When the Symphony of the Seas first left port in April, it broke a size record in the shipping industry.
Hardly any ship in the world today can rank in the same class as the Symphony of the Sea – an 18-story cruise ship, longer than an aircraft carrier, powered by nuclear power.
Its slightly smaller “sisters” are Harmony of the Seas, Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, had the honor of holding this title at the time of launch but was dethroned shortly thereafter. Apparently, there is an endless race on cruise ship sizes. And if the names of these four floating cities sound similar, it’s not a coincidence.
The reason they become so huge, McDaniel said, is not only to accommodate more passengers, but also to add features such as performing with water. “These ships provide full service,” she said.
So are there any giant ships still plying the seas for tourists? To satisfy your travel pleasure, we will introduce the 15 largest cruise ships in the world today.
1. Symphony of the Seas – Symphony of the sea
As expected of the world’s largest cruise ship, everything about the Symphony of the Seas is massive. There are 18 decks (including 16 floors for guests to use), 22 restaurants, 24 swimming pools, 2,759 cabins, a park with more than 20,000 tropical plants, not to mention the world’s highest sea slide.
Like other Oasis-owned ships of the Royal Caribbean, Symphony is designed in the style of neighborhoods and has 7 different neighborhoods on this ship.
The fifth ship in the Oasis group, which will be even bigger, is expected to be operational by 2021.
2. Harmony of the Seas
Harmony of the Seas has most of the layout and services and activities on board such as Symphony of the Seas and the next two ships on the list. The billion-dollar ship has a maximum capacity of 6,687 people and is about 362 meters in size.
One of its outstanding features is the Ultimate Abyss slide, which can transport passengers of 10 decks down to 14.4 km / h.