Brisbane Becomes Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas’ new home port

8 May 2015

There must be something in the water in Brisbane... the world’s largest cruise line, Royal Caribbean International, will be basing it’s Legend of the Seas cruise ship in Brisbane for the 2015/16 summer cruise season. Making it the fourth Royal Caribbean ship to be based in Australia for summer 2015/16.

 Legend of the Seas illuminate foyer (Image credit: Royal Caribbean International)

With so many Brisbane and international guests wanting to experience world class cruising, the arrival of Legend of the Seas, along with the recent announcement that Explorer of the Seas will replace Rhapsody of the Seas represents a total capacity increase of 47 per cent, which equals more opportunities to cruise!

The 2074 passenger strong 70,000 tonne Legend of the Seas is one of the largest superliners able to navigate the Brisbane River and dock at Portside Wharf.

 Wine and dine in style on board the recently refurbished Legend of the Seas (Image credit: Royal Caribbean International)

The ship has the ‘wow’ factor with a number of facilities you won’t find on board any other cruise ship sailing from Brisbane:

Just some of the features on board Legend of the Seas:

  • Central Atrium with an acrobatic aerial show
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Mini golf course
  • Outdoor movie screen
  • Indoor swimming pool (total 6 pools and whirlpools)
  • Babies nursery
  • Multiple speciality dining venues (including a sushi bar and private dining for up to 12 guests)
  • 8 bars, clubs and lounges
  • Two-deck grand dining room
  • 800-seat theatre
  • Vitality Spa & Fitness centre
  • Beauty salon
  • Shopping arcade
 Refreshed stateroom Grand Suite (Image credit: Royal Caribbean International)

More facts you need to know about Legend of the Seas:

  • Arrives in Brisbane in December 2015 for a five-month season
  • The Brisbane program will go on sale in late May
  • Guests can choose from 17 different itineraries ranging from two to 28 nights
  • Destinations include South Pacific islands, North Queensland and New Zealand
  • There’ll also be some exotic repositioning cruises between Hong Kong and Brisbane up for grabs
  • Underwent a multi-million dollar revitalisation in 2013
  • 726 crew
  • 915 staterooms
  • 11 decks
  • 267 metres long and 32 feet wide

Ready, set, cruise, Brisbane!

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Visit your local Flight Centre store or call 131 600 for more advice and the latest deals on cruising with Royal Caribbean.

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Rachel Surgeoner

A self-confessed 'food-tourist', I take hunting for the world's greatest sandwich very seriously, my quest has taken me from Berlin to Hoboken. Stopping off only for vintage shopping, craft beers and Mediterranean sunsets.