Top 10: Largest Cruise Ships In Service In November – Cruise Industry News

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With the cruise restart now reaching well over half of the world’s cruise fleet, the world’s largest cruise ships are already back.

Using data from Global Cruise Ship Index by Cruise Industry News, Cruise Industry News listed the ten largest cruise ships currently in service by passenger capacity:

Symphony of the Seas
Cruise company: Royal Caribbean International
Year of construction:
2018
Tonnage:
227,625
Capacity:
5,400
Region:
Caribbean
Homeport: Miami, United States

The Symphony of the Seas currently offers week-long Caribbean cruises departing from PortMiami. The vessel built in 2018 currently holds the title of the world’s largest cruise ship, with a capacity of more than 5,400 guests.

After a 17-month operational hiatus, the ship resumed service for Royal Caribbean International in August, offering a series of itineraries in the western and eastern Caribbean.

Harmony of the seas
Cruise company: Royal Caribbean International
Year of construction:
2016
Tonnage:
227,625
Capacity:
5,400
Region:
Caribbean
Homeport: Port Canaveral, United States

After participating in a summer program in Europe, the Harmony of the Seas, which has 5,400 guests, recently returned to North America.

As the second largest cruise ship in the world, the Royal Caribbean International ship now offers a series of Caribbean cruises departing from Port Canaveral.

Allure of the Seas
Cruise company: Royal Caribbean International
Year of construction:
2010
Tonnage:
220,000
Capacity:
5,400
Region:
Caribbean
Homeport: Fort Lauderdale, United States

Another Royal Caribbean ship in the top 10, the Allure of the Seas is currently the third largest cruise ship in the world.

After returning to service in August with a program based in Port Canaveral, the Oasis-class vessel recently repositioned itself in Fort Lauderdale. Now departing from Port Everglades, the ship offers weeklong itineraries to the Western and Eastern Caribbean.

Oasis of the seas
Cruise company: Royal Caribbean International
Year of construction:
2009
Tonnage:
220,000
Capacity:
5,400
Region:
Caribbean
Homeport: Miami, United States

Currently the fourth largest cruise ship in the world, the Oasis of the Seas returned to service in September, sailing to the Bahamas from Bayonne.

After completing its first post-pandemic program, the 5,400-passenger ship recently repositioned itself in Florida, offering week-long Caribbean cruises from Miami.

Costa smeralda
Cruise company: Costa Cruises
Year of construction:
2019
Tonnage:
182,700
Capacity:
5,224
Region:
Mediterranean
Homeport: Savona, Italy

The Costa Smeralda, with a capacity of 5,224 passengers, is the largest cruise ship currently in service in Europe. Built in 2019, the ship resumed service in May, offering a series of Mediterranean itineraries.

Based in Italy, the ship currently operates a regular seven-night itinerary in the Western Mediterranean, visiting Italy, Spain and France.

Mardi Gras
Cruise company: Carnival Cruise Line
Year of construction:
2020
Tonnage:
183,900
Capacity:
5,200
Region:
Caribbean
Homeport: Port Canaveral, United States

The new Mardi Gras entered service in July, six months after being delivered to Carnival Cruise Line. The LNG-powered ship is currently the sixth largest cruise ship in the world in commercial operation.

The 5,200 passenger ship now sails weekly from Port Canaveral, offering seven-day cruises to the eastern and western Caribbean.

Iona
Cruise company: P&O Cruises
Year of construction:
2020
Tonnage:
183,900
Capacity:
5,200
Region:
Northern Europe and the Mediterranean
Homeport: Southampton, England

In service in Europe, P & O’s Iona is currently the seventh largest cruise ship sailing with guests.

Serving the UK market, the ship built in 2020 debuted in August, offering a series of European routes based in Southampton.

MSC Grandiosa
Cruise company: MSC Cruises
Year of construction:
2019
Tonnage:
177,100
Capacity:
4 888
Region:
Mediterranean
Homeport: Genoa, Italy

The MSC Grandiosa, with a capacity of 4,888 passengers, is the eighth largest cruise ship sailing in November. Based in Italy, the MSC Cruises ship has been offering Mediterranean cruises since January.

Grandiosa’s seven-night itinerary currently includes visits to Italy, Spain, Malta and France.

MSC Virtuoso
Cruise company: MSC Cruises
Year of construction:
2021
Tonnage:
177,100
Capacity:
4 888
Region:
Mediterranean and Middle East
Homeport: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from November 28

MSC Virtuosa is currently en route to the Middle East, having completed a season in the Mediterranean.

Currently the ninth-largest cruise ship currently in service, the MSC Cruises ship welcomed guests in May, offering domestic cruises to the UK.

For the 2021-2022 winter season, the 4,888-guest ship is expected to offer week-long cruises from Dubai, visiting Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

MSC Seashore
Cruise company: MSC Cruises
Year of construction:
2021
Tonnage:
169,380
Capacity:
4,560
Region:
Caribbean
Homeport: Miami, United States, from November 20

MSC Cruises newest ship, MSC Seashore, completes the ranking of the ten largest cruise ships in the world.

The 4,560 guest ship is currently being prepared to launch departures from Miami on November 20.

The ship previously sailed in the Mediterranean, where it made its debut in August.

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