It’s official: Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship will be Symphony of the Seas, and it’s coming your way April 2018. Currently being built in St. Nazaire, France, Symphony will join Oasis-class sister ships Harmony of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, and will be the 25th ship in the fleet; she’ll also be the largest cruise ship in the world.
Symphony will spend her inaugural summer season sailing to awe-inspiring destinations in the Mediterranean, visiting places such as Barcelona, Spain; Provence, France; and Florence, Rome and Naples, Italy. She will head to Miami, Florida, in early November to begin seven-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.
Let’s take a closer look at the global cruise line’s latest innovation:
Bigger And Better
Clocking in at 1,188 feet long and with 18 total decks—about the height of the Leaning Tower of Pisa—this ship dominates with the title of the largest in the world.
People And Power
There will be more rooms for guests on Symphony than our previous record holder, with 2,775 total staterooms (28 more than Harmony). To ensure our guests have the best vacation possible, there will be 2,175 crew members hailing from around the world.
If you were wondering how this mammoth moves, there are four bow thrusters each with 7,500 horsepower to swiftly propel guests to every destination the ship visits.
Symphony of the Seas will offer guests seven distinct neighborhoods, like the tree-lined Central Park and the luxury shop-filled Royal Promenade, creating unique areas for travelers to enjoy and explore. For adrenaline-packed adventure, Symphony also will have the 10-story slide Ultimate Abyss; a trio of waterslides; and Splashaway Bay kids waterpark. In addition, a second pool will be added to the Solarium on deck 15, meaning even more space for adults to kick back and relax.
Symphony’s inaugural year of European and Caribbean itineraries are now are available to book, starting with her maiden voyage on April 21, 2018.
Read more fun facts about the upcoming marvel below.