Largest cruise ship Oasis of the Seas
The plethora of technology, gadgets and apps that Royal Caribbean has designed especially for the Oasis class is impressive also. The internet connection is tipped to be the fastest on any cruise ship - in fact, the bandwidth on board the Oasis, Royal Caribbean claims, is greater than all the other cruise ships combined. And it's true guests will need reliable connections if they're to enjoy Royal iQ, an app tailored to the ship's guests which will enable them to confirm dining reservations, shore excursions and spa appointments, as well as keep in touch with other passengers and loved ones at home.
Oasis had already made headlines for its diverse entertainment offering which includes zip-wiring, a Flowrider surf simulator, an aqua theatre home to a team of high-dive acrobats and a "Central Park" complete with trees more than 24ft tall.
Oasis of the Seas's sister ship Allure of the Seas is expected to follow in May 2015 with nearly identical enhancements.
Allure will spend a debut season in Europe next summer, using Barcelona as its home port for a season of Mediterranean sailings.
Oasis will leave Southampton for Florida around midnight tonight.
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