Marine Hotels of 21st Century
Here are the world’s largest cruise ships.
Freedom of the Seas was built in 2006 in Finland. In fact it is a big floating hotel. Its length is 339 m and the width is 56 m. The team is made up of 1360 people. The liner takes on board 4400 passengers. This was an absolute record! There is an entire entertainment industry for guests on the ship. There is a huge water park, ice skating rink, special climbing wall. You can swim in the pools, sun decks, which are built on special wings and hang over the water. You can attend concerts in the theater halls or visit variety shows. There is a very long street with shops, restaurants and cafes. The speed of the supergiant is not very impressive, only 21.6 knots, less than 40 kilometers per hour.
In April 2006 the ship went on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, almost along the route of the legendary Titanic. There were no adventures. And in an era of global warming the icebergs in the Atlantic are very rare.
Queen Магу-2 was launched in 2004 and was called Titanic of the XXI century. Its length is 345 meters and can take 2800 passengers. Its speed reaches 30 knots, or 55 kilometers per hour. It takes only a week to get from Britain to the United States. There are six restaurants, five swimming pools, gyms, casino, theater, cinema, planetarium, and even an art gallery.
Carnival Magic is 306 m long. A giant ship can accommodate up to 4,000 people on board. There are restaurants, cafes, fitness centers, a football field, a variety of sports grounds for volleyball, basketball, golf and tennis on 14 decks. . Carnival Magic has been cruising since 2010.
Celebrity Reflection. The length of the giant ship is 319 meters, and the width is 37 meters. Up to 4,800 people along with the crew can be on board. She was launched in 2012. The upper deck has a huge green lawn, a Persian garden, a VIP area and much more. There is a free restaurant Opus Dining Room with a capacity of up to 1,500 people. The number of staff is more than a thousand people.
MSC Fantasia is the first cruise liner of the new generation of Fantasy class. The largest ship was launched in 2008 and received the title of Eco-ship, as well as its future followers. The length of the ship is 333 meters, and the width is 38 meters. There are about 1637 cabins and up to 4,500 people together with the crew can be on board. A feature of MSC Fantasia is Formula-1simulator and an unusual water park with numerous musical fountains with illumination.
MSC Splendida is included in the list of the largest liners in the world with the length of 333 meters. She has 18 decks, which a variety of bars and restaurants, pizzerias, cigar room, theater, Internet cafes, casinos, children’s and teenage play areas, boutiques, sports grounds, saunas, medical center and much more. The capacity of the ship together with the crew is about 4300 people.
MSC Divina is the biggest cruise liner in the world of Fantasy class. The ship was launched in 2012. Restaurants, bars, cafes, pizzerias, theaters, a conference hall, a music salon, a disco, a library, a spa, a bowling alley, a medical center, a laundry, a hairdresser and so on are on the 13 decks. The length of the ship is 333 meters, and the passenger capacity is 4,200 people.
Norwegian Breakaway is one of the largest cruise liners in the world with a passenger capacity of up to 6,000 people along with the crew. She is 324 meters long and 40 meters wide. There are more than 2 thousand cabins on 14 decks, a beach club, spa cabins, swimming pools, water slides, a water park, 28 cafes, restaurants and bars, shops, a children’s playground, a casino, a library, a beauty salon, a hairdresser, an Internet cafe.
Norwegian Epic was built in 2009 by the Norwegian shipbuilding company STX Europe and was launched in 2010. The absolute length of the liner is 325.4 meters, and the width is 40 meters. Norwegian epic is able to take on board up to 5,900 people along with the crew. There are cinemas, numerous cafes, restaurants, water attractions on 13 decks.
Oasis of the Seas is the first Oasis cruise ship that was built in 2008. Its length is 360 meters, and the width reaches 60 meters. The maximum passenger capacity is 6400 people. There are 16 decks. Visitors can visit the local park of exotic plants, shops, gyms, cafes, the largest casino, water park and much more.
Allure of the Seas was built in 2009. The length of the ship is 360 meters, and the width is 60 meters. She can accommodate up to 6,400 passengers. There are various shops, boutiques, a water park, casinos, restaurants, bars, an ice rink, attractions, sports fields and much more.
Harmony of the Seas is the largest cruise liner in the world today. The length is 362 meters, and the width is 66 meters. She was launched in 2015. The giant ship made its first voyage on May 16, 2016. Passenger capacity of the liner is 8200 people together with the crew.