The 362-meter-long ship covered about 1,550 nautical miles in the first four days at sea, which is about 2,870 kilometers, according to the Daily Mail server. The aim was to test whether the construction is durable. The ship underwent about forty tests and several inspections.
About 500 people took part in the tests and the completion of the test cruise symbolizes an important milestone for the largest cruise ship in the world. Likewise, for the Royal Caribbean, which owns the ship – this is the fifth addition to the Oasis category, which includes the former largest cruise ships in the world, such as the Harmony of the Seas or the Symphony of the Seas.
The Virgin Cruise with the first passengers is waiting for the “miracle of the seas” next year, when it will sail for the first time from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the Caribbean and will also visit Europe in May. In seven days, it will transport passengers via the Mediterranean, from Barcelona and Rome to Mallorca or the Italian island of Capri.
It can accommodate almost seven thousand passengers
Royal Caribbean promises families and other travelers new entertainment options, including the highest slide or live parks.
“The number of bookings for our ships returning to the United States and Europe is significant. “It is encouraging for us that half of our fleet is on the road again,” said company chief Michael Bayley, adding that people could prepare for the latest addition. “The miracle will shine like the last miracle in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean,” Bailey added.
The giant boat is 362 meters long and 64 meters wide. It can accommodate 6988 passengers and 2300 crew members. It can sail at a speed of 22 knots, ie about 40 kilometers per hour.
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