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Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships By Age

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Charles R. Lipcon is the firm’s founder and one of the preeminent maritime attorneys in the United States. Mr. Lipcon has been handling maritime lawsuits – including personal injury, wrongful death, sexual assault and rape – for over 40 years. In that time, he and his firm have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for their clients.

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Our Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys Bring Negligent Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to Justice and Demand Total Compensation for Injury Victims Across the World

Royal Caribbean cruises and shore excursions are supposed to be some of the most exciting times of your life. Unfortunately, Royal Caribbean and other cruise lines have been known to fail to reasonably protect their guests and crewmembers by creating dangerous conditions aboard the ship. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one on a Royal Caribbean cruise, our top-rated cruise ship accident lawyers at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. can help you obtain the maximum compensation available under the law.

Our Royal Caribbean cruise injury attorneys have been selected to “Best Law Firms” ® and four of our maritime and personal injury lawyers have been selected to “Best Lawyers” ® in America. We are uniquely equipped to help your family demand the compensation you are entitled to when Royal Caribbean or other negligent cruise lines cause your injuries or your loved one’s death.

In fact, attorney Charles Lipcon, our founder, has advocated for victim’s rights in some of the nation’s landmark cruise ship and maritime accident claims, permanently changing the way the United States handles injuries on navigable waters. When you need a trusted legal advocate you can turn to for the guidance and support you need, you can count on America’s leading cruise ship accident law firm.

If you were recently traveling aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise and you suffered significant injuries, you may be anxious to get started on your claim. Royal Caribbean has many cruise ships in its giant fleet, but some may be more dangerous than others. If your Royal Caribbean cruise has a history of severe injuries or death, you may have an opportunity to hold Royal Caribbean cruise lines and other at-fault parties accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Contact our office for a free and confidential consultation today so we can put our extensive knowledge and experience to work for you and your family.

Differences Between Older and Newer Royal Caribbean Ships

Choosing the right Royal Caribbean cruise ship is essential. There are several options to choose from, with some cruise ships being older than others. However, it is not necessarily the age of the ship that should determine whether you choose a particular cruise. While older ships may be lacking some of the updates and technology you would expect approaching 2024, the newer ships may also pose health hazards and dangers as evidenced by the number of accidents, injuries, illnesses, and deaths aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships over the years.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships by Age

There are over two dozen cruise ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. The oldest ship, the Grandeur of the Seas is over 25 years old and Royal Caribbean is planning to launch two ships in 2024, the Utopia of the Seas and the Icon of the Seas. Ships are categorized into classes based on the ship size and age. These classes include, from newest to oldest:

  • Icon class
  • Quantum ultra class
  • Quantum class
  • Oasis class
  • Freedom class
  • Voyager class
  • Radiance class
  • Vision class

Here is more about Royal Caribbean cruise ships by age:

Wonder of the Seas 2022

While Royal Caribbean has yet to launch its newest cruise ships which are coming in 2024, currently, Royal Caribbean’s largest cruise ship is the Wonder of the Seas. Its maiden voyage was on March 4, 2022. The gross tonnage of the ship exceeds 235,000 and it is capable of housing more than 7,000 passengers.

Odyssey of the Seas 2021

Before the Wonder of the Seas launched in 2022, the 2021 Odyssey of the Seas ship, built in Papenburg, Germany, was Royal Caribbean’s largest ship. Guests enjoyed an indoor sports arena, indoor skydiving, and other highly requested amenities. It first entered service in April 2021 with the ability to hold nearly 5,500 passengers with a gross tonnage of 169,000.

Spectrum of the Seas 2019

Royal Caribbean’s first Quantum Ultra class cruise ship, the Spectrum of the Seas is the Odyssey of the Seas’ sister ship, offering a comprehensive entertainment complex and exciting entertainment opportunities, including the North Star observation capsule and a skydiving simulator. With a gross tonnage of 169,379 and a passenger capacity of just over 5,600, the Spectrum of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean’s most popular cruise lines since its maiden voyage on April 18, 2019.

Other Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships From Newest to Oldest

Other cruise ships within Royal Caribbean’s fleet include:

  • Symphony of the Seas: 2018
  • Harmony of the Seas: 2016
  • Ovation of the Seas: 2016
  • Anthem of the Seas: 2015
  • Quantum of the Seas: 2014
  • Allure of the Seas: 2010
  • Oasis of the Seas: 2009
  • Independence of the Seas: 2008
  • Liberty of the Seas: 2007
  • Freedom of the Seas: 2006
  • Jewel of the Seas: 2004
  • Mariner of the Seas: 2002
  • Serenade of the Seas: 2003
  • Navigator of the Seas: 2001
  • Brilliance of the Seas: 2002
  • Adventure of the Seas: 2001
  • Radiance of the Seas: 2001
  • Explorer of the Seas: 2000
  • Voyager of the Seas: 1999
  • Vision of the Seas: 1998
  • Enchantment of the Seas: 1997
  • Rhapsody of the Seas: 1997
  • Grandeur of the Seas: 1996

Our Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Attorneys Will Fight for You and Your Right to Maximum Compensation

Working with a Royal Caribbean cruise accident attorney may be the best way to maximize your payout and ensure negligent parties are brought to justice. Who better to represent you than a team of cruise ship accident and personal injury lawyers who regularly appear as experts on maritime incidents, personal injury, and cruise ship accident law on some of the nation’s most respected television and news programs?

Our legal team at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has collectively handled more than 3,000 cases since we began advocating for client’s rights back over 50 years ago. We have successfully recovered over $300 million for cruise ship accident victims and other injured parties, and that number only continues to grow.

Are you ready to take control of your future? Make Royal Caribbean compensate you fairly for their negligence. Schedule a confidential and free consultation with our highly qualified Royal Caribbean cruise ship accident lawyers as soon as possible. Reach us through our online contact form or by phone at 877-233-1238 to get started as soon as today.

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