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Stunning Pictures Give A Birds-Eye View Of The World's Biggest Cruise Ships

09/03/2015 15:39 | Updated 10 March 2015

These spectacular photographs give a stunning birds-eye of view of the decks from some of the world's biggest cruise liners. New York based Photographer Jeffrey Milstein spent months hovering over the oceans using high-resolution camera equipment to capture views from a helicopter.

The Disney Dream cruise ship alone includes a nine hole mini-golf course, 11 nightclubs and lounges and the world's first "water roller coaster": a 765-foot long winding waterslide called the AquaDuck that goes through the ship's funnel.

Mr Milstein explains, "Giant cruise ships, over three football fields long, have become unique floating cities. Photographed symmetrically from directly above in very high resolution, the large gallery prints, up to 74 inches, show the viewer a detailed view not commonly seen.

The ships can be seen with their passengers lounging on deck chairs, playing on water park slides, putting greens, running tracks, and basketball courts. They have a curious beauty and tell us something about how we as a culture form instant communities for shared recreation and relaxation.

The ships which continue to be built larger and larger are fascinating to ponder as engineering marvels. Seen as a typology, they share a common symmetry derived from function, yet juxtapose design elements both decorative and functional that set them apart".

  • Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas
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  • Norwegian Sky
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  • Disney Dream
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  • Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas
    Jeffrey Milstein/Rex
  • Carnival Victory at night
    Jeffrey Milstein/Rex
  • Carnival Victory
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  • Carnival Sensation
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  • Caribbean Princess
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  • Jeffrey Milstein/Rex
    Photographer Jeffrey Milstein onboard a helicopter. Milstein says "Giant cruise ships, over three football fields long, have become unique floating cities. Photographed symmetrically from directly above in very high resolution, the large gallery prints, up to 74 inches, show the viewer a detailed view not commonly seen".

The large highly detailed gallery prints will be on exhibit at Benrubi Gallery in Manhattan, from July 9 through August 22 2015.

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