(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Royal Caribbean International's Voyager of the Seas, one of the biggest cruise ships, has arrived at Dubai's cruise terminal for the first time.
At a length of 311 meters, if you turned the ship 90 degrees it would be almost the same height as Burj Al Arab. She can carry up to 3,114 guests and 1,185 crew, has a total of 15 passenger decks and a gross tonnage of 138,000 tonnes.
Sailing from Barcelona on April 30, Voyager of the Seas visited Alexandria, and via the Suez Canal, went on to Sharm El-Sheikh and Safaga, before arriving in Dubai. After her stop in Dubai, the ship will re-locate to Asia becoming the largest cruise ship ever to sail out of the region. The ship will operate summer departures out of Singapore and Shanghai in 2012 with a series of 4 to 7 night cruises to different exotic Southeast Asian, Japanese and Korean destinations. Thereafter, the ship will sail via Singapore to Australia making Sydney her new home and visiting ports around Australia and New Zealand.
Voyager of the Seas was revitalised at the end of 2011 and will now exclusively offer the DreamWorks Experience in the Far East and South Pacific. DreamWorks Animation characters, such as Po the Warrior Dragon from Kung Fu Panda, Shrek and Fiona, and Alex the Lion and Gloria the Hippo from Madagascar, will delight guests in character breakfasts.