Liberty of the Seas Arrives in U.S.!

May 4, 2007

Update: Congratulations Jason and John for being the first to e-mail us a link to a great Web cam -- you'll receive a fancy Cruise Critic T-shirt! On the Empire State Building's TowerCAM, choose the Statue of Liberty view from the dropdown. You'll see Liberty of the Seas docked right behind Lady Liberty; earlier this morning, we spotted a Carnival ship on its way to the cruise port in Manhattan -- and there's also a vessel that's hard to make out, but could very well be Celebrity Journey, also docked at Cape Liberty today.

(May 3) -- Where, oh where, is Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas?

The hotly anticipated new-build -- which shares the title of "world's largest cruise ship" with sister Freedom of the Seas, measuring over 150,000 tons and carrying over 3,600 passengers -- arrives in the United States today. It will be docked at New York-area Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey.

However, our search for the ship in photos and on Web cams has been fruitless -- so we'd love to see yours! If you have images of Liberty of the Seas arriving at Cape Liberty or links to great Web cams with a view of the ship, send them along to (first one in gets a free Cruise Critic T-shirt). Please put "Liberty's here!" in the subject line.

In the meantime, join in the chatter on our Liberty Lovers - The Countdown Starts Here! forum, and visit our Next "Big" Thing page where you'll find everything Liberty, including an exclusive sneak preview of the ship in Southampton by our U.K-based correspondent.

--by Melissa Baldwin, Senior Editor