Saturday, October 30, 2010

Allure of the Seas Atlantic Crossing Day 2

Allure of the Seas passes Denmark's Storebaelt Bridge

One of the first challenges for both Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas was passing under Denmark's Storebaelt Bridge.   In order to accomplish this, the smoke stacks have to be lowered, the speed adjusted to create the proper draft, and ballast adjusted to obtain the proper clearance.

Video: A Mission Accomplished: Allure Clears Denmark's Storebaelt Bridge

Allure of the Seas is one step closer to her arrival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as she passes Denmark's Storebaelt Bridge with very little clearance to spare. Learn about the physics behind what helps the cruise ship make it under the landmark with such a tight fit.

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