The Largest Cruise Ships in the World

2024's Top 10 Giants

The cruise industry is witnessing a surge in demand post-COVID, with ships growing larger each year.

Royal Caribbean International leads, operating the six largest passenger vessels globally, with other brands also expanding.

Icon of the Seas, launched by Royal Caribbean in 2024, is the world's largest cruise ship, weighing 248,663 GT.

Debuting in 2022, Wonder of the Seas impresses with its 1,187+ feet length and 2,867 staterooms, offering Caribbean itineraries.

Symphony of the Seas, another Royal Caribbean giant, launched in 2018, is nearly 100 feet longer than U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carriers.

Harmony of the Seas, at 1,188.1 feet, debuted in 2016, features seven neighborhoods, water slides, surf simulators, & more.

Oasis of the Seas, launched over a decade ago, was once the largest ship, expanded to 226,838 GT after 2019 cabin additions.

Allure of the Seas, a pioneer of the Oasis Class, arrived in 2010 at 225,282 GT and is set for modernization.

MSC World Europa, MSC Cruises’ first World-class ship, served as a floating hotel during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Costa Toscana and Costa Smeralda, from Costa Cruises, boast impressive sizes and features, with Costa Smeralda being LNG-powered.