Oasis of the Seas: World’s Largest Cruise Liner Launched

by OldSailor on November 22, 2008



Oasis of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise liner has been launched on November 20. Oasis of the Seas is expected to be ready for operation to the Royal Caribbean International in end 2009. The vessel is under construction at STX Europe’s (erstwhile Aker Yards) Turku shipyard, Finland and 65 percent work is already completed.

Some of the interesting features of Oasis of the Seas (yard no 1363) to justify the vessel as the world’s largest cruise liner are:

  • has a price tag of US $2.5 billion (euro2 billion).
  • Ship’s data:oasis_of _the_seas1
    • Guest Capacity: 5,400 double occupancy
    • Gross Tonnage: 222,900
    • Staterooms: 2,700
    • Decks: 16 high
    • Length: 1,184 feet
    • Max Beam: 154 feet
    • Draft: 30 feet
    • Cruising Speed: 22 knots

  • Some construction details (estimated quantity):oasis_of _the_seas3
    • area of steel: 525,000 sq metres
    • welding seam: 2,500 km
    • painted surface: 850,000 sq metres
    • paint: 630,000 litres
    • electric cable: 5,000 km
    • automation sensors: 30,000 pcs
    • pipeline (>25 mm): 250 km
    • sprinkler heads: 16,000 pcs
    • sprinkler pipelines: 100 km
  • Some accommodation facts:
    • seats for passengers: 26,000 pcs
    • air conditioned area: 150,000 sq metresoasis_of _the_seas2
    • carpet area: 90,000 sq metres
    • window area: 8,000 sq metres
    • works of art: 7000 pcs
    • water in pools: 2,300 metric tons
    • fresh water generated: 4,100,000 litres per day
    • ice cubes generated: 50 metric tons per day
  • Some more facts:
    • power plant: 97,020 kw
    • propulsion power: 60,000 kw
    • bow thrusters: 22,000 kw

Here is an interesting video clip ‘Introducing Oasis of the Seas’.

Read more about launching of Oasis of the Seas from Sky News.

For more details, log on to Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean, STX Europe.

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Update: November 25

Here is the press release from Royal Caribbean, on floating out “Oasis of the Seas”.

Here are some floating out photographs from “Oasis of the Seas”

oasis_of_the_seas1 Oasis of the Seas. Float Out, Turku, Finland..Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas the worlds largest cruise ship, enters final construction phase  at STX ship yard in Finland.

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Update: November 28

Here are ten amazing photographs of ‘Oasis of the Seas’ from USA Today Photo Gallery.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Tej paul george October 18, 2012 at 11:23 AM

intrested to know about the packages

misiek February 15, 2013 at 7:53 PM

wow what a big cruise ship

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