Bob & Sandie's 2009 Cruise
on the Royal Caribbean

Independence of the Seas


 Sandie and I took a wonderful cruise this January on Royal Caribbean's "Independence of the Seas".  This ship is, at this time, the largest cruise ship in the world.  For those of you who love statistics:


Gross Tonnage - 160,000

Length - 1,112 ft

Max Beam - 185 ft

Draft - 28 ft

Max Speed - 21.6 Knots

Guest Capacity - 3,634


This ship was one of the nicest ships I have ever seen, as you will see from some of the pictures I took.  The food and service on board were first class.  


Our itinerary took us to San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Labadee, Haiti.  While in Labadee, we went parasailing, which was a blast.  We traveled with friends from Buffalo, Joe and Jill Barrile and also my Dad.


The first 5 pictures were of the Port of the Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale, where we departed from.


I hope you enjoy the pictures.


RJ Stuart

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