Just like all my coverage of the Norwegian Epic, I will also follow the construction and deployment of the Oasis of the Seas. Interesting to note from the below picture from 4/15/2009, only one set of pipes are in place in the funnel.
Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but her first sea trials are still set for May 15th. Seeing her take to the open ocean (although it’ll only be the Baltic Sea) for the first time must be astonishing.
source: Folke Österman via (shipspotting.com)
UPDATE 1:38pm: Apparently the reason its missing one of the funnel pieces is because it’s retracted. This, i assume to be, is so that it passes under the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark. The maximum clearance of the Bridge is 65 meters, and Freedom of the Seas height was 63.7 meters.