[Watch] Inside World’s Largest Cruise Ship


What’s it like on Royal Caribbean’s new Symphony of the Seas — the world’s largest cruise ship? See for yourself. According to reports by USA today, it offers a first peek at some of the ship’s hottest new features, including Symphony’s first-of-its-kind, two-deck-high family suite, revamped Boardwalk amusement area and more.

Improved capacity

Designed for vacationers who love big, bustling mega-resorts, the 228,081-ton Symphony is built on the same platform as Royal Caribbean’s two-year-old Harmony of the Seas, the previous size leader in cruising. But it eclipses its sibling by more than 1,000 tons. it also has more cabins than Harmony and carries more passengers at double occupancy.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class vessels have made waves in the cruise industry since they began debuting in 2009. All of the Oasis Class ships are in excess of 225,000 tons — more than 30% larger than the next largest cruise vessels.

With the addition of Symphony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean has 25 ships.

Dedicated construction

Symphony has been under construction since early 2015 at the giant STX France shipyard in St. Nazaire, France — the same shipyard that built Harmony. Built at a cost of more than $1 billion, it was delivered to Royal Caribbean in St. Nazaire in late March and is just starting up cruises out of Barcelona.

Servicing Royal Caribbean

Symphony will spend its first few months sailing in the Mediterranean out of Barcelona before moving to Miami to operate cruises to the Caribbean.

Symphony and Harmony are the latest, biggest vessels in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class series. Two other Oasis Class ships, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, debuted in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

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Source: USA Today