Harmony of the Seas: Is the Largest Cruise Ship a ‘City’?

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Harmony of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship, has come to Southampton, the UK.

It left the western port town of Saint-Nazaire on Sunday and now docked in the south coast city on Tuesday and all set for its inaugural four-night cruise to Rotterdam on 22 May.

Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, said: “Harmony of the Seas is the product of our zealous spirit of continuous improvement, where we have combined revolutionary ship design with the technological strides that have defined the Royal Caribbean brand.”

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  • The world’s largest passenger ship, MS Harmony of the Seas, owned by Royal Caribbean.
  • The largest cruise ship in the world, dubbed a floating city took 32 months of construction in a French shipyard.
  • The 362-metre-long Harmony of the Seas cost $1 billion (£700 million) and is larger than the Eiffel Tower.
  • The 16-deck ship has a 6,360-passenger-capacity and weighs 227,000 tonnes.

The vessel also boasts:

  • 2,500 state rooms
  • 20 restaurants
  • 23 swimming pools
  • Central Park – a living park in the centre of the ship with more than 10,000 plants and 50 trees
  • 24 lifts for guests
  • The Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea, plunging visitors 10 stories from deck 16 to deck 6
  • The deepest pool at sea
  • A double-story Wonderland specialty restaurant
  • 11,252 works of art
  • Robot bartenders
  • Virtual balconies with real-time views of the destination for interior rooms
  • 2,100 crew members from 77 different nationalities

Read Mfame’s earlier articles:

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[Watch] The Largest Cruise Ship At Sea Trials

More than 20 other water attractions, including swimming pools, whirlpools and a water park, share over 2,100 tons of water.

The sea giant also boasts its own Central Park, with more than 10,500 living plants, some rising over 20 feet.

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