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The World’s Biggest Ship?

September 16, 2017

The ‘World’ class & the ‘Oasis’ class

The title of the ‘World’s biggest cruise ship’ is open for debate.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class ships (Oasis, Allure, Harmony and Symphony, plus a fourth as yet unnamed vessel) are widely acknowledge to be the biggest, based on gross tonnage (volume) of around 225,000-230,000 gt.

In comparison MSC’s two new ‘World Class’ vessels (2022 and 2024, + 2 more options in 2025 & 2026) will only be a mere 200,000 gross tonnes.

Although the ‘Oasis’ class are about 104 feet longer than the ‘World’ Class, the beam is identical.

However the ‘World’ class will carry up to 6,850 passengers, a record, being 70 passengers more than RCI’s ‘Symphony of the Seas’.

Some press have called MSC’s ‘World Class’ the world’s biggest ship, because of higher passenger capacity. Whatever your viewpoint, the ‘World Class’ will clearly be very big and very busy ships.

I guess half my readers would love to try a ‘World’ class ship and the other half would not touch one with a barge-pole.

The choice is yours.


Oasis class review & slide-show: HERE


Independence of the Seas Refit – 2018

July 15, 2017

(Images courtesy of RCI)

RCI have announced that ‘Independence of the Seas’ will undergo a major refurbishment during the ship’s dry dock in April 2018.

The ship, which entered service in 2008, has not had a  major refurbishment since 2013.

Independence of the Seas will receive some high-energy features including a trampoline park, water slides, escape room and laser tag.

More details will be revealed at a later date.

(Royal Caribbean)