One of the world’s largest cruise ships turned heads in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesday (June 7).
Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas sailed into the Atlantic Canada community yesterday morning, becoming the largest cruise call the city’s port has ever seen.
According to local news reports, dozens of people gathered at Point Pleasant Park to watch the 360-metre-long ship sail into town at around 8 a.m. local time.
Oasis of the Seas is 18 decks tall, weighs 226,838 tonnes, and has a carrying capacity of 5,600 cruise guests, plus crew.
She is also considered the fourth largest cruise vessel in the world.
But the massive ship, which has tons of amenities, such as a zipline, basketball court and a water park, didn’t stay in Halifax for too long.
As per a release issued by the Port of Halifax, she left at 6 p.m. Tuesday, before making its way to the Port of Saint John.
"What a phenomenal ship to fly around!" wrote AeroVision Canada Inc., a drone operating service that posted aerials shots of the ship to its Twitter account.
This is the first year Halifax has welcomed cruise ships after a two-year hiatus due to federal restrictions on ships during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cruise ships first began arriving in Halifax at the end of April and roughly 175 vessel calls are expected during the cruise ship season.