Voyager of the Seas was the
first of five ships in this class built
for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
(RCCL). With 14-passenger decks,
accommodation for 3,840 passengers, and
standing over 200 feet above the
waterline, she was the largest passenger
ship built in the 20th Century.
The other four ships in this class are
Explorer of the Seas completed in
2000, Adventure of the Seas 2001,
Navigator of the Seas 2002 and
Mariner of the Seas 2003.
Navigator and Mariner
have extended balconies making them
different in external appearance from the
first three Ships.
Kvaerner Masa has a long relationship
with RCCL beginning with the construction
of the company's first four ships. The
three 18,416-ton sisters Song
of Norway, Nordic
Prince, and Sun
Viking were built in the early
1970s, and the 37,500-ton Song
of America in 1982.
Kvaerner's Helsinki yard later
undertook the task of adding 87-foot
midsections to the Song of
Norway and Nordic
Prince. Although Container Ships
had been lengthened before, that was the
first time such an operation had been
carried out on Passenger Ships.