Royal Caribbean Cruise Line are now the owners of the world’s biggest cruiseliner and the 228,000 tonne vessel is getting ready for its maiden voyage on Saturday.
The Symphony of the Seas, built by French shipbuilders STX, took over two-years to build and can 8,000 people, including 2,200 staff.
Signed, sealed, delivered…I’m yours @RoyalCaribbean! #SymphonyoftheSeas now crossing the Bay of Biscay on our way to the Mediterranean. We’re picking up Media in Malaga, Spain on the 27th. pic.twitter.com/7dKHPecTi3— James Van Fleet (@JamesVanFleet) March 24, 2018
The vessel comes complete with an ice rink, full size basketball courts, a laser-tag attraction, water park and 2,700 cabins, including a ritzy two-deck-high complex called the Royal Loft Suite. The newest addition to Royal Caribbean’s fleet also features a boardwalk style amusement area complete with arcade and ice-cream shop.
The Symphony of the Seas will start its maiden voyage on Saturday, sailing out of Barcelona in Spain where it will spend its first season cruising the Mediterranean Sea. Following that it will head back to its home port of Miami, Florida.