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Port Canaveral Prepares for Oasis of the Seas

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On November 5, Port Canaveral is going to welcome a gigantic new member to their cruise ship family.  Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas will be coming to town, replacing Freedom of the Seas to call the port home.

Final preparations are underway at Port Canaveral for the flagship of the world’s largest class of cruse ships, weighing in at 225,000 gross tons.  The vessel will berth at Cruise Terminal 1.  The Port Authority built the $104.6 million 188,000 square foot terminal and 1,007-vehicle parking facility specifically to be able to accommodate Oasis-class ships.  “Our community has been excited about Oasis of the Seas since Royal Caribbean International made the announcement…we have been busy readying ourselves for the increase in passengers.” said Port Canaveral CEO John Murray.

Cruise Terminal 1 Embarkation Area - photo: Port Canaveral

Cruise Terminal 1 Embarkation Area – photo: Port Canaveral

The community is welcome to join in with a Sail-a-Bration at Jetty Park on November 13 from 3-6 pm to bid Oasis farewell as she sails from her new central Florida home.  Free admission begins at 2 pm with family fun, entertainment, and giveaways.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to the Sharing Center of Central Brevard.

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