She is I believe the largest cruise ship I have seen in Liverpool and one of the largest vessels I have seen on the River Mersey apart from a small number of VLCC's which unfortunately are infrequent visitors to the terminal at Tranmere.
I thought that finding specific details about this ship would be easy but there is so much conflict on specific details between otherwise very relaible sources that this has not been the case. I have however tried my best.
She was built by Fincantieri at Monfalcone in Italy as Yard Number 6150. Laid down in June 2007 she was launched in February 2008, christened on 6 November 2008 by Trista and Ryan Sutter and undertook her maiden voyage on 8 November 2008.
She is 289.61m long with a 36.05m beam and 8.50m maximum draught.
Powered by 2 x Wartsilla 8L46C-CR and 2 x Wartsilla 12V46C-CR diesel engines she has a service speed of 21.5 knots and a top speed of 24 Knots via twin fixed pitch six bladed propellers.
Passenger capacity is 3592 (although this varies depending where you look!) over 15 decks in a variely of suites, family suites, mini suites, balcony cabins, ocean view cabins and inside cabins.
Crew complement is approximately 1200 and she is equipped with 18 lifeboats, 6 tenders and 2 rescue boats.
GT = 113561 & NT = 85676
MMSI - 310567000
REG - BM, Hamilton
IMO - 9378462
Call Sign - ZCDY2
Passenger (Cruise) Ship
Built - Fincantieri Italiani, Monfalcone, IT
Yard No. - 6150
L 289.61m W 36.05m
Year - 2008
Liverpool, 29 May 2014