The Biggest Cruise Ships in the World

Harmony of the Seas

There's something about mega-ships, those floating skyscrapers laid sideways. So here lies our list of the world's largest cruise vessels, ranked in order of gross tonnage, a measure of volume (and not weight). You'll also find stats on passenger capacity (both double occupancy, the industry standard, and max occupancy, which accounts for all third and fourth beds), length and beam (the width at the widest point).

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(Line - Launched)
Tonnage Length Beam Pax (DBL/MAX) Fares & Photos
1. Harmony of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean - 2016)
226,963 gt. 1,188 ft. 215 ft. 5,479/6,780 

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2. Allure of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean - 2010)
225,282 gt. 1,187 ft. 215 ft. 5,492/6,410

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3. Oasis of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean - 2009)
225,282 gt. 1,187 ft. 215 ft. 5,400/6,360

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4. Quantum of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean - 2014)
168,666 gt. 1,141 ft. 136 ft. 4,180/4,905

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5. Anthem of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean - 2015)
168,666 gt. 1,141 ft. 136 ft. 4,180/4,905

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6. Ovation of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean - 2016)
167,666 gt. 1,138 ft. 136 ft. 4,180/4,905

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7. Norwegian Escape
(Norwegian Cruise Line - 2015)
164,600 gt. 1,069 ft. 136 ft. 4,248/N/A

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8. Liberty of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean - 2007)
160,000 gt. 1,112 ft. 185 ft. 3,798/4,960

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9. Norwegian Epic
(Norwegian Cruise Line - 2010)
155,873 gt. 1,081 ft. 133 ft. 4,100/N/A

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10. Freedom of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean - 2006)
154,407 gt. 1,112 ft. 185 ft. 3,782/4,515

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11. Independence of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean - 2008)
154,407 gt. 1,112 ft. 185 ft. 3,634/4,375

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12. Queen Mary 2
(Cunard - 2004)
148,528 gt. 1,130 ft. 148 ft. 2,592/3,090

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13. Norwegian Breakaway
(Norwegian Cruise Line - 2013)
146,600 gt. 1,068 ft. 169 ft. 3,969/N/A

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14. Norwegian Getaway
(Norwegian Cruise Line - 2014)
145,655 gt. 1,068 ft. 169 ft. 3,969/N/A

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15. Britannia
(P&O Cruises - 2015)
143,000 gt. 1,083 ft. 144 ft. 3,647/NA

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16. Royal Princess
(Princess Cruises - 2013)
141,000 gt. 1,083 ft. 155 ft. 3,600/N/A

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17. Regal Princess
(Princess Cruises - 2014)
141,000 gt. 1,083 ft. 155 ft. 3,560/N/A

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18. MSC Divina
(MSC Cruises - 2012)
139,072 gt. 1,083 ft. 124 ft. 3,502/4,345

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19. MSC Preziosa (MSC Cruises - 2013) 139,072 gt. 1,093 ft. 124 ft. 3,502/4,345

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20. Navigator of the Seas (Royal Caribbean - 2002) 138,279 gt. 1,020 ft. 157 ft. 3,686/3,990

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21. Mariner of the Seas
(Royal Caribbean - 2003)
138,279 gt. 1,020 ft. 157 ft. 3,114/3,807

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22. MSC Fantasia (MSC Cruises - 2008) 137,936 gt. 1,083 ft. 124 ft. 3,274/4,363

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23. MSC Splendida (MSC Cruises - 2009) 137,936 gt. 1,083 ft. 124 ft. 3,274/4,363

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24. Explorer of the Seas (Royal Caribbean - 2000) 137,308 gt. 1,020 ft. 157 ft. 3,286/4,290

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25. Voyager of the Seas (Royal Caribbean - 1999) 137,276 gt. 1,020 ft. 157 ft. 3,286/4,269

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26. Adventure of the Seas (Royal Caribbean - 2001) 137,276 gt. 1,020 ft. 157 ft. 3,114/3,807

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27. Carnival Vista
(Carnival Cruise Line - 2016)
133,500 gt. 1,055 ft. 122 ft. 3,936/NA

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28. Costa Diadema
(Costa Cruises - 2014)
132,500 gt 1,004 ft. 122 ft. 3,963/N/A

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29. Disney Fantasy (Disney Cruise Line - 2012) 130,000 gt. 1,115 ft. 121 ft. 2,500/4,000

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30. Disney Dream (Disney Cruise Line - 2011) 130,000 gt. 1,115 ft. 121 ft. 2,500/4,000

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