World’s New Largest Cruise Ship to Sail from Miami Next Year

Royal Caribbean announced that its newest and largest Oasis-class ship will be named Symphony of the Seas. The announcement was made at a press conference a few days ago, prior to the groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s new Terminal A at PortMiami.

At a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Miami terminal, Miami-based Royal Caribbean International announced that its new Symphony of the Seas, which will be slightly larger than current record holder Harmony of the Seas. The 5,494-passenger cruise ship will debut in Miami in November 2018.

The 230,000-ton Symphony of the Seas will be the largest cruise ship in the world, featuring 28 more cabins than its sister, Harmony of the Seas. Symphony will have many of the same features as sister ship Harmony of the Seas like the seven-neighborhood concept, the Bionic Bar with robot bartenders, Broadway-style productions, the AquaTheater, the Perfect Storm- a trio of water slides, as well as the 10-deck Ultimate Abyss dry slide.

The Symphony of the Seas will start its inaugural summer season with Mediterranean itineraries from Barcelona, then it relocates to Miami in November 2018. Its sister Allure of the Seas will also be homeporting in Miami starting in November 2018, too. Symphony of the Seas’ arrival in Miami will coincide with the opening of the new Terminal A, Royal Caribbean’s state-of-the-art mega terminal.

The plans for the development of a massive terminal in Miami were announced in June. Royal Caribbean Cruises said the terminal would be built to accommodate the company’s Oasis-class ships that are among the biggest in the world.