Inside world’s largest cruise ship: Harmony of the Seas


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)
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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)
2The purple slide can be clearly seen at the rear of the ship. (Source: Reuters)
1The 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)
3It can even be called an art musuem since as many as 11,252 works of art are showcased across the vessel. (Source: Reuters)
4Harmony 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)
SHIPHarmony 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)
MAINDo you know, at a length of 361m, the ship is actually longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower? (Source: Reuters)
5Two robot barmen will serve passengers in the “Bionic Bar”. The ship even has its own high street, and a “Central Park” deck featuring 12,000 plant species. (Source: Reuters)
6A 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)
7It took 2,500 workers at STX France a total of some 10 million work-hours to complete the enormous vessel after work began in September 2013. The contract marked a major boost for the boatyard after several lean years. (Source: Reuters)
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