Biggest Cruise Ship in the World

Alure of the seas

Good old Port Everglades. I wonder how many of those buildings will fit into this ship with a length of 363m and a Gross tonnage of 225000 tonnes. I will include a little fact sheet about this monster. If you haven’t seen the previous post which was about the “Eclipse”. I don’t think there is much of a comparison besides the price tag which seems to be in the same range. Is bigger always better?

Have a look at the below facts:

Registry: Bahamas,  Built at STX Europe, Turku, Finland Maiden Voyage: December 5, 2010 Godmother: TBD

Class & type: Oasis-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 225,282 GT
242,999 NT
15,000 DWT
Length: 361.6 m (1,186.5 ft) overall 
Beam: 47 m (154 ft) waterline
60.5 m (198 ft) max moulded
65 m (213 ft) max beam
Height: 72 m (236 ft) above water line
Draught: 9.3 m (31 ft)
Depth: 22.55 m (74 ft)
Decks: 16 passenger decks
Installed power: 3 × Wärtsilä 12V46D engines (13,860 kW/18,590 hp each)
3 × Wärtsilä 16V46D engines (18,480 kW/24,780 hp each)
Propulsion: 3 × 20 MW ABB Azipod
4 × 5.5 MW Wärtsilä CT3500 bow thrusters
Speed: 22.6 knots (41.9 km/h; 26.0 mph)
Capacity: 5,400 passengers at double occupancy
6,296 maximum
Crew: 2,165 on maiden voyage
2,394 as of July 2012


Technical details

The gross tonnage of the Oasis of the Seas is 225,282. Her displacement—the actual mass of the vessel—is estimated at approximately 100,000 metric tons, slightly less than that of an American Nimitz-class air craft carrier.

To keep the ship stable without increasing the draft excessively, the designers created a wide hull. 9.3 metres (31 ft) of the ship sits beneath the water, a small percentage of the ship’s overall height. Wide, shallow ships such as this tend to be “snappy”, meaning that they can snap back upright after a wave has passed, which can be uncomfortable. This effect, however, is mitigated by the vessel’s large size. The cruise ship’s officers were pleased with the ship’s stability and performance during the transatlantic crossing, when the vessel, in order to allow finishing work to go on, slowed and changed course in the face of winds “almost up to hurricane force” and seas in excess of 12 metres (39 ft).

While the design length of the Allure of the Seas is the same as that of her sister, she is actually about 50 millimetres (2.0 in) longer than the Oasis of the Seas. According to the shipyard, this is not intentional and such small differences in length may occur simply due to the temperature of the steel in such a large ship.

The ship’s power comes from six medium speed marine diesel generating sets: three 16 cylinder Wartsila 16V46D common rail engines producing 18,860 kilowatts (25,290 hp) each and three similar 12 cylinder Wärtsilä 12V46 engines producing 13,860 kilowatts (18,590 hp) each. The fuel consumption of the main engines at full power is 1,377 US gallons (5,210 l; 1,147 imp gal) of fuel oil per engine per hour for the 16-cylinder engines and 1,033 US gallons (3,910 l; 860 imp gal) per engine per hour for the 12-cylinder engines. The total output of these prime movers, some 97,020 kilowatts (130,110 hp), is converted to electricity, used in hotel power for operation of the lights, elevators, electronics, galleys, water treatment plant, and all of the other systems used on the operation of the vessel, as well as propulsion. Propulsion is provided by three 20,000-kilowatt (26,800 hp) Azipods, ABB’s brand of electric azimuth thrusters. These pods, suspended under the stern, contain electric motors driving 20-foot (6 m) propellers. Because they are rotatable, no rudders are needed to steer the ship. Docking is assisted by four 5,500-kilowatt (7,380 hp) transverse bow thrusters.

The ship carries 18 lifeboats that hold 370 people each, for a total of 6,660 people. Inflatable life rafts provide for additional passengers and crew.

There are seven different neighborhoods onboard Allure of the Seas:
Adventure Ocean, The Boardwalk, Central Park, Entertainment Place, Pool & Parks, Royal Promenade and Vitality.

Central Park has the feeling of truly being in a park, with 12,175 plants, 62 vine plants, and 56 trees. They also pipe in sounds of birds during the daytime hours and crickets after dark.

There are 24 dining options onboard Allure of the Seas, with 37 different bars and lounges to choose from. There are 3 main dining rooms, one with the traditional dining option and the rest is anytime.

Have a look at some more pictures before we put this into context

worlds-biggest-cruise-ship-allure-of-the-seas-royal-carribean-6 worlds-biggest-cruise-ship-allure-of-the-seas-royal-carribean-8 Allure of the Seas passes The Great Belt Bridge, Denmark.

– 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 across the continent of North America.

And yes even the chairs are big

Launch of Royal Caribbean International's Allure of the Seas.

Can the Eclipse and the Allure of the Seas be compared NO!!!!!!! Never the less the are both the biggest in their industry and believe it or not soon they won’t be the biggest anymore.

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