Tuesday, November 03, 2009

World's biggest cruise ship

MS Oasis of the Seas is a cruise ship in the fleet of Royal Caribbean International. With over 2,700 cabins, she can accommodate some 6,300 passengers. 360m long, 72 m above waterline. wiki
wiki 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 metres (213 ft) above the water; Oasis normally has an air draft of 72 metres (236 ft). The passage under the bridge was possible due to retraction of the telescoping funnels, and an additional 30 centimetres (12 in) was gained by the squat effect whereby vessels travelling at speed in a shallow channel will be drawn deeper into the water.[14] Approaching the bridge at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph), the ship passed under it with less than 2 feet (0.61 m) of clearance. Video


annom said...

Impressive. 72 m above water line.

Should have been powered by a nuclear reactor though, instead of diesel.

cybrbeast said...

Yeah it should have, but that would scare all the ecotards away from the ship, losing customers.