Top 10 of the Largest Cruise Ships in the World

Ships in this chart are ordered by their weight and the number of people they can accommodate during recreational trip.

Top 10 of the Largest Cruise Ships in the World
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Who doesn't love a good holiday? Cruise ships are the epitome of summertime; they offer something for everyone. We've gathered the largest cruise ships in the world for you to enjoy and maybe contemplate whether you want to spend a summer or a lifetime in them. 

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Ships in this chart are ordered by their weight and the number of people they can accommodate during a recreational trip. What is really impressive is that each of these ships gathers a number of tourists equal to the population of a small town or village.

1. Allure of the seas 

The champion comes from Royal Caribbean. It was launched on November 20, 2009, and weighs approximately 100 thousand tons and has facilities and spaces not found in many cities around the world. Allure of the seas is more or less a floating city.

The cruise ship weighs as much as Oasis of the seas, but accommodates a maximum population of 6296 people. When the crew is included – 2384 members, the overall population becomes more than 8500 people on a single ship at the same time.

Top 10 of the Largest Cruise Ships in the World
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2. Oasis of the seas

Five times bigger than Titanic, the ship is able to accommodate 5400 people in a complex of steel that weighs 225282 tons. There are numerous shopping malls and activities for entertaining the guests. 

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3. Norwegian epic

It is owned by Norwegian Cruise Line and operates since July 2009. The ship that weighs 155873 tons is able to transport in luxurious conditions up to 4100 people plus 1708 crew members. 

Renovated in 2015, the ship offers more than 20 different dining options and numerous entertainments that you can choose from which enables you to organize your holiday as you wish. 

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4. Freedom of the seas

It is floating since June 2006. 3634 passengers could spend their vacation on the ship that weighs 154407 tons. There is a center with shops, restaurants and entertainment places. On the deck, there are 3 large pools and an aquapark. 

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5. Liberty of the seas

It seems that Royal Caribbean took serious effort to create an impressive fleet of luxury cruise ships. Liberty of the seas has the same tonnage as Independence of the seas, but can carry a bit more passengers – 4600.

From relaxing in the spa to rock climbing, Liberty of the seas offers you everything in between. 

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6. Independence of the seas

This is another member of the Royal Caribbean fleet. It is 154407 tons heavy and provides space for 4370 travelers along with a crew of 1360 members. In addition to facilities such as an ice skating rink and a rock-climbing wall, the ship also hosts the annual "70000 Tons of Metal music" festival. Rather meaningful, right?

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7. RMS Queen Mary 2 

It is the flagman of the Cunard fleet. The British company assigned the building of their flagship to Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard. The vessel could accommodate up to 3090 passengers and it is 150000 tones heavy.

Its facilities include fifteen restaurants and bars, five swimming pools, a casino, a ballroom, a theatre, and the sea's first planetarium.

Top 10 of the Largest Cruise Ships in the World
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8. MSC Divina 

The ship was designed by De Jorio Design International. It was built in 2012 offers space for 3502 passengers and 1388 crew members. Dedicated to the beautiful actress Sophia Loren, the ship has a Sophia Loren Royal Suite on deck 16, designed for and with help of Loren herself.

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9. Navigator of the seas

This is the twin brother of Mariner of the seas with very similar characteristics. Ships were built in a shipyard at Turku, Finland. It was once the largest ship in the fleet.

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10. Mariner of the seas

The ship belongs to the Royal Caribbean company. The vessel is sailing officially from 2003 and is able to accommodate up to 3114 passengers, and it weighs 138279 tons. The ship has a 4D cinema, so you will find whatever your heart pleases most definitely. 

Top 10 of the Largest Cruise Ships in the World
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