Cruise Critic's Editor in Chief Carolyn Spencer Brown will be at STX Europe Finland shipyard in Turku, Finland tomorrow to witness the revolutionary Oasis of the Seas -- the largest cruise ship every built (by 40 percent!) -- take to the water for the first time. This is known as the "float out" in maritime parlance.
In addition to attending the official float out ceremony, she'll be taking a tour of the under-construction behemoth. Since it's still roughly a year from launch, Oasis' guts will look pretty much like what you'd expect from a construction zone -- exposed wires, pneumatic tubing, metal frame, stacks of lumber -- but from the outside, we'll begin to get an idea of how the ship's now iconic "skyscrapers," housing inward-facing boardwalk and central park balconies, are shaping up.
And that's not it. Brown will also get a sneak peek at a life-size mockup of one of Oasis' revolutionary two-story loft cabins during a tour of STX Europe Cabins (the yard's onsite cabin factory).
There are sure to be a few other surprises to announce during the day. Stay tuned for photo-heavy reports from the scene.
If you have any questions for Carolyn, post away!