For Oasis, one of the world’s largest cruise ships, arriving to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands can be daunting.
With narrow waterways, sailboats anchored in the harbour, a tight turn and just six feet of clearance below the keel, the water around this popular port is one of the most difficult to manoeuvre.
But thanks to an expert marine team using the industry’s leading technology, arriving is just another day at the office for the Oasis of the Seas crew.
With a local pilot offering his expertise on the currents and local marine environment, and powerful bow thrusters, which give the captain the control he needs to pull the 1,187-foot ship, this is nothing but smooth sailing.
Find out more in the video above.