MS Oasis of the Seas heading for Florida

The largest cruise ship in the world, the MS Oasis of the Seas, is on a journey from Finland to Fort Lauderdale, FL. She’s expected to arrive in Florida this week, with her maiden voyage from Miami scheduled for December 1.
A user named ‘sladys‘ over at Google Earth Hacks has posted a KML file to see the journey of the ship. In addition, ‘Naruto_fan‘ has modeled the Oasis of the Seas, along with her soon-to-be sister Allure of the Seas, in the Google 3D Warehouse.

Oasis of the Seas

The ship has already had quite an adventure. On November 1, she had to pass under the Great Belt Fixed Link bridge in Denmark. The bridge has a clearance of 213ft above the water, but the ship has a height of 236ft. This obviously posed a problem. By lowering it’s telescoping smokestacks, waiting until low tide, and using a full thrust, the ship was able to squeeze under the bridge with about two feet to spare! Check out the video below to see it happen:

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



Comments

  1. I witness the arrival of Oasis of the Seas in St, Maarten Dr. Wathey Cruise dock, what a site the cruise ship was taller than the tallest building on the Island Awesome!

  2. This is such a fantastic idea – can you do this with any other ships?

  3. This is such a brilliant feature, can you do this with any other cruise ships?

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