Published: Oct 29, 2010 3:55 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 29, 2010 12:55 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) - Finnish shipbuilders say the sister ship of the world's largest cruise liner has set sail for Florida and was expected to arrive in Miami in a few weeks.

The STX Finland shipyard says The Allure of the Seas sailed out on Friday morning. Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines took delivery of the vessel a day earlier at the Turku yard in southwestern Finland.

The vessel is the sister ship of the Oasis of the Seas which shipbuilders said is the world's largest cruise liner with 16 passenger decks and 2,700 cabins that can accommodate 6,300 passengers and 3,000 crew.

It was delivered to Royal Caribbean a year ago by the Turku yard.