Oasis of the Seas
The Largest Cruise Ship

Oasis of the Seas is currently the largest cruise ship in the world.

 She belongs to the world's second-largest cruise line operator Royal Caribbean International, a Norwegian / American cruise line brand based in Miami, Florida.

The giant ship was built in the shipyard of STX Europe (formerly Aker Yards), in Turku, Finland, and is now serving in the Caribbean region.

She set a record price of some USD1.4 billion and became the most expensive cruise ship. Besises set a new record of carrying over 6,000 passengers (three times as much as Tinatic) and 2,165 crew

Her sister ship Allure of the Seas are expected to be delivered in December 2010.

Important dates

  • ordered in Feb 2006
  • keel laid on 12 November 2007
  • launched on 22 November 2008
  • delivered on 28 October 2009
  • christened on 30 November 2009, by 7 god mothers (for 7 different neighborhoods)
  • started maiden voyage on 5 December 2009, calling at (8 December) St. Thomas, (9 December) St. Maarten, and (11 December) Nassau.

Ship particulars

Name Oasis of the Seas
Shipowner Royal Caribbean International
Ship operator Royal Caribbean International
Nationality Bahamas
Shipyard STX Europe, Finland
Home port Nassau, The Bahamas
Call size C6XS7
IMO number 9383936
Length of overall 360 m (1,181 ft)
Beam 60.5 m (198 ft)
Draft 9.3 m (31 ft)
Depth 22.55 m (74 ft)
GT 225,282
NT 242,999
DWT 15,000
Type Wärtsilä
Power 97,020 kilowatts (130,110 hp)
Speed 22.6 knots (41.9 km/h; 26.0 mph)

Fun facts

The website oasisoftheseas.com provides us with many fun facts about this beautiful giant cruise ship.

  • 150 miles (241 km) of piping
  • 3,300 miles (5310 km) of electrical cables
  • 158,503 gallons (600,000 litres) of paint
  • 7,000 works of specially commissioned art
  • 5,070,632 lbs. (2,300 tonnes) of water in the 21 swimming pools and Jacuzzis
  • 110,231 lbs. (50 tonnes) of ice cubes made every day
  • 4,700,000 lbs. (2,350 metric tons) of fresh water consumption per 24 hours
  • 181 grand blocks were used to construct Oasis of the Seas, each block weighed appx. 1,200,00 lbs. (600 metric tons)
  • Oasis was constructed out of 500,000 steel individual parts
  • The AquaTheater pool is 17.9 feet (5.4 meters) deep and is the largest pool at sea
  • Oasis of the Seas is 75 feet (23 meters) longer than the cruise line’s Freedom-class of ships
  • The Central Park Neighborhood will be the first ever living park at sea, with 12,175 plants, 62 vine plants, 56 trees and bamboo, some over 24 feet (7.3 meters) in length
  • It took 8,000 people work years to build Oasis of the Seas
  • There were more than 3,200 workers at any given time helping build Oasis of the Seas
  • Diameters of the propellers are 20 feet (6.1. meters)
  • Oasis has a deck 4.5 giving AquaTheater entertainers and divers access to the depths of AquaTheater during performances.

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