Cruising is getting an increasingly preferred choice of having a great time with family and friends. Though the excitement of spending time on the sea is undeniable, the main reason adding to the popularity of cruising is the ships themselves. In case you are considering cruising as a vacation, you may like choosing among these 3 largest cruise ships in the world.
1. Allure of the Seas – Launched in December 2010, the largest cruise ship Allure of the Seas from the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is just about two inches larger than its sister ship the Oasis!
Designed to accommodate 6360 guests on its sixteen decks, it offers as many as thirty-seven types of accommodations that include twenty-eight numbers of two storey loft suites equipped with modern fixtures, contemporary art and floor to ceiling windows. This is the first cruise ship to offer lofts, the tallest accommodation at sea with an area of 545 square feet. Its design comprises of a bedroom at the upper level, overlooking the living area and offering extensive sea views.
It is a mega ship offering extraordinary large space for public areas. The Allure is large enough to contain seven separate neighborhoods that include a boardwalk area with a merry-go round, high diving show plus a foliage-filled Central Park. Passengers may even opt visiting the theater to watch a production of the Broadway classic “Chicago.” This largest cruise ship earned the distinction of featuring Starbucks at sea for the first time.
2. Oasis of the Seas – Launched in 2009, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas will go down the history of cruising as the largest cruise ship till that title was snatched away by sister ship the Allure. Port facilities needed to be expanded for accommodating it. It set a record of carrying more than six thousand passengers excluding a crew of 2400 on board. The passengers simply get blown away by the sheer size of the ship, smoothness of sail and the options of entertainment.
This 220,000 ton colossus comprises of 16 decks with 2,700 staterooms and has seven distinct neighborhoods needing to be explored. It offers 254 ocean view cabins and four swimming pools. It has many specialty restaurants to match your taste. There is so much to be done onboard that you’ll find it difficult to decide if you should leave the ship for exploring the ports.
3. Norwegian Epic – In building this ship Norwegian Cruise Line deviated from the prevalent cruise traditions and borrowed some ideas from Vegas to give novel experience to their customers. Norwegian Epic has no formal dining room, allowing passengers to select from about twenty dining options.
Everyday you can try a couple of those restaurants. Additionally, there is a range of bars that include the first Ice Bar on sea. They present a number of entertaining options too. For instance, there is a circus cum dinner show in a Spiegel Tent. There is also a specially designed theater for watching performance of hilarious Blue Man Group. Other activities include bowling, a huge aqua park and a vast spa. Another first of the Epic is the creation of The Studios, a specially designed complex where solo travelers can share lounges.