The world’s biggest and most expensive ever cruise ship is just days away from setting sail on its maiden voyage.

Royal Caribbean’s ‘Symphony of the Seas’ is currently docked in in Malaga, Spain where it dwarfs nearby apartment blocks,

The ship weighs 228,000 tonnes, and at 1,188 feet long, it is just 20 metres shy of the length of the Empire State Building in New York.




World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

The cruise ship also has a one-of-a-kind ultimate family suite, set over two levels and 1,346 square feet.

The fun-focused suite has a slide installed for guests wanting to get from the upper to the lower level, and also features a floor-to-ceiling Lego wall as well as an air hockey table and a ping pong table.

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

For those wanting to relax, guests in the suite can chill out in the private cinema that comes with a 85-inch HD TV along with a library of video games.

Or they can head for the full-size whirlpool hot tub and lounge on the cabin’s 212 square-foot balcony, which has ocean views.

The family suite can sleep up to eight guests, who are also all looked after by their own personal butler.

Symphony of the Seas boasts a total eight decks and has enough room on board to accommodate 8,000 people.

The vessel was constructed at a cost of £959million at a shipyard in Saint Nazaire in France.

Along with having 20 restaurants, there will be more than six bars including one where robots rustle up the cocktails.




World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

Other attractions include a zip wire, ice rink, mini golf course, climbing walls, surf simulator and a full-size basketball court.

Moving to the evening, there is a state-of-the-art theatre where Broadway-style shows will entertain guests on a nightly basis.

And for guests wanting to channel their inner-James Bond, they can take a spin on the roulette wheel at the on-board casino.

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

World's biggest ever cruise liner 'Symphony of the Seas' on show in Malaga

Symphony of the Seas – which is the 25th ship in Royal Caribbean’s fleet – will launch on March 31 and take its first paying passengers in April, kicking off a summer season in the Mediterranean with calls to ports in Spain, France and Italy.

Beginning on November 24, the adventure-packed ship will make Miami, Florida, her year-round home, taking holidaymakers on seven-night Caribbean voyages.