VIDEO: Royal Caribbean’s New Harmony of the Seas Is Whopping 1,188-feet, 227,000 Tons
By Space Coast Daily // May 18, 2016
will homeport in FLORIDA in November
ABOVE VIDEO: The $1 billion Harmony of the Seas is a whopping 1,188 foot and 227,000-ton cruise ship, the newest and biggest the world has ever seen. Royal Caribbean International’s 18-deck ship features the “Ultimate Abyss,” the tallest slide at sea. Stood on its stern, the ship would soar above the the Eiffel Tower and the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. It is 330 feet longer than the Titanic and can carry 8,880 people, including 2,100 crew from 77 countries.
Royal Caribbean International’s MS Harmony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship constructed by STX France at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France for Royal Caribbean International.
With a gross tonnage of 227,700 GT, she is the largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing her older sisters MS Oasis of the Seas and MS Allure of the Seas by some 2,000 gross tons, as well as 7.1 feet in length.
The success of the first two Oasis-class ships led Royal Caribbean Cruises to order a third ship of the type in December 2012. Harmony of the Seas was floated out on June 19, 2015, began her first sea trials on March 10, 2016, and was delivered to Royal Caribbean on May 12, 2016.
After a build time of 32 months, the ship first set sail on May 15, 2016 from the STX France docks in Saint-Nazaire, viewed by some 70,000 people.
Her initial destination was Southampton, England, although the home port will be Barcelona, Spain.
For the inaugural season set to begin June 7, Harmony of the Seas will offer seven-night western Mediterranean cruises originating from Barcelona and Rome.
At the end of the summer and autumn season in late October, the ship will offer seven-night eastern and western Caribbean cruises originating from Florida starting in November.
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