Royal Caribbean unveils the world’s largest cruise ship

Royal Caribbean announces that, in April 2018, it will launch the world’s biggest cruise ship.

The world’s largest cruise ship

Royal Caribbean has often been hailed as setting the gold standard for fun, affordable cruising, but its newest ship – the world’s largest ­ will take the ‘fun’ aspect to a new level.

At more than 362m long and 65m wide, The Symphony of the Seas is roughly the size of a city block and, considering its 16 decks, almost as high. It will carry around 5500 passengers in 2774 cabins. 

It will be largely ‘fun’ focused, with monolithic waterslides, water parks, bionic robot  bartenders, sports bars and games arcades, as well as all the luxury pools, spas and places to while your time away. 

Think theatres, both inside and, if you haven’t already noticed a theme here, over the water. Yes, I hear you say, “it’s on a cruise ship, of course it’s over water” but this one is actually an ‘aqua theatre’. There’ll be a cinema, a boardwalk for shoppers, an onboard green space called Central Park, an ice-skating rink and, well, too much to mention really.

So, why not have yourself a quick peak?

Or, if you have a bit more time, check out the fully guided virtual tour.


What do you think of this new vessel? If you could put anything on a cruise ship, what would it be? 



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    18th Nov 2017
    If I could put anything on a cruise ship it would be me.
    I feel that 5500 passengers is too many, all cruise ships I have been on have been 'mid-sized' with less than 2000 passengers, just about the right number. But best of luck to Royal Caribbean anyway.
    Yer man
    12th Jan 2019
    Imagine 5500 passengers all eating cornflakes for breakfast. Could think of nothing worse than cruising on a ship this size .Yip around 2000 is an ideal number and this comes from having done 20 plus cruises 4 0f them with RC but not on their mega ships.

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