Freedom of the Seas

Electrosonic Oy Ab of Helsinki, Finland has a long history of providing lighting control and AV systems to the Cruise Liner industry. One of its major customers is Royal Caribbean International.

Shown here is Freedom of the Seas which, at the time of its delivery from Aker Yards’ Turku shipyard in 2006 was the world’s largest cruise vessel – a 160,000 ton behemoth 1112 ft (339m) long, carrying over 3600 passengers and 1300 crew. The ship was also the eighth RCI vessel for which  Electrosonic provided comprehensive lighting control systems.

First of the Freedom family of ships, she features a networked Helvar Imagine™ lighting control system for the public areas. 17 Helvar Lighting Routers are installed, each of which can handle 252 lighting channels. Over 500 lighting scenes allow for dramatic lighting effects both during the day and especially during the night.

Electrosonic Oy Ab also supplied a considerable quantity of Pulsar LED luminaires for the Royal Promenade, the Glass Bridge walkway and the Pool Deck.

Of course, the industry does not stand still, less than a year after Freedom appeared RCI introduced Liberty of the Seas, which is even bigger! Naturally it has an even bigger lighting control system delivered by Electrosonic.