Underwater Stage Lift System for Cruise Ships

aquadome stages in action

Overview This underwater stage lift system was designed, manufactured, and installed on Icon of the Seas. Situated within the Icon’s Aquadome neighborhood, this seven-piece, hydraulic underwater stage lift system includes two diving board tilter devices and an HPU system to run the lifts. Handling Specialty’s engineering team worked directly with the Royal Caribbean team to […]

Underwater Stage Lifts for Cirque du Soleil’s O Show

Overview Handling Specialty custom engineered, manufactured, and installed one of the world’s first and largest underwater stage systems for Cirque du Soleil’s groundbreaking Las Vegas show, “O.” The show takes place in a pool containing 1.5 million gallons of water.  Four hydraulically-actuated lifts raise and lower the four-piece stage, which measures 3,650 square feet. The […]

City of Dreams Underwater Stage Lifts

Overview Handling Specialty designed, manufactured, and installed an underwater stage lift system for City of Dreams and Franco Dragone Entertainment Group’s The House of Dancing Water in Macau (China). The 2,000-seat venue features a 270-degree theatre-in-the-round housing the world’s largest commercial pool, which is 160 feet in diameter, 26 feet deep, and holds 3.7 million […]

Underwater Lifts for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Ships

Overview Handling Specialty was awarded the contract to design, build and install complete turnkey packages for Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ships. The equipment package included three underwater lifts for the Aquatheater, two diving board tilters, and one trampoline rotator. In order to slow […]