Royal Caribbean to build world's largest cruise ship - Cruise International

Royal Caribbean to build world's largest cruise ship

By Mary Ann Pickford | 8 Mar 2017

Royal Caribbean International has announced details of the line’s newest addition to the fleet, Symphony of the Seas, due to arrive in April 2018.

Symphony of the Seas will claim the title of the world’s largest cruise ship, offering 28 more staterooms than its newest sister ship, Harmony of the Seas, and encompassing 230,000 gross registered tonnes. Touting new features and amenities for guests, Symphony of the Seas also will boast many of the groundbreaking innovations and thrilling experiences that have garnered world-wide recognition for Harmony of the Seas.

The 26th vessel in the Royal Caribbean fleet, Symphony of the Seas will be delivered in April 2018 and will spend its inaugural summer season exploring the destinations of the Mediterranean, calling on ports in Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Provence, Florence, Pisa, Rome and Naples. It will then arrive to Miami in early November to begin seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from state-of-the-art Terminal A of PortMiami, a 170,000-square-foot terminal. Dubbed the ‘Crown of Miami’, works are scheduled for completion for the arrival of Symphony of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.

Both ships will unite in November 2018 to offer island-hopping adventures through the Caribbean from the Magic City and add Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis to other marquee Oasis-class ports of call.

Among the award-winning and acclaimed favourites are the distinct seven neighbourhood concept, imaginative and sophisticated dining, Bionic Bar robot bartenders powered by Makr Shakr, Broadway-calibre entertainment, the iconic waterfront AquaTheatre, the Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, and Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea.

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