Top 10 Largest Cruise Ships in the World

Posted October 5th, 2015

When you picture a holiday aboard a cruise ship, do you imagine incredible sunsets over sparkling waters? Perhaps you envision yourself raising a glass of wine to your partner before a theatre show begins? It’s no secret that cruise ships have grown to encompass an incredible array of features, amenities and entertainment. Water parks have become more thrilling, restaurants more fancy and recreational centres more diverse. To express just how much cruise ships have grown over the years, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 ships that not only boast great size, but unlimited imagination.

Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas boasts an incredible 225,282 gross registered tonnage and is currently the world’s largest cruise ship. This family-perfect ship includes a movie theatre, a zip line, 25 restaurants, art auctions, wine tastings and a hand-crafted carousel. Sporting amenities include ice skating rinks, a wave simulator, a basketball court and two rock climbing walls.

Ovation of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

Due to launch in December of 2016, Ovation of the Seas is a complete re-imagining of a mega-liner. This large-scale ship encompasses 168,666 gross registered tonnage and is currently under construction. It will house 4,905 passengers, 1,500 crew members and an array of restaurants, bars and entertainment facilities. The 348-metre long liner will also offer a range of activities and entertainment, including skydiving, bumper cars rides, surfing and aerial performances.



Queen Mary 2, Cunard Line

The luxurious Queen Mary 2 towers around 72 metres from keel to funnel and is stretched out to 345 metres long. This timeless cruise ship houses four main restaurants, as well as an array of bars and lounges, indoor and outdoor pools, a library, steam rooms, an art gallery, an arcade, shops and a casino.


Oasis of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

Oasis of the Seas is one of Royal Caribbean International's cruise ships designed for relaxation and adventure. This cruise ship encompasses 225,282 gross registered tonnage and is 362 metres long.

Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

Anthem of the Seas is approximately 347 metres long and comprises of 168,666 gross registered tonnage. There’s room for 4,905 guests and 1,500 crew members, as well as a ripcord, music hall, water park, and outdoor movie screens. The ship’s North Star observatory provides real wow factor too; this capsule-like structure provides 360-degree views and is raised more than 90 metres high in the sky by a robotic arm.

Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

Quantum of the Seas is an innovative cruise ship from Royal Caribbean International. Similar to its sister ship Anthem of the Seas, it is 347 metres long and home to a fantastic variety of amenities and entertainment. Quite notably, Quantum of the Seas was the first to debut a bar tended by robots. At the Bionic Bar, passengers simply order their drinks on smart tablets before robots pour, mix and serve drinks onto conveyor belts.

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Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Epic is a contemporary cruise ship, with 19 decks and a three-storey atrium screen. From art collections, duty-free shops, a casino, and the Epic Theatre, to a bungee trampoline and giant waterslides, Norwegian Cruise Line packs a lot into its 329-metre long cruise ship.



Freedom of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

Built in Finland’s Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Freedom of the Seas is 338 metres long. It can hold 4,515 guests and 1,360 crew members in total. Its 9-hole miniature golf course and ice skating rink are only a few of the unique amenities available on-board.

Liberty of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

The 338-metre long Liberty of the Seas can hold 4,375 guests and 1,360 crew in total. Liberty of the Seas houses an on-board ice skating rink, Platinum Theatre, card room, whirlpools and ten pools, as well as a fitness centre and spa.

Harmony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International

Harmony of the Seas features 18 decks, can carry up to 5,479 guests and boasts seven distinct neighbourhoods, each with a different theme. This Royal Caribbean International cruise ship is the third in the Oasis class of ships and is set to launch in April 2016.

Are you ready to experience an unbeatable holiday on some of the biggest cruise ships in the world? For more information and to book, call one of our friendly cruise consultants on 1300 954 661.

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