Cruise passengers get first glimpse of worlds biggest ship
Oasis of the Seas, the world's biggest cruise ship, will be unveiled to the public for the first time on Friday when would-be passengers and media will be invited on board in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Though the details of the vessel - which is 40 per cent bigger than the current biggest cruise ship - have been kept a closely guarded secret, certain details about its size and extravagance have leaked out.
For instance, it is already known that the cruise ship is so enormous it has it has an outdoor park the size of a football pitch and a mock-ancient Greek amphitheatre on board.
Cruise passengers who fancy a voyage on the Oasis of the Seas should not be disappointed as the owners, Royal Caribbean, (www.royalcaribbean.co.uk) admitted this week that it still had space on its cruises.
Oasis of the Seas carries 6,296 passengers who are charged from £1,786 for an all-inclusive nine-night Caribbean cruise, including flights to Florida.
The cruise ship, which cost £800 million to build, includes a rising bar that moves between decks, an ice rink, no fewer than 24 restaurants, a casino and a carousel.
As Royal Caribbean, together with other cruise lines, is trying to attract younger passengers, Oasis of the Seas has also got a climbing wall and surf machine.
Passengers needn't fear that they will get lost on deck as there's a computerised room finder on each floor to help them find their cabins.