The world's largest cruise ship has robot bartenders and a suite that can cost over $60,000 - here's a look inside
- Royal Caribbean's 228,081-ton Symphony of the Seas is the world's largest cruise ship.
- It debuted in March, and will spend the summer in Europe before coming to the US in November.
- The ship's most expensive suite can cost over $60,000, depending on the cruise.
For Royal Caribbean, bigger is better.
In March, the cruise line debuted the world's largest cruise ship, the 228,081-ton Symphony of the Seas. The ship follows the previous record holder, Royal Caribbean's 226,963-ton Harmony of the Seas. But according to CEO Michael Bayley, a ship's size is a function of the company's desire to pack enough dining, entertainment, and lodging options to make all of its passengers happy - not a goal in itself."When we set out to design ships originally in the concept phase, we don't get caught up in size. We really get caught up in concept and what we're trying to deliver," he said in an interview with Business Insider.
At 1,188 feet long and over 215 feet wide, the Symphony of the Seas has a lot to offer. The ship's 22 restaurants, 42 bars and lounges, theaters, ice rink, and zip line are just a fraction of the attractions available to passengers.
Here's what else it has in store.