WEB DESK: The world’s largest cruise ship, the 361m long, Harmony of the Seas, arrived in port for her maiden voyage, in Southampton, Britain, on May 17, 2016. The ship cost around $1 billion to make, and can carry 6,780 guests and 2,100 crew members.
Wider than its rivals Oasis and Allure by about 5.5m and longer as well, Harmony holds around 100 more passengers than its sisters at double occupancy. (Source: Reuters)
The Royal Caribbean ship has 20 restaurants offering various cuisines, as well as a 10-storey water slide on board, which has been named The Ultimate Abyss. The slide features a 30m drop, thus, making it the tallest at sea. (Source: Reuters)
The water slide is just one of the many features aboard. The Harmony even has a park, with 10,587 plants, 48 vine plants and 52 trees. (Source: Reuters)
Harmony of the Seas has left for Southampton in southern England. From there, it will embark on for its official maiden voyage on May 22 to Barcelona. RCCL already operates two giant sister liners to the Harmony of the Seas called Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas. They are only marginally smaller than the new ship. (Source: Reuters)
Harmony is said to have larger cabins than its sisters, and the windowless “inside” cabins are being outfitted with Royal Caribbean’s exclusive Virtual Balconies, which offer a real-time view of the outdoors. (Source: Reuters)
Do you know, at a length of 361m, the ship is actually longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower? (Source: Reuters)
A giant climbing wall, a rope slide, mini-golf, surf simulator, floating jacuzzis, casino and 1,400-seat theatre playing Broadway musicals are among the other attractions. (Source: Reuters)