The newest member of Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis class of ships, Symphony of the Seas, has been floated out of drydock at STX in France.
She will claim the title of the world’s largest cruise ship, offering 28 more staterooms than her newest sister ship Harmony of the Seas and encompassing 230,000 gross registered tons, 3,000 more than Harmony of the Seas. She is 1,188 feet long and has 18 total, making her about the height of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Symphony of the Seas is expected to commence operation in April 2018 sailing to sail to the Caribbean out of Miami.
The cruise line sails 24 cruise ships to destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand.
Class and type: Oasis-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 230,000 gross tonnage
Length: 1,188 feet (362 m)
Beam: 154 feet (47 m)
Draft: 30 feet (9.1 m)
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) cruising
Capacity: 6,870 passengers