What Cruise Ship Has the Biggest Water Park?

By Robert Palmer

Cruise ships are renowned for their large size, but it’s not often people ask which one boasts the biggest water park. That title goes to Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship.

The Symphony of the Seas is the fourth in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class and has a length of 1,188 feet and a width of 215 feet. It can hold up to 8,660 passengers and 2,200 crew members. This behemoth is home to many impressive features and amenities including a water park boasting two multi-story water slides, a lazy river, wave pool, and an interactive aqua park.

The first slide is dubbed ‘The Ultimate Abyss’ and stands at 10 stories high! Guests will twist and turn their way down into an 80-foot plunge into a pool below.

The second slide is called ‘The Cyclone’. This slide stands at three decks high and spirals around in a loop before ending with a splash into the pool below.

The Lazy River

This winding river circles around the entire Aqua Park area. It includes rapids as well as areas where you can just relax while floating along on an inner tube. There are even special sections of the river that feature interactive elements such as water cannons.

The Wave Pool

This enormous wave pool measures over 25 meters long by 15 meters wide and features waves that reach up to 1 meter in height! It also includes an integrated seating area so guests can just relax while enjoying the waves.

Interactive Aqua Park

This area is filled with fun aquatic activities for kids such as slides, climbing walls, rope bridges and trampolines.

The entire area is surrounded by six-foot-tall inflated walls that make sure everyone stays safe while having fun.


Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas certainly has one of the biggest water parks with its Ultimate Abyss slide standing at 10 stories high! The Aqua Park also features a lazy river, wave pool and interactive elements that make it perfect for both adults and children alike looking to have some fun in the sun.