Symphony of the Seas, World’s Largest Cruise Ship Begin To Take Shape


The fun zones on what will be the largest cruise ship ever built, Symphony of the Seas, are beginning to take shape.

As seen in the carousel above, new photos from the shipyard where the 230,000-ton Royal Caribbean vessel is under construction show work well under way in the outdoor Boardwalk area. The enjoyment zone will be home to a classic carousel, diner, rock climbing walls, the base of a nine-deck-high slip and more.

Another highlight of the Boardwalk area, an “aqua theater” that will boast daring high-diving and aerial performances, also is coming jointly in the photos.

The new photos also include a glimpse of Symphony’s Royal Promenade, an interior boulevard with bars, eateries and shops.

Scheduled to debut in April, Symphony has been under construction for more than a year. At the giant STX France shipbuilding facility in St. Nazaire, France. The massive ship get out from a dry dock at the shipyard in June. A building milestone that is the end of basic external work. It is now undergoing weeks of finishing work to its interior.

Symphony will be more than 3,000 tons bigger than the current size innovator in the cruise world, Royal Caribbean’s 226,963-ton Harmony of the Seas. Like Tranquility, Symphony will be part of Royal Caribbean’s record-breaking Oasis Class of vessels. Though, it won’t be an exact copy of its sisters. Royal Caribbean has said Symphony will boast several new features and additional cabins.

Symphony will be ready to sail to the Caribbean out of Miami starting in November 2018. It’ll move to the city after spending its first few months operating voyages in the Mediterranean.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Course vessels have made waves in the cruise industry since they began debuting in 2009. All three of the Oasis Class ships currently at sea are in excess of 225,000 lots. That is more than 30% larger than the next largest cruise ships.

With the arrival of Symphony, Royal Caribbean will have 25 vessels.


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