Fred's Logbook


Date / Time: 2014-11-19 22:16:15Voyage from: London to Fort LauderdaleETA: 15.11.2014
Fred's foster-parent:

Fred's vessel:
Vesselname:Independence of The Seas
Flag: Bahamas
IMO No.:9349681
Vesseltype:Cruise ship

Hello to all my friends or as we say in Northern Germany: Moin Moin

Do you know where I spent the last weeks? I will tell you: I was on holiday!

Fred on holiday? You can't belive it? Ok, you are right. It was more a mixture of working and relaxing and of course I spent my holiday on a ship!

After I spent some days with Miriam at "Barkassen Meyer" in Hamburg, I joined her parents Sabine and Wulfdieter on a cruise ship. It's my first time as a real passenger and I really enjoyed it.

On November, 1st we took the plane from Hamburg to London and after a boring ride on a bus we arrived the Independence of the Seas. Wow, what a huge ship.

As you might can imagine I immediately found a lot of new friends and we did a lot of cool stuff together. I will tell you some of the stories within the next days.

This was our voyage:

01.11 Leaving Southampton and then 8 days at sea

10.11. Philippsburg / St. Martin / Kleine Antillen

11.11. Charlotte Amalie / St. Thomas / U.S. Virgin Islands

12.11. San Juan / Puerto Rico

13.11. at sea

14.11. Cococay / Bahamas

15.11. Arrival in Port Everglades / Fort Lauderdale

After exploring the ship we started the emergency-training.

Some technical details of the ship:

Flag: Bahamas
Type: Cruise ship
Callsign: C6WW4
Port of registry: Nassau
IMO-No. 9349681

Owner Independence of The Seas Inc.
Manager Royal Caribbean International
Builder: Aker Yards Oy, Turku, Finnland
Building costs: about. 828 Mio US$
Start of service: Mai 2008

Length: 338,94 m
Width: 56,08 m
max draught: 8,53 m
TDW 160.000 t

Crew: 1365


Engine: 6 Wärtsilä Vasa 12V46C Diesel engines
Engine power 75.600 kW (102.787 PS)
max speed. 21,6 kn (40 km/h)
propeller: 3 x 14 MW Azipod-

Capacity: 4370 passengers