March 24, 2018 - 4.700 shipbuilders from STX France Werft worked on the world's largest cruise ship for 36 months. It is called Symphony of the Seas and is the fourth ship in the Oasis class. Royal Caribbean International will first deploy the gigantic ship in the Mediterranean.
Royal Caribbeans' new flagship was handed over to the world's second largest cruise line at a ceremony yesterday in Saint-Nazaire. The handover was combined with the traditional flag-changing ceremony. The 25th Royal Caribbean ship is 362 meters long and 72,50 meters wide. The survey was determined to be 228.081 GT. The number of guests is given as 2.759 with double occupancy of the 5.518 cabins. 2.200 crew members from 77 countries take care of the passengers. The newest ship of the Oasis class combines the most popular highlights of the sister ships. There are also new restaurants, new leisure activities for the family and a new entertainment program.
Symphony of the Seas handover ceremony © Royal Caribbean International Press Center
In 2018 the Symphony of the Seas will have its first cruise season in the western Mediterranean. The mostly 7-day trips lead from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca, Marseilles, La Spezia, Civitavecchia and Naples back to Barcelona. A first 5-day preview trip begins on March 31, 2018. The maiden voyage is set for April 7. The round trips start in April 2018. After crossing the Atlantic, the Symphony of the Seas will set off from Miami on cruises in the Caribbean for a year.
Sister ship Allure of the Seas in Fort Lauderdale / Fl.