If you’re a fan of the “bigger is better” mindset, then Royal Caribbean’s next big ship is set to rock your world. Not that the ship will be rocking though – because it’s THAT big.

Get ready for April 2018, because that’s when Royal Caribbean’s latest behemoth – The Symphony of the Seas will accompany its current 25-ship fleet as the biggest cruise ship EVER built.

Yes, EVER.

Thought the Harmony of the Seas was big? Well the Symphony of the Seas is literally next level.


The Symphony of there Seas

The humungous 18-deck, 5,494 passenger ‘floating island’ will take the title of the “world’s largest ship” from sister ship – 2016-debuted Harmony of the Seas by around 3,000 tons and an extra 28 staterooms.

And it’ll be packed full of even more ‘cruisebreaking’ features.

Aside from some of the cruise line’s famed innovations such as the robot bartender-helmed Bionic Bar, surf simulator, ice-skating rink, rock-climbing wall, waterfront AquaTheater, and several waterslides (like the 10-story-high Ultimate Abyss: the tallest at sea), the Symphony of the Seas will potentially have some “Innovative firsts” of its own.

To be confirmed say the cruise line. Ooh tell us now we say.

Bookings are already open for Symphony of the Seas’s inaugural year, which will kick off on April 21, 2018, with seven-night Mediterranean itineraries from Barcelona, calling on ports in Spain (at Palma de Mallorca), France (in Provence), and Italy (at Florence/Pisa, Rome, and Naples).

In November 2018, the ship will cross the Atlantic to Miami, where it will shift its offerings to a series of 7-night eastern and western Caribbean itineraries; the Symphony of the Seas will then remain homeported there for the remainder of 2017 and throughout 2018.

Sadly there’ll be no visit to Australia just yet.


The Symphony of the Seas is so big that Real Caribbean are building a cutting-edge, angular glass-designed 170,000-square-foot dock and terminal for The Symphony of the Seas to call home when it arrives in Miami. Already its being touted as “the most innovative cruise facility in the U.S.”

Set to open in October 2018, the new mega terminal will also play home to another sister ship – The Allure of the Seas (which is being relocated from Ft. Lauderdale) in November 2018, where both ships are slated to offer a robust calendar of island-hopping Caribbean itineraries.

Phew. It’s almost too much to take isn’t it? What next from Royal Carribbean we wonder?

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