The world’s largest cruise lines as Wonder of the Seas take the crown, with ships from Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises, P&O Cruises and more cruise lines
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cruise ships are impressive feats of engineering, with a slew of epic onboard features including entire neighborhoods, cantilevered bars, theaters, water parks and even go-kart tracks.
No wonder they are often referred to as floating cities – after all, they can accommodate thousands of passengers as well as crew members.
Well, that of Royal Caribbean newest ship Wonder of the Seas has secured the crown as the world’s largest cruise ship by gross tonnage – but who are her competitors?
Below we take a look at the largest cruise ships in the world…
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1. wonders of the seasRoyal Caribbean
One of our top picks from New cruise ships for 2022 To cheer, Wonder of the Seas has some ridiculously cool features, including EIGHT Quarters, an onboard wave machine, a massive park, the tallest slide at sea, climbing walls, and even a cantilever bar.
The ship measures 362 m and is 64 m wide.
2. Symphony of the SeasRoyal Caribbean
gross tonnage: 228,081
The Symphony of the Seas has 18 decks and can carry over 6,000 passengers and a crew of 2,200.
It’s an action-packed adventure that features everything from the tallest waterslide at sea to ziplining, as well as swimming pools, ice skating, rock climbing, Broadway shows and even laser tag.
The ship is 361 m long and 65.7 m wide.
3. Harmony of the SeasRoyal Caribbean
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gross tonnage: 226,963
Harmony of the Seas was the world’s largest cruise ship until 2018, when sister Symphony of the Seas earned her title.
Sailing to the Caribbean, Bahamas and North America, Harmony features 18 decks outfitted with everything from onboard waterslides to a Bionic Bar staffed by robotic mixologists, not to mention seven unique neighborhoods for families to explore .
Like Symphony, it is 361 m long and 65.7 m wide.
4. fascination of the seasRoyal Caribbean
gross tonnage: 225,282
The Allure of the Seas has 18 decks of lavish suites and entertainment ranging from a variety of swimming pools to every sporting facility you could desire, not to mention it even has its own marketplace.
It measures 362 m in length and 66 m in width.
5. oasis of the seasRoyal Caribbean
gross tonnage: 225,282
While Oasis has the same gross tonnage as Allure, she has a slightly shorter length of 361 m, although her beam is also 66 m.
Like her sister ships, she has 18 decks packed with entertainment, swanky cabins and even features like an onboard zipline for the braver passengers!
6. Emerald CoastCosta cruises
gross tonnage: 185.010
The Costa Smeralda has more than 1,000 cabins, 13 swimming pools, 11 restaurants and over 19 bars and lounges, so passengers are not limited to activities on board.
There are also heaps of luxe venues, including a lavish spa, a grand theater for dazzling shows, and a water park that’s sure to be a hit with families.
7. Iona, P&O cruises
gross tonnage: 184,700
P&O Cruises’ new ship Iona boasts onboard amenities like a gin distillery and infinity pool, making it already a firm favorite with vacationers. (You can take a look inside here ).
The £700million ship debuted in 2021 and features a new two-deck SkyDome, FOUR swimming pools, over 30 bars and restaurants the world’s first gin distillery at seaa luxurious spa and heaps of more generous perks for guests.
9. AIDAcosma, AIDA cruises
There are many tempting cruise deals out there – we’ve listed some of the best below.
- Princess Cruises offers prices from £379 per person including long haul destinations – book here.
- TUI’s Marella Cruises offers Mediterranean cruises from £693 per person – book here.
- Royal Caribbean offers seven-night cruises from £749 per person – book here.
- Saga has deals with savings of up to £750 per person – book here.
- Celebrity Cruises offers up to £2,400 off cabins and free flights to Europe – book here.
You can also find tons of updates and offers in our cruise vacation page.
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gross tonnage: 183,900
AIDA Cosma is 337 m long and 42 m wide. The ship offers some luxurious amenities such as an infinity pool, 17 bars, a spacious spa, indoor playgrounds and over 2,700 cabins.
8. AIDA nova, AIDA cruises
gross tonnage: 183,858
As the first ship in the company’s Excellence class, AIDAnova is 337 m long and 42 m wide. The huge ship has an impressive 20 decks, six pools and over 18 bars and restaurants.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/cruises/worlds-biggest-cruise-ships-revealed-13564010 Largest cruise ships in the world as Wonder the Seas takes the top spot