Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Orders Third Freedom Ship

MIAMI, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. formalized its order today with Finnish shipbuilder Aker Finnyards for a third ship in its Freedom class of vessels. Destined for the Royal Caribbean International fleet, the three 158,000-GRT ships will carry 3,600 guests double occupancy when completed. The third vessel will enter service in early 2008.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a global cruise vacation company that operates Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises, with a combined total of 29 ships in service and two under construction. The company also offers unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Canada and Europe through its cruise-tour division. Additional information can be found on, or .

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