Royal Caribbean International announced that the line's third and final Freedom-class ship will be
named Independence of the Seas. The ship, currently under construction at
Aker Yards in Turku, Finland, is set to make her debut in May 2008. She
will follow Liberty of the Seas, which makes her entrance into New York
City harbor May 3, 2007.
At 160,000 GRT and holding 3,634 guests double-occupancy, Independence
of the Seas will share the title of the world's largest cruise ship with
Freedom of the Seas and Liberty of the Seas.
Beginning May 19, 2007, Liberty of the Seas will sail alternating
seven- night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries year-round from