World’s Biggest Cruise Ship Heads Home to Florida After Refit


Just Plain Big – Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas

The world’s largest cruise liner, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, set sail for Florida on Wednesday night after a stop in Europe.

The ship was undergoing an extensive refurbishment and refit. The cruise ship was in the English port of Southampton after emerging from its 14-day dry dock in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It is expected to arrive in its home port of Ft. Lauderdale on Oct. 27.

The 225,282-ton ship can carry 6,360 guests and 2,394 crew – it’s essentially a small city at sea.

Cruise Safe

As cruise ship injury lawyers who help passengers file injury claims against cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, we are happy to see that the Oasis of the Seas was being refurbished. Upgrades and modifications to any vessel generally (though certainly not always) means that the ship will offer a better cruising experience for its passengers.

Hopefully, this “better cruising experience” can also translate into a “safer cruising experience.” It’s unfortunate, but cruise ship accidents are more common than most passengers would ever think.

On a cruise ship that can hold over 8,000 people (passengers and crew), the opportunity to incur injury – broken bones from slipping on wet decks, back and knee injuries from tripping, concussions from falls – is a realistic worry.

We speak with passengers every single day about their injuries suffered while cruising.

If you’ve been injured and hurt in a cruise ship accident – and have questions about your legal rights or ‘what to do next’ – please call our office. Consultations are free.

Contact the Miami office of Waks and Barnett, P.A. at (800) 905-2891.