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Royal Caribbean Ships By Size With Up To Date Comparision 2022

If you’re thinking of booking a family cruise vacation on Royal Caribbean, you will have many questions that need answering. Booking a cruise is a big expense and one you want to get right to keep the whole family happy. A huge factor for families is the size and facilities on a cruise ship. Thus we thought it would help to organise the Royal Caribbean Ships By Size from biggest to smallest.

Why is useful? Usually the rule of thumb is the larger the ships the more facilities there are onboard. However this also means there are more people on board cruising too.

However the larger the ship the better the flow of people is managed around the ship. We have never experienced overcrowding, the larger ships have lots of areas for people to filter too and any given moment in time. If new ships are your thing check out our Wonder Of The Seas Guide.

Royal Caribbean Ships By Size, Bigger to Smallest

Royal Caribbean Ships By Size

Ship NameClassYear
Guests CrewGross TonLength (FT)
Wonder of the SeasOasis 2022      6,9882300236,857 1,188
Symphony of the SeasOasis 2018      6,680 2200228,081 1,188
Harmony of the SeasOasis2016      6,687 2210226,963 1,188
Allure of the SeasOasis2010      6,780 2210225,282 1,187
Oasis of the SeasOasis 2009      6,7712109226,838  1,187
Odyssey of the SeasQuantum
Ultra
2021     5,5101633167,704 1,138
Spectrum of the SeasQuantum
Utra
2019      5,622 1551169,379 1,139
Anthem of the SeasQuantum 2015      4,905 1500168,666 1,141 
Ovation of the SeasQuantum 2016      4,905 1500168,666 1,138
Quantum of the SeasQuantum 2014      4,905 1500168,666 1141
Freedom of the SeasFreedom 2006      4,636 1365156,271 1,112
Independence of the SeasFreedom 2008      4,560 1440154,407 1,112
Liberty of the SeasFreedom 2007      4,960 1360154,407 1,112
Navigator of the SeasVoyager 2002     3,970 1230139,999 1,020
Mariner of the SeasVoyager 2003      4,000 1200139,863 1,020
Explorer of the SeasVoyager 2000      4,290 1185137,308 1,020
Adventure of the SeasVoyager 2001      3,807 1185137,276 1,020
Voyager of the SeasVoyager 1999      4,000 1200137,276 1,020
Brilliance of the SeasRadiance 2002      2,543 84890,090 962
Jewel of the SeasRadiance 2004      2,702 85290,090 962
Radiance of the SeasRadiance 2001      2,466 89490,090 962
Serenade of the SeasRadiance 2003      2,476 83290,090 965
Enchantment of the SeasVision1997      2,730 85282,910 989
Rhapsody of the SeasVision1997      2,416 76578,491915
Vision of the SeasVision1998      2,514 74278,340 915
Grandeur of the SeasVision1996      2,440 76073,817 916
Royal Caribbean Ships By Size biggest to smallest

What Is Royal Caribbean’s Biggest Ship?

As of 2022 and as you can see from the table, Wonder Of The Seas is the biggest of the Royal Caribbean Ships being a whopping 236,857 tons and and 1,188 feet long and hold 6,988 at full capacity. She also has 2300 crew members, which is a ratio of 3 passenger to each crew member. Wonder of the Seas has been designed with the Asian market in mind, however has been re deployed to the Caribbean and then Europe for the 2022 season. Wonder of the Seas is also currently the biggest cruise ship in the world.

This is closely followed by Symphony of the Seas at 228,081, 1,188 feet long and at full capacity 6,680 guests.

Royal Caribbean Ships By Size biggest to smallest

Which Is Royal Caribbeans Smallest Ship?

Grandeur of the Seas is the lightest of all of the Royal Caribbean Ships at 73,817 gross tons, holding 2,440 guests and 760 crew which is a ratio of 3.2 passengers to 1 crew member. However the Rhapsody and Vision of the Seas are 1 foot shorter and 915ft holding 2,416 and 2,514 guests.

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Royal Caribbean Ships By Class At A Glance

Icon Class

  • Icon of the Seas, due 2023

Quantum Ultra Class

Quantum Class

  • Ovation of the Seas
  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Quantum of the Seas

Oasis Class

  • Utopia of the Seas, due 2024
  • Wonder of the Seas
  • Symphony of the Seas
  • Harmony of the Seas
  • Allure of the Seas
  • Oasis of the Seas

Freedom Class

  • Independence of the Seas
  • Liberty of the Seas
  • Freedom of the Seas
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Radiance Class

  • Jewel of the Seas
  • Serenade of the Seas
  • Brilliance of the Seas
  • Radiance of the Seas

Voyager Class

  • Mariner of the Seas
  • Navigator of the Seas
  • Adventure of the Seas
  • Explorer of the Seas
  • Voyager of the Seas

Vision Class

  • Vision of the Seas
  • Enchantment of the Seas
  • Rhapsody of the Seas
  • Grandeur of the Seas
Whats on Odyssey of the Seas , Activities, Dining and Bars

Which Are Better, Bigger Or Smaller Royal Caribbean Ships?

It really does depend on your personal preferences. It helps to look at the Royal Caribbean Ships By Size when making your decision. If you want all the facilities and ultimate dining and activities then the bigger ships will offer more. Some ships have more that one FlowRider. They also have Zip Wires, Escape Rooms and water slides. If this your thing then the bigger ships offer all the facilities.

A huge consideration is if you are travelling with a baby, did you know babies cant ago in cruise ship pools. They can only use dedicated baby splash zones and not all ships have these.

Smaller ships are more intimate and easier to navigate, and generally a little quieter, yet still have the signature Royal Caribbean atmosphere we love. Smaller ships can also get into more ports. Some smaller ports simply can’t allow big ships access.

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Royal Caribbean Ships Stats And Facts

And if you want more info scroll down to your chosen ship, where we have added all the things that will help you decide on your next cruise vacation. Including free dining on each ship, and all the stats to give you an idea of the size of the ship.

Wonder of the Seas

  • Launched 2022
  • Class, Oasis
  • Length, 1,188ft
  • Width 210ft
  • 236,857 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 6,988
  • And a crew of 2300
  • Decks, 18
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 9
  • Speciality dining options 13

Odyssey of the Seas,

  • Launched 2012
  • Class, Quantum Ultra
  • Length, 1,138ft
  • Width 135ft
  • 167,704 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 5,510
  • And a crew of 1,633
  • Decks, 16
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 7
  • speciality dining options 9.

Spectrum of the Seas

  • Launched, 2019
  • Class, Quantum Ultra
  • Length, 1,139ft
  • Width 135ft
  • 169,379 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 5,622 
  • And a crew of 1,551
  • Decks, 16
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 7
  • Speciality dining options 11.

Symphony of the Seas

  • Launched, 2018
  • Class, Oasis
  • Length, 1,188ft
  • Width 215.5ft
  • 228,081 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 6,680 
  • And a crew of 2,220
  • Decks, 18
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 9
  • Speciality dining options 10.

Harmony of the Seas

  • Launched, 2016
  • Class, Oasis
  • Length, 1,188ft
  • Width 215.5ft
  • 226,963 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 6,687 
  • And a crew of 2,210
  • Decks, 18
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 8
  • Speciality dining options 9.

Ovation of the Seas

  • Launched, 2016
  • Class, Quantum
  • Length, 1,138ft
  • Width 136ft
  • 168,666 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 4,905
  • And a crew of 1,500
  • Decks, 16
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 13
  • speciality dining options 7.

Anthem of the Seas

  • Launched, 2015
  • Class, Quantum
  • Length, 1,141ft 
  • Width 136ft
  • 168,666 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 4,905
  • And a crew of 1,150
  • Decks, 16
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 12
  • speciality dining options 8.

Quantum of the Seas

  • Launched, 2014
  • Class, Quantum
  • Length, 1,141ft
  • Width 136ft
  • 168,666 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 4,905 
  • And a crew of 1,500
  • Decks, 16
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 12
  • Speciality dining options 8.

Allure of the Seas

  • Launched, 2010
  • Class, Oasis
  • Length, 1,187ft
  • Width 215ft
  • 225,282 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 6,780
  • And a crew of 2210
  • Decks, 18
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 10
  • Speciality dining options 11.

Oasis of the Seas

  • Launched, 2009
  • Class, Oasis
  • Length, 1,187ft
  • Width 215ft
  • 226,838 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 6,771
  • And a crew of 2,109
  • Decks, 18
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 9
  • Speciality dining options 11.

Independence of the Seas

  • Launched, 2008
  • Class, Freedom
  • Length, 1,112ft
  • Width 185ft
  • 154,407 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 4,560 
  • And a crew of 1,140
  • Decks, 15
  • Cruising Speed of knots 21.6
  • Free dining options 4
  • Speciality dining options 8.

Liberty of the Seas

  • Launched, 2007
  • Class, Freedom
  • Length, 1,112ft
  • Width 185ft
  • 154,407 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 4,960
  • And a crew of 1,360
  • Decks, 15
  • Cruising Speed of knots 21
  • Free dining options 4
  • Speciality dining options 6.

Freedom of the Seas

  • Launched, 2006
  • Class, Freedom
  • Length, 1,112ft
  • Width 185ft
  • 156,271, Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 4,636
  • And a crew of 1365
  • Decks 15
  • Cruising Speed of knots 21.6
  • Free dining options 5
  • speciality dining options 5.

Jewel of the Seas

  • Launched, 2004
  • Class, Radiance 
  • Length, 962ft
  • Width 106ft
  • 90,090 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2,702
  • And a crew of 852
  • Decks, 13
  • Cruising Speed of knots 25
  • Free dining options 3
  • Speciality dining options 5.

Mariner of the Seas

  • Launched, 2003
  • Class, Voyager
  • Length, 1,020ft
  • Width 127ft
  • 139,863 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 4,000
  • And a crew of 1,200
  • Decks, 15
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 4
  • Speciality dining options 7

Serenade of the Seas

  • Launched, 2003
  • Class, Radiance 
  • Length, 965ft
  • Width 106ft
  • 90,090 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2,476
  • And a crew of 832
  • Decks, 13
  • Cruising Speed of knots 25
  • Free dining options 3
  • Speciality dining options 6.

Navigator of the Seas

  • Launched 2002
  • Class, Voyager
  • Length, 1,020
  • Width 161ft
  • 139,999 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 3,970
  • And a crew of 1,230
  • Decks, 15
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 4
  • Speciality dining options 7.

Brilliance

  • Launched, 2002
  • Class, Radiance 
  • Length, 962ft
  • Width 106ft
  • 90,090 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2,543
  • And a crew of 848
  • Decks, 13
  • Cruising Speed of knots 25
  • Free dining options 3
  • Speciality dining options 6.

Adventure of the Seas

  • Launched, 2001
  • Class, Voyager
  • Length, 1,020ft
  • Width 157ft
  • 137,276 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 3,807
  • And a crew of 1,185
  • Decks, 15
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 4
  • Speciality dining options 6.

Radiance of the Seas

  • Launched, 2001
  • Class, Radiance 
  • Length, 962ft
  • Width 106ft
  • 90,090 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2,466
  • And a crew of 894
  • Decks, 13
  • Cruising Speed of knots 25
  • Free dining options 3
  • Speciality dining options 6.

Explorer of the Seas

  • Launched, 2000
  • Class, Voyager
  • Length, 1,020ft
  • Width 157.5ft
  • 137,308 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 4,290
  • And a crew of 1,185
  • Decks, 15
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 4
  • Speciality dining options 6.

Voyager of the Seas

  • Launched, 1999
  • Class, Voyager
  • Length, 1,020ft
  • Width 157.5ft
  • 137,276 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 4,000
  • And a crew of 1,200
  • Decks, 15
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 3
  • Speciality dining options 4.

Vision of the Seas

  • Launched, 1998
  • Class, Vision
  • Length, 915ft
  • Width 105.6
  • 78,340 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2,514
  • And a crew of 742
  • Decks, 12
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 3
  • Speciality dining options 6.

Enchantment of the Seas

  • Launched, 1997
  • Class, Vision
  • Length, 989ft
  • Width 105.6ft
  • 82,910 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2,730
  • And a crew of 852
  • Decks, 12
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 3
  • Speciality dining options 3.

Rhapsody of the Seas

  • Launched, 1997
  • Class, Vision
  • Length, 915ft
  • Width 105.6ft
  • 78,491 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2,416
  • And a crew of 765
  • Decks, 12
  • Cruising Speed of knots 22
  • Free dining options 3
  • Speciality dining options 4.

Grandeur of the Seas

  • Launched, 1996
  • Class, Vision
  • Length, 916ft
  • Width 105.6ft
  • 73,817 Gross Tons
  • Has a capacity of 2,440
  • And a crew of 760
  • Decks, 12
  • Cruising Speed of knots 19
  • Free dining options 3
  • Speciality dining options 4

Royal Caribbean Ships By Size, Conclusion

Choosing a cruise ship is personal too you and your needs. Its wonderful to experience all classes and sizes of ships and your cruise needs will change year on year. However one thing is for sure, no matter what RCC ship your choose to cruise on, you will have the best time.

Royal Caribbean Ships By Size And Passenger Capacity

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