Royal Caribbean International’s newest and largest cruise ship yet, Symphony of the Seas returned to the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France on 18 February 2018, after three days of sea trials.
The sea trials were originally scheduled to take place on 19 January but were postponed due to bad weather. Further sea trials are expected to take place in early March.
Symphony of the Seas will be the 25th ship in the Royal Caribbean International fleet and once launched will become the largest cruise ship in the world. The new 228,081 gross tonne ship measures 362 metres in length and 66 metres wide.
The ship will start is inaugural season in the Mediterranean before arriving at its home in Miami where it will home port. Royal Caribbean International is expected to take delivery of the Symphony of the Seas on 23 March 2018.