Cruising in the high seas is a dream for most of us. And when it comes to cruising, size does matter. Here are the world’s 10 largest cruise ships.
Number 10. Norwegian Epic
Built by STX France Cruise, this 4100 passenger capacity ship was delivered in June 2010, and has a gross tonnage of 155,873. Guests aboard this ship have access to luxurious amenities such as private pool, saunas, gym and much more.
Number 9. Liberty Of The Seas
Delivered in April 2007, Liberty of the Seas is 338.92m long vessel with 155,889 gross tonnage. Featuring 1,817 staterooms, this 18-deck cruise can house 4,960 passengers, who have access to an ice skating rink, a boxing ring, and even a wedding chapel.
Number 8. Norwegian Escape
Built in Germany, the Norwegian Escape has an overall length of 325m, and a gross tonnage of 165,300. With a maximum capacity of 4266 guests, some of the services included in this cruise include restaurants, bars and gaming zones.
Number 7. Norwegian Joy
Currently under construction, the Norwegian Joy is expected to enter service in June this year. The 333.46m long Norwegian Joy would feature its own Ferrari race track, water slides, laser tag course and more.
Number 6. Ovation Of The Seas
Launched in February 2016, the ovation of the seas started her maiden 52 night cruise in May last year. This 348 m ship has a maximum beam of 48.9 m and draught of 8.5 m. Moreover, the ship has a maximum capacity to house 2090 guests at a time, and can travel at a speed of 22 knots per hour.
Number 5. Anthem Of The Seas
With a Gross tonnage of 168,666, length of 348 m and a maximum beam of 49m, the anthem of the seas comes number 5 on our list. Some of the major facilities included in this cruise ship include an indoor pool, an aqua park and even a rock climbing wall.
Number 4. Quantum Of The Seas
At number 4 is this 168,666 GT cruise ship constructed by Meyer Werft, which made its inaugural journey from New Jersey in November 2014. The 347 m long Quantum of seas has a maximum bea of 48.47 m and draught of 8.8m.
Number 3. Oasis Of The Seas
Built in 2009, the Oasis Of The Seas was the world’s most expensive cruise ship of its time, costing an eye popping $1.4 billion to build. This humongous ship measures 1184 feet in length, stands 18 decks tall and has a carrying capacity of 5400 passengers.
Number 2. Allure Of The Seas
Built by the STX Europe shipyards in Turku, Finland, Allure Of The Seas has a gross tonnage of 225,282 GT, height of 72 m and maximum beam of 60.5 m. Presented in 2010, this cruise has its own Starbucks, fitness centers and yoga centers, to enrich the vacation experience.
Number 1. Harmony Of The Seas
Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the seas is currently the world’s largest cruise ship. This ship offers a seven night western Mediterranean cruises from Barcelona to Civitavecchia. With a gross tonnage of 226,963 GT, Harmony of the seas has a length of 362.12 m and a maximum beam of 66m.
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