Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

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.

Be sure to also check out these gargantuan cargo ships, some dazzling vessels and watercraft that seem to be missing something

Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

Cutting in half for a stretch cruise liner

Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

Last slice of Enchantment of the Seas

Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

The bow section of HMS Bulwark, a giant piece of lego

Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

Assembling the final component of the George H W Bush

Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

Huge ship components being built at Kim Heng Shipyard

Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

Shipyard Transporter carrying a ginat slice of ship

Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

375 ton prefabricated module for the cruise ship Rotterdam.

Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

Ship module building in Cammell Laird modular ship building hall

Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

Module of an Anzac frigate

Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

A giant ships bridge being wheeled into place

Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

Section of a ship being dropped in by crane

Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks

The first section of a cruise ship