The Largest Cruise Ships

In an effort to solve simultaneously two opposite problems – on the one hand, to take on board the liner as many tourists as possible, on the other hand, to provide them with the most comfortable conditions, as well as to make the stay on board during the voyage as interesting and culturally rich as possible, cruise companies are forced to constantly increase the size their liners.

In this post we will tell you about the six largest cruise ships weighing (displacement) over 150 thousand tons.

Oasis of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas

Length
– 361 м
Width – 60 m
Height – 72 m
Speed – 22.6 knots
Crew – 2165 people
Displacement – 225 thousand tons
Maximum passenger capacity – 6400

The vessel was built in Finland, owned by the cruise company Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, operated by Royal Caribbean International, a tour operator and shipping company. Operated since December 2009.

Oasis of the Seas can be considered the champion in the category “The largest cruise ships in the world“in terms of the volume and variety of entertainment provided to tourists. Here is the largest casino in the cruise fleet, a theater for 1380 spectators, a water amphitheater with an arena for 750 seats, clubs for humor and jazz lovers. For the first time in a cruise practice, a real park is laid out on one of the decks. Among the numerous sports facilities, an ice skating rink and a golf course should be noted.

Cruise ship Oasis of the Seas

Allure of the Seas

Allure of the Seas

Length – 361 м
Width – 60 m
Height – 72 m
Speed – 22.6 knots
Crew – 2100 people
Displacement – 225 thousand tons
Maximum passenger capacity – 6400

In fact, it is the twin of the Oasis of the Seas, its body is only five centimeters longer than its predecessor. Owned by Allure of the Seas Inc and operated by the same tour operator since December 2010.

Allure of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas

Length – 339 м
Width – 56 m
Height – 64 m
Speed – 21.6 knots
Crew – 1360 people
Displacement – 154 thousand tons
Maximum passenger capacity – 4370

An earlier (2006) vessel from the same superliner series as the previous two. Owned by the same owners and operated by the same company.

Freedom of the Seas was designed with a focus on aquatic entertainment. There are water slides, dozens of different pools, a jacuzzi, a wave emulator, a children’s water park for children and, apparently, for contrast, an ice rink.

The largest cruise ships - Freedom of the Seas

Liberty of the Seas

Liberty of the Seas

Length – 339 м
Width – 56 m
Height – 72 m
Speed – 22 knots
Crew – 1360 people
Displacement – 154 thousand tons
Maximum passenger capacity – 4370

Used all year round in the Caribbean. It belongs to the same Freedom class, and has all the wonders and novelties of liners of this class – an ice rink, a mini-golf course, a climbing wall, and even a surf pool with artificial surf. A distinctive feature that made Liberty of the Seas popular is the famous boulevard-promenade that stretches across almost the entire ship.

Largest cruise ships - Liberty of the Seas

Independence of the Seas

The largest cruise ships - Independence of the Seas

Length – 339 м
Width – 56 m
Height – 72 m
Speed – 21.6 knots
Crew – 1365 people
Displacement – 160 thousand tons
Maximum passenger capacity – 3634

Also a Freedom class vessel of the same owners, specialized for European cruises. When designing the liner, great attention was paid to the comfortable accommodation of tourists. Six different types of accommodation are offered on board, including the Presidential Suite, with a total area of ​​over 200 sq. meters. The apartment can accommodate up to 14 passengers and has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a large living room with a dining table and a huge veranda – a hall with a Jacuzzi.

The largest cruise ships - Independence of the Seas

Queen Mary II

The largest cruise ships - Queen Mary II (Queen Mary II)

Length – 345 м
Width – 41 m
Height – 72 m
Speed – 30 knots (56 km / h)
Crew – 1253 people
Displacement – 151 thousand tons
Maximum passenger capacity – 2620

At the time of construction and commissioning in January 2004 at the shipyards in Saint-Nazaire (France), the Queen Mary II was the world’s largest passenger ship. It is currently the only vessel serving the traditional Southampton-New York transatlantic line, the route of the legendary Titanic. Owned and is the flagship of the British shipping company Cunard Line. Many tourists aboard the Queen Mary II are attracted by the opportunity to look at the Statue of Liberty from the upper deck when passing through New York Harbor.

Largest cruise ships - Queen Mary II

A source: tourweek.ru

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