Royal Caribbean Cruise Line just introduced the newest and largest cruise ship in the world, the Wonder of the Seas. This mega-ship is earning positive reviews for the terrific variety of things to do, see, eat, and otherwise enjoy onboard.
the Wonder of the Seas the world’s largest cruise ship? It can carry the
most passengers: 6,988 at maximum capacity. But cruise ship size is often expressed
in terms of gross tonnage, which is a measure of overall interior volume. At
more than 236,800 gross tons, the Wonder of the Seas is the world’s
largest cruise ship by that standard, too.
volume provides space for thousands of passenger cabins and suites, as well as
2,300 crew members; more than 30 restaurants, bars, and lounges; entertainment
that includes a karaoke venue, a zip line, a solarium, a surf simulator, rock
climbing walls, clubs for kids and teens and an ice-skating spectacular;
multiple pools and whirlpools; and much more.
the world’s largest cruise ship is nothing new to Royal Caribbean, which sails
the five biggest cruise ships at sea: Wonder of the Seas, Symphony of
the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, and Allure
of the Seas. All of them are loaded with great features, and each can host more
than 6,600 passengers.
If you like
cruising on a big ship, consider the largest ships from some other cruise lines,
MSC Cruises: MSC Grandiosa, up to 6,761 passengers; and MSC Virtuosa, up to 6,334 passengers
Costa Cruises: Costa Smeralda and Costa Toscana, up to 6,554 passengers each
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Epic, up to 5,183 passengers
Princess Cruises: Sky Princess, up to 4,610 passengers
lot to like about mega-ships; they have so many activities, entertainment
options, and dining venues that you really can’t get bored. However, they only
visit ports that have facilities that can accommodate large ships and
lots of visitors.
If the places
you sail to are of more interest to you than the ship itself, consider a
smaller ship – ask your professional travel advisor for suggestions. Smaller
ships may not have quite as many onboard attractions, but they often provide a
wider selection of itineraries.
the size of your next cruise ship, don’t make the mistake of calling it a boat.
Just remember that “a ship can carry a boat, but a boat can’t carry a ship.”
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