World's Biggest Cruise Liner Oasis of The Seas


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From Cruise Critic:

Slideshow: Allure of the Seas' Winning Chef
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(11:30 p.m. EDT) -- Royal Caribbean raised some eyebrows when it hired an up-and-coming chef to run the chicest restaurant aboard Oasis of the Seas -- 150 Central Park. A year later, the line stands by its strategy, maintaining that a big celebrity simply sweeps in, creates a menu and leaves whereas its passengers want to see the chef out in the dining room, greeting them and putting a face on the food.
More with slideshow at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4024
 
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From Cruise Critic:

Oasis of the Seas, (Almost) a Year In -- Plus a Sneak Peek at Allure!
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(6:22 p.m. EDT) -- It's hard to believe that nearly a year has passed since Oasis of the Seas mania took over the seawaves. The 225,282-ton, 5,400-passenger cruise ship debuted after months -- actually, years! -- of hype, brimming with first-in-cruise features like the lush, tree-filled Central Park neighborhood; an outdoor boardwalk with an aquatic amphitheater and real, wooden carousel; numerous new restaurants; and even its own Broadway show, "Hairspray."
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4055
 
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From Cruise Critic:

Slideshow: Our Allure of the Seas Shipyard Cruise Tour in Photos
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(1:50 p.m. EDT) -- Cruise Critic was at the STX Turku Shipyard in Turku, Finland, today for a hard-hat tour of Royal Caribbean's under-construction Allure of the Seas. The 225,282-ton, 5,400-passenger vessel is the second in the Oasis class -- the largest cruise ships ever built -- and is set to debut in December.

Did we convince the cruise line execs on hand to eke out a few new tidbits? You bet:
More with link to slideshow at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4067
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

9/9/10 - Allure of the Seas Debuts New Restaurants
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Showcasing onboard experiences all her own, Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas, the world’s next largest and most innovative cruise ship debuting in December 2010, will introduce new culinary concepts and tempting twists to signature Oasis-class restaurants. A Brazilian steakhouse will be a destination restaurant that comes to life for dinner service in the Solarium, featuring authentic Brazilian-style meats and seafood dishes, from Picanha cut sirloin steak to Atlantic salmon marinated with sea salt and garlic, served table-side and sliced straight off the skewer.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/4461-9910-9910-allure-of-the-seas-debuts-new-restaurants.html
 
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Rare owl found hiding out on world's largest cruise ship
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They've had butterflies before. And quite a few birds. But the latest denizen of the wild world to stow away on Royal Caribbean's plant-infused Oasis of the Seas was a bit more unusual: An endangered Florida owl.

The Miami Herald today reports Florida Fish and Wildlife officers were called to the famed cruise ship -- the world's largest -- over the weekend while it was docked in Fort Lauderdale to remove a rare Florida burrowing owl from the vessel's artificial turf golf course, where it was trying to set up home.

Known for its open-air, tree- and plant-filled "Central Park" -- a cruise ship first -- the ten-month-old, 5,400-passenger vessel apparently looked appealing to the critter.
More at:
http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/post/2010/09/burrowing-owl-oasis-of-the-seas-royal-caribbean/115077/1
 
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From Cruise Critic:

Royal Caribbean's 5K Race: Work of Genius or Too Much Work?
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(3:20 p.m. EDT) With onboard rock-climbing, surfing and ice-skating among its offerings, Royal Caribbean prides itself on its active vibe. But a recent announcement touting the line's newest calorie-burning activity -- a 5K race in St. Maarten, sold as a shore excursion on Allure of the Seas' December 12 sailing -- gave us pause. Wondering whether cruisers would pay $50 to work up a sweat on their vacation, we asked Cruise Critic's Facebook fans what they thought of Royal Caribbean's latest announcement.
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4150
 
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World's Biggest Cruise Ship to Leave Finnish Construction Site for Florida
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Allure of the Seas, the world’s biggest cruise ship, will set sail for its home port of Florida tomorrow from Finland.

Shipbuilder STX Europe AS delivered the liner today at the Turku shipyard, where the vessel was built, STX said in an e- mailed statement.}
More at:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-28/world-s-biggest-cruise-ship-to-leave-finnish-construction-site-for-florida.html
 

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Royal Caribbean takes delivery of Allure of the Seas, sister to world's largest cruise ship
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Industry giant Royal Caribbean today took possession of Allure of the Seas, a sister to its much-ballyhooed, 11-month-old Oasis of the Seas, from the STX Europe shipyard in Turku, Finland.

Like its sister, the 225,282-ton vessel is nearly 50% larger than any other cruise ship afloat and has room for nearly 6,300 passengers -- an industry record.
More at:
http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/post/2010/10/royal-caribbean-allure-of-the-seas-stx-europe-delivery/129033/1
 
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From The Daily Mail:

Steady as she goes! The heartstopping moment £1bn cruise liner squeezes under bridge... with just '1.5 inches' to spare
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It required a steady hand... and nerves of steel.

Fortunately for the captain, the world's newest superliner squeezed under this Danish bridge with ease, even though there was just an inch-and-a-half margin of error.
The Allure of the Seas - which cost a staggering £1billion ($1.5bn) - measures around four football fields and accommodates 8,300 people including crew members.
More along with a couple of heart stopping photos at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1325198/Cruise-liner-squeezes-bridge-just-1-5-inches-spare.html
 
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From Cruise Critic:

Oasis Redux? More Royal Caribbean Vessels to Look Like World's Largest Cruise Ship
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(3:30 p.m. EST) -- With just weeks to go before the launch of Allure of the Seas -- the world's largest cruise ship -- Royal Caribbean announced today that it'll be "Oasis-izing" a pair of middle-aged vessels, plus adding a Starbucks to Allure's sister, Oasis of the Seas.
More at http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=4208
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

11/24/10 - Oasis and Allure Exchange Gifts at Sea
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Royal Caribbean International’s President & CEO, Adam Goldstein, braved the open ocean on Saturday, November 20, 2010, for a once-in-a-lifetime gifting opportunity between the world’s two largest and most revolutionary cruise ships, sister ships Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/4788-112410-oasis-and-allure-exchange-gifts-at-sea.html
 

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