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Royal Caribbean formally takes delivery of Symphony of the Seas

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228,000 ton ship is now in the hands of Royal Caribbean

STX Shipyard in St. Nazaire, France have now formally handed over the world’s biggest cruise ship to Royal Caribbean International.

Symphony of the Seas now takes the title of world’s biggest cruise ship from her three Oasis-class sisters – at 228,081 GRT and capable of carrying a maximum of 6,680 guests with 2,200 crew – she truly is a floating city at sea!


The ship, the fourth in the Oasis-class series of ships introduces several refined restaurants that her sisters don’t offer and more games for kids. Additionally, she now has the first Ultimate Family Suite of the Royal Caribbean fleet – offering a two storey suite with a private cinema, LEGO wall and in-room slide!

Symphony of the Seas is now en-route to Malaga, Spain where she will collect the rest of her crew and supplies, she will then perform a preview voyage on 31st March for 5 nights, calling at Naples and Rome.

Finally, she will move to her summer homeport of Barcelona, Spain and on April 7th she will start her first maiden voyage. The 7-night Mediterranean voyage will visit Palma de Mallorca, Provence, Florence, Rome and Naples. She will continue 7-night voyages until November 2018, where she will then reposition to her longterm homeport of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


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About Author

Chris Hughes

Chris is an ex-Royal Navy Reservist. During his time in the Royal Navy, Chris served in the Maritime Trade Operations branch. A now seasoned cruiser, the first ship for Chris was Cunard Line's Queen Victoria. Chris enjoys nothing more than relaxing on a balcony during a sea day, gazing out to sea and enjoying the cruising lifestyle!

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