5 Most Expensive Cruise Ships in the World

INDONEWTRAVEL.COM - Traveling around the world using a cruise ship can be an alternative for those of you who are getting bored with the experience of vacations on land. Cruise ships do offer a different sea travel experience, although sometimes they require a lot of vacation capital.

After all, cruise ships play a huge role in meeting the demands of the billion-dollar marine tourism industry. These floating cities generally offer an amazing travel experience, plus luxurious and superlative amenities and impeccable services for travel enthusiasts.

With increasing customer demand and competition in the market, cruise lines regularly enrich the cruise experience with innovative and creative offerings on board, to beat one another. As a result, the industry attracts billions of investments every year, so it's only natural that it's expensive.

Here are the five most expensive cruise ships in 2022, according to indonewtravel.com:

1. | Luxury ClassOasis: Allure of theSeas & Oasis of theSeas

Allure of the Seas is one of the two most expensive cruise ships operating worldwide. The second ship in Royal Caribbean International's Oasis class cruise ship, Allure of the Seas, was the world's largest passenger liner when launched in November 2009. The ship's main features include a two-deck ballroom, ice skating rink, 25 dining options and a theater with a capacity of 1,380 seats, and many others

It is reported that around $1.4 billion has been spent on the construction of this world-class cruise ship at the STX Europe Turku shipyard in Finland. The 361,798 meter long vessel measures 65,532 meters wide with a registered gross tonnage of 225,282 tons. With a total of 18 decks, the ship can accommodate a total of 6,780 guests and 2,200 crew.

2. | Oasis Class: Symphony of theSeas & Harmony of theSeas

The Oasis-class cruise ship Royal Caribbean International Symphony of the Seas is the world's largest passenger ship currently in operation and the world's most expensive now with a production cost of $1.35 billion.

Built by STX France, the ship measures 1188 feet long, 215.5 feet wide and 238 feet high, with a gross registered tonnage of 228,081 tons. The ship, which started its maiden voyage in April 2018, has 18 decks and can accommodate a maximum of 6,680 passengers and 2,200 crew.

This luxury yacht has features on its roof, including 22 restaurants, 24 swimming pools, a children's water park, an ice skating rink, a full-size basketball court and two 43-foot rock-climbing walls.

3. | EpikNorwegia

Norwegian Epic is one of the most expensive ships of the Norwegian shipping line which cost 1.2 billion US dollars to build due to its unique design and size. This ship has one of the largest Aqua Parks and cabins for single passengers. When it was built, it was the third largest cruise ship in the world carrying 4,228 passengers. Recently Norwegian Epic has been refurbished in 2020 and makes it the most luxurious cruise ship with 155,873 Gross Tonnage, has a length of 329.45 meters and a width of 52 meters.

4. | AIDAnova

AIDA Cruises' first Excellence class ship, AIDAnova, is reportedly the fifth largest passenger ship in the world. The cost of producing this 337-meter-long luxury liner, built by Meyer Werft in Germany, is reported to be $1.1 billion. Launched in December 2018, AIDAnova offers the Green Cruising concept, the world's first cruise ship that can be powered at sea and in port with liquefied natural gas (LNG).

AIDAnova has more than 2,600 passenger cabins, with the capacity to accommodate 6,600 passengers and 1,500 crew. The ship has a total of 17 restaurants, 23 bars, a luxury spa and a 360-degree theater to cater to passengers' luxurious dining and entertainment needs.

5. | Meraviglia class cruises: MSCMeraviglia & MSCBellissima

The MSC Meraviglia cruise ship MSC Cruises is the flagship of the new MSC class of ships being built by STX France. The production cost of one ship in this class is reported to be around $1 billion as it is part of a $10.2 billion Geneva-based investment for a total of 11 ships to be delivered by 2026.

The MSC Meraviglia first set sail in June 2017 and was the fourth largest cruise ship in the world at launch, behind the Oasis class vessels. The cruise ship with a length of 315.8 meters has 15 passenger decks and has the capacity to accommodate 4,500 passengers and 1,536 crew.

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