Posted by: cruise2 | 25 May, 2008

Royal Caribbean Names New Ships

logorci An oasis is commonly defined as a fertile area in an arid region or a place of refuge,
relief, or pleasant contrast. Royal Caribbean International has added another use of the term, defining it as
the official name for the cruise line’s newest and most awe-inspiring class of cruise ships, until now referred to
by the code name “Project Genesis.”
The name Oasis of the Seas was selected from more than 91,000 entries in Royal Caribbean’s “Name
that Ship” contest, which the cruise line launched on January 18 in partnership with USA TODAY. Entrants
were invited to submit two names ending in “of the Seas” that best encapsulate the universe of experiences a
Royal Caribbean cruise provides passengers. The contest marks the first time members of the general public,
outside of the cruise industry, have been given the opportunity to name a cruise ship.
The winning combination of names, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, was submitted by George
Weiser, of Livonia, Michigan.  Mr. Weiser’s well-chosen names scored the highest among all contest entries
considered by a panel of judges, and earned him the honour of naming not only the world’s next largest and
most innovative cruise ships, but the entire class of the new ships, the Oasis-class. Mr. Weiser is joined by Jennifer
Conley, of Robertsville, Missouri, who suggested Mystique of the Seas and also Allure of the Seas.   Ms Conley is also a
winner in the naming contest for earning the second-highest score.
When launched in late 2009, Oasis of the Seas will be the largest and most revolutionary cruise ship in
the world. An architectural marvel at sea, she will span 16 decks, encompass 220,000 gross registered tons,
carry 5,400 passengers, and feature 2,700 cabins.  The ship will be based in  Port Everglades in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida. In 2010, she will be joined by a sister ship, Allure of the Seas.

Additional information is

available at http://www.oasisoftheseas.com.

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