Top 10 Biggest Cruise Ships in the World
1. Allure of the Seas
MS Allure of the Seas is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Royal Caribbean International is the operator. The ship ordered in 31 March 2007 and built by STX Europe Turku Shipyard, Finland. The ship cost US$1.2 billion (2006) and launched in 20 November 2009.
Currently it is In service. This Oasis-class cruise ship class ship measures 362 m length, 72 m height and 22.5 m depth. There is total 16 passenger decks. The ship offers 22.6 knots (41.9 km/h; 26.0 mph speed and 5,400 passengers at double occupancy.
- Two-deck dance hall
- Theatre with 1,380 seats
- An ice skatingrink
- 7 distinct “neighborhoods”,
- 25 dining options, including the firstStarbucks coffee shop at sea.
- Interior Decorated by muralist Clarissa Parish
- 80 kW solar array by BAM Energy Group for shopping district.
- Uni-Solar BIPVlaminates for withstand foot traffic and marine conditions.
2. Oasis of the Seas
MS Oasis of the Seas is a famus Oasis-class cruise ship measures 361.6 m length, 72 m height and 22.55 m depth. Oasis of the Seas is also owned by Royal Caribbean International. The ship ordered on February 2006 to builder STX Europe Turku Shipyard, Finland.
The cost is US$1.4 billion (2006) and after completion it launched in 21 November 2008. This hot ship is currently In service and offers facilities via 16 passenger deck. It can carry 5,400 passengers at double occupancy and offers 22.6 knots (41.9 km/h; 26.0 mph) speed.
- zip-line, a casino
- miniature golf course, multiple night clubs
- several bars and lounges
- a karaoke club, comedy club
- Five swimming pools
- volleyball and basketball courts
- Theme parks and nurseries for children
3. Quantum of the Seas
Quantum of the Seas is a beautiful ship owned by the Royal Caribbean International. The ship ordered on February 11, 2011 for builder Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany. Total cost is US$935 million. After completion of work it launched in August 9, 2014 and currently in service from October 31, 2014.
- 4,180 passengers (double occupancy)
- 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) Speed
- 16 passenger-accessible decks, 8 of which feature balcony staterooms overlooking the ocean
- Five complimentary main restaurants
- Numerous bars and lounges
- Music Hall with 2-story lounge on decks 3 and 4 that is a nightclub and small music performance venue
- large indoor gym with a full-size basketball court that can be converted into a dance floor
- Three-story-high 270-degree panoramic ocean views, a café, and an ice bar
4. Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic is another largest and beautiful ship. Earlier it wasknown as F3 I (2008–2010) and now called Norwegian Epic (2010–present). The ship travels Europe (Roundtrip from BarcelonaSince Summer 2011) (Roundtrip from Rome & Marseille as well in Summer 2012). Now route is Caribbean (Roundtrip from Miami Since 2010).
The Norwegian Epic ordered on 9 September 2006 and built by STX France Cruise SA, Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, Saint-Nazaire, France. In 10 July 2009, the ship launched and currently in service. There is total 19 decks and offers 4,100 passengers (double occupancy).
- 1,708 crew
- 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) speed
- “third generation” of Freestyle cruising vessels
- 4100 passenger berths, with all outside cabins having balconies
- 100 square foot interior studio cabins for solo passengers
- shared “living room” for socializing
- ‘Aqua Park’ has the only tube and bowl water slide at sea
- rappelling wall and two three-lane bowling alleys
- 17 °F (−8 °C) Ice Bar where the drinks are served in ice glasses and patrons wear parkas
5. Freedom of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas is one of the best cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The operator is Royal Caribbean International. The ship ordered in September 2003 to builder Aker Yards Turku Shipyard, Finland. It cost around US$800 million and the ship laid down on November 9, 2004.
- This is a freedom-class cruise ship
- 18 total decks, 15 passenger decks
- 21.6 knots (40.0 km/h; 24.9 mph) speed
- 3,634 passengers and 1360 crew
- An interactive water play area on the pool deck
- dedicated 24-hour pizza venue, expanded main dining room
- FlowRider surf simulator, a boxing ring in the gym,
- Ben and Jerry’s branded ice cream parlor.
- “Royal Promenade”includescoffee shop, Sorrento’s Pizzeria, ice-cream shop, Vintages wine and tapas bar, the Bull and Bear Irish pub, and manyDuty-free shops
6. MS Liberty of the Seas
MS Liberty of the Seas is a big cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean International. It is build by Aker Yards Turku Shipyard, Finland and cost US$800 million. This luxury ship is in service from May 18, 2007. This is a Freedom-class cruise ship features 18 total decks, 15 passenger decks and attain 21.6 knots (40.0 km/h; 24.9 mph) speed. There is total of 1300 crew and 4600 passengers (double occupancy.
- FlowRider onboard wave generator for surfing
- An interactive “H20 Zone” water play area for children
- Full-sized volleyball / basketball court
- An ice skating rink, a boxing ring
- A large fitness center
- two whirlpools that are cantilevered and project out from the sides of the ship
- Wi-Fi and cell phone connectivity throughout most of the ship
- Modular conference center for business meetings
- Flat screen televisions in only for some of the rooms
7. MS Independence of the Seas
Independence of the Seas is a famous ship of Royal Caribbean International. The cruise ship built by Aker Finnyards Turku Shipyard,Finland. The ship cost approx ~US$828 million and currently it is in service from 2008.
The ship features 15 (passenger); 3 (crew) decks. It can attain 21.6 knots (40.0 km/h; 24.9 mph) speed. The ship offers 4,370 passengers and 1,360 crew members.
- interactive water park, the H2O Zone
- a dedicated sports pool for volleyball and basketball
- whirlpools which extend from the ship’s sides
- internal shopping “street”, the Promenade gets shops, pubs and wine bars
- “sky bridge” which can be lowered from the ceiling to provide a performance space above the crowds
- two story Alhambratheater, seating 1,200
- complete conference center
- show cabaret lounge, called the Pyramid Lounge
- ice skating rink named Studio B, which home to a series of professional ice shows
- range of eating outlets, Wi-Fi and mobile phone connectivity
- flat-screen televisions in all staterooms
8. Queen Mary 2
RMS Queen Mary 2 is owned by Carnival. Cunard Line is the operator of this ship. The ship ordered on 6 November 2000 and made by STX Europe Chantiers de l’Atlantique,Saint-Nazaire, France. The total cost is UK £460 million.
The ship launched on 21 March 2003 and it is currently in service. There is total 13 passenger, 17 total deck. The ship can attain 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) speed. It carries 2,620 passengers and 1,253 officers and crew.
- fifteen restaurants and bars
- five swimming pools, a casino
- ballroom, a theatre, and the first planetarium at sea
- kennels and a nursery on board
- predecessor Queen Elizabeth 2
- three seawater desalination plants for fresh water supply
- world cruise, circumnavigating the globe in 81 days
9. Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway is a world famous cruise ship. The ship owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. It isordered on 17 August 2011 to builder Meyer Werft. On 30 April 2013 Norwegian Breakaway launched. There is total 18 decks and the ship can offer 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph) speed. It can carry 4,500 people and 1600 crew.
- 4,000 passengers, double occupancy
- 1,024 staterooms and 238 suites
- designed by Priestmangoode and Tillberg Design
- Offers seven-night cruises to Bermuda & seven-night cruises to the Bahamas & Florida
- restaurant, Ocean Blue, by Geoffrey Zakarian
- comedy club, named Headliners
10. Norwegian Getaway
Norwegian Getaway is aworld famous cruiseship. It is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. The ship measures 325.7 m length and 54.5 m height. There is total 18 decks. This powerful ship can attain speed of 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph). Total of 3,963 passengers and 1,640 crew included inside.
- “Illusionarium”, an entertainment venue devoted to magic and illusion performances
- water park has five slides, including a freefall drop and two twister slides located side by side in a spiral
- “Official Cruise Line Partner of the Grammy Awards”.
- “The Waterfront” which allows for outdoor dining in most of the restaurants on board