Travelers have long thought of new ways to travel and explore, inventing new vehicles for reaching a destination. And one of these human inventions is the sea cruise. These floating giants have made sure that one doesn’t only enjoy the destination, but the journey. With the advancement in technology and rising standards of the hospitality industry, sea cruises have become holiday experiences more popular than offshore sites. Sea cruises are now in vogue and everyone wants to travel in them We bring to you the list of ten largest cruise ships in the world so that you know where to go on your next holiday.
Largest Cruise Ships
Here is the list of largest cruise ships in the world. Check the list and read about the cruise ships.
1. Symphony of the Seas
The twenty-fifth ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet and fourth in the Oasis-class, the Symphony of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world with a gross tonnage of 228,081 tonnes, a length of 1,188 feet and a height of 238 feet. With everything from sports courts to cooking classes to dance shows on deck, this cruise has a multitude of relaxing, entertaining and adventurous options for everybody on board. It was the first cruise to have a glow-in-the-dark laser tag arena, along with the tallest water slide Ultimate Abyss, which is the tallest water slide at ten stories high.
Not only this, the cruise has a water park, a surf simulator, live orchestra, an ice skating rink for lessons and shows and various dining options so you can anything to suit your palette. You can board the Symphony of the Seas for a week-long Caribbean Cruise to either the east or the west, along with a stop at CocoCay, Bahamas. The cruise sails to Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Honduras and Mexico among various Caribbean locations. During the less visited months, a week-long cruise costs around $850, and the price increases to $1,200 during the spring break and summer vacation.
The cruise leaves from Miami, Florida with the Miami port only a twenty-minute drive from the Miami International airport. Also, shuttle service and taxis from the airport to the port are available. Also, the port is a 45-60 minute drive from the Fort Lauderdale Airport.
The Caribbean is a year-round destination for travel. You can choose the best time according to the fares, whether you prefer sailing in.
2. Harmony of the Seas
The second largest cruise ship has a gross tonnage of 226,963 tonnes and is 361.12 meters long with a maximum beam length of 66m. This ship is also a vessel if the Oasis-class of the Royal Caribbean fleet and was launched in May 2015. The Harmony cruise also offers the Ultimate Abyss slide, along with Aqua Theatre, a Bionic Bar with robotic arms and Live Music, Dance, Stunt and Broadway performances. There is a special section for people who love adventure, which includes the high-flying zip line, the mountain climbing wall, and various water slides. A variety of cuisines, including Japanese, Italian are available for the passengers at the twenty different dining places spread across the cruise. Not only this, there are about a dozen bars and lounges for adults to relax. The Harmony of the Seas travels to the Caribbean throughout the year, setting sail from the Port Canaveral in Orlando, Florida.
Weeklong cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean are available along with some trips featuring a Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas. The Eastern Caribbean trip lets you travel to ports in the Bahamas, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Haiti, and Puerto Rico, whereas the Western Caribbean cruise has Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, and Honduras on its itinerary. The tickets are available from $680 onwards for an interior room during the less frequented moths, with the price increasing for the Balcony and the Sea View Rooms, and cruises during the Spring and Summer. Port Canaveral Florida is a forty-five-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport, and Taxis services like Uber and Lyft charge around $60 for a single trip. The shuttle to the port charges only $20.
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3. The allure of the Seas
The allure of the Seas is third in our list of largest cruise ships. This 362 meters long Oasis-class ship has a capacity of 5,400 passengers at double occupancy. The ship is around 70 meters tall and has a maximum beam of 60.5 m. The cruise has one of its kind facilities for passengers wishing to travel. The H20 zone on deck has been specially designed for kids to enjoy while the adults can relax at the state-of-the-art Solarium. Also on board is the fourth-minute surf simulator, so that those who wish to surf can learn. The cruise has nineteen eateries, thirteen bars, and lounges, to look after your taste buds and make sure your time is amazing. Not only this, the Aqua Theatre is one of it’s with amazing acrobatic performances. If you are into stunts, don’t miss the Deep Diving Show at Oceanaria.
Also one of the Royal Caribbean cruises, Allure of the Seas travels to St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Bahamas, Jamaica, and Mexico, making the trip last seven days and nights. You can choose the trip according to the places you want to travel to, with the tickets starting from $580 for a trip in September-December. Leaving from Fort Lauderdale and Miami in Florida, this cruise is back to the starting port after the trip.
The allure of the Seas also has an annual 12-night-long Spanish TransAtlantic Cruise which takes the passengers to Malaga in Spain and finally arrives at Barcelona.
The Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale is minutes away from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and a thirty-minute drive from the Miami International Airport. A taxi from the airport charges $15.
4. Oasis of the Seas
The first ship of the Oasis-class of the Royal Caribbean Fleet has recently been refurbished, before being inducted back into the fleet. This cruise has a laser tag arena, a space-age puzzle center, a Splashaway Bay Aquapark which consists of colorful waterslides, water cannons, fountains, pools, and whirlpools. One can also sing along in Karaoke Club and watch the live orchestra, dance, orchestra shows. You can also host your own show if you wish to. This cruise also has a Bionic Bar, among other facilities.
The cruise offers three-night, four-night, seven-night long trips to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Canada, and New England. The three-night trip to Bahamas costs around $356, the four-night trip starts from $348 and the week-long trips start from $653 $859 and $649, $949 according to the places you want to visit.
Some of the trips that the cruise makes leaves from the Miami Port in Florida, the other cruises leave from Cape Liberty, New Jersey. The port at Cape Liberty Cruise Port is only nine miles from the Newark International Airport.
The cruise AIDANOVA is a part of the Carnival Corporation, with a gross tonnage of 183,900 tonnes, a length of 337 meters and a width of 42 meters. The passenger capacity in the ship is 5,200 with double occupancy. AIDAnova is the first ship of the Helios-class of the Carnival Corporation. It is the first cruise to use LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) as a source of fuel. Cruising onboard the AIDAnova is sure to give you an experience of a lifetime as along with the serving staff, you will find paper robots serving you. These robots can communicate in three languages, and also read your expressions.
The cruise also has multicuisine restaurants, along with AIDA cooking classes. Also, there is a water park, a high rope garden, and a mini golf club. Performances include a special choreography from a former Cirque du Soleil star. You can also sing in the Karaoke bar and go on a treasure hunt. The cruise travels to Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Canary Islands departing from Barcelona Spain. The week-long cruises have prices beginning from 500€ per person. The port of Barcelona is only miles away from the Airport, and taxis take a half an hour to reach the port at €39 per ride.
6. MSC Meraviglia
This 315 meters long ship has an exclusive Cirque du Soleil performance, along with with an outdoor water park, and various swimming pool. One can choose whichever cuisine they wish to try as there are twelve places to eat at. Also, the cruise a full-size bowling alley for bowling enthusiasts, along with F1 simulators for people who want to experience racing. The cruise also has a LEGO club dedicated to the tiny tots. The ship will be docking at various ports across the world and you can choose your favorite itinerary from the list of available Mediterranean destinations and cruises. The tariff starts from $589.50 per person and changes according to the dates and the rooms you wish to reside in. Currently, the ship cruises to Marseille, Genoa, Sicily among many other locations
7. Quantum of the Seas
Another ship of the Royal Caribbean fleet, this ship is aimed at the mainly Chinese passengers and therefore has Mandarin Speaking Crew. Once on board, you can watch the original productions, play table tennis, join dance classes and so much more including learning how to surf. There is also a skydiving simulator onboard, along with surf simulator, and the highest viewing deck. The cruises leave from Singapore and Beijing (Tianjin) China and travel across Asia, with itineraries from Japan and Russia to Thailand Vietnam and Philippines. Prices vary from $457 for a 4-night cruise to $1,029 for nine nights. To reach the Tianjin port from Beijing Airport, you can take a two and a half hour taxi, or a train to Tianjin Station and a taxi to Tianjin port. To reach the Port in Singapore, you can take a cab for $20-25 or an MRT for $2 from the Singapore Changi Airport.
8. Anthem of the Seas
This cruise has the signature attractions of the Quantum class of the Royal Caribbean fleet, from the skydiving simulator to the highest viewing deck. To enjoy, you can ride the bumper cars or go rollerskating, or if you’re a daredevil, you can go for scuba certification. Also available are Latin dance classes and classes in the Trapeze School. The cruises leave for Bahamas, Canada and New England, and Bermuda from Cape Liberty, New Jersey. The price for the Bermuda cruise is $599 and above $650 for the Canada & New England and Bahamas. The port at Cape Liberty Cruise Port is only nine miles from the Newark International Airport.
9. Ovation of the Seas
Once you check in to the Ovation of the Seas, you can go rock-climbing, or maybe learn a learn. There is a casino for those who love to gamble, along with salsa dancing for who love to dance. For fun, a water park sits on the deck along with a gaming arcade, a pool table, and of course, the bumper car rides.
The cruise leaves from Vancouver BC for a three-night cruise, arriving at Seattle, with the whole trip costing $279. There are other cruises as well, which are the Tasmania Cruise, New Zealand Cruise, Adelaide Hobart Cruise, and a unique Alaska Cruise from Seattle at $879.
10. Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Bliss is the 10th in our list of largest cruise ships. This ship measuring 1,094 feet, is sure to give you a blissful experience. It boasts of having the largest race track at sea. Other attractions include the mini golf, casino, salon and spa, video game arcade and a quarter-mile promenade, along the ocean. The Norwegian Bliss cruises all over the world, so you can plan a trip to the Bahamas, Caribbean, or the Mexican Riviera. Or, you can sail across the Panama Canal for twenty-one days with tickets starting at $1,499.
The embarking and disembarking ports are different for each and every itinerary and you should check for them on their website.