Top 10 Largest Cruise Ships in the World
Here’s a top 10 lists of largest cruise ship in the world. Nowadays, cruise liners have populated the ocean with beautiful and largest cruise ships and some are so large so that titanic looks insignificant. In the post, I am going to share the largest cruise ship owned by biggest cruise line companies. Those largest cruise ships are not only big but also well designed, completed with luxuries facilities, and premium price tickets.
10. MS Explorer Of the Seas
STX Finland Cruise Oy built this 10th largest cruise ship, MS Explorer of the Seas, in august 1st, 1999. The cruise ship is belonged to Royal Caribbean International and it is capable to depart 3,114 passengers and crews at a time. It is 1,020 feet long, the beam is 38 m long and the weight is 137,308 Gross tonnages. This ship is also the 8th largest cruise ship belong to Royal Caribbean International.
9. Mariner of the seas
Mariner of the sea is 138,279 tones. The length is same as MS Explorer and the beam is mere 0,6 meters longer than MS Explorer. Mariner of the sea is 5th voyager-class cruise line of Royal Caribbean International armadas and, once again, same as MS explorer, it came out from STX Finland cruise Oy facility. The cruise liner has sailed since 2003 and it can cruise 3,114 passengers max. Mariner of the seas is the 9th largest cruise ship in the world and 7th largest cruise ship belong to Royal Caribbean International.
8. Navigator of the Sea
Navigator of the Sea is 4th voyager-class cruise of Royal Caribbean and that means the cruise line came out from STX Finland Cruise Oy. The length, beam, full capacity, even the gross tonnage is same as Mariner of the sea so We can consider this as the 8th largest cruise ship. Navigator has voyaged since 2002 and that is what makes Navigator and Mariner of the sea different.
7. Queen Mary 2
Our seventh biggest cruise line in the world is belong to an American-British shipping company Cunard line. It sails since 2004 and Queen Elizabeth II who named the large cruise in 2004. Queen Mary 2 is 1,132 feet long, the beam is 135 feet and STX Europe, the builder, only designed the ships to voyage 3,056 passengers max. This is the largest cruise ship of Cunard line.
6. MS Independence Of the seas
From rank 6th to 4th, we are going to talk 3 cruise liners with similar general characteristic. The body of MS Independence of the seas stretches 1,111 feet, the beam is 184 feet long and it has maximum capacity 4,370 passengers. The weight of MS independence of the seas is 154,407 tons and Royal Caribbean cruise has operated the ship since May 2, 2008. Let’s make MS Independence of the Seas on the 6th rank of largest cruise ships.
5. MS liberty of the seas
The length, the beam and the maximum capacity of MS liberty of the seas is same as MS independence of the sea. Royal Caribbean cruise has employed the ship since May 2007. The cool thing about the ship is Royal Caribbean has facilitated the ship with a DreamWorks studio. This year, MS liberty of the seas has a new route to sail from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca. So this cruise ship become the 5th largest cruise ship in the world.
4. MS Freedom of the seas
MS freedom of the seas started her premier voyage in June 4, 2006. Same as MS liberty of the seas, MS Freedom of the sea is spanning
1,111 feet long and has maximum capacity 4,370 passengers. Royal Caribbean spent $800,000,000 to build the cruise line and since May 12, 2006, MS freedom of the seas is officially Christian. This is the 4th largest cruise ship in our list.
3. Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic is a Norwegian Cruise Line fleet and the company has operated it since June 24, 2010. The gross tonnage is 155,873 tons, it stretches 1, 0891.9 feet, and it capable to carry 4,100 passengers and crews. The cool thing about the ships, every cabin of the ship has its own balcony. This is the largest cruise ship belong to Norwegian Cruise Line fleet.
2. MS Oasis of the Seas
MS Oasis of the seas is the first oasis class of Royal Caribbean international. The body stretches 1,187 feet long, the beam is 198 feet and it has enough space to house 6,296 people. MS Oasis of the seas used to be the largest cruise line in the world until Royal Caribbean international launched the 2nd generations of oasis class cruise named Allure of the Seas in November 20, 2010. This is the 2nd largest cruise ship in the world that slightly smaller than the largest cruise ship in the world.
1. MS Allure of the Seas
MS Allure of the seas from Royal Caribbean international is our recent largest cruise ship in the world. Technically, MS Allure of the seas is not more heavy or roomier than MS Oasis of the Seas. The only thing what makes MS Allure of the seas hold the crown of world’s biggest cruise ship is because recently, the design engineers found that this ship is 2 inches longer than the MS Oasis of the seas, so We have MS Allure of the seas as the largest cruise ship in the world.
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