Voyager Church

Voyager Church

Sunday, May 27, 2001
| John 17:20-26

Voyager of the Seas is the biggest cruise ship sailing the seas. Period. What people like about it is that they can enjoy so many options while cruising like, for example, take a walk in the park at sunset, or go out for pizza, or dine at a fancy restaurant and go dancing at an upscale club. In other words, they like a ship that's not a ship. Hmmmmmm.

Noah's Ark was once the biggest passenger boat around. It was no Titanic, but it served its purpose - and unlike Titanic, it stayed afloat.

Now, when we talk monstrous, we're talking about one very large, very expensive and very well-designed luxury liner which could probably float Noah's boat in the deck pool.

It's called Voyager of the Seas, and it's the biggest on the water - 25 percent bigger than any other cruise ship plying the seas today.

She's almost three and a half football fields long and scrapes the sky at 15 decks high. She weighs in at 137,276 gross tons, has room aboard for 3,843 guests and seats 1,890 persons for dinner. She sports an ice-skating rink, an in-line skating track, a rock-climbing wall, a lengthy promenade, a five- story theater, a $12 million art budget and a crew of 1,181. Her cost? A cool $700 million!

So why build the biggest luxury cruise ship in history? Does size matter? Is bigger better?

Richard Fain, CEO of Royal Caribbean, the ship's owner, wanted...

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