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From left to right Carnival's Magic and the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship sit in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas. less

From left to right Carnival's Magic and the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship sit in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas.

Photo: Thomas B. Shea, For The Chronicle A crane loads cargo on the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship as it sits in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas. less

A crane loads cargo on the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship as it sits in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas.

Photo: Thomas B. Shea, For The Chronicle Rooms on the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship and a port terminal are seen as it sits in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas. less

Rooms on the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship and a port terminal are seen as it sits in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas.

Photo: Thomas B. Shea, For The Chronicle Rooms on the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship are seen as it sits in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas. less

Rooms on the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship are seen as it sits in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas.

Photo: Thomas B. Shea, For The Chronicle A crane loads cargo on the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship as it sits in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas. less Photo: Thomas B. Shea, For The Chronicle The Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship and the new terminal are seen as the ship sits in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas. less

The Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship and the new terminal are seen as the ship sits in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas.

Photo: Thomas B. Shea, For The Chronicle A crane loads cargo on the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship as it sits in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas. less Photo: Thomas B. Shea, For The Chronicle A cruise terminal and the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship sits in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas. less

A cruise terminal and the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas cruise ship sits in port on Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas.

Photo: Thomas B. Shea, For The Chronicle A rendering of the waterslides added during Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas makeover. A collection of waterslides called the Perfect Storm includes the first-ever boomerang slide, Tidal Wave. The new slide features a steep drop that propels riders up a near vertical wall for a moment of weightlessness and into free fall. lessA rendering of the waterslides added during Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas makeover. A collection of waterslides called the Perfect Storm includes the first-ever boomerang slide, Tidal Wave. The new ... morePhoto: Royal Caribbean

A rendering of the kids-only Splashaway Bay, an aqua park featuring an interactive kid’s play area with water cannons, geysers and more that was added during the Liberty of the Seas' renovation.

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Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas became the largest cruise ship ever to sail from Texas as it glided out of Galveston this week.

The ship first arrived in Galveston last fall, then took a break for upgrades, including added staterooms, restaurants, and on-board water slides before returning on Sunday.

The upgraded ship now has a capacity of about 6, 300, including 1, 360 crew – about 600 more total people than before. It has 1, 899 staterooms, up from 1, 817, and at 1, 112 feet it's longer than New York's Chrysler building is tall.

The addition of the Liberty of the Seas and other larger ships sailing from Galveston is why the port expected a 28 percent in passengers in 2015, to 825, 000. This year the port expects a more modest 6 percent increase in passengers.

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what is the largest ship afloat? | Yahoo Answers

Queen Mary 2 is the largest passenger ship afloat.
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The recently retired oil tanker Knock Nevis, formerly known as the Jahre Viking, was the world's largest vessel. Weighing in at almost 565,000 tonnes and measuring 458 metres (1,504ft) in length the giant ship had a beam of almost 69m (226ft) and drawing over 24m (80ft) of water it could not enter most of the world's ports. Given the complexity in manoeuvring such an enormous vessel, the ship was so massive it was too big to navigate through the English Channel.

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What is the largest ship afloat?

Jahre Viking, crude oil tanker

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What is the largest ship afloat today?

Largest ship afloat today is the oil tanker Jahre Viking (originally Seawise Giant). It measures 1,504 ft long and 225 ft wide.

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