Cruise Facts Royal Caribbean Ships Newest to Oldest

Royal Caribbean Ships Newest to Oldest

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Royal Caribbean International currently has 26 cruise ships in operation.  With the largest cruise ships in the world (Oasis Class) and some of the most technologically advanced cruise ships in the water, Royal Caribbean has a vast array of ships for passengers to enjoy.

This post will list Royal Caribbean’s ships newest to oldest in an epic list that we will try to keep updated.  The line has cruise ships that can vary from 48,000 gross tons (Empress of the Seas), to the Oasis class that are 225,000+ gross tons.

Spectrum of the Seas

A Quantum Ultra class ship, Spectrum of the Seas was specifically designed for cruise guests in China.   At 169,000 in gross tonnage it has a guest capacity of over 5,000.  The ship was delivered in April of 2019.

Symphony of the Seas

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symphony of the seas

At 228,000+ in gross tonnage, Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas became the largest cruise ship in the world.   This Oasis class ship was built in 2018 and has a maximum capacity of 6,680.  Symphony currently has home ports in Miami and Barcelona.  The length of this ship is 1,188 feet with a max beam of 215 feet.

Ovation of the Seas

ovation of the seas

Built in 2016, Ovation of the Seas is a Royal Caribbean Quantum class ship.   Ovation comes in at 168,000+ gross tons and has a maximum capacity of 4,905.  This ship currently enjoys home ports in China, Australia, and Singapore.  The length of this ship is 1,142 feet with a max beam of 160 feet.

Harmony of the Seas

harmony of the seas

Harmony of the Seas is an Oasis class ship built in 2016.    Maximum capacity is 6,410 on this 226,963 gross ton ship.   Harmony currently ports out of Port Everglades, Florida.  The length of Harmony is 1,188 feet with a max beam of 217 feet.

Anthem of the Seas

anthem of the seas

Built in 2015, Anthem of the Seas was the second Quantum class ship from Royal Caribbean.  The 168,666 ton ship ports out of Bayonne, New Jersey and has a maximum capacity of 4,905.  The length of this ship is 1,142 feet with a max beam of 162 feet.

Quantum of the Seas

quantum of the seas

The first Quantum class ship ever built made huge waves when it was first revealed to the world.  Quantum of the seas was built in 2014 and now ports in Shanghai, China.   It is a 168,999 ship with a maximum capacity of 4,905.  The length of this ship is 1,142 feet with a max beam of 162 feet.

Allure of the Seas

oasis of the seas

This ship was the largest in the world for a time when it was built in 2010.  The second Oasis class ship, Allure of the Seas is 225,282 gross tons with a maximum capacity of 6,410.  Allure sails out of Miami and Port Everglades.  The length of this ship is 1,187 feet with a max beam of 198 feet.

Oasis of the Seas

oasis of the seas

The mega ship that started it all, Oasis of the Seas was built in 2009.  At 225,282 tons, Oasis has a max capacity of 6,360 and sails out of Port Canaveral, Florida.  The length of this ship is 1,186 feet with a max beam of 198 feet.

Independence of the Seas

independence of the seas

Independence of the Seas was built in 2008 and was the last of the Freedom class ships.  At 154,407 gross tons this ship has a maximum capacity of 4,375.  Currently, Independence sails out of Fort Lauderdale and South Hampton, England.   The length of this ship is 1,112 feet with a max beam of 184 feet.

Liberty of the Seas

Built in 2007, Liberty of the Seas is a Freedom class ship that sails out of Galveston, Texas on itineraries to the Caribbean.   At 155,889 tons this ship has a max capacity of 4,960.  The length of this ship is 1,111 feet with a max beam of 128 feet.

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Freedom of the Seas

freedom of the seas

The first Freedom class ship, Freedom of the Seas was built in 2006.   When this ship was first built it was the largest cruise ship in the world.  At 154,407 gross tons, this ship has a max capacity of 4,515.  The length of this ship is 1,112 with a max beam of 128 feet.

Jewel of the Seas

jewel of the seas

Jewel of the Seas was the last Radiance class ship built by Royal Caribbean International.  It was built in 2004 with a gross tonnage of 90,090 and a max capacity of 2,502.    The length of this ship is 962 feet with a max beam of 131 feet.

Serenade of the Seas

serenade of the seas

Built in 2003, Serenade of the Seas comes in at 90,090 tons with a max capacity of 2,490.  The length of this ship is 962 feet with a max beam of 131 feet.  This ship sails out of Port Everglades, Stockholm, and Copenhagen.

Mariner of the Seas

mariner of the seas

Mariner of the Seas was the last of the Voyager class ships and is a second generation Voyager class vessel.  Built in 2003, Mariner has a max capacity of 4,252 while coming in at 138,279 in gross tonnage.  This ship has a length of 1,020 with a max beam of 157 feet.

Brilliance of the Seas

brilliance of the seas

This is another Radiance class vessel.  Brilliance of the Seas was built in 2002 and comes in at the same 90,090 tons as the other ships in its class.  With a max capacity of 2,543 this ship sails out of Tampa and Barcelona.  The length of this ship is 958 feet with a max beam of 130 feet.

Navigator of the Seas

navigator of the seas

Built during the same year as Brilliance of the Seas in 2002, Navigator of the Seas has a gross tonnage of 139,570 with a max capacity of 3,990.  This is a Voyager class ship that sails out of Southampton, England and Miami, Florida.  This ship has a length of 1,021 feet and a max beam of 157 feet.

Radiance of the Seas

radiance of the seas

The first Radiance class ship was built in 2001.  This ship has a gross tonnage of 90,090 and a max capacity of 2,466.   Radiance has a length of 962 feet and a max beam of 131 feet.  This ship currently sails out of Vancouver and Sydney.

Adventure of the Seas

adventure of the seas

Adventure of the Seas is a Voyager class ship built in 2001.  It has a gross tonnage of 137,276 and has a maximum capacity of 3,807.  The length of this ship is 1,020 with a max beam of 161 feet.  Adventure sails out of Puerto Rico and will soon be sailing out of New Jersey.

Explorer of the Seas

explorer of the seas

Built in 2000, Explorer of the Seas is a Voyager class ship with a gross tonnage of 137,308 and a max capacity of 3,840.  This ship has a length of 1,020 feet and a max beam of 161 feet.  Explorer currently offers sailings out of Seattle and Sydney.

Voyager of the Seas

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The first of the Voyager class ships was built in 1999.  Voyager of the Seas has a gross tonnage of 137,276 with a max capacity of 3,840.  The length of this ship is 1,021 with a max beam of 156 feet.  Voyager offers sailings out of Singapore, China, and Australia.

Vision of the Seas

This is a Vision class ship, although the ships in this class are more varied than in other classes from Royal Caribbean.  Vision of the Seas was built in 1998 and is 78,340 in gross tonnage with a max capacity of 2,514.  This ship is 915 feet in length with a max beam of 117 feet.  Vision currently sails out of Galveston, Amsterdam, and Barcelona.

Enchantment of the Seas

enchantment of seas royal caribbean

Another Vision class ship, Enchantment of the Seas was built in 1997 and has a gross tonnage of 82,910 with a max capacity of 2,730.   Enchantment mainly operates in the Bahamas.  This ship has a length of 916 feet with a beam of 106 feet.

Rhapsody of the Seas

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Rhapsody of the Seas was built in 1997 and currently operates both in the Caribbean and Europe.  This ship has a gross tonnage of 78,491 with a max capacity of 2,416.   The ship’s length is 915 feet with a max beam of 116 feet.

Grandeur of the Seas

grandeur of the seas

This was the first of the Vision class ships, built in 1996.  With a gross tonnage of 73,817 and a max capacity of 2,440, Grandeur of the Seas currently sails out of Baltimore, Maryland.  The length of this ship is 915 feet with a max beam of 118 feet.

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Majesty of the Seas

majesty of the seas

Majesty is the only Sovereign class ship currently in the Royal Caribbean fleet.  Built in 1992, this was among the first mega-ships of the time.  The gross tonnage of this ship is 74,007 with a max capacity of 2,767.  The length of this ship is 880 feet with a beam of 106 feet.  Majesty of the Seas currently sails out of Port Canaveral, Florida.

Empress of the Seas

empress of the seas

The original name of this ship built in 1990 was Nordic Empress, but then the name was changed to match the “of the seas” moniker for the rest of the fleet.   The ship was sold to another company and then reacquired by Royal Caribbean in 2015.   Empress of the Seas was the first ship from the company to visit Cuba.  The gross tonnage of this ship is 48,563 with a max capacity of 1,840.  The length of this Empress class ship is 691 feet with a beam of 100 feet.

  • Spectrum of the Seas, 2019
  • Symphony of the Seas, 2018
  • Ovation of the Seas, 2016
  • Harmony of the Seas, 2016
  • Anthem of the Seas, 2015
  • Quantum of the Seas, 2014
  • Allure of the Seas, 2010
  • Oasis of the Seas, 2009
  • Independence of the Seas, 2008
  • Liberty of the Seas, 2007
  • Freedom of the Seas, 2006
  • Jewel of the Seas, 2004
  • Serenade of the Seas, 2003
  • Mariner of the Seas, 2003
  • Brilliance of the Seas, 2002
  • Navigator of the Seas, 2002
  • Radiance of the Seas, 2001
  • Adventure of the Seas, 2001
  • Explorer of the Seas, 2000
  • Voyager of the Seas, 1999
  • Vision of the Seas, 1998
  • Enchantment of the Seas, 1997
  • Rhapsody of the Seas, 1997
  • Grandeur of the Seas, 1996
  • Majesty of the Seas, 1992
  • Empress of the Seas, 1990

Royal Caribbean Ships Newest to Oldest

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Jon got hooked on cruising after his first cruise on his honeymoon, and today he is always looking for cruise deals and reading information about the cruise industry. Jon lives in the foothills of North Carolina and wishes there were a cruise port that far inland. Jon can be reached at [email protected]
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