225,000 ton cruise liner to sail in December

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  1. Thorlifter

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    For those that don't know, the Iowa class battleships of WW2 came in at a "skinny" 47,000 tons. Some of these pics are during it's sea trials so it's not painted up all pretty yet and others are artist renderings.

    Oasis' AquaTheater, located at the stern of the ship, will offer innovative activities both day and night. The amphitheater-style space will adjoin the Boardwalk neighborhood (technically part of the Boardwalk) and is focused on the celebration of water.

    By day, the AquaTheater functions as a pool and lounge area. Passengers can swim in the kidney-shaped pool, which will be the largest and deepest (almost 18 feet deep) freshwater pool at sea or sunbathe on loungers along the tiered platforms surrounding the pool. SCUBA lessons will also be offered in the pool during the afternoon.

    At night, the area transforms into a theatrical venue with seating for 600. Fountain shows, synchronized to music and lights, will take place in the pool (think the Bellagio fountains in Vegas) with hundred of water nozzles shooting water up to 65 feet high. Acrobatic shows and high-diving performances will take place in and around the pool. Two diving towers above the pool will be connected by a bridge, with a trapeze behind and a trampoline between, allowing gymnasts and aerialists to perform impressive feats in the air then dismount into the pool.

    The pool itself will have custom-built lifts so the depth can rise or fall (deep for high diving, shallow for water ballet). Plus, underwater cameras will film performers when they're out of sight of the audience and broadcast the images onto two giant LED screens flanking the stage.

    For passengers who don't want to be far from all the goings-on, a new class of suites, called Aqua Suites, will flank the Aqua Theater. The balconies from these six cabins will allow for private viewing of the nightly performances.

    Ship Stats
    Gross Registered Tons: 225,282
    Passengers Double Occupancy: 5,400
    Passengers Max Occupancy: 6,296
    Crewmembers: 2,165
    Length: 1,187 feet
    Width: 208 feet
    Height: 213 feet (above the waterline)

    Wacky Oasis Facts
    Ship will contain 3,300 miles of electrical cables -- roughly the width of the U.S.!
    110,231 pounds of ice cubes will be made daily.
    Central Park will have 12,175 plants, 62 vine plants, 56 trees and bamboo.
    The AquaTheater pool is 17.9 feet deep and is the largest pool at sea.
     

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    What an ugly ship...
     
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    Yeah, Marcel has it right. That is ugly. And what's the point? It's like floating around in a Condo Block. Why not just go to the Beach? Fort Lauderdale or some place like that. Same thing.
     
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    My God
    I was thinking the same thing
    it looks like it's stacked high with cargo containers and an alleyway down the middle. Probably a different experience from on board but externally, elegant it isn't - it looks ungainly and top-heavy
     
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    That's not a ship! That's something that the cat dragged in, chewed up, throwed up, to later try to bury in the cat box!What an ugly piece of.....the designer should be hanged, drawned and quartered!
     
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    Interesting.

    It looks like poop...no matter how nice they paint that thing. Matter of fact, painting it would be a waste of money...

    And doesn't that ship look a little top-heavy?
     
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    It reminds me of those big cargo ship with the containers stacked on top. I wonder how rough a sea this thing can sail in without worry of a roll over.
     
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    Looks like it will make a really nice artificial reef someday though;)
     
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    Looks like a third-world apartment complex washed out to sea. Just needs a bunch of laundry hanging out...
     
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    Projects on the sea?
     
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    My first thought was it will make a cool video, rolling belly up.

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    She is certainly ugly and almost certainly top heavy (wonder what ballast/fins are keeping her upright). She probably will never encounter that heavy seas so it won't be a problem (no doubt she will be Caribbean bound). Still despite the ugliness and ungainliness and all the other problems with her, she is still a bit of a marvel of engineering even if it is 'look what we can do' engineering. No doubt in time there will be bigger.
     
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    Looks ugly, and top heavy. What ever happened to the liners of the early 20th century?
     
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    Here's a couple :)
     

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    I'll give you the Titanic...but the Lusitania did have a "little" help...

    If they want a monster cruise ship, why not buy a surplus CV and fix it up :lol:
     
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    Fergot one, Colin:
     

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    I hate cruise ships. Floating hotels with all the horror that entails. You couldn't pay me to be on one.
     
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    Forgot one more guys:
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    Bloody floating shopping centre, modern liners are truly revolting things
     
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