15 World’s Largest Cruise Ships in Service

The Cruise Ships are built for entertainment and tourism which are larger in size and with luxury facilities. The ships listed below are presently in service and ranked on Gross Tonnage, some ships are same in tonnage but counted and ranked by an individual. Royal Caribbean International Ltd is the Company owns and operates many of the largest cruise ships including ‘allure of The Seas’ the largest Cruise Ship in the World.

15. MSC Splendida

Cost to build: $550 million
Gross Tonnage: 137,936
Launched: July 2009
Owner: MSC Cruises

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14. Mariner of the Seas

Cost to build: $650 million
Gross Tonnage: 138,279
Launched: November 2003
Owner: Royal Caribbean International

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13. Navigator of the Seas

Gross Tonnage: 138,279
Launched: 25 January 2002
Owner: Royal Caribbean International

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12. MSC Preziosa

Cost to build: $550 million
Gross Tonnage: 139,400
Launched: 2013
Owner: MSC Cruises

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11. MSC Divina

Cost to build: $550 million
Gross Tonnage: 139,400
Launched: May 2012
Owner: MSC Cruises

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10. Royal Princess

The ship built by Fincantieri in Italy with Royal class cruise ship, is 330 meters long, has 3,600 passenger capacities and registered port of Bermuda.
Gross Tonnage: 142,714
Launched: 16 August 2012
Owner: Carnival plc

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Norwegian Getaway

Its passenger capacity is around 3,950, and crew of 1,640, is 324 meters long and built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, it is built for entertainment including 30 feet high video dome, restaurants, Hotels, Luxury rooms.
Gross Tonnage: 145,655
Launched: February 2014
Owner: Norwegian Cruise Line

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8. Norwegian Breakaway

The ship has 1,600 crew, 1,024 staterooms, and 238 suites with the total capacity of 4,500 passengers, is 324 meters long and has 18 decks, the maximum speed is around 22 knots.
Gross Tonnage: 146,600
Launched: 30 April 2013
Owner: Norwegian Cruise Line

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7. Queen Mary 2

It was the largest cruise ship till 2006 before the Royal Caribbean international cruise ships launch. It cost $900 million, operated by Cunard Line, it can reach up to 56 km/h (one of the faster cruise ship), hold over 2,600 passengers and 1,253 crews.
Gross Tonnage: 148,528
Launched: 21 March 2003
Owner: Carnival plc

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6. Independence of the Seas

It is 338 meters long cruise ship with the passenger capacity of 4,370 and 1,360 crews, has 15 passenger decks and 3 crew decks. The ship can reach 43 km/h, cost about $828 million.
Gross Tonnage: 154,407
Launched: May 2008
Owner: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

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5. Liberty of the Seas

The ships build at the cost of $800 million by Aker Yards of Turku of Finland. The total length is 338.91 meters with 21.6 knots of speed, the capacity of over 4,600 passengers and crews of 1,300 to maintain.
Gross Tonnage: 154,407
Launched: May 2007
Owner: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

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4. Freedom of the Seas

Its length is 338.94 meters with 63.70 meters high, has 18 decks including 15 passenger decks, can hold 3,634 passengers and the ship maintained by 1,369 crews.
Gross Tonnage: 154,407
Launched: 4 June 2006
Owner: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

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3. Norwegian Epic

The top speed of the ship is 22 knots and length of 329.45 meters, has total 19 decks, 1,708 crews in service, and can hold 4,100 passengers with double occupancy.
Gross Tonnage: 155,873
Launched: 10 July 2009
Owner: Norwegian Cruise Line

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2. MS Oasis of The Seas

The cruise ship with a similar configuration and design of allure of the Seas and of the same owner of the Royal Caribbean Cruises, it cost 1.4 billion dollars, with the total length of 361 meters and 72 meters high, it can carry over 6,000 passengers at a time.
Gross Tonnage: 225,282
Launched: 21 November 2008
Owner: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

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1. Allure of The Seas

The Allure of the Seas is the world’s largest Cruise ship presently in service owned by Royal Caribbean International (Cruise line Brand). It can touch the speed of 22.6 knots (41.9 km/h), has 2,384 crews as of 2012, with the maximum capacity of 6,296 passengers, cost around 1.2 billion to build in 2006 currency.
Gross Tonnage: 225,282
Launched: 20 November 2009
Owner: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

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