Royal Caribbean cruise ship breaks record in transatlantic crossing

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Considering that only a hundred years ago, transatlantic voyages sailed with at most a few thousand people on board, that’s pretty remarkable Symphony of the Seas has just arrived in Europe with more than 7,000 people on board.

After completing a transatlantic voyage that departed Miami on March 9, the Oasis-class cruise ship was the ship that carried the most people on board during a completed peacetime transatlantic voyage.

Symphony of the Seas Breaks the Atlantic crossing record

With 7,604 people on board, including 5,350 passengers and 2,224 crew members, Symphony of the Seas arrived in Malaga, Spain on March 19th, completing a voyage across the Atlantic that will go down in history.

The Oasis-class cruise ship is now the world record holder for the ship to carry more people across the Atlantic in peacetime than any other ship in history. After visiting Málaga on March 19th and Valencia today, March 20th, Symphony of the Seas is scheduled to complete the 12-day cruise and arrive in Barcelona, ​​​​Spain on March 21.

The 228,081 gross tons Symphony of the Seasyear of construction 2018, was the largest cruise ship in the world between 2018 and 2022. She will dry dock in Cadiz and undergo routine maintenance and class work at the shipyard.

Symphony of the Seas will resume operations on April 16 with a series of seven-night Western Mediterranean cruises departing every Sunday from Barcelona. Ports of call are Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, La Spezia, Civitavecchia and Naples.

The season in Europe will be relatively long Symphony of the Seas. The cruise ship will be sailing in the Western Mediterranean until October 29 this year.

Symphony of the Seas is not the all-time record holder

The transatlantic record, while impressive, is still set Symphony of the Seas is not the all-time record for a cruise ship crossing the Atlantic. In July 1943 the ocean liner Cunard Line Queen Mary set the record for an Atlantic crossing with 16,683 crew and troops on a single passage.

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During the Second World War, Queen Mary sailed a huge 765,429 military personnel between the United States and the United Kingdom. Because of their tremendous efforts, this was later noticed by Sir Winston Churchill Queen Mary and her sister queen elizabeth had significantly shortened the war effort:

Winston Churchill: “Built for the art of peace and to unite the old world with the new, the queens challenged the fury of Hitlerism at the Battle of the Atlantic. Without their help, the day of final victory would undoubtedly have been postponed.”

Nine Royal Caribbean cruise ships in Europe in 2023

Royal Caribbean is placing a heavy emphasis on Europe this summer, with no fewer than nine of its cruise lines docked in the Mediterranean, the UK and Western Europe this summer.

Next to Symphony of the SeasThis will be Anthem of the SeasOdyssey of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, And jewel of the seas.

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Anthem of the Seas will be based in Southampton, Englandwhich offers seven-night cruises to Spain and France or to the Norwegian fjords.

Odyssey of the Seas returns to Rome, Italy, offering seven- to nine-day cruises from Rome to Naples, the Greek Islands and Turkey, and 12-day Holy Land cruises, including calls in Limassol, Cyprus; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; and Jerusalem, Israel.

Serenade of the Seas will be sailing 8-night Western Mediterranean itineraries, 12-night Greek Isles cruises and 5-night Italy and France cruises from Barcelona. explorers of the seas sails from Ravenna, Italy on seven-night cruises to Olympia, Greece; Kotor, Montenegro and Chania, Crete.

shine of the seas sails from Rome, Ravenna, Athens and Barcelona on a variety of itineraries. Rhapsody of the Seas will operate from Haifa, Israel and Limassol, Cyprus on a series of four- to seven-night cruises to Turkey, Israel and Greece.

Sailing on cruises around Western and Northern Europe are jewel of the seas And travelers of the seas from Amsterdam, Netherlands, Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden.
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