All aboard the biggest cruise ship in the world

Fancy the the world's most meandering offshore pub crawl all under one uber-luxurious roof? Time to get cruising then.

Why do such a thing? Well, cruises, although they still attract the blue rinse & pearls brigade, are basically Floating 5 Star Hotels for the price of a standard 4 star. They are indulgent luxury taken to the extreme. Imagine swanning on the upper deck in a dressing gown, a copy of the New York Times in one hand and a Harvey Wallbanger in the other; Great Gatsby eat your cocktails out.

Check out the Oasis of the Seas for example, which is more like a small town afloat on the ocean. 16 passenger decks with four pools and 10 whirlpools, a rock-climbing wall, golf course, an ice skating rink, a shopping promenade, a fairground carousel, a central park and the all important 37 bars are all on offer.

Not too shabby for £628 per person for a seven-night cabin cruise. Prices zoom to $16,659 per person for the two-storey Royal Loft suite, which includes a baby grand piano and private 843 sq ft balcony though.

We know which one we'll be taking.

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