She will be the world’s largest ship and now you can get onboard – Royal Caribbean, the parent company of Australia’s largest ship, Ovation of the Seas has revealed that it will be launching Symphony of the Seas next year.
The ship will have a capacity of up to 6,780 guests in 2,775 staterooms – 28 more than the world’s current largest ship, Harmony of the Seas.
She’ll be homeported in Florida and will be sailing on a number of Eastern and Western Caribbean sailings from November 2018.
But when she is floated out in April 2018, you can get onboard the inaugural sailing which will call at ports like Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Provence, France, Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples.
Symphony of the Seas is part of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-Class ships and like her sister, Harmony of the Seas, she will have the line’s ‘neighbourhood’ concept with Boardwalk, Central Park as well other areas like the Bionic Bar, which is also on Ovation of the Seas. There will also be Broadway-style entertainment, the AquaTheatre, the Perfect Storm trio of waterslides as well as the Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea.
“It’s slightly longer, a tad wider,” and with more staterooms than other Oasis-class vessels,” said Michael Bayley, the line’s president and CEO. “We’ve added a couple of features. We’ve changed the design in Solarium quite a lot, so it’s changed the ship … and added a little bit of weight.”
Mr Bayley said the line would confirm other new features as the launch date draws closer. And Royal Caribbean has not failed to impress.
The vessel’s first voyages will open for bookings in this United States this week.