The world's largest cruise ship
• The largest cruise ship in the world
Imagine a quarter of Las Vegas, which floats from city to city. Imagine a ship in 7500, of whom 2500 - Employees and personnel. Add to them the ice rink, volleyball and basketball courts, a golf course, bowling alley, climbing wall, fitness center, spa, an infinity pool and you will get the biggest cruise ship in the world - Allure of the Seas.
Cruise ship - is, in fact, several mutually independent businesses. One team is engaged in navigation, different hotels and accommodation, the third daily feeds thousands of people, the fourth suit and holding entertainment and so on. Viability of such a sea monster is very complex and interesting. That's what I want to talk in today's post ...
It was my 15th or 16th cruise. I remember, even on large ships sometimes seasick me. Here, in general I do not feel that you are in the open sea. Mahina is so huge that no pitching at all is not felt. We walked in the six-point storm, wave height were 4, 2 meters. The ship was motionless, like an Egyptian pyramid:
On each floor and in each lobby are original scheme and signage. All isolated white - hotel, purple zones - public:
The public places a lot. Bypass all at once is impossible:
The liner consists of two parallel houses, interconnected webs - front and back. Between them an empty space with a green area. On the roofs of "homes" swimming pools and sun loungers:
Pools a lot, for every taste and color. There are adults, children, with water slides, fountains, jacuzzi, etc. Etc .:
Basketball and volleyball court:
There are several areas with tables, ping-pong table:
Zip Line - speed descent on the rope on one side of the ship to the other:
There are two "waves", where you can go surfing. One for beginners and one for more or less advanced:
On the upper deck there are the "wings" that protrude from the body of the liner to the sides. The wings on the 2 large whirlpool. Lying in warm water at a height of 18 floors above the sea, and look at the waves beneath you. Very cool:
The nose of the ship. Several decks placed under public areas. The design of awnings is that maximum protection from the wind, while maintaining a sense of open space:
On the bow of the ship three pools:
Now let's see what's between the "houses" of the liner. At the stern there is a carousel, a bar, a park, away Theater:
In the evening at the cinema are the acrobats shows like Cirque du Soleil. Very cool. I thought to come and make a couple of photos for the report, but he stayed with his mouth open until the end of the show:
In the other side of Central Park - an open space with trees and plants at the level of 8 floors:
The Green Zone is divided into two portions jumper:
Let's go down to the 8th floor:
The glass roof provides for a pedestrian zone, which is located three floors below. There are streets, birds singing - a feeling that you walk in the city:
In this zone are the famous international restaurants and shops. We'll get back to them in the next post:
Forage ship. There are two walls for climbing. Mountaineering, Carl!
Bars in Central Park:
The deck at the fifth floor goes out to the lifeboats. She goes around the liner, and here to take people at emergency situations. That place is not wasted and is used as a treadmill. So often receive large ships, passengers, but only here specially marked out jogging and Nordic walking. Agreed even direction, so as not to collide with each other. Full range of 700 meters:
bow busy heliport, passengers were not allowed there. Play a scene from "Titanic" will not work:
The fifth floor at Central Park. Shops, bars with karaoke, even Starbucks:
vintage cars to give space glamor and luxury:
The fourth floor - casinos and nightclubs. Gambling establishments are opened only when the ship leaves the territorial waters of a State. The port does not work:
The central hall for shows and concerts:
On the bridge there is no tour, but I was lucky to sail with a group of Spanish journalists. Their visit was agreed upon, and I was able to stick to this company. The bridge looks pustovato. A huge area, but controls occupy only a small area in the center:
vehicle driving is not the captain and first officer. He gave us a tour and spent. Officer Gennady name. He is from Odessa. Our lad.
The ship is not the wheel. Three screw motor rotating 360 degrees they exhibit either manually via three vraschalok (foreground image), or by a computer. The system monitors the rate and taxis:
command headquarters located nearby and can shield from the captain's cabin partition. Here are duplicated all controls liner:
When the ship is moored at the port, the officer uses the outputs on the "wings" to the left and to the right:
Here, too, there is the control system:
It is perfectly seen aboard the ship, and it allows you to "park" without incident:
In the next post will tell what the ship has restaurants, shows and entertainment. Let's see them up close. Stay Tuned!