Which Is the Most Expensive Cruise Ship?

By Robert Palmer

The cruise industry has seen tremendous growth in the past few decades. Cruise ships have become more luxurious, extravagant and expensive. With the rise of luxury cruises and a growing demand for these experiences, the competition for most expensive cruise ship is fierce. So which is the most expensive cruise ship currently?

The answer is none other than the Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas. At a whopping price tag of over $1 billion, Symphony of the Seas is not only one of the largest but also one of the most expensive cruise ships ever built. The ship features seven distinct neighborhoods with a variety of activities to keep passengers entertained. From high-end restaurants to thrilling waterslides, Symphony of the Seas has something for everyone.

Coming in at a close second is Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. With its luxurious interior and extensive amenities, Harmony of the Seas can easily be considered one of the most luxurious and expensive cruise ships in existence. From its two-level pool deck, rock climbing wall and ten-story slide to its spa and fitness center, Harmony of the Seas has something for every type of traveler.

At number three we have MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia Plus class ships which are estimated to cost around $800 million each to build. These ships feature state-of-the-art technology such as facial recognition software and interactive lighting throughout public areas creating a unique onboard experience.

It is evident that there are some truly incredible cruise ships out there that come with hefty price tags. The most expensive cruise ship currently is Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas with an estimated cost over $1 billion followed by Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas costing around $1 billion as well and MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia Plus class ships coming in third with an estimated cost around $800 million each.