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Big Cruise Ships

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> 2,400
Big ships, as far as cruise ship are concerned, are vessels that carry over 2,400 passengers. Due to the huge variety of ships on offer and the incredible new super liners on offer, this category has the largest disparity in size. Varying from the 2,450 passenger ships from Celebrity Cruises, to the 3,600 passenger Ventura, from P&O Cruises or Ruby Princess. At the highest end of the scale are the quite magnificent Oasis class ships from Royal Caribbean — that can carry up to 6,200 passengers, 2165 crew and weigh a massive 225,282 tonnes.

The large ships will whisk you away to a world of cruising where every aspect of your holiday is covered, from the 4 star, family orientated ships, to the entertainment-filled, glitzy Allure of the Seas and Norwegian Epic, to the classy, understated glamour of Cunard's Queen Mary 2. The choice of dining, entertainment, staterooms, lounge bars and activities onboard these ships is superb, with the largest ships offer an unrivalled cruise experience. Big ships offer a full holiday resort feel, with the bonus of travelling around the different corners of the world.


Cruise Line Ship Tonnage Number
of Guests
Number
of Crew
Ratio
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Jade 93,000 2,402 1,076 1:2
Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas 78,500 2,415 765 1:3
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas 74,000 2,446 760 1:3
Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas 90,090 2,500 891 1:3
Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas 90,090 2,501 859 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Magnifica 95,128 2,518 1,038 1:2
Cunard Queen Elizabeth 90,900 2,547 1,005 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Musica 92,409 2,550 987 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Orchestra 92,400 2,550 987 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Poesia 90,000 2,550 1,027 1:2
Princess Cruises Coral Princess 92,000 2,590 900 1:3
Princess Cruises Grand Princess 108,000 2,600 1,150 1:2
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Fantasy 70,367 2,634 920 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Fascination 70,367 2,634 920 1:3
Cunard Queen Anne 113,000 2,650 1,225 1:2
Holland America Line Koningsdam 99,500 2,650 1,036 1:3
Holland America Line Rotterdam 100,000 2,668 1,025 1:3
Holland America Line Ryndam 2,668
Princess Cruises Diamond Princess 113,000 2,670 1,100 1:2
Princess Cruises Sapphire Princess 113,000 2,670 1,100 1:2
MSC Cruises MSC Armonia 66,000 2,679 721 1:4
Cunard Queen Mary 2 150,000 2,691 1,292 1:2
Virgin Voyages Brilliant Lady 110,000 2,700 1,160 1:2
Costa Cruises Costa Magica 103,000 2,718 1,068 1:3
Pullmantur Monarch 73,937 2,733
Pullmantur Sovereign 73 2,733 820 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Victory 101,509 2,764 1,100 1:3
Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady 110,000 2,770 1,160 1:2
Virgin Voyages Valiant Lady 110,000 2,770 1,160 1:2
Virgin Voyages Resilient Lady 110,000 2,820 1,160 1:2
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Eclipse 122,000 2,850 1,500 1:2
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Silhouette 122,400 2,850 1,500 1:2
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Equinox 122,000 2,852 1,250 1:2
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Solstice 122,000 2,852 1,000 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Radiance 102,000 2,896 1,100 1:3
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Apex 130,818 2,900
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Edge 131,000 2,918 1,320 1:2
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Liberty 110,000 2,974 1,160 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Conquest 110,000 2,980 1,150 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Freedom 110,000 2,980 1,160 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Glory 110,000 2,980 1,150 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Valor 110,000 2,980 1,180 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Sunrise 2,984 1,108 1:3
Costa Cruises Costa Pacifica 114,500 3,000 1,100 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Sunshine 103,000 3,006 1,150 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Splendor 113,300 3,012 1,150 1:3
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Reflection 126,000 3,046 1,271 1:2
P&O Cruises Ventura 116,017 3,078 1,205 1:3
Princess Cruises Crown Princess 113,500 3,080 1,201 1:3
Princess Cruises Emerald Princess 114,000 3,080 1,200 1:3
Princess Cruises Ruby Princess 113,000 3,080 1,200 1:3
P&O Cruises Azura 115,000 3,100 1,200 1:3
Princess Cruises Golden Princess 109,000 3,100 1,150 1:3
Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas 138,000 3,114 1,185 1:3
Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas 138,000 3,114 1,185 1:3
Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess 112,894 3,142 1,200 1:3
Holland America Line Nieuw Statendam 100,000 3,194 1,053 1:3
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Prima 143,535 3,215 1,388 1:2
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Viva 3,215 1,388 1:2
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Ascent 140,600 3,260 1,400 1:2
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Beyond 141,420 3,260 1,416 1:2
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Xcel 3,260
Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas 138,000 3,386 1,213 1:3
Costa Cruises Costa Fortuna 105,000 3,470 1,027 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Triumph 101,509 3,473 1,100 1:3
Disney Cruise Line Disney Treasure 144,000 3,500 1,555 1:2
MSC Cruises MSC Divina 139,000 3,502 1,388 1:3
Princess Cruises Majestic Princess 144,000 3,560 1,346 1:3
Princess Cruises Regal Princess 141,000 3,600 1,346 1:3
Princess Cruises Royal Princess 142,000 3,600 751 1:5
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas 154,407 3,634 1,360 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Dream 128,000 3,646 1,369 1:3
P&O Cruises Britannia 143,000 3,647 1,400 1:3
Princess Cruises Discovery Princess 145,000 3,660 1,411 1:3
Princess Cruises Enchanted Princess 141,000 3,660 1,346 1:3
Princess Cruises Sky Princess 141,000 3,660 1,346 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Breeze 130,000 3,690 1,386 1:3
Costa Cruises Costa Diadema 132,500 3,724 1,253 1:3
Costa Cruises Costa Fascinosa 115,000 3,780 1,100 1:3
Costa Cruises Costa Favolosa 113,000 3,780 1,110 1:3
Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas 138,000 3,838 1,200 1:3
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Joy 168,000 3,883 1,821 1:2
MSC Cruises MSC Splendida 137,000 3,900 1,370 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Vista 133,500 3,934 1,450 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Fantasia 138,000 3,959 1,370 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Preziosa 140,000 3,959 1,370 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Horizon 134,000 3,960 1,450 1:3
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Encore 169,000 3,998 1,735 1:2
Disney Cruise Line Disney Dream 130,000 4,000 1,458 1:3
Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy 128,000 4,000 1,450 1:3
Disney Cruise Line Disney Wish 144,000 4,000 1,458 1:3
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Breakaway 146,000 4,000 1,646 1:2
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Getaway 146,000 4,000 1,640 1:2
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Bliss 167,800 4,002 1,700 1:2
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Panorama 134,000 4,008 1,450 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Venezia 135,300 4,072 1,424 1:3
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Epic 156,000 4,100 1,724 1:2
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Firenze 4,126 1,424 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Seaview 154,000 4,132 1,413 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Seaside 154,000 4,140 1,413 1:3
Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas 167,800 4,180 1,300 1:3
Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas 167,800 4,180 1,500 1:3
Royal Caribbean Odyssey of the Seas 4,198 1,612 1:3
Costa Cruises Costa Venezia 135,500 4,208 1,278 1:3
Costa Cruises Costa Firenze 135,000 4,232 1,278 1:3
Royal Caribbean Spectrum of the Seas 169,000 4,246 1,551 1:3
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Escape 165,000 4,266 1,733 1:2
Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas 138,000 4,290 1,185 1:4
Princess Cruises Star Princess 4,300
Princess Cruises Sun Princess 4,300
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas 154,407 4,375 1,360 1:3
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas 155,889 4,375 1,360 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Bellissima 172,000 4,488 1,536 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Meraviglia 172,000 4,500 1,536 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Seashore 170,000 4,540 1,648 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Seascape 169,000 4,560 1,648 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Euribia 181,541 4,810 1,704 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Grandiosa 167,600 4,842 1,704 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC Virtuosa 182,000 4,842 1,704 1:3
Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas 4,905 1,500 1:3
P&O Cruises Arvia 184,700 5,200 1,762 1:3
P&O Cruises Iona 184,700 5,206 1,800 1:3
Costa Cruises Costa Smeralda 185,000 5,224 1,646 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Celebration 180,000 5,282 1,735 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Mardi Gras 182,000 5,282 2,000 1:3
Costa Cruises Costa Toscana 5,322 1,678 1:3
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Jubilee 182,800 5,374 1,735 1:3
Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas 225,282 5,400 2,200 1:2
Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas 225,000 5,400 2,400 1:2
Royal Caribbean Icon of the Seas 250,000 5,610 2,350 1:2
Royal Caribbean Utopia of the Seas 236,857 5,668 2,394 1:2
Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Magic 128,000 6,000 1,367 1:4
Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas 225,282 6,296 2,181 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC World Europa 6,762 2,138 1:3
Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas 226,963 6,780 2,165 1:3
MSC Cruises MSC World America 215,863 6,782 2,126 1:3
Royal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas 236,000 6,988 2,300 1:3


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