Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, the World’s Largest Cruise Ship, Set to Debut This Month
The 1,188-foot-long beauty will take up residence in Miami.
The world’s largest cruise ship is setting sail for her new home in Florida. After four days of sea trials off the coast of France, Royal Caribbean’s newest Oasis-class stunner, Symphony of the Seas, is ready to inherit the title of World’s Largest Cruise Ship in a handover ceremony on March 23, Orlando Sentinel reports.
Symphony of the Seas is Royal Caribbean’s fourth Oasis-class vessel. With each one slightly bigger than the last, every Oasis-class vessel has held the Guinness World Records’ title of World’s Largest Cruise Ship.
The 228,081-ton, 1,188-foot-long Symphony of the Seas boasts 18 decks, 24 guest elevators, seven distinct neighborhoods, and 2,759 staterooms, comfortably accommodating up to 6,680 guests and a 2,200-person crew.
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Like the other Oasis-class vessels, Symphony of the Seas features a 10-deck slide, two FlowRider surf simulators, a zip line, twin 40-foot rock climbing walls, an ice skating rink and a bar staffed by robot bartenders. Unique to Symphony of the Seas is a glow-in-the-dark laser tag arena and a two-level Ultimate Family Suite, which includes a floor-to-ceiling LEGO wall.
“We’re excited to introduce Symphony of the Seas, our boldest composition yet, offering the best of Royal Caribbean with some new surprises for our guests to create a vacation that adventurers of all ages can enjoy together,” Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International, said in a release. “We set out to create a new level of vacation adventure and deliver the ultimate escape for families of all shapes and sizes. Symphony will introduce the most cutting-edge, customizable, and digitally-enhanced experiences in the Royal Caribbean fleet.”
Beginning Nov. 24, 2018, Symphony of the Seas will make Miami, FL her year-round home, sailing 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean voyages from the state-of-the-art new Terminal A at PortMiami.