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MS Oasis of the Seas on 30 October 2009
Career
Name: Oasis of the Seas
Owner: Royal Caribbean International
Operator: Royal Caribbean International
Port of registry: The Bahamas Nassau, The Bahamas[1]
Route: Caribbean
Ordered: February 2006
Builder: STX Europe shipyards in Turku, Finland[2]
Cost: US$1.4 billion (2006)[3]
Laid down: 12 November 2007[4]
Launched: 22 November 2008 float-out[4]
Completed: 28 October 2009[5]
Christened: 30 November 2009[6]
Maiden voyage: 5 December 2009 [6]
Status: in active service, as of 2010
General characteristics
Class and type: Oasis class cruise ship
Tonnage: 225,282 GT[1]
Length: 360 m (1,181 ft) overall[7]
Beam: 47 m (154 ft) waterline
60.5 m (198 ft) extreme[7]
Height: 72 m (236 ft) above water line[8]
Draught: 9.3 m (31 ft)[7]
Depth: 22.55 m (74 ft)[7]
Decks: 16 passenger decks[2]
Installed power: 3 × Wärtsilä 12V46D engines (13,860 kW/18,590 hp each)
3 × Wärtsilä 16V46D engines (18,480 kW/24,780 hp each)[8][9]
Propulsion: 3 × 20 MW ABB Azipod, all azimuthing[8]
Speed: 22.6 knots (41.9 km/h; 26.0 mph)[2]
Capacity: 5,400 passengers double occupancy; 6,296 total[2]
Crew: 2,165[2]
.MS Oasis of the Seas is a cruise ship in the fleet of Royal Caribbean International.^ An artist's rendering of Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas .

^ Royal Caribbean announces 4 cantilevered whirlpools on Oasis of the Seas !!!!!
  • "Only Oasis" - Oasis of the Seas [Archive] - Cruise Critic Message Boards 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC boards.cruisecritic.com [Source type: General]

^ Oasis of the Seas sails its inaugural eastern Caribbean cruise on Dec.
  • Oasis of the Seas is ship and resort 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: News]

.The first of her class, she is expected to be joined by her sister ship Allure of the Seas in November 2010.[10] Both vessels are expected to cruise the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.^ A sister-ship, Allure of the Seas, is currently scheduled to launch in 2010.
  • Royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas" Takes Shape | Frommers.com 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ Oasis of the Seas is due to begin sailing in December 2009, and bookings are expected to open next month, September 2008, The ship will homeport in Ft.
  • Royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas" Takes Shape | Frommers.com 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ An original, handcrafted carousel -- the first ever on a cruise ship -- will be positioned at the forward end of the Boardwalk, while the stern will be taken up with the first outdoor amphitheater at sea, called the AquaTheater.
  • Royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas" Takes Shape | Frommers.com 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

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.The ship surpasses the Freedom-class cruise ships (also owned by Royal Caribbean) as the world's largest passenger vessel.^ Royal Caribbean: Boarding world's largest cruise ship will be a breeze .
  • Cruise Log query: What would you ask the makers of Oasis of the Seas? - The Cruise Log - USATODAY.com 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC blogs.usatoday.com [Source type: General]
  • Royal Caribbean: Oasis of the Seas cruises selling like gangbusters - The Cruise Log - USATODAY.com 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC blogs.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ The largest, and most lavish, cruise ship in the world making history .
  • The largest, and most lavish, cruise ship in the world making history | Mail Online 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Royal Caribbean to base cruise ship in England year-round » .
  • Royal Caribbean: Oasis of the Seas cruises selling like gangbusters - The Cruise Log - USATODAY.com 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC blogs.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

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Contents

History

.The vessel was ordered in February 2006 and designed under the name "Project Genesis". Her keel was laid down on 12 November 2007 at STX Europe (formerly Aker Yards) in Turku, Finland.^ At Aker Yards in Finland, massive metal shapes fit together to form complete ships.
  • World’s Biggest Cruise Ship – Oasis of the Seas Boat Construction Photos - Popular Mechanics 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.popularmechanics.com [Source type: General]
  • World’s Biggest Cruise Ship – Oasis of the Seas Boat Construction Photos - Popular Mechanics 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.popularmechanics.com [Source type: General]

^ MSC MAGNIFICA 94,600 Spring 2010 STX Yards Europe, France .
  • Future Ships: NEW CRUISE SHIPS ON ORDER: Maritime Matters 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.maritimematters.com [Source type: General]

^ NORWEGIAN EPIC 153,000 May 2010 STX Yards Europe, France .
  • Future Ships: NEW CRUISE SHIPS ON ORDER: Maritime Matters 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.maritimematters.com [Source type: General]

The company announced that full funding for Oasis of the Seas was secured on 15 April 2009.[13]
The name Oasis of the Seas resulted from a competition held in May 2008.[14]
.The ship was completed and turned over to Royal Caribbean on 28 October 2009. Two days later, she departed Finland for the United States.^ Tags: Caribbean Cruises , cruise destinations , cruise ship amenities , cruise ship building , inaugural season , itineraries , Oasis of the Seas , Royal Caribbean Cruises .
  • Royal Caribbean Announces Oasis Of The Seas Itineraries | Cruise Talk Central 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC cruisetalk.org [Source type: General]

^ At Aker Yards in Finland, massive metal shapes fit together to form complete ships.
  • World’s Biggest Cruise Ship – Oasis of the Seas Boat Construction Photos - Popular Mechanics 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.popularmechanics.com [Source type: General]
  • World’s Biggest Cruise Ship – Oasis of the Seas Boat Construction Photos - Popular Mechanics 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.popularmechanics.com [Source type: General]

^ The first of many webisodes counting down to the December 2009 launch of Royal Caribbean International's Oasis of the Seas, the largest and most innovative cruise ship ever to set sail, has been launched on the ship's website, www.oasisoftheseas.com.
  • Royal Caribbean International Launches Oasis of the Seas Webisode Series :: Hotel News Resource 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.hotelnewsresource.com [Source type: News]

.While exiting the Baltic Sea, the vessel passed underneath the Great Belt Fixed Link in Denmark on 1 November 2009. The bridge has a clearance of 65 m (213 ft) above the water; Oasis normally has an air draft of 72 m (236 ft).^ Even as the vessel is buoyed for the first time, its triumph is dwarfed by the pieces of an even larger leviathan, a $1.2 billion monster named Oasis of the Seas .
  • World’s Biggest Cruise Ship – Oasis of the Seas Boat Construction Photos - Popular Mechanics 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.popularmechanics.com [Source type: General]
  • World’s Biggest Cruise Ship – Oasis of the Seas Boat Construction Photos - Popular Mechanics 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.popularmechanics.com [Source type: General]

^ Previously announced innovations on Oasis of the Seas include the Aqua Theater , an outdoor amphitheater with a water show in a deep-water pool.

.The passage under the bridge was possible due to retraction of the telescoping funnels, and an additional 30 cm (12 in) was gained by the squat effect whereby vessels travelling at speed in a shallow channel will be drawn deeper into the water.^ It is so big that the exhaust stack of the vessel can retract so that it can pass under bridges.
  • Giant cruise liner Oasis of the Seas to have world's first bar in a lift - Telegraph 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The first Beach Pool at sea will have a sloped entry where guests will be able to wade into the water or relax in colorful beach chairs under an umbrella as the water rolls gently beneath.
  • Royal Caribbean Redefines Cruising Favorites with Oasis of the Seas - Examiner.com 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.examiner.com [Source type: News]

^ The ship is 40% bigger than any other cruise liner and is so tall its exhaust retracts to allow it to pass under bridges.
  • The largest, and most lavish, cruise ship in the world making history | Mail Online 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

[15][16] .Approaching the bridge at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph), the ship passed under it with less than 2 feet (60 cm) of clearance.^ Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 20 ships currently in service and two under construction.
  • Oasis of the Seas Introduces the Next Generation of Dining 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC newsblaze.com [Source type: News]

^ The ship is 40% bigger than any other cruise liner and is so tall its exhaust retracts to allow it to pass under bridges.
  • The largest, and most lavish, cruise ship in the world making history | Mail Online 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

[17]
.Proceeding through the English Channel, Oasis stopped briefly in the Solent to disembark 300 shipyard workers who were onboard doing finishing work,[18] then left on the way to her intended home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.^ The ship will sail from her home port of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Oasis of the Seas - Royal Caribb 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.honeymooncruiseshopper.com [Source type: General]
  • Royal Caribbean Redefines Cruising Favorites with Oasis of the Seas - Examiner.com 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.examiner.com [Source type: News]
  • Royal Caribbean Announces Oasis Of The Seas Itineraries | Cruise Talk Central 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC cruisetalk.org [Source type: General]
  • Royal Caribbean International Launches Oasis of the Seas Webisode Series :: Hotel News Resource 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.hotelnewsresource.com [Source type: News]

^ Home ported in Port Everglades, FL , the 5,400-guest Oasis of the Seas , the world’s soon-to-be-largest vessel, will offer guests a new neighborhood concept of seven distinct themed areas.

^ The first US home port will be Port Canaveral in Florida.
  • Oasis of the Seas - the Worlds Biggest Cruise Ship 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.articlesbase.com [Source type: General]

[19] The ship arrived there on 13 November 2009, where tropical plants were installed prior to some introductory trips and her maiden voyage on 5 December 2009.[17]
While Royal Caribbean's chief of captains Mr. William S Wright was behind the controls on the ship's journey across the Atlantic and will be for the first few sailings, Oasis of the Seas will normally be navigated on a regular basis by two Norwegian captains, Mr. Tor Isak Olsen and Mr. Thore Thorvolsen.[20]

Technical details

Oasis measures 225,282 gross tons.[1] .Her displacement - the actual weight of the vessel - is estimated at approximately 100,000 tons, about the same as that of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier,[21] and about twice as much as the Titanic, of 52,000 tons.^ A full 38% larger than the Freedom-class vessels (which currently hold the record for largest passenger ships ever built), Oasis will carry 5,400 passengers and about 2,000 crew, and will soar 16 stories above the sea, but its impressive measurements aren't the big story.
  • Royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas" Takes Shape | Frommers.com 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ Contracts are nearly evenly split between vessels over 100,000 gross tons and those below that figure.
  • Future Ships: NEW CRUISE SHIPS ON ORDER: Maritime Matters 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.maritimematters.com [Source type: General]

^ The estimated odds of winning a prize for each prize level are 1:2,208,000; however, actual odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
  • It's the Incredible Oasis of the Seas Sweepstakes - Official Rules 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC wwwa.applyonlinenow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[22]
To keep the ship stable without increasing the draft excessively, the designers created a wide hull. About 30 feet (9 m) of the ship sits beneath the water, a small percentage of the ship's overall height. Wide, shallow ships such as this tend to be "snappy", meaning that they can snap back upright after a wave has passed, which can potentially be uncomfortable. This effect however is mitigated by the vessel's large size.[22] .The cruise line's officers were pleased with the ship's stability and performance during the transatlantic crossing, when the vessel, in order to allow finishing work to go on, slowed and changed course in the face of winds "almost up to hurricane force" and seas in excess of 40 feet (12 m).^ The cruise line also launched a Twitter account - OasisandAllure - which provides the latest 'shiptoids' on Oasis of the Seas and her sister ship, Allure of the Seas, which is also under construction and scheduled to launch in fall 2010.
  • Royal Caribbean International Launches Oasis of the Seas Webisode Series :: Hotel News Resource 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.hotelnewsresource.com [Source type: News]

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  • Oasis Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean's largest ship ever!! Maiden Voyage Dec 2009 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oasis of the Seas will have a whopping 40 per cent more capacity than the current largest cruise ship.
  • Oasis of the Seas is ship and resort 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: News]

[23][24]
The ship's power comes from six marine diesel engines, three Wärtsilä 16-cylinder common rail diesels producing 18,860 kilowatts (25,290 hp) each (consuming 1,377 gallons of fuel per hour of operation per engine), and three similar 12-cylinder engines each producing 13,860 kilowatts (18,590 hp), (consuming 1,033 gallons of fuel per hour of operation per engine).[8][25] .The total output of these prime movers, some 97,020 kilowatts (130,110 hp), is converted to electricity, used in hotel power for operation of the lights, elevators, electronics, galleys, water treatment plant, and all of the other systems used on the operation of the vessel, as well as propulsion.^ You can start your trip by getting picked up at the airport in style and luxury and use the limo for all of your other business and personal transportation needs.
  • Oasis of the Seas - the Worlds Biggest Cruise Ship 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.articlesbase.com [Source type: General]

.Propulsion is not provided by screws on the end of long shafts piercing the hull, as on most prior ships, but by three, 20,000 kilowatts (26,800 hp) "Azipods", ABB's brand of azimuth thrusters.^ Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 20 ships currently in service and two under construction.
  • Oasis of the Seas Introduces the Next Generation of Dining 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC newsblaze.com [Source type: News]

These pods, suspended under the stern, each contain an electric motor driving a 20-foot (6 m) propeller.[8] As they are rotatable, no rudders are needed to steer the ship. Docking is assisted by four 5,500 kilowatts (7,380 hp) bow thrusters in tunnels.[25]

Amenities

.Oasis of the Seas will offer passengers features such as two-story loft suites and luxury suites measuring 1,600 sq ft (150 m2) with balconies overlooking the sea or promenades.^ An artist's rendering of an Oasis of the Seas Royal Loft Suite living room and dining area .

^ Other firsts for the ship are New York loft apartments which lie over two floors and take cruise accommodation to a new level of luxury.
  • The largest, and most lavish, cruise ship in the world making history | Mail Online 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Loft Master Suite on the upper level with a master bath w/tub/shower, two sinks, bidet, and stairway to upper level.

.The ship features a zip-line, a casino,[26] a mini-golf course, multiple night clubs, several bars and lounges, a karaoke club, comedy club, four swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, theme parks and nurseries for children.^ A fun filled zone for all ages – it takes up an entire deck with multiple pools, rock-climbing walls, miniature golf, ping pong, two FlowRiders ® and a basketball court.
  • The Oasis of the Seas online at Paradise-Bound.net 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC paradise-bound.net [Source type: General]

^ Oasis of the Seas will be the first ship to tout the cruise line's new neighborhood concept of seven distinct themed areas, which includes Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.
  • Royal Caribbean International Launches Oasis of the Seas Webisode Series :: Hotel News Resource 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.hotelnewsresource.com [Source type: News]

^ Royal Promenade, Youth Zone, Central Park, Pool and Sports Zone, Spa and Fitness Centre, Entertainment Place and Boardwalk will all have their own themes, action areas, restaurants and bars.
  • Oasis of the Seas to be biggest ship in the world - Winnipeg Free Press 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.winnipegfreepress.com [Source type: General]

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.Onboard recreational, athletic, and entertainment activities are organized into seven themed areas called "neighborhoods",[27][28] a concept which bears resemblance to theme park planning.^ Royal Promenade, Youth Zone, Central Park, Pool and Sports Zone, Spa and Fitness Centre, Entertainment Place, Boardwalk, will all have their own themes, action areas, restaurants, and bars.
  • Oasis of the Seas is ship and resort 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: News]

^ Home ported in Port Everglades, FL , the 5,400-guest Oasis of the Seas , the world’s soon-to-be-largest vessel, will offer guests a new neighborhood concept of seven distinct themed areas.

^ Royal Promenade, Youth Zone, Central Park, Pool and Sports Zone, Spa and Fitness Centre, Entertainment Place and Boardwalk will all have their own themes, action areas, restaurants and bars.
  • Oasis of the Seas to be biggest ship in the world - Winnipeg Free Press 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.winnipegfreepress.com [Source type: General]

[10] These neighborhoods are:
.
  1. Central Park features boutiques, restaurants and bars, including access to the Rising Tide bar,[10] which can be raised or lowered to three separate levels.^ Royal Promenade, Youth Zone, Central Park, Pool and Sports Zone, Spa and Fitness Centre, Entertainment Place, Boardwalk, will all have their own themes, action areas, restaurants, and bars.
    • Oasis of the Seas is ship and resort 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Royal Promenade, Youth Zone, Central Park, Pool and Sports Zone, Spa and Fitness Centre, Entertainment Place and Boardwalk will all have their own themes, action areas, restaurants and bars.
    • Oasis of the Seas to be biggest ship in the world - Winnipeg Free Press 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.winnipegfreepress.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Additional features of Central Park: Three retail outlets including: Parkside Gallery - art gallery Picture This - portrait studio Specialty Retail Six restaurants/bars: 150 Central Park Chops Grille Antonio’s Table Central Park Café Vintages Canopy Bar .

    [17][26] .It will house the first living park at sea with over 12,000 plants and 56 trees.^ One (1) First Prize: 7-night Caribbean Royal Caribbean Cruise for two, a $1,000 Visa gift card and 2-Night Exclusive Event for two at Sea on the Oasis of the Seas SM (Nov.
    • It's the Incredible Oasis of the Seas Sweepstakes - Official Rules 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC wwwa.applyonlinenow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Sculpture Garden will integrate artwork from international artists and unique plantings, while Sweet Olive trees will frame a cozy area to sit and enjoy a view of the Park.

    [17][29]
  2. .
  3. The Pool and Sports Zone features a sloped-entry beach pool and two surf simulators.^ Click to Enlarge Beach Pool Sloped ocean-like entry Click to Enlarge Solarium - A tranquil adult environment Click to Enlarge Mezzanine level Click to Enlarge Solarium Bistro Healthy alternative dining, day & night Click to Enlarge .
    • The Oasis of the Seas online at Paradise-Bound.net 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC paradise-bound.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Choose from four pools; the H2O Zone, the sports pool, the new beach pool, or lounge by the traditional pool, now surrounded by private cabanas and more sun loungers than any other ship afloat.
    • The Oasis of the Seas online at Paradise-Bound.net 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC paradise-bound.net [Source type: General]

    ^ These include Central Park , Boardwalk , the Royal Promenade , the Pool and Sports Zone , Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center and Entertainment Place .

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  4. .
  5. Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center features a spa for teens.^ Oasis of the Seas will be the first ship to tout the cruise line's new neighborhood concept of seven distinct themed areas, which includes Central Park, Boardwalk, the Royal Promenade, the Pool and Sports Zone, Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone.
    • Royal Caribbean International Launches Oasis of the Seas Webisode Series :: Hotel News Resource 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.hotelnewsresource.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The Vitality Cafe - Located at the entrance of the Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center, the Vitality Cafe will feature healthy snacks, sandwiches, wraps and fruit, in addition to refreshing juices and smoothies from the Vitality spa menu for the calorie conscious guest.
    • Oasis of the Seas Introduces the Next Generation of Dining 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC newsblaze.com [Source type: News]

    ^ These include Central Park , Boardwalk , the Royal Promenade , the Pool and Sports Zone , Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center and Entertainment Place .

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  6. .
  7. Boardwalk features a handcrafted carousel,[10][12] restaurants, bars, shops, two rock-climbing walls, and a tattoo parlor.^ A fun filled zone for all ages – it takes up an entire deck with multiple pools, rock-climbing walls, miniature golf, ping pong, two FlowRiders ® and a basketball court.
    • The Oasis of the Seas online at Paradise-Bound.net 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC paradise-bound.net [Source type: General]

    ^ An original, handcrafted carousel -- the first ever on a cruise ship -- will be positioned at the forward end of the Boardwalk, while the stern will be taken up with the first outdoor amphitheater at sea, called the AquaTheater.
    • Royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas" Takes Shape | Frommers.com 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Additional features of Boardwalk: Five shops: Madame Zamara’s - Psychic and Tattoo Parlor Smile - novelty photo shop Candy Beach - specialty candy store Star Pier - teen retail Specialty children’s retail Five restaurants/bars: Johnny Rockets Ice Cream Parlor Boardwalk Donut Shop Seafood Shack The Boardwalk Bar Other surprises include two 43-foot rock-climbing walls on either side of the AquaTheater and the first zip-line at sea suspended nine decks above Boardwalk.

    [8] .Its outdoor 750-seat[17] AquaTheatre amphitheater hosts the ship's largest freshwater pool.^ Off the Boardwalk, the first amphitheater at sea , AquaTheater , will celebrate water with the largest freshwater pool found on a ship offering a full spectrum of activities and performances for guests.

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  8. .
  9. Royal Promenade features restaurants and shops and is viewable from a mezzanine.^ It features Rising Tide; a levitating bar that ascends and descends over three decks, and enough shops and restaurants to entertain even the most traveled of travelers.
    • The Oasis of the Seas online at Paradise-Bound.net 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC paradise-bound.net [Source type: General]

    ^ The Royal Promenade SM continues to be the heart of the ship, with one exciting central area for guests to gather, dine, shop and be entertained.
    • The Oasis of the Seas online at Paradise-Bound.net 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC paradise-bound.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Enhancements to the cruise line’s signature Royal Promenade, the heart of the ship, will include a mezzanine level that overlooks the main promenade below.

    [8][10]
  10. Youth Zone features a science lab and computer gaming.[29]
  11. Entertainment Place

Naming ceremony and launch party

.The ship was formally named on 30 November 2009 during a charity sailing for Make a Wish Foundation.^ The first in the line's all-new and awe-inspiring Oasis-class of vessels, Oasis of the Seas will set sail in 2009 as the largest and most revolutionary ship at sea.
  • Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas at CruisesOnly 18 September 2009 6:42 UTC www.cruisesonly.com [Source type: General]

At this ceremony the ship was sponsored by seven "godmothers", each representing one of the seven neighbourhoods onboard. The godmothers were Gloria Estefan, Michelle Kwan, Dara Torres, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Shawn Johnson, Jane Seymour and Daisy Fuentes.[30].
On 1 December 2009, a four-night launch celebration began, in which singer Rihanna performed onboard, before the ship left Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 5 December 2009.[31]

Image gallery

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Records
Preceded by
MS Independence of the Seas, MS Liberty of the Seas, and MS Freedom of the Seas
World's largest passenger ship
2009
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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