Oasis of The Seas
The world's biggest and most expensive cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, docked at the STX shipyard in Turku, Finland, on Oct. 28. The $1.3-billion-dollar ship can accommodate 6,360 passengers and 2,160 crew members.
This Oct. 30, 2009 photo released by Royal Caribbean shows Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas departing a ship yard in Finland. The Oasis of the Seas, the largest passenger vessel ever built, is set to be handed over to Royal Caribbean International on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009.
The Oasis of the Seas departed Turku en route to its home port of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 30. The cruise ship spans 16 decks, encompasses 225,282 gross registered tons, carries 5,400 guests at double occupancy, and features 2,700 staterooms.
The Oasis of the Seas, which rises about 20 stories high, passed below the Great Belt Fixed Link with a slim margin as it left the Baltic Sea on Saturday on its maiden voyage to Florida.
Oasis of the Seas passed under the Great Belt Bridge between the Danish islands Funen and Zealand on Nov. 1. The 236-foot-tall ship had to lower its chimneys to pass under the bridge.
Oasis of the Seas dwarfed the Isle of Wight ferry as it entered The Solent, near Portsmouth, England, en route to Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 2
Oasis of the Seas arrived off the Florida coast on Nov. 13.
Spectators watched from a park in Dania Beach, Fla., on Nov. 13.
Safe at last ... the ship braved high seas and hurricane force winds in the North Atlantic Ocean along its 14-day journey.
Big arrival ... hundreds turned out to get their first glimpse of the mega ship the Oasis of the Seas
Homecoming ... the Oasis of the Seas arrived at its new home at Port Everglades after its maiden voyage from Finland.