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These Cruise Ships Were Cut in Half To Be Enlarged

In the past, several cruise lines opted to increase capacity by stretching their current ships. Known as lengthening, the process of enlarging a cruise ship usually includes cutting the ship in half and adding a new midsection, with more cabins and public areas.

Below are some of the ships that went through the operation in the past:

Enchantment of the Seas– Royal Caribbean

Enchantment of the Seas

In 2005, the 75,000-ton Enchantment of the Seas became the biggest ship ever to get lengthened. In a shipyard in Rotterdam, the 1997-built vessel received a new 22-meter long mid-body section.

Built at the same shipyard where the Enchantment was built, the new section was installed in less than two months. With the refit, the Vision-class vessel received 150 additional cabins, a new water park with an interactive water fountain, and more.

Lirica Class – MSC

Renaissance MSC

Renaissance MSC