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Top 5 largest cruise ships in the world in 2018

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Here is top 5 largest cruise ships in the world.

Symphony of the Seas

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Symphony of the seas

The symphony of the seas is currently world’s largest cruise ship. This was deployed on 31 march 2018. It has gross tonnage of 228,021 GT crowning it to top and owned by Royal Caribbean cruise ltd. It will start sailing from October 2018.

This giant ship has length of 362.1 m, height of 72.5m. It operates from will sail from Barcelona on seven-night Western Mediterranean cruises to miami, Florida. It accompanied by children’s water park, a full-size basketball court, ice-skating rink, and two 43-foot rock-climbing walls. Also, a central park. It can host 6,880 guest and 2,220 staff members.

Harmony of the Seas


Harmony of the seas is currently world second largest cruise ships. It was built by STX France at its Saint-Nazaire shipyard, France and was in service from 2016. An oasis class ship with gross tonnage of 226,963 GT is now second largest cruise ship.

It is owned by Royal Caribbean cruise ltd.Now offer seven-nigh western Mediterranean cruises originating from Barcelona and civitavecchia. Harmony of the seas has 2,747 staterooms to guest 5,479 peoples, Central Park, 1,400 seated Royal theatre, 20 dining venues, casino Royal casino, Vitality” Spa and fitness center, swimming pool, Ultimate Abyss” dry slide complex with two ten-story tall enclosed slides, etc.

Allure of the seas

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Allure of the seas

This is an oasis-class cruise ship, owned by Royal Caribbean cruise ltd. It is in service since 2010 and was built by STX Europe Turku shipyard, Finland. Allure of seas has gross tonnage of 225,282 GT and height of 72m. Now it has surpassed its sister ship oasis of the seas to became world largest cruise ships back in 2009.

It accompanied by two-deck dance hall, a theatre with 1,380 seats, an ice skating rink, 7 distinct “neighborhoods”, and 25 dinning halls including a starbucks coffee shop. It can accommodate 5400 passengers along with 2,384 crew members.

Oasis of the seas

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Oasis of the seas

It is also oasis class cruise ship, owned by Royal Caribbean cruise ltd. It came into service in 2009. Oasis of the seas has gross tonnage of 225,282 GT. Also, length is 361.6 m and 72m height. It includes 16 passenger decks.

This can Carry 6,296 passenger on board. It features a zip-line, a casino, a miniature golf coursc, multiple night clubs, several bars and lounges, a karaoke club, comedy club, five swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, and youth zones and nurseries for children. Oasis of the seas was built at perno shipyard Turku , Finland.

MSC Meraviglia 

MSC Meraviglia

MSC Meraviglia is now fifth largest cruise ship in the world, currently owned by MSC Cruises. It was built at its Chantiersde d’l Atlantique shipyard in France by STX France.

MSC Meraviglia has Gross tonnage of 171,598 GT and length of 315.83m making it in top 5. It can Carry 4500 passengers. It features 15 passenger decks. MSC started operation in 2017.

For now, the ship is operating in the western Mediterranean, tracking on ports such as Malta, Barcelona, Marseille, Genoa, Naples, Messina, Civitavecchia and Palermo. It has Cirque du Soleil theatre, water park, spa, etc.

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