Yep, seems ship builders did in fact learn something from the Titanic…. If you wanna build the world’s largest ship, make sure it sails in tropical waters. That is exactly what Royal Caribbean plans on doing with the “floating city” it is building.
The giant ship will be called “The Oasis of the Seas” and will accommodate 5400 guests plus 3000 crew. Now that’s more people than what occupy the city I live in.
Royal Caribbean says the ship will have two 24 hour buffets and have 16 decks to hold the 2,700 state rooms they pan on having. The Oasis will be around 1200 ft. long, 154 ft. wide and come up 213 ft. above sea level. This ship is going to actually have neighborhoods that revolve around certain themes.
I found this chart for comparison of past giant vessels, btw, the Oasis will weigh 220, 000 tons
The infamous Titanic dwarfs in the midst of the Oasis of the seas.
Passenger / Military
1912 Titanic – White Star Line 46,328 tons 9 decks 3,000 people
1934 Queen Mary - Cunard 81,237 tons 12 3,131 1,019
1939 Bismark German-War Ship 50,000 tons 880 people
1962 Carrier Enterprise -US Navy 89,600 tons 5,830 people
1973 Carrier Nimitz - US Navy 97,000 tons 5,680 people1,092 134 30
1991 Monarch of the Seas - Royal Caribbean 73,941 tons 11 decks 2,350 people
2000 Explorer of the Seas - Royal Caribbean 138,000 tons 15 decks 3,114 people
2001 Adventure of the Seas - Royal Caribbean 138,000 tons 15 decks 3,114 people
2002 Brilliance of the Seas -Royal Caribbean 90,090 tons 13 decks 2,501 people
2004 Queen Mary 2 – Cunard 150,000 tons 23 decks 3,873 people
2006 Ultra-Voyager - Royal Caribbean 160,000 tons 4000+people
Hopefully, Unlike previous monster ships, these guys will at least include enough life rafts for the 8000+ people aboard…. just in case the floating city needed an evacuation.