Cruises have always been synonymous with exploration, relaxation, and luxury. Over the decades, cruise ships have evolved from small vessels to floating cities, offering a huge and incredible array of luxurious amenities and experiences. Cruise ships are getting bigger and bigger every year. Although there are many popular cruise lines like MSC Cruises, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, etc., none of them can beat the legacy of Royal Caribbean, which has the top 5 largest cruise ships in the world as of 2023. Let us have a look at the top 5 largest cruise ships in the world.
1. Wonder of the Seas
At number 1, we have Wonder of the Seas by Royal Caribbean. The ship is the latest addition to the Oasis class and debuted in 2022. It overtook the title of being the largest cruise ship in the world from her sister, Symphony of the Seas. Currently, it holds the world record for being the largest cruise ship in the world. It has a length of 1188 feet, 16 passenger decks, and a passenger capacity of 5734. The ship has a wide range of amenities, including thrilling slides, exquisite dining venues, and entertainment options for all ages.
2. Symphony of the Seas
Next up, we have the Symphony of the Seas in the number 2 spot. The ship made her debut in 2018 and is a true marvel of engineering and design, as the ship pushes the boundaries of what a cruise can offer. It has a length of 1188 feet, a passenger capacity of 5518, and a crew capacity of 2100. Before the Wonder of the Seas made her debut, Symphony of the Seas was the largest cruise ship in the world.
Onboard, passengers can enjoy the Ultimate Abyss, a thrilling slide that descends over 90 feet, and the Ultimate Family Suite, complete with a private cinema, slide, LEGO wall, and much more. Symphony of the Seas also has a wide array of dining options, from sushi at Izumi to a whimsical Wonderland restaurant.
3. Harmony of the Seas
Harmony of the Seas is currently the 3rd largest cruise ship in the world and belongs to the cruise line Royal Caribbean. It has a length of 1188 feet, a passenger capacity of 5480, and a crew capacity of 2100. It was the first ship to feature the Ultimate Abyss slide, located at the aft end of the ship above the AquaTheater. Since its debut on Harmony of the Seas, the Ultimate Abyss slide has gained a lot of popularity and has been a major feature on new cruise ships.
Apart from the regular amenities of cruise ships, Harmony of the Seas has a thrilling zip line that soars over the boardwalk, two FlowRider surf simulators, and a serene adults-only solarium.
4. Oasis of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas by Royal Caribbean is currently the 4th largest cruise ship in the world. This is the ship that is known for pushing the cruise industry to new heights. Ever since its debut in 2009, the ship has changed the fate of the entire cruise industry by letting the world know that a cruise ship has a lot more to offer. By looking at what the Oasis of the Seas has to offer, it is safe to say that it is a floating wonderland at sea, offering a world of entertainment and adventure.
The ship has a length of 1186 feet, a passenger capacity of 5400, and a crew capacity of 2394. The ship underwent a massive upgrade in 2019, after which it has overtaken its sister ship, Allure of the Seas, on the list.
5. Allure of the Seas
Allure of the Seas is currently the 5th largest ship in the world and second in the Oasis class for Royal Caribbean. It was launched in 2010 and marked a new era of cruising by popularizing the Oasis class worldwide. The ship has a lot to offer, including 7 neighborhoods, 24 different dining options, 4 pools, a zip line, an ice-skating rink, multiple bars and lounges, and much more. The ship has a length of 1187 feet, a passenger capacity of 5492, and a crew capacity of 2384.