It’s probably best to not describe it as “titanic”, but the colossal Symphony of the Seas – the biggest cruise ship in the world – is ready for her inaugural season.
The 23,000-tonne, 18-deck behemoth will begin her maiden voyage April 21 and will offer seven-night itineraries from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Provence, France; Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples/Capri, Italy – where guests can take in Europe’s most iconic cities and landmarks.
With 24 elevators serving its decks, the ship has the capacity to carry 6,780 passengers along with 2,175 crew members. She also boasts some intriguing tech innovations, such as the “Bionic Bar” robot bartenders, as well as Broadway-calibre entertainment at Aquatheater (below), and endless options for families, notwithstanding “Ultimate Abyss” – the tallest slide at sea.
Luxe liner Royal Caribbean has also announced a new port-of-call for the 2018 summer season – the quaint Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, will introduce cruise lovers to the peaks, lakes and endless greenery of the calm corner of the British Isles.