Oasis of the Seas facts taken from the Virgin Islands Daily News, 12/8/09 issue.
Flag – Bahamas; Captain – William Wright; Builder – STX Europe of Turku, Finland;
cost – $1,400,000,000; Size – 225,282 gross tons (almost five times larger than the Titanic); Length – 1,181 feet; Draught – 31 feet;
Width – 198 feet (a regulation NFL football field is only 160 feet wide). Height – 236 feet above waterline. Passenger capacity – at double occupancy: 5,200; maximum capacity: 6,296; Crew – 2,394. Maiden voyage – 12/5/09; arrival in STT – 12/7/09. Initial ports of call – Fort Lauderdale, FL; St. Thomas, VI; Nassau, Bahamas; Labadee, Haiti; Philipsburg, St. Marteen; Cozumel, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico.
Oasis of the Seas by the numbers.
150,000 – size in sq. ft. of the ship’s solar array.
97,020 kilowatts – power produced by the ships engine. Ship is propelled by electric motors. 60,000– napkins used in the main dining room per voyage.
$16,659 – cost of the most expensive Oasis cabin, per person.
A park with; 12,000 – approximate number of plants aboard, including 56 trees.
4,100 – number of toilets.
2,700 – number of lounge chairs on the pool decks.
1,380 – number of seats in the main theater where you can see broadway productions.
22.6 knots – maximum speed (26 miles per hour on land).
82 feet– lenght of zipline that passengers can soar above the ship’s central park.
37 – number of bars aboard, including one mounted on an elevator which allows patrons to ride up and; down three decks while sipping their drinks.
25 – number of restaurants.
24 – number of passenger elevators.
17.9 feet – depth of Aqua Theatre pool – the deepest pool at sea.
16 – number of passenger decks.
2 – number of flow riders (pools you can surf in).
0.43 miles – length of jogging track.
2 – 43 ft. rock climbing walls; a cupcake shop; an aquatic ampitheater.
28 multi-level loft suites w/ floor to ceiling windows.
* Okay, who’s ready for an all inclusive vacation cruise aboard the Oasis of The Seas?