A ship that is five times larger than The Titanic, Symphony of the Seas by Royal Caribbean is set to become the largest cruise ship in the world to set sail. Scheduled to launch in April, the ship is so huge, it is equivalent to a city block.
Symphony of the Seas details
- Length: 362 m
- Cost: US$1.35 billion (2016)
- Maiden voyage: 21 April 2018
- Capacity: 6,870 passengers
- Yard number: B34
- Tonnage: 230,000 gross tonnage (GT)
- Owner: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
- Operator: Royal Caribbean
- Port of registry: Nassau, Bahamas
- Route: Caribbean
5 times larger than The Titanic
This mammoth of a ship will be able to carry 6870 passengers in its 2774 cabins, which by the way range from luxurious to ultra luxurious, as evident by its Ultimate Family Suite. The cruise ship is 1,188 feet long and 215 feet wide and just like its sister ship, Harmony of the Seas (launched in 2016), it will feature 100-foot drop water slide, a sports bar, a Bionic Bar that serves drinks by a robotic arm, and an arcade complete with 30 large screen TVs.
The most fun and luxurious cruise ship in the world
The cruise ship is divided into seven neighborhoods namely, Boardwalk, Central Park, Royal Promenade, Entertainment Place, Pool and Sports Zone, Youth Zone, and Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.
Weighing a hefty 230000 gross tons, it is 3000 tons more than its sister ship and has 16 decks to match its majestic allure. It will sail week long cruises from Eastern to Western Caribbean. It will spend its inaugural summer in Europe and will stop at Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Provence, Florence, Pisa, Rome, and Naples—before finally reaching a specially built cruise terminal in Miami, built specially for the special cruise ship.
But you know what’s the best part, guests can check in via mobile app and skip the queue.
So what were you waiting for, an ultimate family cruise holiday? Well, it’s about to come true! Pack your bags.