Royal Caribbean International have officially taken delivery of its newest and largest cruise ship yet, the 228,081 gross tonne Symphony of the Seas.
The delivery ceremony took place on 23 March 2018 on board Symphony of the Seas in the Royal Theatre, whilst the ship was berthed at the STX shipyard in St Nazaire, France where it was constructed.
Symphony of the Seas is now officially the world’s largest cruise ship, taking the title from her slightly smaller sister ship, Harmony of the Seas which was delivered in 2016.
Symphony of the Seas is the 25th ship in the Royal Caribbean International fleet. At 362 metres in length, Symphony of the Seas is longer than 38 London double-decker buses end to end.
The 6,680-passenger ship will depart on its maiden voyage from Barcelona on 31 March. The ship will spend its inaugural season in the Mediterranean before arriving at its home in Miami where it will home port.