Royal Caribbean Ships by Size [2018] with Infographic
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Royal Caribbean Ships by Size [2018] with Infographic

  • GangWaze Staff
  • September 22nd 2018
  • Travel

Below you’ll find a complete list of Royal Caribbean Ships by Size. If it has an “of the Seas” in its name, then it’s included in our ship size comparison infographic. From its first Empress of the Seas to the newest Spectrum of the Seas (scheduled for 2020), you’ll find the smallest to the largest Royal Caribbean ships here.

To give you an idea of just how far we’ve come, check out the bottom of the size comparison chart. Royal Caribbean’s earliest ships held roughly 2,500 people including guests and cruise staff. Compare that to the top where you’ll see the Harmony and Symphony with nearly 9,000 people roaming the ships’ halls. That’s over 3x the size!

First, we have to get something clear. We’re measuring Royal Caribbean ships by size according to the metric, “Gross Tonnage.” This always causes a bit of confusion amongst our community members. It’s not simply “weight” that determines this size measurement. The definition is technical and boring, but we’ll provide it anyway.

Gross Tonnage is a nonlinear measure of a ship’s overall internal volume. Gross tonnage is calculated based on “the moulded volume of all enclosed spaces of the ship” and is used to determine things such as a ship’s manning regulations, safety rules, registration fees, and port dues, whereas the older gross register tonnage is a measure of the volume of only certain enclosed spaces.

We told you it was boring! So why do we use this measurement to determine Carnival Ships Size? As noted above, it’s used for safety rules and whatnot. As such, it’s prevalent. Every passenger cruise ship will have this metric. That makes it easy to compare ship size across ship, class, line and more.

Ok, we’re done with today’s maritime measurement course. Here’s the good stuff.

Royal Caribbean Ships by Size (Largest to Smallest)

Royal Caribbean Ships by Size


 
Click above to pin this Royal Caribbean Ships by Size Infograph to your favorite cruise planning board, so you can refer back to it when choosing your next ship!

That’s every Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship currently active in their fleet. We’ve also stuck in an upcoming vessel (Spectrum of the Seas) and a few that have since been retired. You can see the vast difference in ship size below comparing the smallest to largest! Here’s a visual representation showing the Empress of the Seas to the Symphony of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean Largest vs Smallest Cruise Ships Size Comparison

The experience on these two cruise ships will be drastically different!  It’s like shopping at the corner store vs the “Mall of America.” Different cruisers have varying preferences. Some of you prefer familiarity and intimacy. Others want novelty and don’t mind walking long distances. There are no bad options here!

Not only is the Symphony of the Seas the biggest of Royal Caribbean’s fleet. It’s also the largest cruise ship in the world!

To find your specific RC ship, feel free to use our menu below. Clicking on any will let you quickly jump to that ship’s stats.

#1 – Symphony of the Seas
#2 – Harmony of the Seas
#3 – Allure of the Seas
#4 – Oasis of the Seas
#5 – Spectrum of the Seas
#6 – Ovation of the Seas
#7 – Anthem of the Seas
#8 – Quantum of the Seas
#9 – Independence of the Seas
#10 – Liberty of the Seas
#11 – Freedom of the Seas
#12 – Mariner of the Seas
#13 – Navigator of the Seas
#14 – Explorer of the Seas
#15 – Adventure of the Seas
#16 – Voyager of the Seas
#17 – Radiance of the Seas
#18 – Jewel of the Seas
#19 – Serenade of the Seas
#20 – Brilliance of the Seas
#21 – Enchantment of the Seas
#22 – Rhapsody of the Seas
#23 – Vision of the Seas
#24 – Majesty of the Seas
#25 – Grandeur of the Seas
#26 – Sovereign of the Seas
#27 – Monarch of the Seas
#28 – Legend of the Seas
#29 – Splendour of the Seas
#30 – Empress of the Seas

Below we’ve listed all Royal Caribbean Ships by size, including a bit more info. You’ll find the following metrics:  gross tonnage; ship length; year built; total staterooms on board; passenger capacity; and crew members.


#1) Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 228,081 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,188 feet
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Passenger Capacity: 5,518
  • Crew Members: 2,200
  • Total on Board: 8,880
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 2,745

#2) Harmony of the Seas

Harmony of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 227,700 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,187 feet
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Passenger Capacity: 5,479
  • Crew Members: 2,300
  • Total on Board: 8,710
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 2,745

#3) Allure of the Seas

Allure of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 225,282 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,181 feet
  • Year Built: 2010
  • Passenger Capacity: 5,494
  • Crew Members: 2,384
  • Total on Board: 8,794
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 2,745

#4) Oasis of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 225,282 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,181 feet
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Passenger Capacity: 5,494
  • Crew Members: 2,394
  • Total on Board: 8,754
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 2,742

#5) Spectrum of the Seas

Spectrum of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 168,800 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,139 feet
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Passenger Capacity: 4,180
  • Crew Members: 1,300
  • Total on Board: 6,205
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 2,137

#6) Ovation of the Seas

Ovation of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 168,666 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,142 feet
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Passenger Capacity: 4,180
  • Crew Members: 1,300
  • Total on Board: 6,205
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 2,098

#7) Anthem of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 168,666 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,142 feet
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Passenger Capacity: 4,154
  • Crew Members: 1,500
  • Total on Board: 6,405
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 2,098

#8) Quantum of the Seas

Quantum of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 168,666 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,142 feet
  • Year Built: 2014
  • Passenger Capacity: 4,160
  • Crew Members: 1,500
  • Total on Board: 6,405
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 2,095

#9) Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 154,407 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,112 feet
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Passenger Capacity: 3,648
  • Crew Members: 1,360
  • Total on Board: 5,735
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,918

#10) Liberty of the Seas

Liberty of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 154,407 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,112 feet
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Passenger Capacity: 3,648
  • Crew Members: 1,360
  • Total on Board: 6,320
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,839

#11) Freedom of the Seas

Freedom of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 154,407 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,112 feet
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Passenger Capacity: 3,782
  • Crew Members: 1,360
  • Total on Board: 5,875
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,946

#12) Mariner of the Seas

Mariner of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 138,279 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,020 feet
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Passenger Capacity: 3,114
  • Crew Members: 1,185
  • Total on Board: 4,992
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,667

#13) Navigator of the Seas

Navigator of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 138,279 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,020 feet
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Passenger Capacity: 3,286
  • Crew Members: 1,213
  • Total on Board: 5,203
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,636

#14) Explorer of the Seas

Explorer of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 137,308 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,020 feet
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Passenger Capacity: 3,286
  • Crew Members: 1,185
  • Total on Board: 5,025
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,641

#15) Adventure of the Seas

Adventure of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 137,276 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,021 feet
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Passenger Capacity: 3,114
  • Crew Members: 1,185
  • Total on Board: 4,992
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,691

#16) Voyager of the Seas

Voyager of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 137,276 GT
  • Ship Length: 1,020 feet
  • Year Built: 1999
  • Passenger Capacity: 3,286
  • Crew Members: 1,176
  • Total on Board: 5,016
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,641

#17) Radiance of the Seas

Radiance of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 90,900 GT
  • Ship Length: 962 feet
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,139
  • Crew Members: 894
  • Total on Board: 3,360
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,061

#18) Jewel of the Seas

Jewel of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 90,090 GT
  • Ship Length: 962 feet
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,110
  • Crew Members: 859
  • Total on Board: 3,361
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,072

#19) Serenade of the Seas

Serenade of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 90,090 GT
  • Ship Length: 962 feet
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,143
  • Crew Members: 884
  • Total on Board: 3,360
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,074

#20) Brilliance of the Seas

Brilliance of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 90,090 GT
  • Ship Length: 962 feet
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,145
  • Crew Members: 848
  • Total on Board: 3,391
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,075

#21) Enchantment of the Seas

Enchantment of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 82,910 GT
  • Ship Length: 990 feet
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,284
  • Crew Members: 852
  • Total on Board: 3,582
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,142

#22) Rhapsody of the Seas

Rhapsody of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 78,491 GT
  • Ship Length: 915 feet
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,040
  • Crew Members: 765
  • Total on Board: 3,181
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,013

#23) Vision of the Seas

Vision of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 78,340 GT
  • Ship Length: 915 feet
  • Year Built: 1998
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,048
  • Crew Members: 742
  • Total on Board: 3,256
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,018

#24) Majesty of the Seas

Majesty of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 74,077 GT
  • Ship Length: 880 feet
  • Year Built: 1992
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,767
  • Crew Members: 912
  • Total on Board: 3,679
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 1,193

#25) Grandeur of the Seas

Grandeur of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 73,817 GT
  • Ship Length: 916 feet
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,992
  • Crew Members: 760
  • Total on Board: 3,200
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 997

#26) Sovereign of the Seas

Sovereign of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 73,192 GT
  • Ship Length: 880 feet
  • Year Built: 1988
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,306
  • Crew Members: 827
  • Total on Board: 3,677
  • Total Number of Staterooms: NA

#27) Monarch of the Seas

Monarch of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 73,192 GT
  • Ship Length: 880 feet
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Passenger Capacity: 2,390
  • Crew Members: 827
  • Total on Board: 3,571
  • Total Number of Staterooms: NA

#28) Legend of the Seas

Legend of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 69,130 GT
  • Ship Length: 867 feet
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,830
  • Crew Members: 726
  • Total on Board: 2,800
  • Total Number of Staterooms: NA

#29) Splendour of the Seas

Splendour of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 69,130 GT
  • Ship Length: 867 feet
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Passenger Capacity: NA
  • Crew Members: 761
  • Total on Board: 2,835
  • Total Number of Staterooms: NA

#30) Empress of the Seas

Empress of the Seas Ship Size

  • Gross Tonnage: 48,563 GT
  • Ship Length: 692 feet
  • Year Built: 1990
  • Passenger Capacity: 1,840
  • Crew Members: 668
  • Total on Board: 2,508
  • Total Number of Staterooms: 796

We hope that the above list of Royal Caribbean Ships by size help you to find your ideal cruise. If interested, we also have a post showing Carnival ships by size.

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