The 10 Largest Cruise Ships in the World

Top 10 Cruise Ships in the World.

 

1. Allure of the Seas

Allure of the SeasAllure of the Seas, the newest ship in Royal Caribbean’s awe-inspiring Oasis® class, is a captivating adventure unlike any other. Explore seven distinct neighborhoods filled with awesome new features – like the first Starbucks® at sea, Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical Chicago in the main theater, and favorite moments with Shrek, Po the panda, and more friends in the DreamWorks® Experience. Spice up your sailing with margaritas and Mexican-fare favorites at Rita’s Cantina, or with prime cuts straight from the skewer at Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse. And there’s still plenty more Oasis-class WOWs to be had, from the classic carousel on the Boardwalk®, to aerial acrobats in the AquaTheater, FlowRider® surf simulators, plus zip line views over Central Park®—a meandering garden lined with shops and fine restaurants.

 

Ship Stats:
Gross Tonnage: 225,282
Length: 1,187 ft
Max Beam: 213 ft
Draft: 30 ft
Cruising Speed: 22.6 knots
Capacity: 5,400 passengers (6,296 maximum)
Crew : 2,384
Decks: 16 passenger decks
Spa Treatments: 100+
Pools & Whirlpools: 10
(Source: Royal Caribbean International)


2. Oasis of the Seas

Oasis of the SeasExperience the ship that revolutionized cruising, Oasis of the Seas®— its groundbreaking design introduced seven distinct neighborhoods built for ultimate enjoyment. Hop on a classic carousel on the Boardwalk®, then watch acrobats splash down in the AquaTheater, the first amphitheater at sea. Let imaginations soar in the Youth Zone—the largest kids’ area at sea—or at the Pool & Sports Zone, where you’ll find FlowRider® surf simulators and zip line views. Unwind with a stroll in Central Park®—a meandering garden lined with shops and fine restaurants—or melt away stress at VitalitySM Spa. Jazz up your evening with Tony Award®-winning Broadway hit Hairspray and soon, CATS, or hit the Royal Promenade for memorable moments with DreamWorks® Experience characters. Join us onboard the ship that changed cruising – a world where innovation rules.

 

Ship Stats:
Gross Tonnage: 225,282
Length: 1,186.5 ft
Max Beam: 213 ft
Draft: 30 ft
Cruising Speed: 22.6 knots
Capacity: 5,400 passengers (6,296 maximum)
Crew: 2,394
Decks: 16 passenger decks
Distinct Neighborhood: 7
Dining Options: 25
(Source: Royal Caribbean International)

 

3. Freedom of the Seas

Freedom of the SeasThe newly enhanced Freedom of the Seas® is a marvel of maritime engineering, packed with awesome innovations to stir your imagination. Share a high five with Shrek as part of The DreamWorks® Experience. Catch a first-run movie in the 3D theater or poolside under the stars on the outdoor movie screen. Infuse color into your cruise with the artworks of the BRITTO Gallery or with the frosted confections of the Cupcake Cupboard. And finish the evening with a selection of reds or whites at the renovated, now-more-intimate Vintages wine bar.

 

Plus, enjoy all the revolutionary features Freedom of the Seas has always been known for – FlowRider® surf simulator, rock climbing wall, ice-skating rink, Royal Promenade, cantilevered whirlpools, mini golf course, H2O Zone water park, and much more.

 

Ship Stats:
Gross Tonnage: 160,000
Length: 1,112 ft
Max Beam: 185 ft
Draft: 28 ft
Cruising Speed: 21.6 knots
Capacity: 3,634 passengers
Crew: 1,360
Decks: 18 total decks, 15 passenger decks
Distinct Neighborhood: 7
Dining Options: 25
(Source: Royal Caribbean International)


4. Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the SeasIs it adventure you seek, or a restful retreat from life on land? Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas® is home to an array of innovations that give you whatever type of vacation you desire. Climb a rock wall that overlooks the sea, or find your adventure on the basketball court, ice-skating rink or mini-golf course. If it’s zen you seek, achieve it poolside or at the relaxing VitalitySM Spa. Liven up your nights on the Royal Promenade, with parades, dancing, and duty-free shopping deals. And bring along some friends—with spacious public areas, enhanced staterooms, and a spectacular three-story dining room, this ship has room for your whole crew.

 

In 2015 Explorer of the Seas will be completing a revitalization that will bring you more new innovative features at sea such as the FlowRider® surf simulator, a 3-D movie theatre, all new staterooms including new virtual balconies and new dining experiences.

 

Ship Stats:
Gross Tonnage: 138,000
Length: 1,025 ft
Max Beam: 157.5 ft
Draft: 29 ft
Cruising Speed: 22 knots
Capacity: 3,114 passengers
Crew : 1,180
Decks: 15
Pools & Whirlpools: 10
Bar, Clubs & Lounges: 15
(Source: Royal Caribbean International)

 

5. Liberty of the Seas

Liberty of the SeasThe newly renovated Liberty of the Seas® is packed with all the phenomenal onboard experiences you’d expect from our innovative Freedom class of ships, plus new offerings to stir your imagination. Share a high five with Shrek as part of The DreamWorks® Experience. Put on your boogie shoes for hit Broadway musical Saturday Night Fever. Catch a first-run movie in the 3D theater or poolside under the stars on the outdoor movie screen. And finish the evening with a selection of reds or whites at the renovated, now-more-intimate Vintages wine bar.

 

Plus, enjoy all the revolutionary features Liberty of the Seas has always been known for – like the FlowRider® surf simulator, rock-climbing wall, ice-skating rink, Royal Promenade, cantilevered whirlpools, mini golf course, and much more.

 

 

Ship Stats:
Gross Tonnage: 160,000
Length: 1,112 ft
Max Beam: 185 ft
Draft: 28 ft
Cruising Speed: 21.6 knots
Capacity: 4600 passengers
Crew: 1,360
Decks: 18 total decks, 15 passenger decks
Pools & Whirlpools: 10
Spa Treatments: 100+
(Source: Royal Caribbean International)

 

6. MSC Preziosa

MSC PreziosaWelcome to MSC Preziosa, our precious new flagship, created so can you savour the pleasures of the Mediterranean spirit on unforgettable voyages of exploration all over the world.

Experience the beauty of select natural materials radiating Mediterranean light and colour – including a real stone piazza – alongside spectacular features such as sweeping Swarovski grand staircases and a magical ‘infinity’ pool.

Relish award-winning favourites: The sublime MSC Aurea Spa with beauty and wellness treatments that melt every tension away. And the secluded luxury of MSC Yacht Club’s exclusive suites, butler service, dedicated facilities and private decks – all offering privileged access to the word-class leisure on board, including a full-gaming casino and Broadway-scale theatre.

Discover innovations exclusive to MSC Preziosa, bringing our guests irresistible new opportunities to tailor every moment to their tastes and moods. Like the splash-packed fun and games of the Doremi Castle kids aqua park. Or the swooping thrills of Vertigo, the longest single-rider water slide on the seas. Or the open-kitchen Galaxy restaurant, boasting delicious all-day dining and a panoramic disco that keeps the beat ‘til late.

Want to sunbathe in peace and privacy? Soak up the sun in style in this adults-only sanctuary of serenity. Top 18 boasts premium deck space and stunning sea views, not forgetting its own dedicated spa service, bar menu and complimentary fruit skewers. For groups of friends, couples looking for a romantic hideaway or parents looking for some quiet time, Top 18 is the perfect place to relax, unwind and watch the waves go by.

There’s all this and more to discover at your own pace on MSC Preziosa, living Mediterranean style, savouring every precious moment to the full as you explore the most beautiful places on earth from the sea.

 

Ship Stats:
Gross Tonnage: 139,072
Length: 1,092.5 ft (332.99 m)
Max Beam: 124.7 ft (38.01 m)
Draft: 27.2 ft (8.29 m)
Cruising Speed: 23.7 knots (43.9 km/h; 27.3 mph)
Capacity: 3,959 passengers
Crew: 1,388
Decks: 18 total, 13 passenger decks
Number of Cabins: 1.751, incl. 45 for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility
(Source: MSC Cruises)

7. MSC Fantasia

MSC FantasiaMSC Fantasia whith her sister ship MSC Splendida is the largest cruise ship ever built for a European ship owner. The flagship from MSC Cruises  is a masterpiece of Italian style: a perfect mix of advanced technology, elegance and exclusive services.

 

Built with the environment in mind, the MSC Fantasia cruise liner is constructed in a modern spirit, as we help preserve the environment without sacrificing guests’ comfort.

 

MSC Fantasia is not only a voyage of pleasure, but one of discovery. For the very first time on a ship, guests will walk on Swarovski crystal stairs. A transparent ceiling allows passengers to experience all the magic of sailing as they gaze at the starlit skies. With 27,000 m2 of public space, including the luxury MSC AUREA SPA, 5 restaurants, 4 swimming pools, 12 hydro-massage pools, coffee bars, shops, a children’s area, a Formula 1 simulator and an interactive 4-D cinema, you can truly rediscover yourself as you relax into your holiday.

 

The MSC AUREA SPA offers ultra-modern treatments such as therapeutic mud packs, perfumed vapours, aesthetic massages and much more.

 

MSC Fantasia boasts an exclusive area: privileged passengers can sojourn in the MSC Yacht Club with 71 suites, a bar, solarium, 2 hydro-massage pools, 1 skydome swimming pool, concierge and glass-walled Observation Lounge where guests can enjoy amazing ocean views. A butler service will offer assistance at check-in, transport luggage, unpack, serve traditional English afternoon tea as well as arranging cigars and beverages, booking tables at restaurants, treatments in the MSC AUREA SPA, ad hoc excursions and even arranging a private party!

 

Want to sunbathe in peace and privacy? Soak up the sun in style in this adults-only sanctuary of serenity. Top 18 boasts premium deck space and stunning sea views, not forgetting its own dedicated spa service, bar menu and complimentary fruit skewers. For groups of friends, couples looking for a romantic hideaway or parents looking for some quiet time, Top 18 is the perfect place to relax, unwind and watch the waves go by.

 

MSC Fantasia takes luxury cruising to spectacular new heights – where all your holiday cruise fantasies come true.

 

Ship Stats:
Gross Tonnage: 137, 936 tons
Length: 333.33 m (1,093 ft 7 in)
Max Beam: 37.92 m (124 ft 5 in)
Draft: 8.65 m (28 ft 5 in)
Cruising Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Capacity: 3,900 passengers
Crew: 1,370
Decks: 13 passenger decks, 18 total
Number of Cabins: 1.637, incl. 43 for guests with disabilities or reduced mobility
(Source: MSC Cruises)


8. Norwegian Epic

Norwegian EpicNorwegian Epic is the ship of choice for those sailing on a Mediterranean cruise or Caribbean cruises. In fact, we have literally changed the face of cruise line entertainment with the introduction of Blue Man Group at sea, and that’s just the beginning. Norwegian Epic is offering world-class performers and a new wave of accommodations – from Studios, designed and priced for the solo traveler, to the private Haven. Add more than 20 different dining options and you’ll understand why this is Freestyle Cruising on a truly grand scale.

 

Ship Stats:
Gross Tonnage: 155,873
Length: 1,081 feet
Max Beam: 133 feet
Draft: 28.5 feet
Cruising Speed: 20.2 knots
Capacity: 4,100 passengers
Crew: 1,753
Engines: Diesel Electric
Decks: 19
(Source: Norwegian Cruise Line)


9. Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2Queen Mary 2 is Cunard’s flagship and the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Booking a Transatlantic Crossing to or from New York on this incredible ship is a holiday like no other and her European cruises from Southampton are also very special.  Queen Mary 2, affectionately known by customers as, QM2®, offers so much space on board and such an array of state of the art facilities including a 3D Cinema, planetarium and a superb spa.

 

Ship Stats:
Gross Tonnage: 148,528
Length: 1,132 ft (345 m)
Max Beam: 135 ft (41 m) waterline, 147.5 ft (45.0 m) extreme (bridge wings)
Draught: 33 ft (10.1 m)
Cruising Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Capacity: 2,620 passengers
Crew: 1,253
Decks: 13 passenger, 17 total decks
(Source: Cunard Line)

 

10. Royal Princess

Royal PrincessOur next generation of Princess Cruises ships

Christened by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge on June 13, 2013, Royal Princess is dazzling its guests with exciting new features. Called one of the “Most Popular Ships at Sea” by Cruise Critic, she’s already won five prestigious Travel Weekly Magellan Awards in the Large Ship, Atrium, Spa, Pool and Mobile App Design categories. And her innovative SeaWalk® is being hailed as one of the “Top Gee-Whiz Features at Sea” by USA Today! View cruise ship features

 

Among her highlights, the new Royal Princess offers:

 

  • An even larger and expanded atrium with additional entertainment and casual dining options.
  • Our largest top deck pool ever with Princess® Watercolor Fantasy, an enhanced Movies Under the Stars® screen, and the new SeaWalk with views 128 feet straight down!
  • Balconies on all outside staterooms.

 

Ship Stats:
Gross Tonnage: 141,000
Length: 1,083 feet
Max Beam: 47 m (155 ft) – With SeaWalk, 38 m (126 ft) – Without SeaWalk
Draft: 28 ft
Cruising Speed: 22 knots
Capacity: 3,600 passengers
Decks: 19
Guest Cabins: 1,780 total
Dining Options: 25
(Source: Princess Cruises)

 

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