Royal Caribbean Announces Plans to Sell Legend of the Seas

legend of the seasRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has announced plans to sell Legend of the Seas to Thomson Cruises in spring 2017. 

Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., said in a release announcing the sale that the sale would promote the company’s objective of moderate capacity growth. 

Legend of the Seas' final sailing will commence on March 13, 2017. All officers and crew will remain with the company and will be transferred to other vessels worldwide after the ship leaves the Royal Caribbean International fleet. This transaction will result in an immaterial gain which will be recognized upon delivery of the ship.

Legend of the Seas joined the Royal Caribbean International fleet in 1995, and was built by Chantier's de L'Atlantique, now STX France, in St. Nazaire, France. The ship carries 1,832 guests (double occupancy) and 726 crew.