Central Park on the Sea

<p>Cruise ship designers have announced plans for a new 1,180-foot long ship that will be equipped with a "central park" they are comparing to a traditional town square.</p>
April 17, 2008, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Royal Caribbean is building the 220,000-tonne liner with the working name Project Genesis and the announcement is the latest salvo in the intensely competitive global cruise market."

"The company said the park would be 'a revolutionary design in which the centre of the ship opens to the sky and features lush, tropical grounds spanning the length of a football field'."

"The builders said the space will be like a town square for al fresco dining and entertainment."

"The park will be located on Deck 8 of the 16 deck ship and open to the sky, with dimensions of 62ft (19m) wide and 328ft (100m) long."

"Trees in the park will tower more than two-and-a-half decks tall and the area is to have micro-climate control techniques to make sure the plants thrive."

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Published on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 in Daily Mail
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