Who Owns the World’s Largest Cruise Ship?

By Anna Duncan

The world’s largest cruise ship is the Symphony of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean International. The Symphony of the Seas is a behemoth vessel that measures 1,188 feet in length and has a total of 18 decks. It can accommodate up to 6,680 passengers and 2,100 crew members at double occupancy.

The Symphony of the Seas was constructed by STX France at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. It was officially delivered to Royal Caribbean in March 2018 and made its maiden voyage from Barcelona to Mallorca on April 7th 2018.

The immense size of the Symphony of the Seas means that it contains numerous features and amenities designed to entertain and engage its passengers. These include an aqua park, ice skating rink, mini-golf course, two-story family suite with slide, as well as an array of restaurants, bars and lounges.

There are also plenty of activities for kids such as a climbing wall, zip line and surf simulator. Onboard entertainment includes live shows featuring acrobats and aerialists.


The Symphony of the Seas has a range of impressive features that make it stand out from other ships in its class:

  • Central Park: A lush outdoor park lined with tropical plants and trees.
  • Boardwalk: A vibrant outdoor space featuring carnival games and street performers.
  • Royal Promenade: A long shopping area with restaurants, bars and shops.
  • Seaplex: An indoor sports complex that includes bumper cars and roller skating.


The world’s largest cruise ship is Symphony of the Seas owned by Royal Caribbean International. With its impressive array of features, amenities and onboard entertainment options it is sure to be a hit among passengers looking for a unique experience at sea!