The Biggest Cruise Ships in the World
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There's something about mega-ships, those floating skyscrapers laid sideways. So here lies our list of the world's largest cruise vessels, ranked in order of gross tonnage, a measure of volume (and not weight). You'll also find stats on passenger capacity (both double occupancy, the industry standard, and max occupancy, which accounts for all third and fourth beds), length and beam (the width at the widest point).

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Ship Line Tonnage Length Beam Pax (DBL/MAX) Fares & Photos
1. Allure of the Seas (2010)
Royal Caribbean
225,282 gt.
1,181.167 ft.
208 ft.
5,400/6,360
2. Oasis of the Seas (2009)
Royal Caribbean
225,282 gt.
1,181 ft.
208 ft.
5,400/6,360
3. Norwegian Epic (2010)
Norwegian Cruise Line
155,873 gt.
1,081 ft.
131 ft.
4,100/5,183
Royal Caribbean
154,407 gt.
1,112 ft.
184 ft.
3,634/4,375
Royal Caribbean
154,407 gt.
1,112 ft.
184 ft.
3,634/4,375
Royal Caribbean
154,407 gt.
1,112 ft.
184 ft.
3,634/4,375
7. Queen Mary 2 (2004)
Cunard Line
148,528 gt.
1,130 ft.
148 ft.
2,592/3,090
NCL
146,600 gt.
1,062 ft.
130 ft.
4,028/N/A
9. Royal Princess (2013)
Princess Cruises
141,000 gt.
1,083 ft.
155 ft.
3,600/N/A
10. MSC Divina (2012)
MSC Cruises
139,400 gt.
1,093 ft.
124 ft.
3,502/4,345
11. MSC Preziosa (2013)
MSC Cruises
139,072 gt.
1,093 ft.
124 ft.
3,502/4,345
Royal Caribbean
138,279 gt.
1,020 ft.
161 ft.
3,114/3,807
13. Mariner of the Seas (2003)
Royal Caribbean
138,279 gt.
1,020 ft.
161 ft.
3,114/3,807
14. MSC Fantasia (2008)
MSC Cruises
137,936 gt.
1,093 ft.
124 ft.
3,274/3,900
15. MSC Splendida (2009)
MSC Cruises
137,936 gt.
1,093 ft.
124 ft.
3,274/3,900
Royal Caribbean
137,308 gt.
1,020 ft.
158 ft.
3,114/3,840
17. Voyager of the Seas (1999)
Royal Caribbean
137,276 gt.
1,020 ft.
158 ft.
3,114/3,840
Royal Caribbean
137,276 gt.
1,020 ft.
158 ft.
3,114/3,807
19. Disney Fantasy (2012)
Disney Cruise Line
129,750 gt.
1,115 ft.
121 ft.
2,500/4,000
20. Disney Dream (2011)
Disney Cruise Line
129,690 gt.
1,115 ft.
121 ft.
2,500/4,000
21. Carnival Breeze (2012)
Carnival Cruise Lines
128,500 gt.
1,004 ft.
128 ft.
3,690/4,724
22. Carnival Dream (2009)
Carnival Cruise Lines
128,251 gt.
1,004 ft.
128 ft.
3,646/4,631
23. Carnival Magic (2011)
Carnival Cruise Lines
128,048 gt.
1,004 ft.
125 ft.
3,690/4,724
Celebrity Cruises
126,000 gt.
1,047 ft.
123 ft.
3,046/N/A
Celebrity Cruises
122,210 gt.
1,047 ft.
121 ft.
2,886/N/A

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