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Joe Skipper  /  Reuters
Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest and newest cruise ship, arrives off the Florida coast, headed for its home port in Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Friday.
updated 11/13/2009 3:26:16 PM ET 2009-11-13T20:26:16

The world's largest cruise ship has arrived in South Florida.

The 16-deck Oasis of the Seas docked Friday at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. It set sail from Finland to Florida in late October.

The massive $1.5 billion vessel is nearly 40 percent larger than the industry's next-biggest ship and five times larger than the Titanic. It has 2,700 cabins and can accommodate 6,300 passengers and 2,100 crew members.

The ship also features various “neighborhoods” — parks, squares and arenas with special themes. One of them will be a tropical environment that will include palm trees.

The Oasis of the Seas will embark on its first cruise on Dec. 5.

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