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Wonder of the Seas is the latest ship of Royal Caribbean's Oasis-class of cruise ships.

Cruise ships are large passenger ships used mainly for vacationing. Unlike ocean liners, which are used for transport, they typically embark on round-trip voyages to various ports-of-call, where passengers may go on tours known as "shore excursions".[1] They can carry thousands of passengers in a single trip, and are some of the largest ships in the world by gross tonnage (GT), bigger than many cargo ships. Cruise ships started to exceed ocean liners in size and capacity in the mid-1990s;[2] before then, few were more than 50,000 GT.[3] In the decades since, the size of the largest vessels has more than doubled.[4] There have been nine or more new cruise ships added every year since 2001, most of which are 100,000 GT or greater.[5] In the two decades between 1988 and 2009, the largest cruise ships grew a third longer (268 m to 360 m), almost doubled their widths (32.2 m to 60.5 m), doubled the total passengers (2,744 to 5,400), and tripled in volume (73,000 GT to 225,000 GT). As of January 2022, the largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, has a gross tonnage of 236,857, is 362 metres (1,188 ft) long, 64 metres (210 ft) wide, and holds up to 6,988 passengers.[6][7]

Cruise ships are organized much like floating hotels, with a complete hospitality staff in addition to the usual ship's crew.[8] Modern cruise ships, while sacrificing some qualities of seaworthiness, have added amenities to cater to nautical tourists, with recent vessels being described as "balcony-laden floating condominiums".[9] The "megaships" went from a single deck with verandas to all decks with verandas,[10] and feature ameneties such as theaters, fine-dining and chain restaurants, spas, fitness centers, casinos, sports facilities, and even amusement park attractions.[1][11]

Cruise ships require electricity for powering both hotel services and for propulsion.[12] Cruise ships are designed with all the heavy machinery at the bottom of the ship and lightweight materials at the top, making them inherently stable even as ship designs are getting taller and taller,[13] and most passenger ships utilize stabilizer fins to further reduce rolling of tall ships in heavy weather.[14] While some cruise ships use traditional fixed propellers and rudders to steer, most larger ships use propellers that can swivel left and right to steer the ship, known as azimuth thrusters, which allow even the largest ship designs to have adequate maneuverability.[15]

Cruise ships are operated by cruise lines, which are companies that market cruises to the public. In the 1990s, many cruise lines were bought by much larger holding companies and continue to operate as brands or subsidiaries of the holding company. For instance, Carnival Corporation & plc owns both the mass-market Carnival Cruise Line, focused on larger party ships for younger travelers, and Holland America Line, whose smaller ships cultivate an image of classic elegance.[16] The common practice in the cruise industry in ship sales and orders is to list the smaller operating company, not the larger holding corporation, as the recipient cruise line of the ship.[17][18]

In service[edit]

As of November 2022, there are 64 passenger ships over 135,000 GT in service. The first ships over that size were the Voyager-class ships from Royal Caribbean Group's Royal Caribbean International (RCI). These ships, which debuted in 1998 at over 137,000 GT, were almost 30,000 GT larger than the next-largest cruise ships, and were some of the first ships designed to appeal to "non-cruisers", with features like a 4-deck-high, 400-foot-long (120 m) atrium down the center of the ship, an ice rink, and a climbing wall.[1] In 2005, the five Voyager-class ships were overtaken by the 149,215 GT Queen Mary 2, the first non-RCI passenger ship over 135,000 GT and the only passenger ship currently in service that classifies itself as an ocean liner. The QM2 was surpassed by RCI's 155,889-GT Freedom-class vessels in 2006, which were in turn overtaken by RCI's first of six planned Oasis-class vessels in 2009.[19] The Oasis-class ships, at over 225,000 GT, are at least 154 feet (47 m) wide, 240 feet (73 m) high, and accommodate over 5,400 passengers.[20]

Since 2008, other cruise lines have been ordering 135,000+ GT ships. MSC Cruises introduced the first of four 137,936–139,072-GT Fantasia-class cruise ships in 2008,[21] followed in 2017 by both the 153,516-GT Seaside class and the 171o,598–181,541-GT Meraviglia class.[22] Norwegian Cruise Line debuted the 155,873-GT Norwegian Epic in 2010, the first ship outside of the Oasis class with a double-occupancy capacity of over 4,000,[23] and introduced the 145,655-GT Breakaway class in 2013 and the 165,157–169,116-GT Breakaway-plus class in 2015.[24] Cruise lines belonging to Carnival Corporation & plc, Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises, debuted the first of seven 142,714-GT+ Royal-class ships in 2013,[25] and the corporation's Carnival Cruise Line, Costa Cruises, and AIDA Cruises debuted the first of seven planned 133,596–135,225-GT Vista-class ships in 2016.[26] AIDAnova, the first of Carnival Corporation's nine planned Excellence-class ships, debuted in 2018 at 183,858 GT, with future ships in the class planned for Costa, P&O, Carnival, and AIDA.[27] In 2016 and 2017, Genting Hong Kong's Dream Cruises introduced the 150,695-GT Genting Dream and World Dream, the first large ships from an Asian-owned cruise line.[28]

Largest cruise ships in service
Rank[a] Ship name Cruise line[b] Year[c] Gross
tonnage
[d]
Length
overall
[d][e]
Beam[d] Staterooms Passenger capacity[f] Image
Maximum[g] Waterline[h] Double[i] Maximum[j]
1 Wonder of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2022[k][7] 236,857[6] 362.04 m
(1,187.8 ft)[7]
64 m
(210 ft)[6]
47.4 m
(156 ft)[7]
2,867[6] 5,734[6] 6,988[6] Wonder of the Seas in Málaga Port 01 (cropped).jpg
2 Symphony of the Seas 2018[k][29] 228,081[29] 361.011 m
(1,184.42 ft)[29]
65.7 m
(215.5 ft)[30]
47.78 m
(156.8 ft)[29]
2,759[30] 5,518[30] 6,680[30] SymphonyOfTheSeas (cropped).jpg
3 Harmony of the Seas 2016[k][31] 226,963[31] 362.12 m
(1,188.1 ft)[31]
65.7 m
(215.5 ft)[32]
47.42 m
(155.6 ft)[31]
2,747[32] 5,494[l][32] 6,687[32] Harmony of the Seas (ship, 2016) 001 (cropped).jpg
4 Oasis of the Seas 2009[k][33] 226,838[33] 360 m
(1,180 ft)[33]
60.5 m
(198 ft)[33]
47 m
(154 ft)[33]
2,742[34] 5,484[34] 6,771[34] Oasis of the Seas (cropped).jpg
5 Allure of the Seas 2010[35] 225,282[35] 360 m
(1,180 ft)[35]
60.5 m
(198 ft)[35]
47 m
(154 ft)[35]
2,742[36] 5,484[36] 6,780[36] Allure of the Seas (ship, 2009) 001 (cropped).jpg
6 MSC World Europa MSC Cruises 2022 215,863[37] 333.3 m
(1,094 ft)[37]
47 m
(154 ft)[37]
2,626[37] 5,231[37] 6,762[37] MSC World Europa - Saint-Nazaire - June 2022.jpg
7 Costa Smeralda[38] Costa Cruises 2019[39] 185,010[39] 337 m
(1,106 ft)[38]
42 m
(138 ft)[39]
2,612[38] 5,224[38] 6,554[39] Costa Smeralda Storebælt IV (cropped).jpg
Costa Toscana[40] 2021[40] 185,010[40] 337 m
(1,106 ft)[40]
42 m
(138 ft)[40]
2,612[40] 5,224[40] 6,554[40] Costa Toscana (ship) in September 2021 (cropped).jpg
9 Iona[41] P&O Cruises 2020[41] 184,089[41] 344.5 m
(1,130 ft)[42]
42 m
(138 ft)[41]
2,614[42] 5,206[42] 6,600[43] IONA & GEMINI (49962752607) (cropped).jpg
10 AIDAnova[44] AIDA Cruises 2018[44] 183,858[45] 337 m
(1,106 ft)[45]
42 m
(138 ft)[45]
2,626[46] 5,252[46] 6,654[45] AIDAnova 01.jpg
11 Carnival Celebration Carnival Cruise Line 2022[47] 183,521[47] 340 metres
(1,130 feet)[48]
42 metres
(137 feet)[48]
42 m
(138 ft)[47]
2,687[48] 5,374[48] 6,631[48] Carnival Celebration in La Coruna.jpg
12 AIDAcosma[49] AIDA Cruises 2021[49][50] 183,200[49] 337 m
(1,106 ft)[49]
42 m
(138 ft)[49]
2,626[49] 5,228[49] 6,600[43] Aida Cosma at Meyer Werft in Papenburg (cropped).jpg
13 Mardi Gras[51] Carnival Cruise Line 2020[51] 181,808[51] 340 metres
(1,130 feet)[52]
42 metres
(137 feet)[52]
42 m
(138 ft)[51]
2,641[52] 5,282[52] 6,631[51] Mardi Gras ship 22-12-2020 front view (cropped).jpg
14 MSC Grandiosa[53] MSC Cruises 2019[53] 181,541[53] 331.43 m
(1,087.4 ft)[54]
43 m
(141 ft)[54]
2,632[54] 5,264[54] 6,761[54] Vertrek MSC GRANDIOSA (49018346261).jpg
MSC Virtuosa[55] 2020[55] 181,541[56] 331.43 m
(1,087.4 ft)[56]
50 m
(160 ft)[56]
43 m
(141 ft)[56]
2,421[55] 4,842[55] 6,334[55] MSC Virtuosa, Saint-Nazaire september 2020.jpg
16 MSC Meraviglia 2017[57] 171,598[58] 315.83 m
(1,036.2 ft)[58]
43 m
(141 ft)[58]
2,244[57] 4,488[57] 5,655[57] MSC Meraviglia Grand Harbour Malta 20180307 03 (cropped).jpg
MSC Bellissima 2019[59] 171,598[60] 315.83 m
(1,036.2 ft)[60]
43 m
(141 ft)[60]
2,217[59] 4,434[59] 5,686[59] MSC Bellissima 20190226 190521 (cropped).jpg
18 MSC Seashore 2021[61] 170,412[61] 339 m
(1,112 ft)[62]
41 m
(135 ft)[61]
2,270[62] 4,540[62] 5,632[61] Msc seashore.jpg
MSC Seascape 2022[63] 170,412[63] 339 m
(1,112 ft)[64]
41 m
(135 ft)[63]
2,270[64] 4,540[64] 5,877[63] MSC Seascape (cropped).jpg
20 Odyssey of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2021 169,379[65] 347.08 m
(1,138.7 ft)[65]
49.39 m
(162.0 ft)[65]
41.39 m
(135.8 ft)[65]
2,105[66] 4,198[66] 5,510[66] Odyssey of the Seas (cropped).jpg
Spectrum of the Seas 2019[67] 169,379[68] 347.11 m
(1,138.8 ft)[68]
49.24 m
(161.5 ft)[68]
41.39 m
(135.8 ft)[68]
2,137[67] 4,246[l][67] 5,622[67]
22 Norwegian Encore Norwegian Cruise Line 2019[69] 169,116[69] 333.44 m
(1,094.0 ft)[69]
48.13 m
(157.9 ft)[69]
41.39 m
(135.8 ft)[69]
2,040[70] 3,998[l][70] Un­known NORWEGIAN ENCORE 7704 (cropped).jpg
23 Quantum of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2014[71] 168,666[71] 347.08 m
(1,138.7 ft)[71]
49.47 m
(162.3 ft)[71]
41.4 m
(136 ft)[71]
2,090[72] 4,180[72] 4,905[72] Quantum of the Seas - Wedel 04 (cropped).jpg
Anthem of the Seas 2015[73] 168,666[73] 347.06 m
(1,138.6 ft)[73]
49.4 m
(162 ft)[73]
41.4 m
(136 ft)[73]
2,090[74] 4,180[74] 4,905[74] Anthem of the Seas (cropped).jpg
Ovation of the Seas 2016[75] 168,666[75] 348 m
(1,142 ft)[75]
48.9 m
(160 ft)[75]
41.2 m
(135 ft)[75]
2,091[76] 4,180[l][76] 4,905[76] Ovation of the Seas (26417060696) (cropped).jpg
26 Norwegian Bliss Norwegian Cruise Line 2018[77] 168,028[77] 333.32 m
(1,093.6 ft)[77]
48.1 m
(158 ft)[77]
41.4 m
(136 ft)[77]
2,043[78] 4,004[78] 4,200[79] Norwegian Bliss.jpg
27 Norwegian Joy 2017[80] 167,725[80] 333.46 m
(1,094.0 ft)[80]
41.4 m
(136 ft)[80]
1,925[81] 3,804[l][82] 3,883[81] Norwegian Joy at kochi new port (cropped).jpg
28 Norwegian Escape 2015[83] 165,157[83] 325.9 m
(1,069 ft)[83]
46.5 m
(153 ft)[83]
41.4 m
(136 ft)[83]
2,124[83] 4,248[83] Un­known Cruise ship Norwegian Escape (1) (cropped).jpg
29 Freedom of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2006[k][84] 156,271[84] 338.774 m
(1,111.46 ft)[84]
56 m
(184 ft)[85]
39.034 m
(128.06 ft)[84]
1,817[85] 3,634[85] 4,375[85] Freedom of the Seas (12174093863) (cropped).jpg
30 Liberty of the Seas 2007[k][86] 155,889[86] 339 m
(1,112 ft)[87]
56 m
(184 ft)[87]
39.0 m
(128.1 ft)[86]
1,817[87] 3,634[87] 4,375[87] Liberty of the Seas (ship, 2007) 002.jpg
Independence of the Seas 2008[88] 155,889[88] 338.72 m
(1,111.3 ft)[88]
56 m
(184 ft)[89]
38.6 m
(127 ft)[88]
1,929[89] 3,858[89] 4,560[89] INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS (43623180144) 16x9.jpg
32 Norwegian Epic Norwegian Cruise Line 2010[90] 155,873[90] 329.5 m
(1,081 ft)[91]
40.6 m
(133 ft)[91]
2,114[91] 4,100[l][91] 5,183[92] Norwegian EPIC en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.jpg
33 MSC Seaview MSC Cruises 2018[93] 153,516[93] 323 m
(1,060 ft)[94]
41 m
(135 ft)[93]
2,066[94] 4,132[94] 5,336[94] MSC Seaview Genova.jpg
MSC Seaside 2017[95] 153,516[95] 323 m
(1,060 ft)[96]
41 m
(135 ft)[96]
2,066[96] 4,132[96] 5,336[96] MSC Seaside 01 (cropped).jpg
35 Queen Mary 2 Cunard Line 2004[k][97] 151,215[97] 345.03 m
(1,132.0 ft)[97]
45 m
(147 ft)[98]
41 m
(135 ft)[97]
1,353[99] 2,691[l][99] 3,090[98] Queen Mary 2 Boston July 2015 01 (cropped).jpg
36 Genting Dream Dream Cruises 2016[100] 150,695[100] 335.33 m
(1,100.2 ft)[100]
44.1 m
(145 ft)[100]
39.7 m
(130 ft)[100]
1,674[101] 3,348[101] 4,500[101] Genting Dream at Marina Bay Cruise Centre (cropped).jpg
World Dream 2017[102] 150,695[102] 335.2 m
(1,100 ft)[102]
44.35 m
(145.5 ft)[102]
39.75 m
(130.4 ft)[102]
1,686[103] Un­known 3,376[103] World Dream 2017 34 (cropped).jpg
38 Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Cruise Line 2013[104] 145,655[104] 325.64 m
(1,068.4 ft)[104]
51.7 m
(169.7 ft)[105]
39.71 m
(130.3 ft)[104]
2,015[106] 3,963[l][105] Un­known Norwegian Breakaway in Saint Petersburg 03 (cropped).jpg
Norwegian Getaway 2014[107] 145,655[107] 325.65 m
(1,068.4 ft)[107]
44.39 m
(145.6 ft)[107]
39.73 m
(130.3 ft)[107]
2,015[108] 3,963[l][109] Un­known Norwegian Getaway departing Tallinn 27 June 2017 (cropped).jpg
39 Sky Princess Princess Cruises 2019[110] 145,281[110] 330 m
(1,080 ft)[110]
38.4 m
(126 ft)[110]
1,830[111] 3,660[111] 4,610[111] Sky Princess Trieste 2019-10-16 16-46-44.jpg
Enchanted Princess 2020[112] 145,281[112] 329.92 m
(1,082.4 ft)[112]
38.42 m
(126.0 ft)[112]
1,830[113] 3,660[113] Un­known Princess Cruise Lines Enchanted Princess (cropped).jpg
41 Discovery Princess 2022[114] 145,281[114] 330 m
(1,080 ft)[114]
38.42 m
(126.0 ft)[114]
1,830[113] 3,660[113] Un­known 16x9 Transparent.png
42 Disney Wish[115] Disney Cruise Line 2022[115] 144,000[115] 341.13 m
(1,119.19 ft)[115]
39.00 m
(127.95 ft)[115]
1,250[115] 2,500[115] Un­known Disney Wish in Papenburg after sunset (51907981918) (cropped).jpg
43 Britannia P&O Cruises 2015[116] 143,730[116] 330 m
(1,080 ft)[116]
Un­known 38.38 m
(125.9 ft)[116]
1,837[117] 3,647[l][117] Un­known Britannia arrival-1 (cropped).jpg
Majestic Princess Princess Cruises 2017 [118] 143,700[118] Un­known 38.4 m
(126 ft)[118]
1,780[119] 3,560[119] 5,600[119] MAJESTIC PRINCESS 20180405-1 (cropped) (cropped).jpg
45 Norwegian Prima Norwegian Cruise Line 2022 143,535[120] 299 m
(981 ft)[120]
51 m
(167 ft)[120]
40.5 m
(133 ft)[120]
Un­known 3,099[121] Un­known Norwegian Prima in Amsterdam (cropped).jpg
46 Royal Princess Princess Cruises 2013[122] 142,714[122] 330 m
(1,080 ft)[122]
47 m
(155 ft)[123]
38.4 m
(126 ft)[122]
1,780[123] 3,560[123] 4,340[123] Royal Princess 6 (26812634049) (cropped).jpg
Regal Princess 2014[124] 142,714[124] 330 m
(1,080 ft)[124]
Un­known 38.27 m
(125.6 ft)[124]
1,780[125] 3,560[125] 4,340[125] Regal Princess, Warnemünde, 2019 (01).jpg
48 Celebrity Beyond Celebrity Cruises 2022[126] 141,420[126] 326.5 m
(1,071 ft)[126]
Un­known 39.5 m
(130 ft)[126]
1,646[127] 3,292[127] Celebrity BEYOND La Rochelle.jpg
49 Navigator of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2002[k][128] 139,999[128] 311 m
(1,020 ft)[128]
48.0 m
(157.5 ft)[129]
38.6 m
(127 ft)[128]
1,693[129] 3,386[129] 4,000[129] Navigator of the Seas 2014 Galveston 1 (cropped).JPG
50 Mariner of the Seas 2003[130] 139,863[130] 311.12 m
(1,020.7 ft)[130]
39.032 m
(128.06 ft)[130]
38.6 m
(127 ft)[130]
1,674[131] 3,344[l][131] 4,000[131] Bahamas Cruise - ship exterior - June 2018 (3306) (cropped).jpg
51 MSC Divina MSC Cruises 2012[132] 139,072[132] 333.33 m
(1,093.6 ft)[132]
37.92 m
(124.4 ft)[132]
1,751[133] 3,502[133] 4,345[133] MSC Divina in Malta (cropped).jpg
MSC Preziosa 2013[134] 139,072[134] 333.33 m
(1,093.6 ft)[134]
37.92 m
(124.4 ft)[134]
1,751[135] 3,502[135] 4,345[135] Croisière MSC PREZIOSA à quai (cropped).jpg
53 Explorer of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2000[k][136] 138,194[136] 311 m
(1,020 ft)[136]
49.1 m
(161 ft)[136]
38.6 m
(127 ft)[136]
1,557[137] 3,114[137] 3,840[137] Explorer of the Seas, Fremantle, 2015 (03).JPG
Voyager of the Seas 1999[k][138] 138,194[138] 311.12 m
(1,020.7 ft)[138]
47.4 m
(156 ft)[138]
38.6 m
(127 ft)[138]
1,557[139] 3,114[139] 3,840[139] Voyager of the Seas in Sydney.jpg
55 Adventure of the Seas 2001[140] 138,193[140] 311 m
(1,020 ft)[140]
49.1 m
(161 ft)[140]
38.6 m
(127 ft)[140]
1,557[141] 3,114[141] 3,807[141] Adventure-of-the-Seas-4 (cropped).JPG
56 MSC Fantasia MSC Cruises 2008[142] 137,936[142] 333.33 m
(1,093.6 ft)[142]
37.92 m
(124.4 ft)[142]
1,637[143] 3,274[143] 4,363[143] MSC Fantasia 2012 2 (cropped).jpg
MSC Splendida 2009[144] 137,936[144] 333.33 m
(1,093.6 ft)[144]
37.92 m
(124.4 ft)[144]
1,637[145] 3,274[145] 3,952[145] MSC Splendida Marseille (cropped).jpg
58 Costa Venezia Costa Cruises 2019[146] 135,225[146] 323 m
(1,060 ft)[146]
Un­known 37.2 m
(122 ft)[146]
2,116[147] 4,232[147] 5,260[147] COSTA VENEZIA 20190513-2 (cropped).jpg
Costa Firenze[148][149] 2020[148] 135,156[148] 323 m
(1,060 ft)[150]
37.2 m
(122 ft)[148]
Un­known >5,200[150] Costa Firenze 2021.jpg
  1. ^ Ships are ranked by gross tonnage and subsequently by the date they entered service.
  2. ^ The cruise line that currently operates the ship, which in some cases may be different than the line that ordered the ship or from the holding company that technically owns it
  3. ^ The year the ship originally entered service, which in some cases may not the year it started service under the listed cruise line or with the listed name
  4. ^ a b c Ship dimensions are sourced from the appropriate classification society whenever possible.
  5. ^ Some classification societies, such as Registro Italiano Navale only list length between perpendiculars, not length overall, in which case length data is provided by other sources.
  6. ^ Passenger capacity excludes crew.
  7. ^ Width at the widest point anywhere on the ship's height
  8. ^ Width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline
  9. ^ Where official sources do not specify double occupancy capacity or lower berths capacity, this list assumes two passengers per stateroom (some ships have small rooms that only count as a single passenger when calculating double-occupancy).
  10. ^ Maximum capacity of the ship, usually determined by total number of beds and/or SOLAS safety standards
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j This ship was the largest passenger ship in the world when it debuted.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k This number assumes only single occupancy of certain staterooms designed for only one passenger.

On order[edit]

As of November 2022 26 passenger ships were on order or under construction with a publicly announced size of over 135,000 GT. The largest are the three 250,800-GT Icon-class cruise shipss on order, with expected delivery between 2023 and 2026.[151] RCI also has a sixth Oasis-class ship, Utopia of the Seas, on order for 2023, and while its exact size is unknown, RCI CEO Michael Bayley has said that each new Oasis-class ship will be a little larger than the last.[152] Celebrity Cruises, which is owned by RCI's parent company Royal Caribbean Group, will introduce two 140,600-GT Edge-class ships in 2023 and 2025,[153] and TUI Cruises, a joint venture between Royal Caribbean Group and TUI Group, are introducing a new class of 161,000-GT cruise ships in 2024 and 2026.[154]

Asia-based Dream Cruises, which went bankrupt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, had been planning to take delivery of two 208,000-GT Global-class ships in 2021 and 2022, which would have been the first ships over 200,000 GT not built for RCI, with the largest maximum passenger capacity, 9,500, of any ship.[155][156] One unfinished ship, formerly the Global Dream, was sold to Disney Cruise Line and is expected to debut in 2025,[157] while the other was sent for scrapping.[158]

MSC Cruises has three additional World-class ships planned for 2024, 2025, and 2027, and at 215,800 GT and a capacity of 6,762 passengers, they have the highest passengers capacities and be largest ships operated by a cruise line other than Royal Caribbean.[159][160][37] They also have one ship on order from the Meraviglia Plus class for delivery in 2023.[161]

Carnival Corporation has two more 183,200–183,900-GT Excellence-class ships planned to debut in 2022 and 2023 for P&O Cruises and Carnival Cruise Line, respectively.[27] Costa will take delivery of two 135,000-GT Vista-class ships in 2023 and 2024 for a joint venture between Carnival Corporation and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).[162]

Each year from 2023 to 2027, Norwegian Cruise Line will debut additional ships from the Prima class. The Prima-class ships are expected to be 142,500 GT and carry 3,215 to 3,550[163]

Disney Cruise Line will launch two more 144,000-GT Triton-class ships in 2024, and 2025. These ships will have 1,250 staterooms, like the line's previous two ships, but will be 14,000 GT larger than those ships and powered by liquified natural gas fuel.[115]

Largest cruise ships on order
Rank[a] Ship, class, or project name[b] Cruise line[c] Year
(planned)[d]
Gross
tonnage
[b]
Length
overall
[b]
Beam[b] Staterooms[b] Passenger capacity[b][e]
Maximum[f] Waterline[g] Double[h] Maximum[i]
1 Icon of the Seas Royal Caribbean International 2023 250,800[19][164] 364.8 m
(1,197 ft)[164][165]
66 m
(217 ft)[19]
2,857[19] 5,714[19] 6,700[19]
Icon Class 2025 250,800[19][164] 364.8 m
(1,197 ft)[164][165]
66 m
(217 ft)[19]
2,857[19] 5,714[19] 6,700[19]
Icon Class 2026 250,800[19][164] 364.8 m
(1,197 ft)[165][164]
66 m
(217 ft)[19]
2,857[19] 5,714[19] 6,700[19]
4 Utopia of the Seas 2024 Approx. 237,000[166] 361.8 m
(1,187 ft)[166]
Un­known Un­known Un­known <7,000[166]
5 MSC World America MSC Cruises 2025[160][167] 215,863[161] 333.3 m
(1,094 ft)[161]
47 m
(154 ft)[161]
2,632[161] 5,264[161] 6,774[161]
World Class 2025[160] 215,863[161] 333.3 m
(1,094 ft)[161]
47 m
(154 ft)[161]
2,632[161] 5,264[161] 6,774[161]
World Class 2027[160] 215,863[161] 333.3 m
(1,094 ft)[161]
47 m
(154 ft)[161]
2,632[161] 5,264[161] 6,774[161]
8 Global class Disney Cruise Line 2025[157] 208,000[157] 342 m
(1,122 ft)[156]
46.4 m
(152 ft)[156]
2,500[156] 6,000[157]
9 Arvia[168] P&O Cruises 2022[169] 183,900[42] 344.5 m
(1,130 ft)[170]
42 m
(138 ft)[170]
2,614[170] 5,206[42] 6,600[43]
10 MSC Euribia[171] MSC Cruises 2023[161] 183,500[161] 331.43 m
(1,087.4 ft)[161]
43 m
(141 ft)[161]
2,408[161] 4,816[161] 6,335[161]
11 Carnival Jubilee[172] Carnival Cruise Line[173] 2023[172] 183,200[172] 337 m
(1,106 ft)[172]
42 m
(138 ft)[172]
2,626[172] 5,228[172] 6,600[43]
12 Sun Princess Princess Cruises 2023[174] 175,000[174] Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known 4,300[174] Un­known
Sphere Class 2025[174] 175,000[174] Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known 4,300[174] Un­known
14 TBA TUI Cruises 2024[154] 161,000[154] Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known
TBA 2026[154] 161,000[154] Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known
16 Disney Treasure[175] Disney Cruise Line 2024[115] 144,000[115] 341.13 m
(1,119.19 ft)[115]
39.00 m
(127.95 ft)[115]
1,250[115] 2,500[115] Un­known
Triton class[176] 2025[115] 144,000[115] 341.13 m
(1,119.19 ft)[115]
39.00 m
(127.95 ft)[115]
1,250[115] 2,500[115] Un­known
18 Celebrity Ascent[177] Celebrity Cruises 2023[178][153] 140,600[153] 327 m
(1,073 ft)[153]
Un­known Un­known 1,650[153] 3,300[153] Un­known
Edge Class 2024[153] 140,600[153] 327 m
(1,073 ft)[153]
Un­known Un­known 1,650[153] 3,300[153] Un­known
20 Norwegian Viva Norwegian Cruise Line 2023[179] 143,500[121] 300 m
(980 ft)[179]
Un­known Un­known Un­known 3,215[163]
Prima class 2024[179] 143,500[121] 300 m
(980 ft)[179]
Un­known Un­known Un­known 3,550[163]
Prima class 2025[179] 143,500[121] 300 m
(980 ft)[179]
Un­known Un­known Un­known 3,550[163]
Prima class 2026[179] 143,500[121] 300 m
(980 ft)[179]
Un­known Un­known Un­known 3,550[163]
Prima class 2027[179] 143,500[121] 300 m
(980 ft)[179]
Un­known Un­known Un­known 3,550[163]
25 Vista class[180][181] CSSC Carnival Cruise Shipping[162] 2023[181] 135,000[180] Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known 5,000[181]
Vista class[180][181] 2024[181] 135,000[180] Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known 5,000[181]
  1. ^ Ships are ranked by gross tonnage and subsequently by the date they entered service.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ship name and dimensions are sourced from press releases or other official communications from the cruise line or shipyard.
  3. ^ Cruise line that ordered the ship or is expected to take delivery
  4. ^ Year the year the ship is planned to enter service, not when it is launched or floated out
  5. ^ Passenger capacity excludes crew.
  6. ^ Width at the widest point anywhere on the ship's height
  7. ^ Width at the widest point as measured at the ship's nominal waterline
  8. ^ Where official sources do not specify double occupancy capacity or lower berths capacity, this list assumes two passengers per stateroom (some ships have small rooms that only count as a single passenger when calculating double-occupancy).
  9. ^ Maximum capacity of the ship, usually determined by total number of beds and/or SOLAS safety standards

See also[edit]

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