Friday, March 23, 2018

STX France Delivers Symphony of the Seas

The world officially has a new “largest cruise ship in the world” today with Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas being registered at 228,081 gross registered tons, puts it ahead of the previous record holder, Harmony of the Seas, which is “only” 226,963 tons. The record-holder 5,518 passengers in double occupancy, but will actually carry up to a total of 6,680 passengers and a crew of 2,200.

STX France officially handed the Oasis-class ship over to Royal Caribbean today at their Saint-Nazaire yard.

Details appeared in the March 23 edition of Cruise News Daily. 

The first video shows the handover and the celebration which followed. Included are comments from executives from both the cruise line and the yard. The second video, is a mashup of scenes from construction to delivery.

NOTE: The second video includes lots of quick edits and flashing lights. If you are sensitive please STOP the video during the 5-second transition.

Photo and videos courtesy of Royal Caribbean International. All rights reserved. May not be copied or used without express permission.