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Royal Caribbean has a track record of building the largest cruise ships in the world. In 2009, it was the Allure of the Seas. In 2015, it was Allure’s sister ship, the Harmony of the Seas. Today it is Symphony of the Seas, built in 2018. The Symphony of the Seas is part of the Oasis-class mega-vessels of the Royal Caribbean’s fleet. It has 228,081 gross registered tons, is 238 feet tall, and spans 1,188 feet. She hosts 5,518 guests at double occupancy in 2,759 staterooms, including 28 additional balcony rooms that overlook the ocean or signature Boardwalk neighborhood. She has 16 passenger decks and 2,200 crew members. The cruise line is currently building the largest-ever ship, the Oasis-class Wonder of the Seas, due to be completed in 2022.