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Largest Cruise Ship Ever Announced To Hold 6,600 Passengers!

Largest Cruise Ship Ever Announced To Hold 6,600 Passengers!


It’s just been announced that a cruise line has placed an order for two new ships which when finished will have the largest guest capacity in the world!

The new ships will have over 2,600 passenger cabins on-board which will allow for a total of 6,600 passengers each; beating the current record held by Allure of the Seas by 1,200 guests!

They’ll also feature a “revolutionary” new “green design” which will see them using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), which is the world’s cleanest burning fossil fuel.

Costa Cruises use of LNG will reduce the emissions that are produced by each ship which can damage the environment and will help to make cruising more sustainable.

The ships will be built in the Meyer shipyards and are expected to be completed for 2019 and 2020 respectively.

Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group said: “The multibillion dollar contract with Meyer mirrors our strategy to constantly innovate our vacation offers and to deliver unmatched cruise experience to our guests.”

Nick Palomba, president of Costa Cruises said: “The two Costa ships are real innovation for the market, setting new standards for the whole industry: they will be the first green ships powered with LNG and they will offer an extensive number of guest-friendly features.”

It is not yet known what new features these ships will have aside from their green design but we do know that each ship will weigh more than 180,000 tons! This means that it is smaller in tonnage than Allure of the Seas, despite the larger number of people!

What do you think of the news?

Would you travel on a ship with another 6,599 passengers?

Let us know in the comments below!

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