High life on the high seas

Just as the world's biggest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, took its maiden voyage, plans were announced for the world's most luxe ocean liner: The Utopia.

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New Mexico-based investors have teamed with Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries to build The Utopia, an opulent $1.1 billion ocean liner that will travel the globe, hopping between the world's major sporting and cultural events. The 105,000-ton and 1,000-foot long ship -- the weight and length of more than three Lady Liberty statues, from the base of the concrete platform to the top of the torch -- is scheduled for completion in 2013.
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Last updated December 17 2009: 10:08 AM ET
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