Here are some big boats

A few days ago, Andy told you all about the world’s largest cruise ship and how it ended before it even saw the water. It’s not the only massive cruise ship in the world, however – there are plenty that have made their way to the high seas.

Yes, boats. Since this cruise ship is being scrapped and no longer counts, what are the biggest ships you can buy a ticket on? Here are the first fifteen, because fifteen seems like a nice round number.

Caribbean Royal Wonder of the Seas

Photo: Royal Caribbean
  • Llength: 362.10m
  • Oidth: 64.01m
  • lester: 236,857 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 22 knots
  • Guests: 6,988
  • Features: 18 bridges, eight “districts”, nine restaurants, climbing walls, arcade, Wonder Playscape, and more

The Wonder of the Seas is currently the largest ship in the world. It’s actually even longer than the Global Dream II, measuring 362.10m from bow to stern, and it’s extra wide at 64.01m. These are boat words, you see.

Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas

Here are some big boatsPhoto: Royal Caribbean
  • Length: 362.10m
  • Lenght: 65.53m
  • lester: 228,081 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 22 knots
  • Guests: 6,680
  • Features: 18 bridges, seven “districts”, four swimming pools, 23 restaurants, 42 bars, robot bartenders, water park, arcade, climbing

Royal Caribbean is really creative with its names. Everything is “from the seas”, preceded by a seemingly random name that sounds good. Yeah, I don’t understand either.

Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas

Here are some big boatsPhoto: Royal Caribbean
  • Length: 362.10m
  • Lenght: 65.53m
  • lester: 226,963 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 25 knots
  • Guests: 6,687
  • Features: 18 bridges, eight restaurants, nine specialty restaurants, water slides, water parks, multiple neighborhoods

Hey guess what: it’s another Of The Seas. Royal Caribbean really likes big ships, apparently, like all of you.

Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas

Here are some big boatsPhoto: Royal Caribbean
  • Length: 361.80m
  • Lenght: 65.53m
  • lester: 225,282 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 22.6 knots
  • Guests: 5,492
  • Features: 18 bridges, seven neighborhoods, four swimming pools, 10 hot tubs, 24 restaurants, a water park, a zip line, an ice rink and more

To the seduce of these big boats attracted you?

Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

Here are some big boatsPhoto: Royal Caribbean
  • Length: 361.80m
  • Lenght: 46.94m
  • lester: 220,000 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 24.5 knots
  • Guests: 5,606 guests
  • Features: 16 bridges, water slides, sports bar, arcade, seven districts, video walls, etc.

OK, how can you have an oasis in the sea? An oasis is a body of water in the desert, a kind of watering place. The seas, in particular, have water. You see what I mean.

MSC World Europe

Here are some big boatsPhoto: MSC Cruises
  • Length: 332.84m
  • Lenght: 46.94m
  • lester: 205,700 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 23 knots
  • Guests: 6,774
  • Features: Theme areas, adult-only swimming pool, bumper cars, water parks, entertainment venues, 12 restaurants, etc.

Oh hey, this one is not a Royal Caribbean Of The Seas! Instead, it’s both Europe and the world, which is admittedly the number of people in the United States and Western Europe who see the globe.

Costa Smeralda

Here are some big boatsPhoto: Costa Cruises
  • Length: 337.11m
  • Lenght: 42.06m
  • lester: 185,000 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 21.5 knots
  • Guests: 6,554
  • Features: 11 restaurants, 19 bars, 19 swimming pools and whirlpools, a water park, a spa and piazzas

OK, wait, can we go back to the names Of The Seas? “Smerelda” feels bad, acrid, rolling on my tongue. “SMER” is just a bad combination of letters.

Costa Tuscany

Here are some big boatsPhoto: Costa Cruises
  • Length: 337.11m
  • Lenght: 42.06m
  • lester: 185,000 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 17 knots
  • Guests: 6,554
  • Features: Live entertainment, themed bars, 11 restaurants, 19 bars and lounges, and more

It’s better, at least. Tuscany, like Tuscany. It’s Italy, and Italy is good, so the boat is good.

P&O Iona Cruises

Here are some big boatsPhoto: P&O Cruises
  • Length: 344.12m
  • Lenght: 38.10m
  • lester: 184,700 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 17 knots
  • Guests: 5,200
  • Features: Gin distillery, 30 restaurants and bars, theatres…

This ship has a large British flag on its side, which means it should have all its sails at half mast for the death of the Queen. But, it’s a motorboat, not a sailboat, so we move on.

AIDAnova

Here are some big boatsPhoto: HenSti, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Length: 337.11m
  • Lenght: 42.06m
  • lester: 183,900 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 17 knots
  • Guests: 5,200
  • Features: 20 bridges, 17 restaurants, spa, hot tubs, private pools

Oh that’s bad. It is very bad. I do not like it at all. Take the lips off the boat please. REMOVE BOAT LIPS AND EYES PLEASE.

AIDAcosma

Here are some big boatsPhoto: Siro 24, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Length: 337.11m
  • Lenght: 42.06m
  • lester: 183,200 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 17 knots
  • Guests: 5,228
  • Features: Swimming pools, slides, infinity pool climbing wall, athletics track, indoor playground, 20 bridges

NO DON’T PUT THEM ON MORE BOATS. STEP AWAY, NEXT SLIDE.

MSC Virtuoso

Here are some big boatsPhoto: MSC Cruises
  • Length: 331.32m
  • Lenght: 42.98m
  • lester: 181,541 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 22.3 knots
  • Guests: 6,334
  • Features: the largest shopping area by the sea, restaurants, cocktail bars, robot bartenders, water parks, five swimming pools

Oh thank goodness they are back to normal. Just a normal name, on a normal boat, with no eyes and no sea. This boat is the palace-washing boat, and I thank her for that.

mardi gras carnival

Here are some big boatsPhoto: kees torn, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Length: 344.42m
  • Lenght: 42.06m
  • lester: 180,000 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 23 knots
  • Guests: 6,465
  • Features: Six themed areas, jazz, roller coaster

Have you ever noticed that Carnival cruise ships have the same livery as Delta aircraft? Have you ever seen Delta and Carnival in the same place at the same time?

MSC Meraviglia

Here are some big boatsPhoto: MSC Cruises
  • Length: 315.77m
  • Lenght: 42.98m
  • lester: 171,598 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 22.7 knots
  • Guests: 5,655
  • Features: 19 bridges, 20 bars, 11 restaurants, shows, F1 simulator, flight simulator, LEGO play areas, water park, spa

This boat is the Merovingian, this Frenchman from the second Matrix films who talks about determinism. He likes weird food, but cruise ships have a lot of food, so I guess that’s fine with him.

Still Norwegian

Here are some big boatsPhoto: Ein Dahmer, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
  • Length: 333.45m
  • Lenght: 41.45m
  • lester: 169,116 gross tons
  • The rapidity: 22.5 knots
  • Guests: 3,998
  • Features: 11 bars and lounges, a race track, ship within a ship, and more

Oh, what brand is this boat? He’s from Norway, and that’s all you need to know. All of the above is inside information.

Earnest A. Martinez