25 Biggest Cruise Ships You’ll Want To Consider For Your Next Vacation

Posted by , Updated on March 20, 2018


So, you’re hankering to go on a cruise, but not just any cruise, the biggest cruise. Because, why wouldn’t you? The largest cruise ships tend to have the most luxurious and impressive amenities. They’re practically giant cities sailing across the ocean. From lavish casinos to boisterous operas, these behemoths will give you more bang for your buck and let you and your family have a blast. So, all aboard! Here are the 25 Biggest Cruise Ships You’ll Want To Consider For Your Next Vacation.


MSC Splendida

MSC-SplendidaSource: http://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise/MSC-Cruises/MSC-Splendida

Built in 2009, the MSC Spendida is 1,092 feet (332 m) long, can carry 3,300 passengers, has thirteen decks, and weighs 137,936 tons.


MSC Fantasia

MSC_FantasiaSource: http://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise/MSC-Cruises/MSC-Fantasia

While it might only be 1,083 ft (330 m) in length, the MSC Fantasia still can carry 4,363 passengers with its 14 decks. Originally built in 2008, it was refurbished in 2017 and weighs 137,936 tons.


Mariner of the Seas

Mariner_of_the_Seas_CococaySource: http://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise/Royal-Caribbean-International/Mariner-of-the-Seas

Cruising through the Bahamas with 14 decks, the Mariner of the Seas, part of the Royal Caribbean line of ships, is 138,279 tons and has a passenger capacity of 3,807 people. It’s 1,020 ft (310 m) long and was built in 2003 and refurbished in 2012.


Navigator of the Seas

Navigator_of_the_SeasSource: http://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise/Royal-Caribbean-International/Navigator-of-the-Seas/Schedule

A mainline cruise ship, the Navigator of the Seas is 1,020 ft (310 m) long and can carry up to 3,990 passengers. It was first built in 2003 and refurbished in 2014. With 14 decks, it weighs 138,279 tons.


MSC Preziosa

MSC_PreziosaSource: http://www.travelweekly.com/Cruise/MSC-Cruises/MSC-Preziosa

Built in 2013, the MSC Preziosa weighs 139,072 tons and is 1,083 ft (330 m) long. With 14 decks, it can carry up to 4,345 passengers while it glides across the sea.

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