If there ever was a cruise ship announcement that deserved a "mic drop," we'd turn up the volume on this one: Royal Caribbean just announced that it's building a ship that's going to be even bigger and grander than its current record holder, Harmony of the Seas. Clearly, the company prides itself on holding this title and isn't about to let anyone come in and take it.
During a phone call with journalists, Royal Caribbean International president and CEO Michael Bayley told Skift that the company's new ship, Symphony of the Seas, will be the "latest, greatest, newest, most beautiful baby that's coming soon." It'll debut in April 2018 and will be able to hold 5,494 people . That's the population of a small town (no big deal).
Bayley also revealed it'll be "slightly longer," "a tad wider," and have a slew of new luxury features.The few we know about include a multi-deck water slide for the kids and a Bionic Bar, where cocktails are made by robots (how very Passengers of them).
The ship is currently being built in a shipyard in France and will sail to the Caribbean and Europe once it's finished. If you've already been to these destinations, don't worry: These other impressive cruise ships will take you to places all over the world in style.
h/t Travel + Leisure