Cruise NewsWorld's Largest Cruise Ship Touches Water for the First Time

World’s Largest Cruise Ship Touches Water for the First Time

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas reached another construction milestone today when the ship was floated out for the first time at the STX shipyard in France.

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Symphony of the Seas will be the largest cruise ship ever built at 230,000 gross tons and is scheduled to be completed next spring.  With the basic structure of the ship just about complete, outfitting will begin to prepare the ship for delivery.

Symphony of the Seas will be the cruise line’s fourth Oasis class ship and will follow in the tradition of being slightly larger than the previous vessel.

Touting new features and amenities for guests, the ship also will boast all the groundbreaking innovations and thrilling experiences that have garnered world-wide recognition for Harmony of the Seas.  Among the award-winning and acclaimed favorites are the distinct seven-neighborhood concept, imaginative and sophisticated dining, Bionic Bar robot bartenders powered by Makr Shakr, Broadway-caliber entertainment, the iconic waterfront AquaTheater, the Perfect Storm trio of waterslides, and Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea that drops 10 stories.

Symphony of the Seas will sail week long cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean from the Cruise Capital of the World, PortMiami after an inaugural season in Europe.

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More photos from the shipyard of the float-out of Symphony of the Seas.

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Cruise NewsWorld's Largest Cruise Ship Touches Water for the First Time

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