List of worlds largest passenger ships

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The is a timeline list of the worlds largest passenger shipsbeginning with the mythological Syracusia, through the 20th-century RMS Titanic, to the modern-day MS Oasis of the Seas.



The Pre-Columbian era ships were rarely used as passenger ships but many accounts suggest they were.

Age of Discovery

The caravels began becoming passenger ships as they transferred people of Europe to the New World in the late 16th up to early 17th century before the caravel became something of the past.

19th century

20th century

21st century

See also


  1. "Titanic - Timeline". History on the Net Group. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  2. "Cunard Queen Elizabeth". Ship Technology. 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  3. "Oasis Of The Seas / Allure of the Seas". Royal Caribbean International. 2010. Retrieved 11 June 2010.