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World's Largest Cruise Ship Sets Sail

It’s priced in the tens of thousands of dollars

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    Royal Caribbean Debuts World’s Largest Cruise Ship

    Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas will make its maiden voyage on March 31. The 228,081-gross-ton ship features unique rooms, dining and the world's tallest water slide (Published Tuesday, March 27, 2018)

    The title of world's largest cruise ship has been passed.

    Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas is 18 floors high, is about the length of the Empire State Building and can carry about 6,700 passengers. 

    The ship set sail this week from France to Barcelona to begin its maiden voyage on March 31.

    The ship features include a laser tag arena, Bionic Bar where robots make drinks, a 10-story racing slide called Ultimate Abyss, rock climbing and ice skating. The ship will host a production of the Broadway hit “Hairspray” and its sports bar will feature 30 big-screen TVs.

    A luxury family suite for eight includes a two-story slide, private movie theater, Lego wall and secret crawl space.

    But it’s not for budget cruising: It’s priced in the tens of thousands of dollars.