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    Posted November 13, 2009 by
    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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    World's Largest Cruise Ship Arrives in Ft. Lauderdale - Oasis of the Seas


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iCruiseUf told me that this has been the most anticipated cruise ship for three years.
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    Uf Tukel of iCruise.com was on the top deck of the midport parking garage at Port Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale as the 225,000-ton Oasis of the Seas arrived for the first time.  She was met by a half a dozen helicopters and flotilla of fire boats spaying large jets of water to welcome the ship to her new home.


    The Oasis of the Seas is 40% larger than the next largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean Freedom of Seas and her sisters.  She carries 6,600 passengers and over 2000 crew. She is 16 decks tall, 154 feet wide, and almost 1200 feet long.  By comparison, Titanic was 46,000 tons; 900 feet long; 90 feet wide; 10 decks high; and carried 1300 passengers and 900 crew.

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