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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Freedom of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas in Cozumel, Mexico

Good morning,

When we pulled into Cozumel, Mexico, aboard Freedom of the Seas I saw another Royal Caribbean ship, Voyager of the Seas was docked next to us.  How fun it was to be able to get images of them together!
This image was taken from Deck 4, Freedom of the Seas.
I went down on the dock to take more images...
...and got some very good pictures on this sunny Mexican day.
 Freedom is on the left, Voyager is on the right in the above image.  I remember when Voyager entered service in 1999 it was the largest cruise ship in the world.
 Freedom took that "largest ship in the world" title when she was launched in 2006, but she lost that title to Oasis of the Seas in 2009.
 That walkway over the side of Freedom is where I was standing when I took the first two images above.
 Later in the day I took more pictures.  The sun was no longer shining into the ship canyon formed by the two ships along side each other.
 Guests were returning to both ships after a beautiful day ashore. 
 Crew members also enjoy seeing other ships in the fleet where they have worked and/or have friends aboard. 
 This image is fun.  It is a reflection of Voyager in Freedom's dining room window.  The lace pattern is formed by the curtains on the inside of the window.
 I took a walk up to deck 12 of Freedom to get this shot of Voyager.
 Voyager on the left;  Freedom under my feet.  ;)
 This is Voyager's Viking Crown Lounge, a signature part of every Royal Caribbean ship.
I walked forward again to get a picture of the bow and helipad of Voyager with Cozumel, Mexico, beyond.
Looking straight across from midships, this is a zoomed image of Voyager's Sky Bar on the Pool Deck.
If you are afraid of heights, don't look down here.  This is the view straight down between the ships from deck 12 of Freedom.  Those are guests returning and security officers preparing for departure.

 Constant cleaning.  Here the dining room windows of Voyager are being cleaned with the help of very long poles.
 The final image is of this old gentleman walking the deck of Voyager.  He looks as if he has spent a great deal of time at sea.  I wonder what tales he could tell.

I hope you've enjoyed the images of these two beautiful ships side by side.

Perhaps I'll see you at sea some day.




grammie g said...

Hi Lois...That is so amazing...the immensity of there size compared to the people walking about is just crazy!!
Thanks for sharing these photos....what fun that must be!!

Anonymous said...

GREAT SHOTS!!! Nice to see the comparison of the two. They both look huge to me...Freedom is just Monstrous!! Mabye SOME DAY!!...debbie

Montanagirl said...

What a sight to behold! Very nice series of photos.

Diana said...

Very nice Lois, I loved Cozumel! Your shots were very interesting!
Love Di ♥

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

All I can say, Lois is WOW what a thrill it must be to see these 2 ships side-by-sde and on such a great day for photos too. We have never been on a cruise, but maybe one day. We would like the casual part, but dislike any dress-up functions.

River Glorious said...

Beautiful blue skies there, Lois. I like your pictures. Hope you continue to enjoy Mexico. :)

The Lord bless you!

Elaine said...

Impressive photos with the two ships side by side! You made the most of your opportunity.

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Those ships sure are big aren't they. It is so nice at this time of the year to see so many of the different ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. Many ships are in Europe, Alaska, and other parts of the world during the summer, but return to the Caribbean in the winter. We see all of them eventually somewhere. I will have more ship images and stories about them coming, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Very best,

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your post. what lovely pictures. My wife and I leave in 2 weeks for our 1st cruise on Voyager,and your pics have thrilled us .