This message should really be empty. The largest cruise ship in the world, for the third time in a row owned by Royal Caribbean International, goes beyond words. The ‘Oasis of the Seas’ makes everyone think they stepped out of reality. However, all passengers on board can be sure of experiencing something so real, that they all need to come to their senses.
‘Oasis of the Seas’ represents the whole world in just one ship. There is a copy of New York’s Central Park in the size of one soccer field (no big deal though since there is enough space to cover three soccer fields). The so-called Boardwalk is a recreation zone especially developed for spending some family time with among other things restaurants, a shopping street, an authentic carousel and the very first bar that slowly ascends and descends three decks. With the Zip Line, thrill seekers can soar through the sky from the ninth deck. At the stern one can find the biggest floating freshwater pool that in the evening, for the first time in cruise history, transforms in an Aqua theatre during the evenings. That is definitely not the end of it all, but no description will do the forms, designs, colours, ideas, mechanisms and techniques justice.
Since Royal International Caribbean decided to have its new builds and even some existing ships installed with Bolideck® systems, it is obvious that Bolidt had to manage quite some work at this miraculous ship. No less than 13 of the 16 decks have been installed with Bolideck®. It is reliability that makes Bolidt main supplier of Royal Caribbean. The systems are installed quickly and efficiently, but with quality as well. In addition Bolidt is able to immediately cross the world to carry out work on Royal Caribbean’s ships. On top of that the Bolideck® Future Teak and Bolideck® Select systems fit in with the aesthetical wishes of the cruise giant.
There is still much cooperation ahead of the two companies. ‘Oasis of the Seas’ is just the first of the so-called Genesis Project. ‘Sister’ ship Allure of the Seas is scheduled to be taken into service at the end of 2010 and perhaps Royal Caribbean has acquired such a taste for it that more ships of exceptional sizes will follow. One thing is for sure: Bolidt will be on board, all hands on deck! With all the work completed at ‘Oasis of the Seas’, Bolidt exclusively knows how to literally implement this saying.
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