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PHOTOS: Inside the world’s biggest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas

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Oasis of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, heads out on its maiden voyage Friday from Turku, Finland, where it was built. (Royal Caribbean)
The three-tiered Opus Dining Room on the new Oasis of the Seas can accommodate more than 3,000 diners. Also on board are more than 20 other places to grab a bite or an elegant meal, including a wine bar, steakhouse, ice cream shop, pizzeria, bakery, sushi bar, Italian trattoria and ‘50s-style diner. (Vesa-Matti Vaara / EPA)
Cutting-edge design and artworks are a feature of the huge ship. (Vesa-Matti Vaara / EPA)
View of the boardwalk on the Oasis of the Seas, including the colorful carousel, which was built especially for the ship, and an aquatic amphitheater in the background. The boardwalk will be a hub of daily activities. (Vesa-Matti Vaara / EPA)
Wide berth
The ship, which is 1,187 feet long and 208 feet wide, rises more than 200 feet above the water line. To reach its 16 decks, guests will use two dozen elevators. (Vesa-Matti Vaara / EPA)
The Aqua Theater, with a pool nearly 18 feet deep, will offer acrobatic, synchronized and high-dive aquatic performances. Another first for cruising, says Royal Caribbean, will be an 82-foot-long zip line suspended nine decks above the boardwalk. (Vesa Moilanen AFP / Getty Images)