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Symphony of the Seas will be the world's largest cruise ship and feature new additions like the two-level Ultimate Family Suite.
Symphony of the Seas will be the world's largest cruise ship and feature new additions like the two-level Ultimate Family Suite.

Royal Caribbean is adding a 25th ship to its fleet, and the cruise line is going big for the momentous occasion.

Set to launch from Europe in April 2018, Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas will be the largest cruise ship in the world, featuring 16 guest decks and 2,759 staterooms with the capacity to carry 5,500 guests at double occupancy.

But size isn’t the only thing changing with the addition of this ship. Symphony of the Seas will debut new food and beverage concepts, including the Bionic Bar with robot bartenders, and a reimagined version of the brand’s popular Boardwalk neighborhood. The new and improved Boardwalk will showcase the AquaTheater with high-diving aerial performances and aquatic acrobatics, as well the Ultimate Abyss, the tallest slide at sea. Other forms of entertainment aboard Symphony of the Seas will include “Flight,” a new original show at the Royal Theater, along with the return of the Broadway musical, “Hairspray.”

Rooms and suites on Symphony of the Seas will also get an upgrade from previous ships, including the addition of the Ultimate Family Suite—a 2-level, 2-bedroom suite that accommodates up to eight people. The suite comes fully equipped with a slide from the kids’ bedroom down to the living room, a 3D movie theater-style TV room, a wraparound balcony with a full-size whirlpool and more.

For more information, visit royalcaribbean.com.