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Size Matters: 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.



About Michael L. Grace

During the mid-80s, Michael Grace worked as a writer on the TV Hit Series THE LOVE BOAT. He wrote many of the two hour special featuring great stars of the past, including Lana Turner, Claire Trevor, Anne Baxter, Ethel Merman, Alexis Smith, etc. The public’s access to these stars, in familiar dramas and comedies, made them want to go on a cruise. They could see the stars in an ordinary world as “regular” people. The phenomenally successful series was responsible for creating the cruise industry as we know it today. By the time he was writing for Love Boat, the great steamship companies and their liners were flying hand me down foreign flags, painted like old whores, scrapped or doing three day cruises to the Bahamas. He had sailed on over thirty ships and liners with his parents, aunt and grandmother in late 50s to early 70s. The very successful CRUISING THE PAST website has been an outgrowth of Michael’s strong interest in cruise and social history. Drawing on his own knowledge and a vast maritime and social history collection, he is able to produce a very successful website. Michael is part of the award winning team that created the internationally performed award winning musical SNOOPY, based on PEANUTS by Charles M. Schultz. He has written for television and films. Read more by going to "About" (on the above dashboard) and clicking "Editor"…