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9 Guinness World Records held by Royal Caribbean

06 Apr 2020
Matt Hochberg

Perhaps few accolades garner as much attention as the Guinness World Records, and Royal Caribbean is no stranger to these prestigious feats.

Over the years, Royal Caribbean has won its fair share of these awards, and you might be wondering which distinctions are held by the cruise line.

Guinness World Records serve a role in providing media attention to Royal Caribbean for new innovations and offerings. 

1. Largest pasta tasting event

Photo by Guinness World Records

On Brilliance of the Seas, Royal Caribbean set the world record by having 468 people take part in a pasta tasting event.

It took place during a transatlantic crossing on November 15, 2019.

2. Longest duration performing a headstand on a flowboard

Photo by Guinness World Records

While onboard Quantum of the Seas, Zhang Liang from China, set the new world record for longest duration performing a headstand on a flowboard (FlowRider) by doing it for 15.874 seconds.

The ship was docked in Shanghai at the time, and took place on November 13, 2017.

The waves surpassed the minimum speed needed of 20 mph and reached 30 mph during the attempt as confirmed by the engineer.

3. Most nationalities in a hot tub

Brilliance of the Seas helped set this record as well, this time during a Backstreet Boys fan cruise on May 13, 2016.

Thirty people from thirty countries set the record when they all stuffed themselves in a hot tub, while the ship was in Italy.

Here is a list of the nationalities:

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Belgium
  4. Chile
  5. Costa Rica
  6. Denmark
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Guatemala
  10. Holland/The Netherlands
  11. Hungary
  12. Israel
  13. Ireland
  14. Italy
  15. Japan
  16. Latvia
  17. Mexico
  18. New Zealand
  19. Norway
  20. Pakistan
  21. Peru
  22. Poland
  23. Romania
  24. Switzerland
  25. The Philippines
  26. USA
  27. Uraguay
  28. Uzbekistan
  29. Venezuela
  30. Cuba

4. Largest passenger liner (cruise ship)

Nearly any Royal Caribbean fan should already know that Wonder of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world.

Wonder measures  362.04 m long and 65.6 m (215.5 ft) wide, and has a gross tonnage of 236,857 across 18 decks. Wonder of the Seas can accommodate a maximum of 6,988 passengers, as well as a 2,200-strong crew.

Wonder of the Seas’ official maiden voyage departed on March 4, 2022.

5. Largest weight loss lesson

Photo by Guinness World Records

The largest weight loss lesson consisted of 1,874 people on a Royal Caribbean sailing between Vietnam and China in July 13, 2018.

The record does not list which ship, but based on the photo from the record setting event, it is certainly Voyager of the Seas.

6. Most standing front somersaults in a wind tunnel in one minute

Another record set on Quantum of the Seas was set by Zhang Shuang from China, with a total of 30 standing front somersault in Ripcord by iFly on November 13, 2017.

Wind speeds in iFly were above 40mph during the attempt.

7. Tightrope walking (unsupported) – greatest distance

The greatest distance for an unsupported tightrope walk is 130 metres (429 feet) and was achieved by Bello Nock from the USA, when Belo walked across a wire attached to poles onboard Majesty of the Seas on November 10, 2010.

Bello achieved this walk in approximately 15 minutes. He completed one length of the rope-a total of 429 feet. 

The ship was at sea at the time, 1/2 mile from the nearest land mass and 20 miles from any large land mass. He used a balancing pole and had a whole cruise ship full of holiday makers as spectators.

8. Most layers in a cocktail

Photo by Guinness World Records

Zheng Wen of China holds the record for the most layers in a cocktail with ten, when she performed the feat on Quantum of the Seas on November 13, 2017.

The attempt last over one hour and the beverage consisted of 3 fruit sugar syrup mixers and 7 types of alcohol.

9. Tallest observation deck on a cruise ship

Ovation of the Seas has the tallest observation deck on a cruise liner, with the North Star reaching a height of 88.6 m (290 ft 8 in).

The record was set while Ovation was in Hong Kong on October 29, 2016.

It should be noted the record was set by Ovation of the Seas, but there are other Quantum Class ships that also have North Star onboard.

Matt started Royal Caribbean Blog in 2010 as a place to share his passion for all things Royal Caribbean with readers. He oversees all the writers at Royal Caribbean Blog, and writes a great deal of content on a daily basis.  He has become one of the foremost expert on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

Over the years, he has reached Pinnacle Club status with Royal Caribbean's customer loyalty program.

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