Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Titanic, Queen Elizabeth 2 or Grand Princess were all very impressive boats, but when it comes to size, the Oasis of the Seas is in a league of its own. Featuring a length of 1,184′ and a weight of 220,000 tons, the Oasis of the Seas is the world’s largest passenger vessel. It’s able to accommodate 6,300 passengers and 2,000 crew members on 16 decks. The floating giant was commissioned by Royal Caribbean International in 2006 and was finalized on October 29, 2009, in a Finnish shipyard. The Oasis of the Seas left its birthplace on route to Florida, in the USA, where it received thousands of exotic plants. The plants are decorated on one of the ship’s seven neighborhoods, called Central Park. It features trees, lawns and flower beds. Other attractions of the Oasis of the Seas include an ice rink, a water theme-park, a fairground carousel and a giant shopping area. Until next year, when her sister, the Allure of the Seas, will be completed, the Oasis of the Seas is the only ships in its class.The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas will begin sailing on December 1, 2009.

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