If you are planning to go on a cruise holiday the key factor which attracts the most is the size of a cruise ship because it will provide you more choices and variety on board. The big size of cruise ship comes with more features, more amenities, more opportunity for entertainment and lower price. Nowadays cruise industry is gaining popularity because of increased demand for tourism. Cruise ships are becoming bigger and bigger even the new bigger ship is already planned. If you are on the world’s largest and luxurious cruise ship you can define your own style and fun. Today we are going to present you the list of top 10 Biggest Cruise Ships in the World Right Now.
We have made the list according to cruise ship size not by passenger capacity which includes the most luxurious cruise ships in the world. So here is the list of top 10 Biggest Cruise Ships in the World Right Now
10. Norwegian Breakaway
Norwegian Breakaway was built at Meyer Werft shipyard, Germany for Norwegian Cruise Line and entered service in May 2013. The Norwegian Breakaway has a passenger capacity of 3,963 with 1,024 staterooms and 238 suites. It is the latest ship with the whole new concept of oceanfront boardwalk lined with shops, bars, restaurants, gaming and more. This experience provides a unique connection to the ocean. The Norwegian Breakaway cruise is featured with daytime and nighttime amusements, twelve bars, and lounges. It has the first ever all seafood restaurants.
9. Queen Mary 2
Queen Mary 2 is from one of the most iconic cruise lines in the world. Queen Mary 2 was built at STX shipyard, France for Cunard Line and entered service in January 2004. The name Queen Mary was given by Queen Elizabeth II. It was the biggest cruise ship in the world when it was built. The length of Queen Mary 2 is 1,132 feet, weight is 148,528 ton and passenger capacity of 2,620 which are served by 1,250 crew members. Some extensive features of Queen Mary 2 are fifteen bars and restaurants, five indoor and outdoor swimming pools, casino, ballroom, theater, planetarium etc. Queen Mary 2 can accommodate 12 dogs and cats in cages.
8. Genting Dream Cruise
Genting Dream Cruise ship was built for Dream Cruises and designed for Asian cruise market and entered the service in October 2016. Genting Dream Cruise ship is 1,100 feet long, 130 feet wide and has a weight of 150,695 tons. The Genting Dream Cruise ship is featured with a large number of restaurants and a casino. It features all the comforts of Asian hospitality.
7. Freedom of the Seas
When Freedom of the Seas has arrived it was the largest cruise ship in the world. Freedom of the Seas was built at Turku shipyard, Finland for Royal Caribbean and entered into service in June 2006. The weight of Freedom of the Seas is 154,407 ton; length is 1,112 feet and passenger capacity of 1,360 which are served by 1,700 crew members. The cruise ship is featured with three swimming areas, interactive water park, dedicated adult pool, rock climbing wall, FlowRider surf simulator, miniature golf course, ice skating, basketball court, casino, Wi-Fi and cell phone connectivity, interactive flat panel televisions in all rooms etc.
6. Norwegian Epic
Norwegian Epic is a unique cruise ship which was built by STX shipyard, Germany for Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and entered service in June 2010. It struggled a lot to become a reality because of funding issues between STX shipyard and NCL. The weight of Norwegian Epic is 155,873 ton, length is 1,081 feet and passenger capacity is 4,100 which are served by 1,700 crew members. When it was built it was the third largest cruise ship in the world. The special feature of Norwegian Epic is a large Aqua Park. Norwegian Epic also has an Ice Bar where drinks are served in ice glasses.
5. MS Liberty of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas was built for Royal Caribbean and entered service in May 2017. Liberty of the Seas is 1,112 feet long and 184 feet wide. It accommodates 3,634 passengers which are served by 1,360 crew members. Extensive features of Liberty of the Seas are FlowRider onboard wave generator for surfing, water park for kids, volleyball and basketball court, ice skating ring, boxing ring, fitness center, water slide complex featured boomerang style slide, two whirlpools, Wi-Fi and cell phone connectivity, conference center for business meetings etc.
4. Norwegian Escape
Norwegian Escape was built at Meyer Werft shipyard, Germany for Norwegian Cruise Line and entered service in October 2015. The weight of Norwegian Escape is 164,600 tons, length is 1,098 feet, and passenger capacity is 4,200. 1,730 crew members are ready to serve its guests on the cruise. Norwegian Escape became the highlight of the cruise industry in 2015 because of first ever snow room on the cruise ship. Norwegian Escape is ideal for the people who are looking for entertainment and variety. Norwegian Escape featured with 28 bars and restaurants on board with an indoor and outdoor dining concept.
3. Quantum of the Seas
Quantum of the Seas was built at Meyer Werft Shipyard, Germany for Royal Caribbean and entered service in November 2014. The length of Quantum of the Seas is 1,139 feet, weight is 167,800 tons, passenger capacity is 4,180 with 2,090 staterooms and crew members are 1,300. It is a lead ship of the quantum class cruise. It took the cruise industry to another level of innovations. Quantum of the Seas is featured with a rock climbing wall, Ripcord a skydiving simulator, NorthStar observation tower where a glass-walled capsule lift group of up to 14 guests over the edge of the ship up to 300 feet above the sea levels. Rides on NorthStar are complimentary with the exception of sunset, sunrise, and private trips. Other features of Quantum of the Seas are indoor and outdoor pools, H2O Zone Kids Water Park with first wave pool on cruise, adventure ocean kids club, spa, fitness centre, indoor gym, full size basketball court which can be converted into dance floor, table tennis, air hockey and foosball tables, nightclub, music performance venue, Two70° lounge which featured at three story height 270-degree panoramic ocean views, a café, and an ice bar.
2. Oasis of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas is the first of its kind that pushed the cruise industry to new heights. It arrived in December 2009 and built at STX shipyard, Finland for Royal Caribbean. Its length is 1,186.5 feet, weight is 226,282 ton, passenger capacity of 5,400 and 2,349 crew members are always ready to serve you. Oasis of the Seas features two story luxury suites with seaside balconies, casino, several night clubs and bars, lounges, comedy club, karaoke club, five swimming pools, gym, spa, beach pool, rock climbing walls, tattoo parlor, miniature golf course, volleyball courts, basketball courts, seven theme parks, and nurseries for kids etc. Theme park areas are called neighborhoods and several onboard recreational, entertainment and athletic activities are organized into these seven themes park areas.The Oasis of the Seas also featured with first Living Park at sea with over 12,000 plants and 56 trees.
1. Harmony of the seas
Harmony of the seas is the largest cruise ship in the world. Harmony of the seas is built by STX France for Royal Caribbean International in May 2016. It was built in 32 months. Harmony of the seas has 2,747 luxurious rooms ranging from small to large interior rooms and suites to accommodate 5,479 guests. 2,100 crew members are present to serve the guests. Almost 43 categories of rooms are available which also include new Royal Class suites. Harmony of the seas is featured amenities such as Perfect Strom water slides, Spa and fitness center, water play area for children, ultimate ten story tall dry slides, four swimming pools, ten hot tubs, casino, escape room, twenty dining venues, aqua theatre, open air stage, park with shops and food stalls etc.
On these top 10 biggest cruises ship luxury is redefined. Cruise is the best place to spend quality time with your family. It is the altogether different experience to be on the biggest cruise. It is really exciting to have every amenity and luxury on the cruise. They are built in such a way that any age group person can enjoy on them. So what are you waiting for plan a cruise holiday and enjoy your vacations with your family and friends?