Royal Caribbean International has officially announced the name of its fourth Oasis-class cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, following months of speculations.
Symphony of the Seas is due to launch in April 2018 and Royal Caribbean have announced cruise itineraries for the new ship, which are now available to book.
At 230,000 gross tonnes, Symphony of the Seas will become the new world’s largest cruise ship, taking the record from her older sister ship, Harmony of the Seas, which launched in May 2016.
Symphony of the Seas will be able to accommodate up to 6,780 guests in 2,775 staterooms. The ship will have an overall length of 362 metres and a width of more than 65 metres.
The new ship will spend her inaugural season sailing the Mediterranean in spring and summer 2018. Ports of call on the seven, eight and nine-night cruises include Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Provence, Florence, Rome and Naples.
The ship will depart Barcelona on its ‘inaugural cruise’ on 21 April 2018. However a fact sheet from Royal Caribbean International lists the ships maiden voyage as 19 April 2018.
In October 2018, Symphony of the Seas will depart Barcelona on a 12-night transatlantic cruise to Miami, Florida. The ship will then sail a four-night western Caribbean cruise.
Throughout November and December 2018, the ship will offer a range of seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises, departing and returning to Miami.