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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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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