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:
- 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):
- 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:
- 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.
Post in MarineBuzz on this day a year before:
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”
Update: November 28
Here are ten amazing photographs of ‘Oasis of the Seas’ from USA Today Photo Gallery.
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