passengers carried by a cruise ship - world record set
by Oasis of the Seas
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., USA -- Royal Caribbean's
Oasis of the Seas pulled out of Fort Lauderdale on
March 13 carrying 6,007 passengers - setting the new world
record for the Most
passengers carried by a cruise ship.
Oasis of the Seas has 2,700 cabins,
giving it a capacity of 5,400 passengers at double occupancy
(two passengers per cabin). But with some cabins configured
will pull-out sofas to hold extra passengers, the ship's total
capacity is a higher 6,296.
At 225,282 tons, Oasis is nearly 50% larger
than the next largest cruise ship.
Designed around seven "neighborhoods,"
it boasts a 1,380-seat theater that opened with Broadway's
Hairspray, an outdoor AquaTheater that features water ballet
and high-dive acts, an ice skating show, a comedy club, jazz
club, casino, multiple nightclubs and bars, two dozen eateries
and a two-deck spa.
Royal Caribbean says Jerry and
Judith Schmidt of Tomahawk, Wis. crossed the gangway on
March 13 to put the total number of passengers over 6,000.
It was their third Royal Caribbean cruise, and they were celebrating
their 50th wedding anniversary, the line says.
Among the other 6,000-plus passengers on
the March 13 sailing were residents of 64 different countries,
and more than 2,400 members of Royal Caribbean's frequent
cruiser program, the Crown & Anchor Society, including 373
Diamond and Diamond Plus level members. The ship sailed a
seven-night voyage to the Eastern Caribbean.