The 8 biggest cruise ships on Earth

All aboard! Cruises are one of the most exciting ways to see the world. If you’re going to cruise it for your next holiday, you may as well do it on one of the biggest cruise ships around:

Allure of the Seas

One of the world’s largest cruise ships, this massive vessel is home to 7 different “neighbourhoods”, including the Boardwalk, the Pool and Sports Zone and the Royal Promenade. Other highlights include the beautiful “Central Park”, two ‘Flow Rider’ surf simulators and 25 delicious dining options.

Oasis of the Seas

If your idea of the perfect holiday is a mix of activity and relaxation then this is the ship for you! From rock climbing and ice-skating to spa pools and yoga classes, this ship offers gigantically wonderful experiences. You can even bust a move at one of the fancy dress parties or catch the cool musical, Hairspray!

Freedom of the Seas

Whether you’re an art lover, an adrenaline junkie or a hopeless romantic, this massive ship has you covered. Features include over 100 spa treatments, scuba diving classes and a gallery of works by Romero Britto. If love blossoms on board, you can even get married on the seas at the Skylight Wedding Chapel!

Liberty of the Seas

With 10 pools, 20 dining options and seemingly endless amenities, you shouldn’t have any trouble unwinding on the Liberty of the Seas. Play a round on the mini golf course, enjoy a theatre show, relax back in the 3D cinema or head to the gorgeous wine bar on board.

Independence of the Seas

Any cruise that boasts a karaoke club, a Latin bar and a gothic club really does have something for everyone. Apart from the huge choice of bars, clubs and entertainment, you can also go surfing, shoot some hoops or treat yourself to a decadent 24-carat gold facial.

Norwegian Epic

Those looking for a truly epic holiday experience are sure to find it on the Norwegian Epic. Chill out at the Svedka Ice bar, check out some live comedy or spend the day splashing around in the slides, pools and hot tubs.

Explorer of the Seas

This enormous ship cost $500m to build and in 2015, it will become the largest ship ever to be docked in Australia. It features an ice skating rink, jogging paths, a massive casino and a range of restaurants, lounges and boutiques.

Queen Mary 2

One of the world’s most famous cruise liners, this opulent vessel offers the ultimate experience for the discerning traveller. With everything from art and history lectures through to acting workshops, this gorgeous ship is also home to the lavish Queen’s Room, the world’s largest floating ballroom.

Places: Australia