Royal Caribbean recently started the build up to Symphony of the Seas, the new world’s largest cruise ship when it enters service in April 2018.

We’re going to dig deep and look at everything we know on the fourth Oasis-class vessel. It really is going to be huge at 230,000 gross tons and 28 more staterooms than sister ship Harmony of the Seas. We’re really looking forward to the new ship and will be following closely as it comes together at the STX France shipyard over the coming months.

Home Port

When Symphony of the Seas finally begins service in 2018 it will be a ship like no other. The first guests will be able to enjoy the world’s biggest cruise ship when it sets sail on its maiden voyage on April 21, 2018. Symphony of the Seas will spend its inaugural season in the Medittereans calling in Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Provence, France; Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples, Italy.

In Fall 2018 the ship will sail a transatlantic cruise and finally arrive at its new home port in Miami, Florida. Symphony of the Seas will begin sailing Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from November 17, 2018. The ship will be sailing from the brand new Terminal A in PortMiami.

Harmony of the Seas
Sister Ship Harmony of the Seas. By Royal Caribbean

Features

Just like previous Oasis-class ships Symphony of the Seas will have seven neighborhoods, each offering a different experience and setup. The different neighborhoods will be Central Park, Boardwalk, Royal Promenade, Pool & Sports Zone, Vitality At Sea Spa & Fitness Center, Entertainment Place and Youth Zone. The ship will also be featuring highlights including Jamie’s Italian restaurant and of course the 10-storey high Ultimate Abyss Slide which is only currently on Harmony of the Seas.

Stats

The upcoming world’s largest cruise ship blows all other vessels out of the water when it comes to stats! At 230,000 gross tons, there will be a total of 18 decks which will carry a maximum capacity of 6,780 guests and 2,175 crew members. The vessel will be 1,188 feet long and 215.5 feet wide which will also feature 24 passenger elevators. Symphony of the Seas will have a total of 2,775 staterooms.

We still have some time until the mega ship arrives so until then take a look at these construction photos which Royal Caribbean recently posted.