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  • Oasis of the Seas floated out on Nov 21, 2008
  • Oasis of the Seas
    launching late 2009
  • Allure of the Seas
    launching 2010
  • length 360 m
  • 5,400 passengers
  • 2,700 staterooms
  • 16 decks high
  • 225,000 GT
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ONE-OF-A-KIND BOARDWALK

Oasis of the Seas is truly an architectural marvel with spectacular onboard elements and features never before seen on a cruise ship. Oasis of the Seas marks an unforeseen step forward in the development of cruise vessels. The gigantic size of the ship provides opportunities for a variety of novel functions. Bold design approach has generated new and exciting innovations with help of which the vessel can offer endless amounts of new things to see and do to passengers of all ages.


For example, the breathtaking Boardwalk was inspired by both the seaside piers that dot the coast of England and the nostalgic boardwalks of yesteryear such as Coney Island. Boardwalk is an area for the entire family to enjoy together, whether young or just young at heart.

The elements of the Boardwalk are a dynamic way to engage families in classic fun with a colorful original carousel as well as eateries, retail outlets and carnival games. Signature elements of the Boardwalk include: 



  • A remarkable outdoor venue at the stern of Oasis of the Seas with a backdrop of the ocean across the horizon, AquaTheater is an amphitheater-style space celebrating water with a full-spectrum of day and night options including professional diving and theatrical performances. The first of its kind and the most technologically-advanced area of the ship, AquaTheater is a complete sensory experience that plays on the element of surprise, as the latest technology and design features amaze audience members.

  • The centerpiece of Boardwalk is the one-of-a-kind carousel - the first-ever at sea. Hand-crafted from poplar wood especially for Royal Caribbean, the full-sized, traditional carousel took eight months to complete. It features 21 figures suspended from stainless steel poles showcasing a time-honored menagerie of animals such as zebras, giraffes and lions, alongside a variety of hand-painted horses including a princess horse and a crowned frog prince. The frame of the carousel has a red and golden yellow facade, turn-of-the-century artwork scenery panels, and LED lights that twinkle during the day and night.

  • A thrilling new feature, a zip line is suspended nine decks above Boardwalk, giving adventurers a birds-eye view of the action below, as the rider speeds diagonally across the open air atrium - a distance of more than 82 feet (25 meters).



Building of the biggest cruise vessels in the world

On 28 October 2009, STX Europe's Turku shipyard delivered the world's largest and most innovative cruise vessel to the U.S. cruise line Royal Caribbean International.

The Oasis of the Seas marks an unforeseen step forward in the development of cruise vessels and opens totally new prospects for cruise business. The gigantic size of the ship provides opportunities for a variety of novel functions and exciting innovations. The Oasis of the Seas can offer endless amounts of new things to see and do to passengers of all ages.

The Oasis of the Seas and its sister ship, the Allure of the Seas, scheduled for delivery from the Turku shipyard at the end of 2010, can be called the most powerful and sophisticated vessels in the world for a good reason. These floating vacation oases are tours-de-force resulting from a long product development cooperation between the cruise line, the shipyard and the maritime cluster that has lasted more than forty years.

Colossal and overwhelming are words that have been used to describe these giants. And the truth is they are the world's largest cruise vessels taking an enormous step into the future with their bold design, daring innovation and technological advancements - with a price tag of two billion euro.


  Production of the second Oasis class cruise vessel started

  Almost a full quartermile

  Huge 3-dimensional puzzle

  30,000 drawings

  Vast network of professional suppliers



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