After two successful seasons serving as Royal Caribbean’s first ever Brisbane based ship and 21 years with the cruise line, Royal Caribbean’s true legend of the fleet, Legend of the Seas, will bid adieu to her Queensland home on 20 February 2017, and depart the fleet in March.
Her very last roundtrip Brisbane cruise from Portside Wharf departs today, 8 February 2017. Legend of the Seas’ final Queensland farewell will take place on 20 February 2017, when she departs for Singapore and makes her way to her new home with Thomson Cruises in the UK.
“Legend of the Seas was the first Royal Caribbean ship to ever visit Australia back in 1999, and it is with great sadness we must bid a fond farewell to this Aussie favourite. More than 50,000 Australians have experienced Royal Caribbean’s international style of cruising and world-class service onboard Legend these past two years, and we are honoured to be part of her farewell tour,” said Adam Armstrong, managing director, Royal Caribbean Australia & NZ.
At 70,000 tons Legend of the Seas is one of the largest superliners – and Royal Caribbean’s only ship – able to navigate the Brisbane River and dock at Portside Wharf. Her incredible facilities found on no other ship based in Brisbane have made her an instant hit with Queenslanders, including her Central Atrium with amazing aerial acrobatics, outdoor rock climbing wall, mini golf course and diverse dining options.
Legend of the Seas was the very ship first built in the Vision Class, which includes Grandeur, Enchantment and Vision of the Seas, as well as another Aussie favourite, Rhapsody of the Seas. The Vision Class ships had more glass windows than any other ships at the time, offering fantastic ocean views. They are also known as global roamers, because of their speed and size.
“Time is running out, but if you are keen to experience Legend before she leaves the Royal Caribbean family or say a final farewell, there is limited availability on her final sailing down under,” said Adam.
Be part of Legend of the Seas’ final Australian cruise when she sails from Brisbane to Singapore on 20 February 2017. The 11-night cruise includes overnight calls to Cairns and Darwin, giving guests ample opportunity to explore some of Australia’s most unique top end destinations. Fares start from $2,169 per person twin share. For further information or to book a Royal Caribbean cruise please call 1300 657 948 and speak to a cruise consultant.
From Singapore, Legend of the Seas will make her way to Europe and will be delivered to UK cruise line Thomson Cruises at the end of March 2017 after 21 years of service in the Royal Caribbean fleet.
“This is not the end of Royal Caribbean cruising in Queensland. Although we will no longer have a ship home-ported, we will continue to cruise to the sunshine state with Voyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Radiance of the Seas and Australia’s newest and biggest ship Ovation of the Seas, scheduled to make multiple calls to this season. Looking ahead, we can’t wait to base another ship in Brisbane once the new terminal at Luggage Point is complete,” Armstrong concluded.