Do you want to cruise on the biggest ship in the world oasis of the seas
Oasis of the seas
This is the latest ship in the fleet of Royal Caribbean cruise lines. The Oasis of the seas. this ship is more that twice the size of the Queen Mary 2, and more than 5 times the size of the Titanic. The ship was designed and ordered long before the economy took the current downturn, back when it was booming. The Oasis of the seas took 6 years to build, in a shipbuilding yard in Finland.
The ship was also built with many more eco friendly things built into the ship that help the enormous vehicle recycle and reuse some of the things that normally just turn into trash.
The cost of building this ship was just over 1.5 billion dollars. The ship is 1200 feet long, and 220,000 tons. There are 16 decks on the ship. It can carry 6000 passengers and 2100 crew members.
There are 2700 cabins on board, 4 swimming pools, an outdoor 750 seat theater, an indoor theater, gyms, basketball courts, a theme park, and a small golf course.
One of the pools has a diving tower with springboards and a ten meter platform.
The ship is divided into 7 themed areas for people to stay. They can pick the theme area that they want to experience.
The ship left Finland on Oct. 30 2009. It is on it's way to Port Canaveral Florida. You can follow the progress on the internet at oasisoftheseas.com. Once in Florida, they will finish the final touches and have a test cruise to the Caribbean. The ship will go into service in mid December.
The ship has been in service now for 2 years and the reviews are coming in. The majority of the reviews are good. The overall of the reviews is 89% loved it. I don't think you can do much better than that considering all the passengers that have sailed on the Oasis. Read some of the reviews here.
The Oasis of the seas home port is either Fort Lauderdale or Port Everglades Florida. The new passenger terminals there give the passengers very fast and efficient loading and unloading.
The ship has several themes that they promote on the ship. One is the Dreamworks theme. Many of the characters from the movie Madagascar are on the ship for guests to interact with.
There are five dining rooms on the ship at accommodate the large number of passengers. The ship has some of the best staterooms on any ship, up to 2 story suites with 1600 sq feet of living space.
There are live web cams on the ship that you can access anytime if you want to see what is going on.
Customer who have take the ship say that because of the neighborhood design, the ship doesn't feel as massive as it really is, it feels a lot more personal than you would think.
The reviews I have read are mostly raving reviews about the quality of the trip and the service that they offer. Because of the ship design you never feel like you are in a big crowd, the people are spread out through all the theme areas of the ship and they are separate so as not make people feel crowded.
Video about building the ship
This is an amazing ship. Royal Caribean cruise lines has built a floating city. The videos are very impressive. The concept is unique. As cruise ships go, this is the ultimate. If you want to cruise on the best, check it out.
If you want to check out where it docks, there is a live video webcam at the Port Canaveral docks where you can see the Oasis when it's docked or leaving port. The ship does not dock at this port any more, but it is still cool to see the other big ships coming in or going out.
The cost of cruising on the biggest ship in the world is not more expensive either, so if you want to take a ship and see the Caribbean on the worlds largest cruise ship, check it out.
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