OASIS OF THE SEAS vs RMS TITANIC
RMS TITANIC is dwarfed by the new OASIS OF THE SEAS – A comparison in size.
Size Matters: Big Media Coverage For The World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Creates Cruise Ship History
Cruise Ship History: Before Royal Caribbean’s new “Oasis of the Seas” begins its first voyage on December 1, it will already have drawn more pre-inaugural media attention than any cruise ship in modern history. To begin with, WABC’s top-rated “Good Morning America” show will be doing a live national broadcast onboard the Oasis from 7 am to 9 am on Friday, November 20. Then, there are special preview segments on Travel Channel and just about every major newspaper and travel magazine in the U.S. is doing a feature article about this ship.
What’s the big attraction?
Well, to begin with, at 225,000 tons, “Oasis of the Seas” is, by far, the largest cruise ship ever built. Longer than New York City’s famed Chrysler Building, Oasis is SO big that it has “neighborhoods” such as Central Park, Royal Promenade and the Boardwalk. Like a city at sea, each neighborhood has its own unique “personality” along with numerous attractions that everyone onboard can enjoy, such as the huge AquaTheater, an amusement park, an ice-skating rink and countless other innovations that you would never expect to find on a cruise ship. Together, the neighborhoods also contain a total of 2,700 staterooms (including two-story loft suites) that will accommodate the 5,400 passengers that Oasis will indulge each week on 7-night Eastern Caribbean and 7-night Western Caribbean cruises round-trip from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale), Florida.