World’s Largest Cruise Ship Arrives: Oasis of The Seas

Back in June, All About Cruises published an article titled “World’s Largest Cruise Ships.” In it, we talked about Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, set to be released by the end of 2009. Well, she’s here! Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas arrived at Port Everglades, Florida on Friday November 13, 2009. Oasis is now the world’s largest cruise ship.

Oasis of the Seas has a gross tonnage of 220,000, 2,700 staterooms including 28 modern loft suites, 16 decks, and a guest capacity of 5,400 passengers (double occupancy). It can also hold 2,100 crew members. The ship is 1,184 feet long and it has a maximum beam of 154 feet. Oasis of the Seas is the only vessel at sea with actual indoor “neighborhoods” and it is the first and only vessel to offer a Zip Line at sea. Onboard districts include: Central Park – a public space combining nature and nautical; Boardwalk – dedicated to family and fun, featuring the new and entertaining AquaTheater; and the Royal Promenade. Oasis of the Seas is worth $1.5 billion. Oasis of the Seas is one of two Oasis Class Ships. The other is Allure of the Seas. Oasis Class Highlights are as follows:

7 distinctly designed neighborhoods including:

Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness
Solo and couple massage suites
Youth spa
Complete hair and makeup services
158 state-of-the-art cardio and resistance machines
Pilates, kickboxing, yoga and spinning classes
Vitality Café

Pool and Sports Zone
H2O Zone aqua park for kids
4 pools and 10 whirlpools
Tranquil poolside Solarium area
2 Flowriders®, sports courts, mini-golf and Zip line
Solarium Bistro, Wipe Out Café and Bar

Entertainment Place
Casino Royale
Studio B, featuring ice shows
Opal Theater – 1,380-seat venue
Blaze Nightclub, Jazz on 4, Comedy Live
Dazzles, featuring musical spectacles ranging from big band to disco

Youth Zone
Adventure Ocean Theater and Science Lab
The Workshop – includes activities such as jewelry making & scrapbooking
Royal Babies & Royal Tots – nursery service
Teen Areas including Fuel disco, The Living Room lounge, the Back Deck and more!

Oasis of the Seas will make her first trip 4-day trip on December 1, 2009. Ports of call include: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Labadee, Haiti; Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For reservations, visit the official Royal Caribbean website at www.royalcaribbean.com.

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