World’s biggest cruise ship to dock in Rotterdam

The world’s biggest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas, is due to arrive in Rotterdam port next Monday night after a week long cruise from the Spanish city of Malaga.

The ship is 60 metres wide and can carry 6,360 passengers plus nearly 2,400 crew. It is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Meanwhile, sister ship Quantum of the Seas on Monday left its wharf in the German port of Papenburg for the Dutch North Sea port of Eemshaven.

The 348-metre-long ship was towed down the river Ems by two tugs – a journey which involved keeping the water level in the river artificially high. From Eemshaven, the ship – the world’s third biggest cruise liner – will undergo a first short ‘test drive’, owner Royal Caribbean Cruises said.


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