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RADIANCE OF THE SEAS cruise vessel

Postby aukepalmhof » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:15 am

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The first cruise vessel berthed on the left is identified by Mr. Crichton as one of the Royal Caribbean International Vintage Class cruise vessels, at that time only two of this class were in service the BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS and the RADIANCE OF THE SEAS, the BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS is also depict on a other stamp (Malta 2009), her info you can find in the index.

Following a series of e-mails to and from Tony Bushell, Systems Administrator for Barbados Port Inc, I can now confirm the names of the vessels shown on the Barbados 50c stamp. They are, clockwise, from the top :-
There was a sixth cruise ship in on the same day - Carnival’s HOLIDAY, but, this is not shown on the stamp.
My thanks go to Tony Bushell for all his help. Attached is an image he sent me showing the ships’ names.
Peter Crichton

RADIANCE OF THE SEAS built as a cruise vessel under yard No 655 by Jos, L. Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany for Radiance of the Seas Inc., Monrovia, Liberia.
24 June 1998 laid down.
15 October 2000 launched as the RADIANCE OF THE SEAS.
Tonnage 90,090 grt, 53,812 net, 10,759 dwt., dim. 293.20 x 32.20 x 8.10m.
Powered by two GE Marine-Fincantiere gasturbines, 57,400 kW., twin shafts. Speed 24 knots.
Accommodation for 2,501 passengers. Crew 859.
January 2001 trials.

09 March 2001 delivered to owners and managed by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd..
06 April 2001 christened at Fort Lauderdale by Mrs. Margot Pritzker.
07 April 2001 sailed for her maiden cruise from Fort Lauderdale via Panama Canal to Los Angeles.
2002 Registered under Bahamas flag with homeport Nassau.
2011 Underwent a refurbishment.
2013 In service, same name and owners, IMO No 9195195.

Barbados 2012 $2.80 sg?, scott?
Mozambique 2009 33.00MT sg?, scott?

Source: Internet. ... s_2001.htm Wikipedia.
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Re: RADIANCE OF THE SEAS cruise vessel

Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:46 pm

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The vessel berthed alongside the Circular Quay in Sydney is one of the Radiance class,
Four were built of this class only the RADIANCE OF THE SEAS has been in the Australian waters till 2019 so she must be depicted on the stamp.

Update: COVID-19 pandemic

The ship was ordered to leave Sydney by the New South Wales police under "Operation Nemesis" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was provisioned in Sydney on 3 April 2020 and left port without passengers on 4 April towards Singapore.

2020 In service, same name, and owners.

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