Slideshow: The World's Largest Cruise Ships

By Emily H. Bratcher, ContributorJan. 7, 2014
By Emily H. Bratcher, ContributorJan. 7, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
U.S. News & World Report

Slideshow: The World's Largest Cruise Ships

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Allure of the Seas

Allure of the Seas

The enormous Allure of the Seas offers the usual Royal Caribbean luxuries like a spa, a fitness center, multiple pools and a movie theater. But it also goes steps beyond with an ice skating rink and a wide range of retail stores on board, including a Coach outpost. Find out more about:
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Oasis of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas

One of the most interesting things about this Royal Caribbean ship is its aquatheater — which blends acrobatics with water. The Oasis of the Seas also contains a Starbucks on board, so passengers won't have to forgo their caffeine fixes. Find out more about:
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Allure of the Seas

The enormous Allure of the Seas offers the usual Royal Caribbean luxuries like a spa, a fitness center, multiple pools and a movie theater. But it also goes steps beyond with an ice skating rink and a wide range of retail stores on board, including a Coach outpost. Find out more about:
Allure of the Seas
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Oasis of the Seas

One of the most interesting things about this Royal Caribbean ship is its aquatheater — which blends acrobatics with water. The Oasis of the Seas also contains a Starbucks on board, so passengers won't have to forgo their caffeine fixes. Find out more about:
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Norwegian Epic

The Norwegian Epic is grand in size with a gross tonnage of 155,873 and a length of 1,081 feet, but it's also got some pretty remarkable features, such as an enormous water park with pools, hot tubs and slides. Find out more about:
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Freedom of the Seas

You'll have to take breaks from rock climbing, ice skating and boxing to hop off the Freedom of the Seas at the different ports of call in the Caribbean. Plus, the dining choices are rather impressive, with options ranging from gourmet cupcakes to Johnny Rockets and more. Find out more about:
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Independence of the Seas

Boredom doesn't exist on the Independence of the Seas, with activities ranging from gambling to rock climbing to movie-watching. In the evening, adults can also imbibe in tasty beverages at one of the 22 bar, lounge and club options. Find out more about:
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Queen Mary 2

Cunard's Queen Mary 2 is the sophisticate's ship with its activities ranging from wine lectures and tastings during the day to ballroom dancing at night. Find out more about:
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Norwegian Breakaway

If you can tear yourself away from the hilarity at the Second City comedy club or the thrill of one of the multi-story water slides, you'll find that the Norwegian Breakaway stops at tropical paradises like Bermuda and the Bahamas. Find out more about:
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Royal Princess

None other than Catherine, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge (otherwise known as Kate Middleton) christened the Royal Princess cruise ship on June 13, 2013. Cruisers can now appreciate the royal ship's top-deck pool — the fleet's largest. Find out more about:
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MSC Divina

On the MSC Divina, you'll get a taste of Italy while sailing to places like the Caribbean. This Italian cruise liner contains 150 fountains, a Venetian-style piazza and a host of Italian dining options, including the first-ever Eataly at sea. Find out more about:
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MSC Preziosa

The MSC Preziosa offers the amenities of a luxurious Mediterranean destination, including a world-renowned restaurant, Eataly, and a lavish spa, Aurea. The interior design is also a highlight: The Swarovski grand staircase is of particular beauty. Find out more about:
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