Several months ago, we brought readers an article that compared the largest cruise ship in the world — Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas — to famous places.
And our original article was a smash hit. It was shared across the Internet and viewed by thousands of readers. Given it’s popularity, we decided to follow-up with more images that give you an appreciation of the size of cruise ships.
Oasis-class ships all measure more than 1,180 feet and are capable of carrying 5,000-6,000 passengers. If you’ve ever sailed on one of these ships — or even seen them in port — then you know how imposing they can be. They seemingly take up the entire landscape.
If you’ve never had the experience to see one of these ships in person, the following pictures will give you a better idea of their massive size.
Satellite images courtesy of Google Maps.
Rose Bowl Stadium
The Rose Bowl is arguably the most famous football stadium in the country. It’s hosted famous concerts, Super Bowls, and the annual Rose Bowl Game. And while most people are in awe of it’s size, the stadium is no match for the Oasis of the Seas.
Central Park is the most visited city park in the United States and one of the largest. The park covers 843 acres in the middle of Manhattan. The Onassis Reservoir covers more than 100 of those acres. It would be large enough to fit the cruise ship, but there wouldn’t be much room to maneuver.
Most people that have visited Las Vegas have stopped and watch the nightly shows at the Bellagio fountains. And while the fountains seems to go on forever when you’re walking past, the Oasis of the Seas goes on for even longer.
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate bridge is nearly 9,000 feet long, making it one of the few man-made structures that dwarfs the Oasis of the Seas. In fact, the ship looks only like a speck compared to the length of the iconic bridge.
The Taj Mahal
It’s one of the most famous sites in the world and shows just how massive the Oasis of the Seas really is. Nearly 8 million visitors visit the Taj Mahal each year. By comparison, only about 250,000 passengers sail aboard the Oasis of the Seas annually.
The Pyramids of Giza
The pyramids make up one of the 7 Wonders of the World. No one is quite certain how the massive structures were built thousands of years go. Today, another wonder would fit neatly between two of the largest pyramids.
Have other places you like to see compared to the Oasis of the Seas? Let us know in the comments at the end of this page.
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