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The Oasis of the Seas Arrives in Fort Lauderdale

Locations in this article:  Fort Lauderdale, FL

Oasis of the Seas - photo by Wil ShrinerRoyal Caribbean’s massive new cruise ship Oasis of the Seas has arrived in Port Everglades, the cruise port of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after sailing its way across the Atlantic from its construction site in Turku, Finland.

Get more information on this leviathan and check out some great photos by Wil Shriner of the ship as it sails into port.

The new Oasis of the Seas is among the largest ships to ever ply the world’s oceans, and construction began on the ship back in 2006.

Oasis of the Seas - photo by Wil ShrinerWith a huge array of features, including two climbing walls, a science lab for kids, a spa aimed at teens, two wave simulators and the largest garden at sea, the Oasis of the Seas is veritable city unto itself.

And at a cost of over $1 billion, it’s also among the most expensive ships in history, too.

So don’t miss Peter’s report on this new cruise ship on The Early Show: Inside the World’s Largest Cruise Ship.

Oasis of the Seas - photo by Wil ShrinerAs Peter reports for The Early Show, the ship is 20 stories high, as long as the Empire State Building is tall and has a capacity of 5400 passengers.

And with the crew, it holds more than 7000 people.

Get more insight on making the most of your next cruise with A Cruise Veteran on Three Shipmates Worth Knowing.

Get more insight into the inner workings of the cruise industry with Cruise Inc: Big Money on the High Seas.

Oasis of the Seas - photo by Wil ShrinerYou can find out more information about cruising in our Cruise Travel section.

And you can find more Oasis of the Seas pictures on Peter’s Facebook Fan Page here.

All photos by Wil Shriner.