Check Out Royal Caribbean’s Six Newest Ships; Which Would You Choose?

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If you’re considering booking a family cruise on Royal Caribbean, you will have many questions that need answering. Booking a cruise is a significant expense and one you want to get right to keep the whole family happy. A huge factor for families is the ship 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. To help cruisers decide if this is the cruise line for you.

1. Icon Of The Seas Launched 2024

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Icon of the Seas, the new Icon Class Ship has just launched and has taken over as the largest cruise ship in the world. Icon of the Seas and Royal Caribbean’s Newest Ship is 250,800 gross-ton, 1,198 ft long, holds 7600 passengers at total capacity and has 2350 crew.

  • 250,800 Gross Tn
  • 1,198 Feet Long
  • 20 Decks, 18 of those are passenger decks
  • Holds 5610 guests, 7600 at full capacity
  • 2350 crew
  • At full capacity a passenger to crew ratio of 3.2-1
  • 7 Pools
  • 9 Whirlpools
  • 6 Watersides
  • 8 Neighbourhoods
  • 11 Dining venues included in the price
  • 11 Specialty Dining Venues

2. Wonder of the Seas Came Into Service in 2022

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  • 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

3. Odyssey of the Seas Set Sail in 2022

Odyssey of the Seas Tips, Photo Credit Sarah Christie Cruising For All
Photo Credit: Sarah Christie Cruising For All.
  • 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
  • Odyssey of the Seas has 7 Free dining options
  • speciality dining options 9.

4. Spectrum of the Seas Launched, 2019

Spectrum of the Seas, Photo Credit Royal Caribbean
Spectrum of the Seas, Photo Credit Royal Caribbean
  • 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.

5. Symphony of the Seas Was Groundbreaking When She Launched in 2018

Symphony of the Seas, Largest Cruise Ships in the World Photo CreditSBW-Photo, Royal Caribbean
Photo Credit: SBW-Photo, Royal Caribbean
  • 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.

See our guide to Symphony of the Seas.

6. And Harmony of the Seas Wowed Cruisers in 2016

Harmony of the Seas, Largest Cruise Ships in the World Photo Credit Royal Caribbean
Photo Credit: Royal Caribbean.
  • 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.

Want to know more about all the Royal Caribbean Fleet and find out which are the newest and oldest ships? Check out our complete guide of Royal Caribbean Ships, newest to oldest.

Also, See Our Royal Caribbean Drinks Package Guide

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  • Sarah Christie

    Sarah also writes for Mini Travellers Family Travel Blog and Extraordinary Chaos Craft and Lifestyle Blog. Both are award-winning blogs with a travel and family focus. She is married and has two boys, aged 18 and 22, who all love cruising as a family. Nothing is better than waking up every day in a new port with new and exciting things to explore. She aims to share how cruising as a family with young adults is the perfect choice for family travel. Her boys are sporty and love the activities, sports and dining options cruising offers. Sarah has worked with brands such as Walt Disney World, Mark Warner, Ikos Resort, Center Parcs, Laura Ashley, Belling and Next.

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