Behemoth Oasis of the Seas To Relocate To Port Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // March 9, 2015
Oasis of the Seas To Relocate To Port Canaveral for winter 2016-2017 cruise season
ABOVE VIDEO: The Oasis, which cost $1.4 billion to build in 2007-8, will be the biggest ship ever to be based at Port Canaveral, consisting of 16 passenger decks, and accommodating about 6,000 passengers.
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Royal Caribbean’s 225,282-ton Oasis of the Seas will relocate to Port Canaveral for the winter 2016-2017 cruise season.
The Oasis, which cost $1.4 billion to build in 2007-8, will be the biggest ship ever to be based at Port Canaveral, consisting of 16 passenger decks, and accommodating about 6,000 passengers, plus crew.
Oasis of the Seas, when is more than 1,186 feet long, will alternate seven-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries from Port Canaveral, while a western Caribbean and two new eastern Caribbean itineraries will be offered in the summer from Fort Lauderdale.
Port Canaveral opened its new Cruise Terminal 1, which was built to handle Oasis-class ships, in December 2014.
Attracting an Oasis- or Quantum-level ship, which have an average passenger capacity in the 4,000 to 5,500 range, was a goal for the port, as it provides tourists the newest and best Royal Caribbean has to offer, meaning more business for Brevard County as tourists extend stays onto land and visit the beaches and Orlando.
“We are thrilled that Oasis and Rhapsody will be deployed from Port Canaveral,” said port CEO John E. Walsh.
“We enjoy a fantastic relationship with Royal Caribbean and the announcement of these two wonderful ships shows commitment that our partnership will continue to grow.”