Denmark is all set for a great occurrence on Saturday. And what might that be? It’s not a huge musical performance nor an awarding ceremony nor a party.
What Denmark is awaiting is the passing of the world’s largest cruise ship called the Oasis of the Seas. This is going to take place Saturday at 9:30 p.m. specifically under the Great Belt bridge which links the islands of Funen and Zealand.
For those of you who don’t know yet, the Oasis of the Seas cruise liner is 72 meters tall, 360 meters long and 64 meters wide. It is currently sailing from Finland on its way to Florida in the U.S., its home port. While its height is actually too tall to go under the bridge, reports have it that the ship will lower its telescope chimneys. Another factor that will allow it to pass through under the Great Belt bridge is the low tide scheduled at that time.
Why is it the largest cruise liner in the world so far? The reason is its size and weight at 220,000 gross tones making it about 40 percent bigger than the other cruise ships operating around the world today.
Oasis of the Seas has a capacity of 5,400 passengers plus it also has a crew of 2,200. Known as the floating theme park, this cruise ship boasts of three big swimming pools, 10 spa baths and facilities that simulate waves to allow people to engage in surfing. Another great entertainment area is its Central Park that measures 2,000 square meters. If the name sounds familiar, yes the area was actually named after New York City’s very own tourist attraction, the Central Park.
Denmark, being a country with lots of coastlines, is a major port of call of many cruise ships. Copenhagen is where most of the world’s cruise liners either start or end their voyage.