The largest passenger ship in the world is the Allure of the Seas. It is 362 m / 1,182 ft long with a tonnage of 225,282. The capacity is 6,300 passengers for all berths.
Other Information about the Allure of the Seas
The displacement is approximately 100,000 tons. The beam is 47 m (154 ft) waterline, 60.5 m (198 ft) extreme. The Allure of the Seas is 72 m (236 ft) high over the waterline. It has 16 passenger decks.
The draught is 9.3 m (31 ft) and the depth is 22.55 m (74 ft). Its power comes from the 6× Wartsila diesel engines. The ship has a maximum speed of 22.6 kn (41.9 km/h; 26.0 mph).
Other Large Cruise Ships
The second biggest is the Oasis of the Seas. It is the sister ship of the Allure of the Seas. It is identical to the Allure in all aspects except it is two inches shorter. This was a design anomaly that was uncovered by its designers later on. The third spot belongs to the RMS Queen Mary 2. The ship is 345 m 1,132 ft long and has a
tonnage of 151,400.
Disney Fantasy is currently ranked fourth. It is 340 m 1,115 ft long with a tonnage of 128,000. The ship is presently under construction. It is scheduled for launch sometime in 2012. The builder is Meyer Werft and will be operated by Disney Cruise Line.
The Freedom of the Seas is fifth in the largest passenger ship in the world list. The cruise ship is 339 m 1,112 ft long. The gross tonnage is 154,407.
The Liberty of the Seas is at the sixth spot. It is 339 m 1,112 ft long and has a tonnage of 154,407. Both the Liberty of the Seas and the Freedom of the Seas are owned by Royal Caribbean.
At the seventh spot is the Independence of the Seas. The ship is 339 m 1,112 ft long with a tonnage of 154,407. Currently at eighth place is the MSC Splendida. It is 333 m 1,092 ft long with a 133,500 tonnage. The MSC Fantasia is at the ninth spot. The ship is 333 m 1,092 ft long with a tonnage of 133,500.
The tenth spot belongs to the Norwegian Epic. Compared to the largest passenger ship in the world, the Norwegian Epic is only 329 m 1,081 ft long. It has a gross tonnage of approximately 150,000.