Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oasis to Receive Finishing Touches in Florida

When Oasis of the Seas sails out of the STX yard in Finland next week, it won't be quite complete. The thousands of plants aboard, especially those which will decorate the Central Park neighborhood, won't be installed until the ship reaches Florida.

The Miami Herald reports that the order for some 12,000 plants has been keeping a couple of South Florida nurseries busy growing the plants for Oasis, which will be the world's largest cruise ship. The Herald says that it comes at time when business has been down for landscapers and nurseries in the area due to economic downturn and the slow housing market.