Happy Halloween: Vaguely Spooky Luxury Liner Leaves for Lauderdale

That's homemade footage of the world's largest cruise ship, seen leaving it's birthplace of Turku, Finland, bound for Fort Lauderdale. Set to make its posh premiere December 1 out of Port Everglades, Royal Caribbean's $1.2 billion, 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas offers titanic luxury, minus lurking icebergs.

The big boat has two-story loft suites and themed neighborhoods, ranging from a far less carnie-infested version of New York City's Coney Island to a Central Park, complete with live greenery.

A few weeks ago, I posted a virtual tour of the monstrous vessel here.

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