The world's largest cruise ship - 'The Oasis of the Seas', arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, amidst much fanfare on Friday November 20th.
Spanning 16 decks, the ship which cost over $1.24 billion USD, is longer then four soccer fields placed together (1,180 ft), and is expected to be the epitome of luxury and amenities. True to its name, the ship provides an 'oasis' or retreat for every kind of passenger with its concept of neighborhoods.
For people who wish to relax in a park, there is an area modeled after New York's Central Park, running trail and all. For shopaholics, there is a huge shopping mall, featuring all the best designer shops. For those who just want to have some fun with the family, there is a boardwalk that features a hand-carved merry-go-round and carnival games.
And of course, there is Youth Zone, a special neighborhood for kids. Touted as the largest facility of its kind at sea, it features all sorts of entertainment, including an exclusive movie theater for kids!
Cruise goers will have the option to choose from over two-dozen restaurants, that will feature food ranging from hot dogs and donuts, to some of the world's finest cuisine.
For entertainment, the ship will feature a variety show with singers, jugglers and magicians, an acrobatic show and a 90-minute rendition of the Broadway musical 'Hairspray'. All the shows will be held daily at the ship's Opal Theater, built to accomodate 1,350 guests.
Other fun entertainment options include an ice skating show (yeah they have a skating rink too!) based on a variety of children's classics like 'The Ugly Duckling' and the 'Little Mermaid'. Also featured, will be a synchronized swimming show and a diving show performed by professional athletes.
The ship's 'sports deck' features a swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts and two rock-climbing walls. Pretty Cool!
The luxurious accommodations include 28 loft style cabins, each two stories high that come equipped with a baby Grand Piano, a library, a huge deck and best of all - a private Jacuzzi! To read more about this amazing ship and watch videos of how it was made, or to simply book your next vacation go to: www.oasisoftheseas.com.
sources:USAtoday, oasisoftheseas, articlesbase.com