From the Olympic cruise ship of 1911, to the famous Titanic of 1912, or even the Brittanic of 1918, mankind have been on the quest to create the biggest and better cruise ship ever to sail the seas. Their latest addition which had broken several records, is regarded as the biggest cruise ship in existence (as at September, 2021). Infact, this ship is 5 times as big as the legendary Titanic.
The 'Symphony of the Seas' which is the name of the biggest cruise ship, is the biggest cruise ship ever made so far. Costing an estimated amount of $1.5 Billion (N6,150,000,000,000), the ship contains a waterpark, a multipurpose theater with seats for 1,400 people, and even a garden or a park.
The ship which measures 238 feet (72.5m) in height and 1,184 feet in length (361.01m) can comfortably accommodate or house up to 6,680 passengers in addition to 2,200 crew members. The ship just took 2 years to complete. It started construction on the month of October, 2015, by a French based company, and finished its production on March, 2018.
The ship features a dazzling array of lights which cements its status as an oasis in the ocean. The cruise ship is utilised more for enjoyment than for the need to get to a certain destination. The ship can also be likened to a luxury five - star hotel.
The 'Symphony of the Seas' is operated by a diesel electric engine which consists of six engines which generates an estimated horsepower of 135,000. This amount is very high. An average car generates up to 200 horsepower. An increased amount of horsepower helps a vehicle or ship to accelerate quicker and ensures the smooth movement of the ship.
The ship which costs an average of $170 per person (N69,700) to as high as $1,800 (N738,000) plies Miami and the Carribean islands (Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba and so on).
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