If you've ever watched a cruise liner pass by up close then you already know what feats of nautical engineering they truly are. And if you've happened to travel on one, it's even clearer. But seeing what they look like in action from a hundred feet above gives you an entirely different perspective.
Thanks to the latest series from photographer Jeffrey Milstein—who's previously captured stunning aerial views of cities, aircraft, and container ships—you can now see the top decks of those floating behemoths in all their colorful glory. If you look even closer, you may even see a few of the ant-sized passengers nursing their sunburns.
These Aerial Photos Of Cruise Ships Are Insane
Behold, the Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas.
This neon casino-esque spectacle is the Disney Dream after dark.
Not visible from this view are the Norwegian Sky's 12 bars and restaurants set up to entertain its 2,000 passengers.
The Carnival Victory looks like a lazy lounger's dream during the day...
...but once the sun goes down and the lights come up, we're feeling party vibes.
The Carnival Sensation sure looks...safe?
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor.