15 of the biggest cruise ships in the world

We want to present you the list of the world’s largest cruise vessels.

In the last years cruise industry grew fast. Until 1996, the biggest cruise ships were less than 100, 000 gross tons (a measure of volume and not weight), but today there are 50 ships over 110,000 gross tons.

This list includes ships that are in the service. They are ranked in order of gross tons. Also you can find here the length of every ship and its cruise line.

By the way, do you know the difference between cruise ship and ocean liner? The answer to that, can be found at the end of the list.

15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Allure of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International; 225,282 gross tonnes, 1,187 ft (362 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Oasis of The Seas, Royal Caribbean International; 225,282 gross tonnes, 1,187 ft (362 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Quantum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International; 168,666 gross tonnes, 1,139 ft (347.1 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International; 168,666 gross tonnes, 1,141 ft (348 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line; 155,873 gross tonnes, 1,081 ft (329.5 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Freedom of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International; 154,407 gross tonnes, 1,112 ft (339 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Liberty of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International; 154,407 gross tonnes, 1,112 ft (339 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Independence of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International; 154,407 gross tonnes, 1,112 ft (339 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Queen Mary 2, Cunard; 148,528 gross tonnes, 1,132 ft (345 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Cruise Line; 146,600 gross tonnes, 1,068 ft (326 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Cruise Line; 145,655 gross tonnes, 1,068 ft (326 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Britannia, P&O Cruises; 143,730 gross tonnes, 1,080 ft (330 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Royal Princess, Princess Cruises; 142,714 gross tonnes, 1,083 ft (330 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Regal Princess, Princess Cruises; 142,229 gross tonnes, 1,083 ft (330 m)
15 biggest cruise ships of the world
Navigator of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International; 139,570 gross tonnes, 1,020 ft (310 m)

Cruise ship is used for pleasure cruises, usually taking passengers on an extended cruisewith occasional calls in various places of interest.

Ocean liner is a ship designed to transport people from one seaport to another along regular long-distance maritime routes according to a schedule, rather than on round trips.

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