The Top 5 Largest Cruise Ships in the World

  Ship Gross Tonnage Owner/Operator Passenger Capacity Cost
1 MS Allure of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas
225,282 t Royal Caribbean International 5,400
(2,165 crew)
$1.4 billion
2 Norwegian Epic 155,873 t Norwegian Cruise Line 4,100
(1,708 crew)
$1.2 billion
3 MS Liberty of the Seas 154,407 t Royal Caribbean International 3,634
(1,300 crew)
$800 million
4 MS Freedom of the Seas 154,407 t Royal Caribbean International 4,370
(1,360 crew)
$800 million
5 MS Independence of the Seas 154,407 t Royal Caribbean International 4,370
(1,360 crew)
$828 million
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Sources:  Top 5 of Anything Research. This list is current as of February 4th, 2014.

List Notes: Data is top 5 largest cruise ships measured by gross tonnage. Cost is in U.S. dollars and is estimated. Passenger data includes double occupancy. Gross tonnage is calculated based on "the moulded volume of all enclosed spaces of the ship" and is used to determine things such as a ship's manning regulations, safety rules, registration fees, and port dues.
 Largest Cruise Ships in the World

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