World’s biggest ship heads for Southampton


The gigantic Oasis of the Seas (Picture: Royal Caribbean)

The world’s largest cruise ship will call into Southampton for the first time next year.

Oasis of the Seas, which boasts a park, boardwalk and a zipline, will make its maiden visit to the city on October 15, 2014.

The 225,000-tonne giant – longer than four football pitches – will call in on its way back to its home port in Florida after some sailings in Barcelona and dry-dock maintenance in the Netherlands.

The record-breaking ship has a park with 12,000 trees and plants, an 82ft zipline, rock-climbing walls and two surf machines.

Jo Rzymowska, the UK general manager for owners Royal Caribbean, said: ‘Oasis of the Seas sailing from Southampton is going to be the hottest ticket in town.’

Here’s a Royal Caribbean video:

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