World's Biggest Cruise Liner Oasis of The Seas


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From The Dallas Morning News:

Newest and biggest cruise ship: Oasis of the Seas
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ABOARD OASIS OF THE SEAS — Sure, it's bigger: Nearly four football fields long, with space for 6,300 passengers and volume that's 40 percent larger than any other cruise ship at sea. But is Royal Caribbean's new $1.4 billion Oasis of the Seas actually better than other large cruise liners?

Based on a preview cruise for media and travel agents, the answer may well be yes.
More at http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/travel/thisweek/stories/DN-oasiswooldridge_0207tra.ART.State.Edition1.9bc436.html

Comment: The superlatives just keep coming.​
 

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Okay, I've officially pulled over to the roadside attraction to see the two-headed snake. I'm booked on a cruise Feb. 2011 on the Allure of the Seas. Staying in a Boardwalk balcony stateroom.
 
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What It Takes to Keep a City Afloat
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How do you keep more than 6,300 people fed, housed and having the time of their life while floating in the middle of the ocean?
The Oasis of the Seas -- the world's largest cruise ship -- aims to accomplish that feat nearly every week. Almost five times as large as the Titanic, it has a population during its seven-day Caribbean sailings that is larger than many American small towns -- more than 8,600 when it is fully booked and including staff. The Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ship, which first set sail last December, is almost as long as five Airbus A380 airplanes, or about four football fields. It has 24 restaurants and its own leafy "Central Park." During the weeklong sailings, about 700 tons of new supplies are needed, all loaded aboard each Saturday. Guests consume about 20 gallons of maraschino cherries and 80,000 bottles of beer.
More at:
http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/109001/what-it-takes-to-keep-a-city-afloat?mod=family-travel
 
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From Cruise Critic:

Want to Cruise on Oasis of the Seas? Book (and Sail) Now!
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If you've been watching cruise fares as intently as us, you've probably seen inside cabins on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas priced as high as $1,739 per person for peak summer sailings, with most sailings over $1,000. But if you're itching to get onboard the largest cruise ship ever built without paying sky-high rates, we have a tip: Book -- and sail -- now!
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=3767
 
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From Cruise Critic:

Royal Caribbean Changes Allure of the Seas Maiden Cruise -- Again
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(3:45 p.m. EDT) -- For the second time, Royal Caribbean has announced that the maiden voyage for Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas' twin, will take place earlier than originally scheduled.

Allure of the Seas' inaugural season will now begin with a four-night cruise, departing Port Everglades on December 1, 2010.
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=3779
 
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From Cruise Critic:

Oasis of the Seas Breaks Cruise Ship Passenger Record ... Again and Again
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The team at Cruise Critic's Worlds Records Department is not amused. The 225,282-ton Oasis of the Seas became the first cruise ship to break the 6,000-passenger threshold, achieving the world record on March 13 for most passengers ever carried by a cruise ship. But then the ship had the audacity to break its own record on the March 27 cruise, during which 6,126 passengers sailed on the ship … and then again on April 3, when the number climbed to 6,168.
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=3795
 
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From PRNewswire:

Royal Caribbean's Newest Ship, Allure Of The Seas, Steals The Spotlight With Chicago As Headline Show
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MIAMI, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- This December, Royal Caribbean International will once again make waves on the cruise vacation scene with the debut of the world's next largest and most innovative cruise ship, Allure of the Seas. As did sister-ship Oasis of the Seas, the arrival of Allure of the Seas will bring an unprecedented array of brand new features and onboard amenities, including one of Broadway's longest-running and most recognizable theatric productions, Chicago: The Musical, which will headline in the ship's main theater.
More at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/royal-caribbeans-newest-ship-allure-of-the-seas-steals-the-spotlight-with-chicago-as-headline-show-92962559.ht ml
 

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Sister Ship, Not Carbon Copy: Big Changes Afoot for Second Oasis-Class Cruise Ship
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(12:33 p.m. EDT) -- There's no question that Royal Caribbean's 225,282-ton, 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas was one of the best received cruise ships in history. Passengers have been awed by the lush foliage in the ship's Central Park neighborhood and the death-defying dive displays witnessed at the outdoor AquaTheater. And let's not even talk about the sheer size of the massive ship.

But no prototype, even one as innovative as Oasis, is without flaws -- and one space in particular that didn't seem to click was the Coney Island-inspired Boardwalk, with its wooden carousel and shops offering ice cream, candy and donuts. On a January 2 cruise, we found it to be surprisingly empty. One parent told Cruise Critic's Editor in Chief Spencer Brown that the problem with the area is that there are too many for-fee places -- and that parents don't want to walk that expensive gauntlet, with kids begging for ice cream, a fried food meal at the Seafood Shack (with its $8.95 for adults and $4.95 for kids cover charge) or Johnny Rockets (which also levies a fee).
More at:
http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=3865
 
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From Cruise Critic:

Help Choose Allure of the Seas' Star Chef
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(12 p.m. EDT) -- Following a format that's been made popular by hit shows including "The Next Food Network Star" and Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" (which airs on Fox), Royal Caribbean has announced the start of the "Allure of the Seas Culinary Challenge," a contest to find the Chef de Cuisine for the ship's 150 Central Park, the most haute restaurant in the Oasis class -- and you can be a part of it.
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=3926
 
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From Stockhouse:

ZOLL AED Plus Helps Save Passenger aboard Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas Cruise Ship
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ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, announced today that a guest vacationing aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd. vessel Oasis of the Seas was saved with the help of a ZOLL AED Plus(R). It was the first time the unit was used aboard the 6,200-passenger mega-ship, the largest passenger liner in the world.
More at http://www.stockhouse.com/News/USReleasesDetail.aspx?n=7781367
 
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From Cruise Critic:

Oasis vs. Epic: How Much Will You Pay?
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Now that the second most innovative ship of all time -- NCL's Norwegian Epic -- has been launched, how will it stack up price-wise against Royal Caribbean's gargantuan Oasis of the Seas?

As we let these hot new ships duke it out for deal supremacy, the real questions become: Which one are you going to pick and how much will you pay?
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=3979
 

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