Royal Caribbean is one of the biggest cruise operators on the planet. That title isn’t just because of the shear amount of business they do, either. In terms of physical size, they’re still the biggest cruise operator on the planet. That’s because their Oasis of the Seas ship is the largest on the planet.
Royal Caribbean is about to break their own record.
The company is currently building a ship that is scheduled to hit the seas in 2021. At that time, it will be the largest cruise ship in the world. It will be the fifth Oasis ship the company as built since 2008. The first ship, Oasis of the Seas, held the “largest in the world” title up until last year. It’s 1,184 feet long and weighs in at 225,000 tons. The ship can carry almost 6,300 passengers!
Last year, the Symphony of the Seas took the crown for the largest ship on the water. It’s 1,188 feet long and weighs in at 228,000 tons. The Symphony of the Seas can carry a whopping 6,680 passengers and 2,200 crew members!
The newest ship is being built in Saint-Nazaire, France at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard. As of now, there are no exact dimensions known about the new boat. All we know is that when the ship launches in 2021, it will be the biggest ship in the Royal Caribbean fleet. Royal Caribbean has issued a statement that simply suggests the new ship will follow a similar layout as the other Oasis ships, with a focus on the “seven neighborhoods.” The company promised unique dining, entertainment, and thrilling experiences that use the latest technology available to deliver the goods.
As of now, the ship doesn’t have an official name, but all guesses point toward it being “Something” of the Seas. Wearing the crown of the largest ship in the world is certainly something to be proud of, but there’s a good chance that this newest ship won’t wear the crown for long, as Royal Caribbean already has another ship planned for launch in 2023.