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SUPERSIZE CRUISE SHIP. Cruise line Royal Caribbean International has ordered the world's largest and most expensive cruise ship, a US$1.24 billion vessel that will hold up to 6,400 passengers, reports AP (Feb.6,2006). It's the latest step in the industry trend of supersizing ships, which delight many passengers but are too crowded for other guests. The ship, dubbed Project Genesis, will be 220,000 gross registered tons when it is delivered to the world's second-largest cruise operator in 2009 by Norwegian shipbuilder Aker Yards. The US$1.24 billion figure includes all expenses for the ship, "from forks and knives and sheets to artwork and everything else," said Harri Kulovaara, the Miami-based cruise line's executive vice president of maritime operations.
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Title Annotation:Aker Yards gets deal from Royal Caribbean International
Comment:Supersize cruise ship.(Aker Yards gets deal from Royal Caribbean International)
Publication:Caribbean Update
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 1, 2006
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