Today's mega-sized cruise liners are more akin to a floating city block than they are to any boat that harnessed the wind.
And when they're sufficiently gigantic, these ships aren't even built in one piece—they're welded together from enormous prefab sections. Our friends at Oobject have 12 of the most impressive these Frankenboats.
Cutting in half for a stretch cruise liner
Last slice of Enchantment of the Seas
The bow section of HMS Bulwark, a giant piece of lego
Assembling the final component of the George H W Bush
Huge ship components being built at Kim Heng Shipyard
Shipyard Transporter carrying a ginat slice of ship
375 ton prefabricated module for the cruise ship Rotterdam.
Ship module building in Cammell Laird modular ship building hall
Module of an Anzac frigate
A giant ships bridge being wheeled into place
Section of a ship being dropped in by crane