Mar 24, 2011

The World’s Largest Cruise Ship: Allure of the Seas

 

She’s the newest addition to the Royal Caribbean fleet and the world’s largest cruise ship. With 2,700 rooms spanning 16 decks, the Allure of the Seas is like a miniature city, travelling from Fort Lauderdale to the Carribbean at a comfortable 22 knots. Oh and there’s a Starbucks on board…

Below you will find a collection of images and jaw-dropping statistics in an attempt to put this behemoth into perspective. Enjoy!

 

 

THE ALLURE OF THE SEAS

- 225,282 Gross Registered Tonnes
– 1,187 feet (360 meters) long, 208 feet (64 meters) wide and 213 feet (65 meters) high from the water line
– 30 feet (9.1 meters) draft
– 22 knots cruising speed
– 16 passenger decks and 24 passenger elevators
– 4 bow thrusters with 7,500 horse power each
– 5,400 guests (double occupancy) 6,296 guests total, 2,384 crew (From apprx. 80 countries)

Staterooms
– Total: 2,706, Balcony: 1,956, Outside: 254, Interior: 496
– Staterooms with additional berths: 683
– Wheelchair accessible staterooms: 46

 

 

A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE

- Standing upright at 1,187 feet tall, Allure of the Seas is 124 feet taller than the Eiffel Tower.
– Allure of the Seas’ length is approximately equal to three and half regulation size soccer/football fields
– Allure of the Seas is 5.11 times longer than a Boeing 747 Jetliner
– Allure of the Seas was constructed out of 500,000 individual parts
– 158,503 gallons of paint was used
– The electrical cables onboard Allure of the Seas would stretch approximately the distance from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to Juneau, Alaska

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

- Oasis of the Seas is the first cruise ship to have achieved DNV (Det Norske Veritas) Green Passport designation. This is an important part of the voluntary Clean Ship Design certification

- Advanced Wastewater Purification System – Oasis of the Seas was awarded the first Clean Sea Award by NorShipping, thanks to an Advanced Wastewater Purification System, which was designed to be twice as stringent as U.S. Federal standards for in-port wastewater discharge

- Everything and anything that can be recycled, is recycled onboard Oasis of the Seas. The ship boasts state-of the art facilities, complete with shredders, bailers and compactors, as well as crushers for glass, light bulbs, tin and aluminum In addition, Oasis houses the largest cold storage room on any ship in the world to safely store all recyclables, special/hazardous waste, cooking oil, solvents, incinerator ash, etc.

- The coating on Oasis of the Seas’ hull was made of non-toxic, technologically advanced materials that reduce hull resistance, thereby increasing fuel efficiency

 

 

ALL INFORMATION COURTESY OF ALLUREOFTHESEAS.COM

 

 

 

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