• Oasis of the Seas is 1,180 feet long, 154 feet wide, and 240 feet high and will accommodate over 5,400 guests in 2,700 staterooms
  • The ship will take 5,800 man-years to complete and is expected to float on water for the first time in Winter 2008 as it nears the finishing stages
  • At a cost of US$230,000 per berth, Oasis of the Seas is the most expensive cruise ship ever to be ordered
  • Standing upright bow-to-stern, Oasis of the Seas would dwarf the One Canada Square building at Canary Wharf and New York%u2019s Chrysler Building
  • The ship is one and a half times taller than the O2 Arena and is longer than four football pitches
  • Oasis of the Seas is almost one-and-a-half times the length of Tower Bridge which spans 800 feet
  • Oasis of the Seas stands taller than Nelson’s Column (165 feet) at 240 feet high
  • Oasis of the Seas can accommodate more guests per sailing than the capacity of the Royal Albert Hall (5,544 seats)
  • The Passenger Shipping Association (PSA) recently revealed that in 2007 1.33million Brits took a cruise and predicts that by 2012 over two million Brits will take a cruise per year. For 2008, they are forecasting for 1.5million cruisers.

The scale of the UK cruise industry has doubled in the past ten years.