The world’s largest cruise ship has been revealed, and it’s unlike any of its predecessors. Royal Caribbean announced this week that it’ll launch the biggest cruise ship to date, Symphony of the Seas, in April 2018, reports The Telegraph.
The ship will take the title from the cruise line’s sister ship, Harmony of the Seas, which launched in 2016 with a capacity of 5,479 passengers. At 1,188 feet long and 215 feet wide—roughly the length of a city block—the 16-deck Symphony of the Seas will carry 5,500 passengers in 2,774 cabins. The hallmark of the ship will be a 1,346-square-foot family suite that’ll take vacationing with kids to a whole new level of luxury.
Appropriately called the Ultimate Family Suite, the two-bedroom cabin will sleep up to eight people and feature a slide between the children’s bedroom and the living room as well as a 212-square-foot wraparound balcony. As if that weren’t enough, the suite will also include a climbing wall built of out LEGOs, a 3D movie theater with a popcorn machine and video game library, a whirlpool, and air hockey for good measure.
The rest of the ship is proving to be as elaborate as the family suite, though many of its features are on par with what Harmony of the Seas already offers. There will be a 100-foot drop water slide, a Bionic Bar that serves drinks by a robotic arm, and a sports bar and arcade with 30 large-screen TVs.
Instead of lining up to board the ship, passengers will be able to check in via a mobile app. The Symphony of the Seas will spend its inaugural summer in Europe—stopping at Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Provence, Florence, Pisa, Rome, and Naples—before arriving at its cruise terminal in Miami, which at 170,000 square feet, will also be newly built for the ship.