Barcelona, a photo a day

Theme day: BIG!!!



Based in Barcelona, this is the MS Voyager of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship. It became the world’s largest cruise ship when it entered service in 1999 (for a while, anyway).
The numbers are amazing:

Tonnage: 137,276 GT (gross tonnage)
Length: 1,020 ft (310.90 m)
Beam: 156 ft (47.55 m)
Height: 63 m (206.69 ft)
Draft: 29 ft (8.84 m)
Decks: 15
Propulsion: 3 x 14 MW Azipod propulsion, two azimuthing, one fixed
Speed: 23.7-knot (44 km/h; 27 mph)
Capacity: 3,138 passengers[1]
Crew: 1,181 crew

There is pretty much everything you can think of on that ship, even an ice skating rink and a wedding chapel! Cost half a billion dollars, after all!
Just behind, you can make up Montjuic Hill, and Barcelona Castle.

Should you want to know more, click here.

This post is part of the September theme day.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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11 responses

  1. Wow! what a ship ! – a real life on the cruiser. Can anyone ask for more?

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    September 3, 2009 at 3:26 pm

  2. Can't quite imagine 3,000 people on one boat…

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    September 3, 2009 at 10:29 am

  3. That's big, no doubt!

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    September 2, 2009 at 10:21 am

  4. Dimensions are unbelievable. It doesn't get much bigger than this.

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    September 2, 2009 at 1:26 am

  5. It is BIG. Just amazing

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    September 2, 2009 at 1:21 am

  6. She's so big you couldn't fit the whole ship into the photograph. Now that's big!

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    September 2, 2009 at 1:19 am

  7. That's a BIG, BIG boat! Big business on the BIG, blue sea! Bravo amigo Roberto!

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    September 2, 2009 at 12:47 am

  8. That is so big it could be a floating city! Wonderful Theme Day post!

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    September 1, 2009 at 9:59 pm

  9. I can just imagine all the great places and wonderful adventures that a passenger of this cruise can enjoy. A great post for Sept Theme.

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    September 1, 2009 at 9:54 pm

  10. That's amazing!

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    September 1, 2009 at 8:47 pm

  11. This is not only big, this is one of the biggest! She is also a frequent visitor here during summer months. Spectacular ship, great Theme Day post.

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    September 1, 2009 at 8:34 pm

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