The soon-to-be world’s largest cruise liner, the £700
million Oasis of the Seas, is due
to be launched from a Finnish shipyard in November. It will be fitted out with a
fully-equipped conference centre on its third deck.
The ship will initially sail from Florida and the Caribbean.
“We have a dedicated sales team, who
are working with trade partners, to highlight the experiences for business
travel, conference and incentive groups,” says head of field sales
UK and Ireland, Michael
English. “Oasis of the Seas makes
an excellent proposition due to the dedicated business facilities onboard, as
well as the range of entertainment and activities available when there is
The conference centre can be divided into
four meeting rooms, each holding up to 75 people. The Pinnacle Lounge on deck 17
is also suited for small meetings with capacity for 55 guests.
When completed, the ship will be 40 per cent
larger than any other passenger vessel afloat and be able to handle 6,300
passengers with its 2,700 cabins. The ship will have 24 restaurants and a sister
ship, Allure of the Seas, will be
launched next year.