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Largest Cruise Ship in the World

Updated on February 16, 2012
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Royal Caribbean international cruise liner has all the four biggest cruise ships of the world in their fleet. Until, 2009 Freedom of the Oceans was the largest cruise linear of the world.At present, oasis of the seas is world's largest cruise ship. In November 2010, another similar class of ship –allure of the seas- is expected to be launched by royal Caribbean.

Top 5 biggest cruise ships of the world

  1. Oasis of the seas- 2009
  2. Freedom of the seas- 2006
  3. Liberty of the seas-2007
  4. Independence of the seas-2008
  5. Queen marry-2 -2003

The ship was ordered in Feb, 2006 and its construction was completed in October 2009. In December 9, 2009 Oasis made its maiden voyage from Finland to United States

Departure and travel route of Oasis

Departure port of Oasis is Fort Lauderdale (Florida) and the on -route you will visit Nassau in Bahamas; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten and back to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Technical details of oasis

  • Weight- 100,000 tons-this is almost twice as much as of the Titanic, 52000 tons.
  • Cost-1.4 billion USD
  • Length-1181 feet
  • Height-236 feet
  • Depth-74 feet
  • Speed-41.9 kilometer/hour
  • Passenger capacity-6296

Features of the ship

  • Mini-golf course
  • Several Night clubs
  • Four swimming pools
  • Basketball and volleyball courts
  • Living Park with 56 tress and 12,000 plants
  • Science lab & computer games
  • Restaurant, bars, rock-climbing walls
  • Tattoo parlous & 750-seat aqua theater

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Oasis of the seas

Rates of Oasis of the seas

Sailing rates mostly depends on the number of travel days, travel seasons, travel destination and the categories of cabin you book for your sea cruising. For example, a 7-night cruise deal in oasis of the seas for 2 adults will coast 999 USD at minimum, exclusive of travel taxes. The same deal for the highest quality cabin in oasis costs over 2600 USD. So, pricing of sailing is a variable, which mostly depends on selected port city, departure date and level of cabin.

The cruise price normally covers all the on board entertainment facilities like games, deck parties, meals and non-alcoholic drinks. Before making your cruise booking make sure that if you need to pay any extra port charges and taxes.

Oasis Interior

For all the Pictures of this hub, courtesy-royalcaribbean.com
For all the Pictures of this hub, courtesy-royalcaribbean.com

Cruise travel policy

  • There are restrictions on cruise travel for under aged people, and also everyone should strictly maintain the cruise travel policy while on board. If you are planning to travel with your kids you should mention the age of your kids at the time booking. Failure to provide proper age information may cost additional price imposed by the cruise authorities.
  • Royal Caribbean maintains international cruising age policy. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by legal guardians and must stay with same or adjacent rooms of their parents.
  • Passengers only 18 years of age or older are allowed playing in cruise casinos.
  • The minimum drinking age for all type of alcoholic drinks is 21
  • While on board you are not allowed to provide alcohol to any other person
  • Passengers are not allowed to bring alcohol on-board for drinking or any other purpose. Alcohol purchased in ports or on board will be kept by the ship authority and will be delivered to you on the last day of your sailing on the ship.

Oasis of the Seas

Cruise Ship Oasis of the Seas Royal Caribbean

OASIS

Travel documentation required

You can book a cruise seat either by online or offline. For online check-in you need to provide the following information:

  1. Sailing date
  2. Passport or other identification information of every passenger.
  3. Present home address
  4. Emergency phone number
  5. Credit card information

Sea voyages starting and ending at the same port in a local territory does not require any passport, except government issued birth certificate or ID cards. In case of international sailing, you need to have a passport and probably a visa, unless your home country citizen is exempted from visa requirements with your destination sailing country.

Freedom of the seas

Currently, freedom of the seas holds the position of the second largest cruising vessel of the world, with 3,634 passenger’s accommodation capacity. This ship has total 15 passenger decks, built in 2006, and owned by Royal Caribbean International

Features and facts of freedom of the seas

  • Length- 1111 feet
  • Height-209 feet
  • Total deck-18
  • Cost- 0.8 billion USD
  • Speed- 40 kilometer/hour

This ship is equipped with 30 lifeboats, 75,000 light bulbs, and consumes 35,000 kg of ice in a day. The largest suite of this ship is 1220 square feet, with the capacity of 14 people.

Finally, many have misconception about the expense of cruise sailing. After checking out the price range, one must say it is affordable and cheap-at least once in a life time you might think of becoming the part of this wonderful sea voyage. I am planning for my first ever maiden sea voyage in the last of this year .Just planning….reserve now in Oasis of the Sea!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Wow, beautiful. I wouldn't mind spending a week on a big boat. I still can't get my head round how such big ships can float/move on water...

      Its interesting to know passengers can't bring alcohol on board. Great Hub. :)

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      Always love your feedback.Glad to have you on board in my hub.No body is visiting my cruise hub.thanks Elena :)

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      masmasika 7 years ago

      Great hub. I wouldn't have known there are ships as big as these ones. It's interesting to read about such things that exist around us.

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      TheRepublicofLife 7 years ago from Earth

      These are crazy! I've never been on a cruise ship but hope to soon.

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      @masmasika-glad to have you back.there are lots of ships like oasis of the seas-so far oasis is the largest.

      @republicoflove-great to have your feedback,thanks republic.happy cruising :)

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      WebMag 7 years ago

      This is really breath taking! It would nice to cruise a bit on those.

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      WebMag 7 years ago

      Interesting (or better said funny) poll below comments, I wonder how many people will choose "no".

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      syras mamun 7 years ago

      Webmag-I have a plan for sea voyage,hopefully at the end of this year or next.This poll is really funny :), I guess no one will say 'no' to cruising-everybody will choose either 'yes' or simply won't vote :).Always great to have your feedback and please keep visiting my hubs.Thanks.

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      wow, it is impressive, I like to ride in a ship cruise like that, I imagine Titanic hehe. Maita

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      H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is a very useful and informative hub.

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      @prettydarkhorse-I guess Oasis of the seas is at least five times bigger than titanic :)

      @H.P Roy-thank you so much.I guess you enjoyed cruising while you were in Europe and USA :)

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      ExVacationIdeas 6 years ago

      Awesome videos!

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      Thanks ex-vacation :)

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      Kadite 6 years ago

      Wooow, like cruising the whole world.

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow.... this is the really the biggest cruise ship in the world. I hope I can ride this ship someday, while enjoying the beautiful of the sea. Thanks for share with us.

      Prasetio

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      @prasetio-thank you so much.you live in a beautiful country, i guess you have been cruising a lot :)

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      Appreciate Life 6 years ago from KAJANG, MALAYSIA

      Loves this hub, the fact that its not only comprises with useful and interesting information but full of pictures too!!! Great Hub

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      ernest william sherwin 6 years ago

      I have done secruity work on a ship although it was in the dock in hartlypool in the north east of england. I have tryed to get on a cruse ship ever since as i enjoyed it and will keep trying.

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      @appreciate life-thank you for visiting my crushing hub :)

      @Sherwin-So you are planning to go on a sea cruise-good luck.Thank you so much :)

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      garciajames81 6 years ago

      Definitely not too many people will say no to sailing in big ships where you can roam around. Would love to go on a cruise years from now.

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      gogogo 6 years ago

      very good information, would love to cruise on her

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      syras mamun 6 years ago

      @garciajames81-sailing in world's biggest cruise ship is a plan that still remains to me, but I guess withing a few year I'll go for a cruise.

      @gogogo-Glad to see you.Thank you so much.

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      01kingfaye19 6 years ago

      ..wew! this ship is really amazing! in size, uniqueness and quality.. i really hope someday i could ride this ship..for me its really a dream come true!! its a great pleasure for me to experience the feeling of being inside in this ship.. good luck and bon voyage!

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      vinoba 6 years ago

      great to see such ships . even though i can,t travel in it

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      Ashis Mondal, Kolkata 6 years ago

      Realy oasis of the seas is a biggest ship in the Wrold...

      bt i know i shall't riding this ship....

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      winstone D. 6 years ago

      wow!!!

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      tanveer 6 years ago

      wew! this ship is really amazing! in size, uniqueness and quality.. i really hope someday i could ride this ship..for me its really a dream come true!! its a great pleasure for me to experience the feeling of being inside in this ship.. good luck and bon voyage!4m tanveer baloch

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      Marvin Jaligue 6 years ago

      How I wish to board this ship...somebody help me...

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      francine  6 years ago

      wow!!..i want 2 stay in that big ship..even though i am a student right now..i want someday to stay there..

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      ben72 6 years ago

      wow,,,if i can onboard dat cruiser no matter im die,,,he he but d ages of 70

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      Arbind 6 years ago

      I have never seen a large ship like this one

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      wan 6 years ago

      what the hacked is goin' on this earth after this the biggest house on earth la,biggest bla bla bla but I DEFINITELY will get my ticket to this ship but im scare if it will be same like the TITANIC so creepy

      =)

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      radnoe 5 years ago

      absolutely wonderful thing..If I can be on that board, Of course it's an unforgettable experience, but when I don't know.It's like a dream....wkwkwkwkwkkkwkwk

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      ho 5 years ago

      this is amazing

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      Johnny5alive 5 years ago

      Very big

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      sean paul 4 years ago

      my dream...

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      Nigeriatourism 4 years ago

      whao i love this.

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      Shayna 4 years ago

      My only fear, it sinking I just seen the Brittanic and I have seen Titanic now my biggest fear about cruises is the hip sinking that is why I always pick the biggest cruise ship so if it does sink I have the stern to go to or if it tips sideways I have another side :) But I would love to go on this cruise it better be more sea worthy. :3

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