Thursday, January 1, 2009

pictures of largest cruise ship in the world

Freedom of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship, docked on April 29, 2006 in Southampton, England. The flagship of the Norwegian-American company Royal Caribbean International with 1,800 rooms can accomodate up to 4,375 passengers and 1,360 crew members. It has replaced the ocean liner Queen Mary II as the world's biggest cruise liner
The ship has 30 lifeboats.
It is about 229 ft (69.80 m) longer, about 108,000 GT larger, and can accommodate 2,147 more passengers than RMS Titanic.
Its operating costs are $1 million per day.
It has 75,000 lightbulbs and 4,700 works of art, and uses 35,000 kg of ice daily.
The largest suite, the Presidential Suite, is 113 square meters, accommodate 14 people and has ten flat panel TVs, a private whirlpool, a wet bar, and a Yamaha GC1 baby-grand piano.
Rooms for the maiden voyage were priced from $1,900 to $22,000 for the week.
It consumes approximately 28,000 pounds (12,800 kg) of fuel per hour[6], enough to refill a 13 gallon tank in a car at one tank a week for over six years.
It is one of the few ships with 4 bow thrusters on each side with 8 bow thrusters in total


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