These are the top 10 biggest cruise ship, what is built ever in the world! Let's see some amazing pictures, data and sizes about these huge cruise ships.
Firstly, let's see some data and sizes, about the next top 10 biggest cruise ships:
Beam (width max.)
Allure of the Seas
225 282 GT
Oasis of the Seas
226 838 GT
Queen Mary 2
149 215 GT
Liberty of the Seas
155 889 GT
MS Freedom of the Seas
156 271 GT
139 072 GT
137 936 GT
142 229 GT
155 873 GT
Explorer of the Seas
138 194 GT
1,43 billion dollars
1,4 billion dollars
800 million dollars
800 million dollars
800 million dollars
550 million dollars
550 million dollars
735 million dollars
1,2 billion dollars
500 million dollars
Freedom of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas is an international cruise ship it entered service in 2006. It is around 338 meters long it has a maximum width of 56 meters with a total height of 63.7 meters it was the largest passenger ship ever built by gross tonnage 156271 till 2007 it also has a total deck size of 15. The initial building cost was around $800 million. It can hold up to 4553 passengers with a crew of 1447.
Freedom of the Seas. - St Maarten - 23 November 2012, 08:17 - Source: By Jonathan Palombo - Freedom of the Seas, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37801538
There are a number of facilities like a 3D movie theater, an ice skating rink, and a spa. The ship has three swimming areas: the water park, a dedicated adult pool, and the main pool.
The 13th deck has a sports area with a rock-climbing wall, the FlowRider surf simulator, a miniature golf course, and a full-size basketball court.
Other items include a casino and a three-deck-high broadway-style theater. Many of the ship's interiors were extensively decorated by muralist Clarissa Parish.
Allure of the Seas entered service in 2010. It is around 362 meters long it has a maximum width of 60.5 meters with a total height of 72 meters it has a gross tonnage of 225282 and a total deck size of 18. The ship cost is around $1.43 billion. It can hold up to 6780 passengers with a crew of 2200. The allure of the Seas is one of the largest cruise ships in the world.
Allure of the Seas 2012 docking at Labadee, Haiti. - 3 July 2012, 07:20:56 - Source: By Rennett Stowe - Flickr: The Allure of the Seas, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22932877
The ship features a two-deck dance hall, a theatre with 1,380 seats, an ice skating rink, 7 distinct "neighborhoods", and 25 dining options, a Starbucks coffee shop at sea.
The Allure of the Seas under the moonlight. Source: By Rennett Stowe from USA - Allure of the Seas, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26301295
Was fitted with an 80 kW solar array by BAM Energy Group which powers the shopping district. The system cost $600,000 and covers an area of 2,000 m2 (21,530 sq ft).
It entered service in 2000. It is around 311 meters long it has a maximum width of 49.1 meters with a total height of 72.3 meters it has a gross tonnage of 138194 and a total deck size of 15.
Cruise ship Explorer of the Seas departing from Fremantle Harbour, Western Australia, on her maiden cruise as an Australian-based ship, to Sydney via New Zealand. - 13 November 2015, 18:39:37 - Source: By Bahnfrend - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44981462
The initial cost was around $500 million. It can hold up to 3114 passengers with a crew of 1180.
Interior of the cruise ship Explorer of the Seas. - 4 February 2019, 16:24:04 - Source: By Mitch Ames; License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International; https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:Explorer_of_the_Seas_interior_04.jpg
In early 2015, Explorer of the Seas received major upgrades, including the replacement of the inline skating rink with a Flowrider surfing simulator.
Liberty of the Seas has entered service in May 2007.
It is around 338.92 meters long it has a maximum width of 39 meters it has a gross tonnage of 155889 and a total deck size of 18. The initial cost was around $800 million. It can hold up to 4960 passengers with a crew of 1300.
Liberty Of The Seas docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. - 3 September 2007, 04:40 - Source: By Matt T. from B-Town, USA - Liberty Of The Seas, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4467393
The ship has an array of extensive sports facilities including the FlowRider onboard wave generator for surfing, an interactive water play area for children, a full-sized volleyball/basketball court, an ice skating rink, and a large fitness center.
There are also two whirlpools - that are cantilevered and project out from the sides of the ship to provide unimpeded views of the sea below - and a modular conference center for business meetings. Among other dining facilities, there is a three-level formal dining room.
A refurbishment in 2016 added a water slide complex, featuring two racing slides and a boomerang-style slide, and a children only water play area, featuring smaller water slides.
Was officially named on 18 December 2008 by her godmother, Sophia Loren. It entered service in 2008.
It is around 333.33 meters long it has a maximum width of 37.92 meters and a height of 66.8 meters it has a gross tonnage of 137936 and a total deck size of 18. The initial cost was around $550 million. It can hold up to 3959 passengers with a crew of 1313.
Cruise ship MSC Fantasia leaving Castries Ferry Terminal. - 22 December 2017, 17:48:35 - Source: By Ein Dahmer - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65804333
AboardMSC Fantasia was the first "MSC Cruises' Yacht Club" concept, a special VIP space dedicated to passengers paying a premium for cabins and upgraded amenities within the Yacht Club cabin category. Other notable features include an expansive spa, a4Dcinema, musical fountains, and a race car simulator.
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On 5 March 2009, high winds snapped the forward mooring lines of MSC Fantasia while she was docked in Spain. The bow drifted away from the dockside and caused a passenger gangway to collapse into the water.
Cruise ship MSC Fantasia moored at Bridgetown Harbour Cruise Pier. - 19 December 2017, 17:06:37 - Source: By Ein Dahmer - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=65600481
One passenger and three crew members had to be rescued from the sea. One passenger was taken to hospital with head injuries, while the other three were treated for hypothermia.
You can find more informations about MSC Fantasia here: MSC Fantasia
MSC Preziosa is Fantasia class cruise ship. and an enhanced version of her predecessors, MSC Splendida and MSC Fantasia has entered service in 2008.
It is around 333.33 meters long it has a maximum width of 37.92 meters and a height of 66.8 meters it has a gross tonnage of 139072 and a total deck size of 18. The initial cost was around $550 million. It can hold up to 4345 passengers with a crew of 1370.
80% of the rooms have an ocean view with 95% of the ocean view staterooms having a veranda.
Public facilities include seven restaurants, 20 bars and lounges, four swimming pools, a bowling alley, and a gymnasium. A spa is located on deck 14. The theatre accommodates 1,600 guests.
The sports arena offers sports like basketball, volleyball, tennis, and a 235m jogging track.
Wikipedia Ahoi in Hamburg 2019 - 27 April 2019, 10:55:33 - Source: By Matti Blume - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=78629029
Energy savings from innovative technology was introduced significantly reducing greenhouse gas production.
A seawater distillation plant produces all the freshwater needed onboard using two evaporators and two reverse osmosis plants.
You can find more informations about MSC Preziosa here: MSC Preziosa
The ship has entered service in 2009. It is around 329.45 meters long it has a maximum width of 40.64 meters and a height of 61 meters it has a gross tonnage of 155873 and a total deck size of 19. The cost is around $1.2 billion. It can hold up to 4100 passengers with a crew of 1724.
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It has the only tube and bowl water slide at sea. The ship also has a rappelling wall and a three-lane bowling alley together with a 17 oF (-8 oC) Ice Bar where customers have to wear parkas.
On February 12, 2019, after suffering a critical engine failure, the Norwegian Epic collided into the dock at San Juan, Puerto Rico, slightly damaging the ship but causing significant damage to the pier investigation into the accident found that there was a lack of communication/coordination between the shipmaster and the pilot.
You can find more informations about Norwegian Epic here: Norwegian Epic
Oasis of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas is an Oasis-class Cruise Ship that belongs to the Royal Caribbean International.
It has entered service in 2009.
It is around 361.6 meters long it has a maximum width of 60.5 meters and a height of 72 meters it has a gross tonnage of 226838 and a total deck size of 18. The ship's cost is around $1.4 billion. It can hold up to 6780 passengers with a crew of 2200.
Oasis of the Seas in the near of the Holland-Amerikakade in Rotterdam 14-10-2014. - Source: By kees torn - RT ADRIAAN & Oasis of the Seas, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36136160
To keep the ship stable without increasing the draft excessively, the designers created a wide hull; 9.3 meters (31 ft) of the ship sits beneath the water, a small percentage of the ship's overall height. Wide, shallow ships such as this tend to be "snappy", meaning that they can snap back upright after a wave has passed, which can be uncomfortable. This effect, however, is mitigated by the vessel's large size.
Some of its electric power comes from solar panels fitted by BAM Energy Group, which provide energy for lighting in the promenade and central park areas. The installation cost US$750,000 and covers 1,950 square metres (21,000 sq ft) on deck 19.
View of the front of the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship from the helipad. - 24 July 2019, 20:45:40 - Source: By Saucy - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=81093287
The ship features a zip-line, an ice-skating rink, a surf simulator, an aquatic amphitheater, a moving bar, a casino, a miniature golf course, multiple night clubs, several bars and lounges, a karaoke club, comedy club, five swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, youth zones, and nurseries for children.
It is around 345 meters long it has a maximum width of 45 meters and a height of 72 meters it has a gross tonnage of 149215 and a total deck size of 18. The ship's cost is around $800 million. It can hold up to 2695 passengers with a crew of 1253.
Queen Mary 2 was constructed to replace the aging Queen Elizabeth 2. It is powered primarily by four diesel engines, with two additional gas turbines providing extra power when required.
Source: Cruise ship Queen Mary 2 in Flam, Norway - 18 February 2015 - Source: By Markus Trienke - 500px, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52368282
The final stages of construction were marred by a fatal accident on 15 November 2003, when a gangway collapsed under a group of shipyard workers and their relatives who had been invited to visit the vessel. In total, 32 people were injured and 16 were killed after a 15-meter (49 ft) fall into the drydock.
As Queen Mary 2 is too large to dock in many ports, passengers are often ferried to and from the ship in tenders, which can also be used as lifeboats.
Many of the major public rooms on board Queen Mary 2 are on the lowest public decks of the ship, with the passenger cabins stacked above. This is the opposite of the traditional practice on ocean liners, but the design allowed for larger rooms to be contained within the stronger hull, as well as for more passenger cabins to have private balconies higher up on the ship, where they are less affected by large waves. The lowest passenger deck contains the Illuminations theatre, cinema, and planetarium (the first at sea); Royal Court Theatre; Grand Lobby; "Empire Casino"; "Golden Lion Pub"; and the lower level of the "Britannia Restaurant". Deck 3 holds the upper levels of "Illuminations", the "Royal Court Theatre" and the "Britannia Restaurant", as well as a small shopping arcade, "Veuve Cliquot champagne bar", the "Chart Room", "Sir Samuel's" wine bar, the "Queen's Room", and the "G32" Nightclub. The other main public deck is Deck 7, on which are the "Canyon Ranch Spa", "Carinthia Lounge", "King's Court", the "Queen's Grill Lounge", and the "Queen's Grill" and "Princess Grill" restaurants for higher-fare passengers. The public rooms on Deck 8 include the a la carte "Verandah Restaurant" an 8,000-volume library (the largest of any cruise ship), a book shop, and the upper part of the Canyon Ranch Spa. Also on Deck 8 is a large outdoor pool and terrace at the stern. The kennels, located aft on the starboard side of Deck 12, are available only for transatlantic crossings. They can accommodate up to twenty-two dogs (the kennels will also take cats) in small and large cages.
More than 5,000 commissioned works of art are visible in Queen Mary 2's public rooms, corridors, staterooms, and lobbies, having been created by 128 artists from sixteen countries.
You can find more informations about Queen Mary 2 here: Queen Mary 2
Royal Princess has entered service in 2013.
Cruise ship Regal Princess berthed at the cruise center in Warnemünde, Germany - 25 August 2019, 17:14:56 - Source: By Bahnfrend - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86149017
It is approximately 330 meters long. The maximum capacity of holding passenger up to 3600.
You can find more informations about Royal Princess here: Royal Princess