The World’s Largest Cruise Ship Debuts in Florida

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The world’s largest cruise ship has arrived in Port Canaveral.

Royal Caribbean’s new Symphony of the Seas has made its debut in Port Canaveral, having arrived from Malaga, Spain.

The ship, which has a capacity of 5,500 cruise guests and 2,200 crew, has made its first North American port of call.

“We’re proud of the confidence our partners at Royal Caribbean have in us. Although this ship will be home-ported in Miami, our cruise partner trusted the capabilities of this port for its first U.S. port of call,” said Port Canaveral CEO Capt. John Murray. “As a brand-new ship, coming from a foreign port, it’s important that the customs clearance and Coast Guard inspection operations run smoothly and efficiently to avoid time delays and preserve a positive guest experience.”

The $1 billion cruise ship had been sailing Mediterranean sailings since its initial debut in April.

The ship, the 25th in Royal Caribbean’s fleet, will be sailing Caribbean voyages out of PortMiami.

— CJ

 

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