World's Largest Cruise Ship Probably Leaves Tsunamis in Its Wake

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Only five Solstice-class cruise ships will be produced, and the first one (aptly named Solstice) has just left port for the sea. Weighing approximately 134,000 tons, the Solstice is over 1,000 feet long and can hold 4,350 people (or about 3,000 paying customers). It's also among the first boats of its kind to have a grass area on the roof. For those who like to cruise around the world at 28mph with no means of escaping crying children or death-by-buffet, the Solstice will host its first passengers next month. Here are more giant shots of the aquatic beast:

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So I guess we're not going to need a bigger boat after all. [via DailyMail and Getty Images]

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ranwhenparked
ranwhenparked

Hate to burst the bubble, but this already isn't the largest ever built. The International Maritime Organisation lists Celebrity Solstice at just 122,000 GRT, well behind Royal Caribbean's 8 Voyager and Freedom class cruise ships (ranging from 137,276-154,407) and of course, Cunard's 148,528 ton Queen Mary 2.