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Symphony of the Seas is Delivered

Three years in the making with over 4,700 shipbuilders and crew working on her, the worlds largest cruise ship Symphony of the Seas was officially delivered this weekend.

The delivery event took place at STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire on the 23rd of March. The event was attended by Michael Bayley, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises and Laurent Castaing, General Manager of STX France and a traditional flag-changing ceremony was held, which symbolises the ship’s official delivery from the ship builder to Royal Caribbean.

Symphony of the Seas is the 25th ship to join the current Royal Caribbean fleet and the fourth Oasis Class cruise ship. She is a world record holder weighing in at 228,081 gross registered tons and measuring 238 feet tall with a span of 1,188 feet long and all for the eye-watering cost of £959 million ($1.35bn).

Symphony of the Seas will welcome her first guests on Saturday, March 31 for a one-time-only, 5-night preview sailing, calling on Naples and Civitavecchia, Italy.

The ship’s maiden 7-night Mediterranean voyage departs Saturday, April 7 from Barcelona, Spain – followed by the same cruise on the 14th April which is where we will be boarding to check her out. We look forward to bringing you our full review.

Hey! I'm Matt, owner and curator of CruiseOholics, a blog dedicated to Royal Caribbean and other cruise lines across the industry.