10 Giants Sailing The Seven Seas
Cruise companies are launching huge cruise ships that resemble floating cities, which can carry thousands of passengers. Let's take a quick look at the giant ships that are sailing the Seven Seas.
Allure Of The Seas
The Allure of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean has a passenger capacity of 5,400. The ship is 361 metres long and has 16 passenger decks.
Oasis Of The Seas
The Oasis of the Seas, sister ship of the Allure of the Seas, also has a passenger capacity of 5,400. Royal Caribbean, which owns the 360-metre liner, has ordered a third identical one from the Saint Nazaire shipyards in France.
With a passenger capacity of 4,345, MSC Divina welcomes its passengers across 18 decks. The liner is 333.3 metres long. The ship boasts Italian actress Sophia Loren as its godmother.
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MSC Preziosa, which is in the same class as MSC Divina, has a passenger capacity of about 4,345. Its features include a water park with the largest slide ever built on a cruise ship.
Freedom of the Seas
This other Royal Caribbean liner, which is smaller than the Oasis class (Allure and Oasis of the Seas) can still carry up to 4,300 passengers. The Freedom of the Seas is 339 metres long and has been setting sail since 2006.
Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic has 19 passenger decks, which about 4,100 passengers can enjoy. It is 329 metres long and holidaymakers can climb aboard for transatlantic and Mediterranean journeys.
Disney Cruise Line's fourth liner, Disney Fantasy, can welcome up to 4,000 passengers across 14 decks. This ship, aimed at families, offers entertainment for children, such as a Muppets show.
Costa Cruises' 16th ship, the Costa Fascinosa, has a passenger capacity of 3,800. It is billed as the largest Italian cruise ship. The boat was designed around 14 decks.
The Carnival Breeze, described as a 'fun ship' because of all of the onboard entertainment, has a passenger capacity of 3,690. The ship travels along the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.
Queen Mary 2
The transatlantic cruise company Cunard's Queen Mary 2, welcomes 3,873 passengers (including 1,253 crew) on 14 decks. It is the modern replica of the Queen Mary, which cruised the Atlantic between 1936 and 1967, but it is 34.44 metres longer than its big sister (345 metres).
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