germany, will be the first Royal Caribbean ship to sail an inaugural season from New York City, as well as the first to offer Canada itineraries from The Big Apple. "Serenade of the Seas is one of the most beautiful ships we've introduced to date," said Jack Williams, president and chief operating officer for Royal Caribbean International. "Her design, décor and art collection come together to offer a truly elegant escape. Yet she also has everything an active cruiser could want, from our signature rock-climbing wall to a state-of-the art fitness center to a comprehensive shore excursion program offering adventures in every port of call." The third of Royal Caribbean's Radiance-class ships, Serenade of the Seas offers a medley of outstanding amenities, including intimate lounges, indulgent spa services and diverse dining venues. Art aficionados will enjoy the ship's eclectic collection of artwork, ranging from sculptures, textile artistry and paintings to stained glass, photography and colorful outdoor murals. Serenade of the Seas will be named in New York City on Aug. 22 by godmother Whoopi Goldberg. On Aug. 25, she'll sail a one-time-only, seven-night New England/Canada cruise and then begin her scheduled four- and five-night Canadian itineraries, Sept. 1 through Oct. 27, with ports of call in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Saint John, New Brunswick.

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