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The Titanic fits into the world’s largest cruise ship four times

In addition to the Wonders of the Sea, the former giant of the seas looks like an ordinary, small ship.

 (Image source: Royal Caribbean International)
(Image source: Royal Caribbean International)

Whether┬áthe longest underwater tunnel for cars and trains┬áor the┬ápotentially soon to be largest structure in the world, one thing is common to most superlative projects – they are stationary. But there are also exceptions: cruise ships, for example, are sometimes not only mobile, but often also incredibly large.

And in March of this year, the largest cruise ship ever was put into service. The Wonders of the Sea is a whopping 362 meters long, 66 meters wide, almost 73 meters high and can accommodate 6,988 passengers and 2,300 crew members. The total of 2,867 cabins are spread over 16 decks. For entertainment, there is a large green area on board, called Central Park, an aqua theater as a backdrop for shows and a 46-meter-long slide that leads down ten decks. In addition, there are of course plenty of restaurants, cinemas and an obligatory miniature golf course.

The Wonders of the Seas with 230,000 GT (gross tonnage) displaces the Symphony of the Seas with 228,081 GT in second place. Both ships sail under the flag of the cruise company Royal Caribbean International and belong to the Oasis class. The construction costs of 1.3 billion euros are also record-breaking.

Next to it, the Allianz Arena looks like a single-family house

To show you how big the Wonders of the Seas is: Have you ever driven past the Allianz Arena in Munich? Well, the passenger ship would tower over the home of FC Bayern by 23 meters and would also be 104 meters longer. Only in terms of width it has to admit defeat (66 versus 227 meters).

If you’ve ever sat in the Allianz Arena, even in the top ranks you could only see the stern of the ship, because it’s a good three and a half times as long and as wide as the playing field (68 by 104 meters).

 Size comparison with Titanic and a Boeing 747-8.
Size comparison with Titanic and a Boeing 747-8.

You want more comparisons? Measured by the volume, which we have calculated as cuboids for the sake of simplicity, the Wonders of the Seas is four times larger than the RMS Titanic (sunk on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912). The once largest passenger ship in the world was 294 meters long, 53 meters wide and 28 meters high. A cuboid with these dimensions comes to a volume of 436,296 cubic meters, while for the new leader it is 1,744,116 cubic meters.

The largest passenger aircraft in the world in the form of the Airbus A380-800 (including wingspan in a cuboid) would even fit 140 times in the new largest cruise ship.

Finally, a sobering record: The Wonders of the Seas consumes the incredible amount of 250,000 liters of diesel every day. In addition to the drive, these are also needed for energy generation. The ship is therefore almost a small town not only in terms of its dimensions. Speaking of energy:

What do you think of the cruise ship? Could you imagine a trip on it? Or are you against cruises? Feel free to write it to us in the comments!

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