This is just one of those iconic on board items for Big U ... the giant sized stateroom vase! Of course these are made out of lightweight Aluminum .. WFG would have it no other way (... and no one dared to question him!) This has all the typical marks, dents, pings and dings from on board use ... almost 20 years worth of bon voyage bouquets! Lovely item to have and practical to use! One of the best items for the ship!