World's largest cruise liner has a twin
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish shipbuilders say the second in a pair of cruise liners that are the largest in the world has set sail for Florida and was expected to arrive in Miami in a few weeks.
The STX Finland shipyard says The Allure of the Seas sailed out on Friday morning. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines took delivery of the vessel a day earlier at the Turku yard in southwestern Finland.
The vessel is the sister ship of the Oasis of the Seas, which was delivered a year ago by the Turku yard. The ships have 16 passenger decks and 2,700 cabins that can accommodate 6,300 passengers and 3,000 crew.
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