The 15 Largest Cruise Ships in the World

The size of the ship may not seem important, but bigger cruise ships offer more activities and amenities. Whether you’re a cruising connoisseur or a first-timer ready to test your sea legs, you’ll be shocked at the size of the world’s largest cruise ships. The biggest of them all is so enormous it’s divided into luxurious “neighborhoods” (page 15).

15. Britannia

A general view of one of the largest cruise ships in the world, the Britannia, ahead of the naming ceremony for the P&O Cruises vessel.

Britannia may be the smallest of the largest ships, but it’s an award-winner. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

P&O Cruises, 2015
Gross Tonnage: 143,000
Length: 1,083 feet
Beam: 144 feet
Max. Passengers: 4,324

As the winner of the “Best New Ocean Ship” in the Cruise International Awards, 2015, the Britannia has proven itself worthy of being the flagship of the P&O fleet. What else would you expect from a ship named by Queen Elizabeth II herself?

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