Oasis of the Seas, the 4th largest cruise ship in the world, sails to Halifax
Dozens of people gathered at Point Pleasant Park and the Halifax waterfront to watch Oasis of the Seas arrive in Halifax on Tuesday morning, the biggest cruise port call the city’s port has seen to date.
The Royal Caribbean International ship is the fourth largest cruise ship in the world.
Oasis of the Seas is 360 meters long, 18 decks high, weighs 226,838 tons and has a carrying capacity of 5,600 cruise passengers, plus crew.
The ship’s gargantuan size leaves room for a number of amenities, including a zip line, basketball court, and water park.
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According to a statement from the Port of Halifax, the ship will not be in Halifax for long. It is scheduled to depart at 6 p.m. Tuesday, before heading to Saint John Harbour.
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Oasis of the Seas comes to Halifax
It’s the first year the city has welcomed cruise ships to its port after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
Ships began arriving at the Port of Halifax in late April. About 175 ship calls are expected during the cruise season, which peaks in the fall.
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