Watch: Symphony of the Seas Nears Completion

By The Maritime Executive 03-07-2018 05:24:42

Symphony of the Seas is days away from completion; and Royal Caribbean has provided an inside look at her final phase of construction. 

The world's largest and most innovative cruise ship is coming to life with a combination of new first-at-sea experiences and signature Royal Caribbean favorites designed to excite and inspire guests of all ages. These include the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea, to new dining concepts and original aerial, ice and aqua entertainment.

She is under construction at STX Shipyard in France, and scheduled to be delivered this month. 

Symphony of the Seas will become the 25th ship in the fleet, and her first pre-inaugural sailing will commence on March 31. She will sail to the Mediterranean and homeport in Barcelona for the summer. She will then expected to start sailing to the Caribbean out of PortMiami in November.

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 228,081 gross registered tons, around 1,000 more than Harmony of the Seas. She is 1,188 feet long and has 18 decks, making her about the height of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

A Time Lapse of her Construction

General characteristics

Class and type: Oasis-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 230,000 gross tonnage 
Length: 1,188 feet (362m)
Beam: 154 feet (47m)
Draft: 30 feet (9.1m)
Decks: 18
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) cruising
Capacity: 6,680 passengers
Crew: 2,200