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Symphony of the Seas

She will claim the title of the world’s largest - and most adventure-filled - cruise ship

The newest member of Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis class of ships, Symphony of the Seas, is closer to full completion as her April 2018 debut approaches.

With the exterior now complete, Symphony of the Seas was floated out of her dry dock at the STX shipyard in France to begin the next phase of interior construction on 9 June, 2017.

Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas being floated out in France in June 2017

She will claim the title of the world’s largest - and most adventure-filled - cruise ship, offering 28 more staterooms than her newest sister ship Harmony of the Seas and encompassing 230,000 gross registered tons.

Touting new features and amenities for guests, Symphony also will boast all the groundbreaking innovations and thrilling experiences that earned worldwide recognition for Harmony of the Seas.

Among the award-winning and acclaimed favourites are the distinct seven-neighborhood concept, imaginative and sophisticated dining, Bionic Bar robot bartenders powered by Makr Shakr, Broadway-caliber entertainment, the iconic waterfront AquaTheater, the Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, and Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea.

Symphony of the Seas measures 1,188ft in length, has 18 decks and will be able to accommodate 5,535 passengers at double occupancy up to a maximum of 6,870, as well as a 2,100 crew.

Facilities will include a children’s water park, a full-size basketball court, ice-skating rink, and two 43ft rock-climbing walls.

Her maiden voyage is set for 21 April. 2018.

Vital statistics

Operated by Royal Caribbean International
Built at STX France in St Nazaire
Maiden voyage: 21 April, 2018
Gross tonnage: 230,000 tons
Passengers: 5,535 double occupancy, 6,870 total
Passenger decks: 18
Lifts: 24
Crew: 2,100
Staterooms: 2,775 including
:: 1,768 with balcony
:: 266 outside
:: 524 inside
:: 717 with third berth
:: 46 wheelchair accessible
Width: 215.5ft
Draft: 30ft
Cruising speed: 22 knots


Three main dining rooms( two sittings), four alternative dining options, three show lounges, library, casino, four swimming pools, fitness centre, sauna, steam room, ice skating rink, jogging track, two rock climbing walls, basketball/volleyball court, surf-rider, nine hole golf, health spa and aerobics.

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