Royal Caribbean New Building

31st May 2008, 16:49
Just been reading the June issue of the 'TELEGRAPH' and came across an interesting article re RCCL.

They have a new building, the first 220,000 gt Genesis-class cruise ship due for delivery in 2009 which will carry 5,400 passengers. Total crew unknown.

It will have 18 large catamaran-hulled lifeboats, each capable carrying 370 passengers and stowed in the launch position, but here is the part that really got my attention, the company claims that the ship could be evacuated within
45 repeat 45 minutes at night. Some feat that would be.

Iain T